AOM 2015

Opening Governance: The Question of Shareholder Empowerment

Panel Symposium sponsored by BPS, SIM, & OMT, August, Vancouver, date/time – tba

Distinguished Panelists:

Robert Hoskisson is George R. Brown Professor of Management and Past President of the Strategic Management Society. His research focuses on corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, international diversification, privatization and cooperative strategy. He is serving as Associate Editor for Strategic Management Journal and has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management, Consulting Editor for Academy of Management Journal, and on the editorial boards of such journals as Organization Science, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, and Corporate Governance: An International Review. Professor Hoskisson’s research has been published widely in top management journals, and he has co-authored more than 20 books. He is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management.

Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School and Director of the Centre for Management Buyout Research, which was founded in 1986. He has written more than 40 books and 300 papers in academic and professional journals on management buy-outs, venture capital, habitual entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, and related topics. He served two terms as an editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (1994-99), was a joint editor of the Journal of Management Studies until 2009, and is an editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is a member of the BVCA Research Advisory Board. He holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Ghent and Derby, and was recently ranked #1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship.

Edward Zajac is James F. Beré Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is an elected Fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. Ed Zajac’s research, teaching, and consulting focuses on corporate governance, strategic change, and alliances. He has been recognized as one of the “most highly cited researchers” worldwide in the Institute of Scientific Information’s yearly list of highly cited researchers (representing fewer than one-half of one percent of all published researchers). He received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and he was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Berlin. He served for many years as Co-editor of the Strategic Management Journal.


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