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Albert Cannella, Jr.

Albert Cannella, Jr.

W. P. Carey Chair


Office:BA 323F
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-6445
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: Albert.Cannella@asu.edu

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Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991
MBA, University of Northern Iowa, 1984
B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1974

Research Areas
Executives, entrepreneurship, and competitive dynamics.

Current Projects
Family business boards of directors (US and Colombia); multimarket competition; entrepreneurial networks.

Academic Positions
August, 2012 to present, Professor and W. P. Carey Chair, Arizona State University.

July, 2007 to June, 2012, Earl P. and Ethel B. Koerner Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Tulane University.

November, 2005 to July, 2007, Hahnco Companies Professor of Strategic Management
Department Chair, Arizona State University

July, 2004 to November, 2005, Hahnco Companies Professor of Strategic Management, Arizona State University

September, 2003 to June, 2004, B. Marie Oth Professor of Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

August, 2000 to August, 2004, Head, Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

September, 2002 to September, 2003, Professor of Management and Mays Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

September 1995 to August 2002, Associate Professor of Management and James Earl Rudder Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

August, 1989 to September 1995, Assistant Professor of Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

August, 1986 to July, 1989, Research Associate and Ph.D. Student, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York, NY.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Keynote speaker, IberoAmerican Academy of Management, Lima, Peru (2011); Fellow, Academy of Management (2008); Academy of Management Review Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2006-2007, 2008-2009; Journal of Management Studies "Best Reviewer" award, 2007; BPS Division Outstanding Reviewer Award, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009; Texas A&M Fish Camp Namesake, 1997;
College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business Faculty Research Fellow, 1995-1996;  Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award, Fall 1994; Charles W. Plum Award from the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center, 1994-1995.

Professional Leadership
Member of the Academy of Management Ethics Adjudication Committee, 2009-2012; Chair of the Academy of Management Career Achievement Awards Committee, 2012; Corporate and Public Sector Leadership, 2009-2012.

Representataive Publications
McFadyen, M. Ann, Matthew B. Semadeni, and Albert A. Cannella Jr. 2009. Changing the exchange: The co-evolution of knowledge creation and interpersonal exchange networks. Organization Science, 20(3): 552-564.

Yu, Tieying, Mohan Subramaniam and Albert A. Cannella, Jr. 2009. Rivalry deterrence in international markets: Contingencies governing the mutual forbearance hypothesis. Academy of Management Journal, 50(3): 665-686.

Cannella, Albert A. Jr., John-Hoon Park, and Ho-uk Lee. 2008. Top management team diversity and firm performance: Examining the roles of external and internal context. Academy of Management Journal, 51(4): 768-784.

Miller, Danny, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Richard H. Lester, and Albert A. Cannella, Jr., 2007.  Are family firms really superior performers? Journal of Corporate Finance, 13(5): 829-858.

Yu, Tieying, and Albert A. Cannella, Jr. 2007.   Interactions between multinational enterprises in host countries: An event-history approach. Academy of Management Journal, 50(3): 663-684.













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MGT 589 - Strategic Management
Formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of decisions in the functional areas.

MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.

MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.

WPC 480 - Capstone Course
Develops a general manager's or business owner's perspective on how organizations can create value. Creating long-run value by repeatedly producing goods and services that customers will buy at prices that cover the costs of producing them is the key to success for business organizations. Analyzing current and future environments to understand threats and opportunities in various institutional settings around the world is the starting point for thinking about how an organization might create value and gain sustainable competitive advantage. Evaluates the impact of institutional settings in different countries and ethical values on decision making. Students learn how to successfully manage relations with key stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers of capital as well as other component goods and services, and stakeholders from various levels of government in different countries.