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Mathias Arrfelt

Mathias Arrfelt

Assistant Professor

Office:BA 397D
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-727-7515
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: mathias.arrfelt@asu.edu

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Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008; MBA, Fordham University, 1995; B.A., Murray State University, 1991

Research Interests
Corporate governance, executive compensation, CEO hubris, resource allocation

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 2008-present. Previous Appointments: Michigan State University, San Francisco State University

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (New York, NY)
Head of Interest Rate Trading and Deputy Chief Foreign Exchange Trading (1996-1999)
Vice President and Chief Dealer, Interest Rate Trading (1994-1996)
Foreign Exchange/Interest Rate Dealer (1991-1994)

Representative Publications
Arrfelt, M., Wiseman, R.M, & Hult, G.T.M. 2013 Looking Backward Instead of Forward: Aspiration-driven Influences on the Efficiency of the Capital Allocation Process. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 1081-1103.

Devers, C.E., McNamara, G., Wiseman, R.M. & Arrfelt, M. 2008. Moving Closer to the Action: Examining Compensation Design Effects on Firm Risk. Organization Science, 19: 548-566.

Hult, G.T.M., Ketchen, D.J., & Arrfelt, M. 2007. Strategic Supply Chain Management: Improving Performance through a Culture of Competitiveness and Knowledge. Strategic Management Journal, 28: 1035-1052.










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MGT 459 - International Management
Concepts and practices of multinational and foreign firms. Objectives, strategies, policies, and organizational structures for operating in various environments.

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.