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Matthew Semadeni

Matthew Semadeni

Associate Professor

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

Phone: 480-965-8008
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: semadeni@asu.edu

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Ph.D., Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University, 2003
B.S., Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, 1993

Research Areas
Top Management Teams / Corporate Governance, Competitive Strategy & Knowledge/Innovation

Academic Positions Held
2014 - Present Associate Professor, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
2011 - 2014 Associate Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
2003 - 2007 Assistant Professor, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
2014 Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar
2014 Kelley School MBA Class of 2014 Eli Lilly Teaching Excellence Award
2014 Kelley School MBA Class of 2014 Walt Blacconiere Award
2014 Kelley Doctoral Student Exceptional Inspiration & Guidance Award
2013 Kelley School MBA Class of 2013 Teaching Excellence Award
2012 Kelley School MBA Class of 2012 Walt Blacconiere Award
2012 Kelley School MBA Class of 2012 Teaching Excellence Award
2011 Arthur M. Weimer Fellow (Kelley School of Business)
2011 Kelley School MBA Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award
2010 Outstanding Management Consulting Division Paper Reviewer, Academy of Management
2008 3M Junior Fellow (Kelley School of Business)
2009 Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award
2009 Innovative Teaching Award (Kelley School of Business)
2006 Research Grant from The Center for Innovation Management Studies
2006 Riegel & Emory Fellow (Moore School of Business)
2003 Texas A&M University AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award
2003 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Mays Business School)
2002 Outstanding Entrepreneurship Division Paper Reviewer, Academy of Management
2001 Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship Fellowship
2001 Bentley College/Copenhagen Business School Outstanding Student Paper Award
2000 – 2004 Outstanding Business Policy & Strategy Division Paper Reviewer
1998 Regent's Graduate Fellowship (Texas A&M University)

Professional Leadership
Editorial Board Member: Strategic Management Journal, 2010-present; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2010-present; Academy of Management Journal, 2014-present; Journal of Management, 2014-present.

Academic Publications
Mooney, C., Semadeni, M. & Kesner, I., The selection of an interim CEO: Boundary Conditions and the Pursuit of Temporary Leadership. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Management.

Krause, R., Semadeni, M. & Cannella, A.A. Board leadership structure: A review and research agenda. Journal of Management. 40:1 256 - 286.

Krause, R. & Semadeni, M. Last dance or second chance? CEO career horizon and the separation of board leadership rolesStrategic Management Journal. 35:6 808 - 825.

Semadeni, M., Withers, M. & Certo, S.T., The perils of endogeneity and instrumental variables in strategy research: Understanding through simulations. Strategic Management Journal. 35:7 1070 - 1079.

Krause, R. Whitler, K. & Semadeni, M. Power to the Principals! An experimental look at shareholder say-on-pay voting. Academy of Management Journal. 57:1 95 - 115.

Krause, R., Semadeni, M. & Cannella, A.A External COO/Presidents as expert directors: A new look at the service role of boards. Strategic Management Journal. 34:23 1628 – 1641.

Krause, R. & Semadeni, M. Apprentice, departure, and demotion: An examination of the three types of CEO-board chair separation. Academy of Management Journal. 56:3  805 - 826.

Klaas, B., Semadeni, M., Klimchak, M. & Ward, A.K. 2012. The impact of high-performance work systems on small and medium enterprises. Human Resource Management, 51:4 487 – 510.

Mooney, C., Semadeni, M. & Kesner, I. 2012. Six ways companies use interim CEOs. Organizational Dynamics, 41:1 13 - 22.

Semadeni, M. & Cannella, A.A. 2011. Examining the performance effects of post spin-off links to parent firms: Should the apron strings be cut? Strategic Management Journal, 32: 1083 - 1098.

Semadeni, M. & Anderson, B.S. 2010. The follower’s dilemma: Innovation and imitation in the professional services industry. Academy of Management Journal, 53:5, 1175-1193.

Klaas, B., Klimchak, M., Semadeni, M. & Holmes, J.J. 2010. The adoption of human capital services by small and medium enterprises: A diffusion of innovation perspective. Journal of Business Venturing, 25: 349-360.

McFadyen, M.A., Semadeni, M. & Cannella, A.A. 2009. The value of strong ties to disconnected others: Examining knowledge creation in biomedicine. Organization Science, 20: 552 - 564.

Semadeni, M., Cannella, A.A., Fraser, D.R., & Lee, D.S. 2008. Fight or flight: Managing stigma in executive careers. Strategic Management Journal, 29: 557–567.

Uhlenbruck, K., Hitt, M.A., & Semadeni, M. 2006. Market value effects of acquisitions involving internet firms: A resource-based perspective. Strategic Management Journal, 27: 899 - 913.

Certo, S.T. & Semadeni, M. 2006. Strategic management research and panel data: Examining the destructive influence of contemporaneous correlation. Journal of Management. 32(3) 449-471.

Semadeni, M. 2006. Minding your distance: How management consulting firms use service marks to position competitively. Strategic Management Journal, 27: 169 - 187.

Practitioner Publications
Interim CEO: Reasonable Choice or Failed Selection? (with Christine Mooney & Idie Kesner) Director Notes (20 June, 2014)

When Do Shareholders Care About CEO Pay? (with Ryan Krause & Kim Whitler) Director Notes (19 August, 2013)

CEO-Board Chair Separation: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It. (with Ryan Krause)  Director Notes (03 June, 2013)


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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.