Mendoza School of Business


Luis Gomez-Mejia

Professor
Management
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  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Awards

Luis Gomez-Mejia joined the Mendoza College of Business as the Ray and Milan Siegfried Professor of Management. Prior to coming to Mendoza, Gomez-Mejia was the Benton Cocanaugher Chair in Business at Texas A & M University (since 2009); he also was a faculty member at Arizona State University (since 1989), where he was a Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, a Regents Professor, and Arizona Heritage Chair holder.

Gomez-Mejia has received numerous awards in his professional career, including the Outstanding Alumni Award from University of Minnesota (given to approximately two out of every 50,000 graduates from University of Minnesota), Doctor Honoris Causa at Carlos III University and Regents Professor (awarded to less than 1 percent of Arizona State University faculty). He was elected into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Management (given to 33 Academy of Management members out of approximately 20,000 members). He has also received numerous awards for his research, including best paper in the Academy of Management Journal, best paper in Administrative Science Quarterly, and highest impact paper from the Entrepreneurship Division of Academy of Management.

Gomez-Mejia, who has been named in several studies as one of the top management scholars in the world, has published more than 200 articles and 15 books in various management areas. His research has appeared in the best management journals: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research has been cited more than 18,000 times (Google) and appears in the list of most highly cited in Economics and Business by Thompson (based on Web of Science, 2015).

Luis Gomez-Mejia was an elected member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and served as president of the Personnel/Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management (with approximately 2,500 members). He was elected for three terms as president of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management (an affiliate of the Academy of Management), which covers Spain/Portugal, all of Latin America, as well as Hispanic faculty in U.S. universities.

Education
Ph D, University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise
International management
Family business
Strategic management
Executive compensation

Editorial Boards
Editorial Board Member
Strategic Management Journal
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Administrative Science Quarterly
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Journal of Management
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Editorial Board Member
Academy of Management Journal
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Editorial Board Member
Family Business Review
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Editorial Board Member
Human Resource Management
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Journal Editor
Journal of High Technology Management Research
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Journal Editor
Journal of Management Studies
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Teaching
International management
International Management -Texas A & M
Organization Theory,Doctoral Seminar, A & M
Organization Theory, Doctoral Seminar A & M
"Conflict between controlling family owners and minority shareholders: Much ado about nothing?", (With Geoff Martin, Luis Gomez-Nejia, Pascual Berrone, Marianna Makri), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Family control, managerial family ties and risk bearing: A comparative analysis of incentive compensation in family and non-family controlled firms.", (With Martin Larraza, Jose Moyano, Shainaz Firfiray), Human Resource Management - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Nepotism, socioemotional wealth and firm performance", (With Shainaz Firfiray, Cristina Cruz, Ionela Neacsu), Human Resource Management Review - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"The pursuit of socioemotional wealth (SEW) and financial wealth in family firms: Are these competing or complimentary objectives?.", (With Geoff Martin), Management Research - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Family Business Research in China: Perspectives", (With C Ling, X Ki, J Chua, J Kirkman, S Rynes), Management and Organization Review, 11, 2015

"In the horns of the dilemma: Socioemotional wealth, financial wealth and acquisitions in faMILY FIRMS", (With P.C. Patel, Thomas Zellweger), Journal of Management - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Going short term or long term?. CEO stock options and inter-temporal preferences in the presence of slack", (With Geoff Martin, Robert Wiseman), Strategic Management Journal - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Not all risk taking is born equal: The behavioral agency model and CEO's perceptions of firm efficacy", (With Geoff Martin, Nathaniel Wasburn, Marianna Makri), Human Resource management, 54, 2015

"Leader beliefs and CSR for employees.", (With Margarita Mayo, Firfiray Shainaz, Veronica Villena), Leadership and Organizational Development Journal - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Meritocracies or masculinities?. The differential allocation of named professorships by gender", (With Len Trevino, David Balkin, Frank Mixon), Journal of Management - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Board Interlocks and firm performance: Toward a combined agency-resource dependence perspective.", (With Fabio Zona, Michael Withers), Journal of Management - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Heavy lies the crown?. How job anxiety affects top executive decision making in gain and loss contexts", (With Michael Mannor, Adam Wowak, Viva Bartkus), Strategic Management Journal - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Bridging finance and behavioral scholarship on agent risk sharing and risk taking", (With Geoff Martin, Robert Wiseman), Academy of Management Perspectives, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"China family business research: Perspectives", (With C Ling, X Li, J Chua, B Kirkman, L Gomez-Mejia), Asian Pacific Journal of Management, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Family control, socioemotional wealth and earnings management", (With Joanna Campbell, Geoff Martin), Journal of Business Ethics, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Financial reporting and the protection of socioemotional wealth in family controled firms", (With Cristina Cruz, Claudia Imperatore), European Accounting Review, 23, 2014

"Impact of cash incentives on TMT information seeking behaviors in entrepreneurial firms", (With Vikas Anand), Journal of High Technology Management Research, 25, 2014

"Necessity as the mother of green inventions", (With Pascual Berrone, Leanna Gelabert, Andrea Fosfuri), Strategic Management Journal, 34, 2014

"Organizational efficacy and the behavioral agency model: The role of efficacy in organizational risk and performance", (With Geoff Martin, Nathan Washburn, Marianna Makri), Human Resource Management, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Socioemotional wealth and stakeholder management: Why family firms care more about their stakholders", (With Carmelo Cennamo, Pascual Berrone, Cruz Cristina), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Socioemotional wealth as a mixed gamble: Revisiting family firms' R & D investments with the behavioral agency model", (With Joanna Campbell, Geoff Martin, Robert Hoskisson, David Sirmon), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38,6, 2014

"Hooked on a feeling: The affective component of socioemotional wealth in family firms.", (With Timothy Morgan), Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5, 2014

"Socioemotional wealth in family firms: Asset or liability?", (With Lucia Naldi, Carmelo Cennamo, Guido Corbetta), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37, 2013

"Agency theory revisited: complementary theory frameworks", (With Gloria Cuevas, Robert Wiseman), Corporate Governance International Review, 20, 2013

"Executive stock options as mixed gambles: Revisiting the behavioral agency model.", (With Geoff Martin, Robert Wiseman), Academy of Management Journal, 56, 2013

"Labor management and the productivity of family firms: A socioemotional wealth perspective.", (With Shainaz Firfiray, Martin Larraza-Kintana), Oxford University Press - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Creating a culture of collaboration, innovation, and performance through team based incentives", (With Monica Franco), McGraw-Hill, 2015 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Socioemotional wealth: An obstacle or a springboard to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms?.", (With Cristina Cruz, Shainaz Firfiray, Marianna Makri), Oxford University Press - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Socioemotional wealth preservation in family firms: An obstacle of value creation or value destruction.", (With Ionela Neacsu, Geoff Martin), Routledge - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Strategic use of team based pay", (With Monica Franco), McGraw-Hill, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Caring about firm stakeholders: Towards a theory of proactive stakeholder management", (With Carmelo Cennamo, Pascual Berrone), BBVA Foundation, John Wiley and Sons, 2014

"Family controlled firms and stakholder management: A Socioemotional wealth perspective", (With Pascual Berrone, Cristina Cruz), Sage Publishing Company, 2014

"Managing Human Resources", (With Luis Gomez-Nejia, B Balkin), Prentice-Hall, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Socioemotional wealth: An obstacle or a springboard to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms?.", (With Shainaz Firfiray, Cristina Cruz, Marianna Makri), Oxford University Press, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Sociooemotional Wealth: An obstacle or s springboard to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms", (With Shainaz Firfiray, Cristina Cruz, Marianna Makri), Oxford Press, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"The behavioral agency model as an analytical lens to study innovation processes in family firms", (With Martin Larraza-Kintana), Oxford University Press, 2014 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Thompson Reuter's "Most Highly Cited Researcher" (top 1 % of all business fields)", Thompson Reuters-Web of Science, 2016

"Global Top 50 Educators Award", Oxford University/Association for Business and Economics Research, 2015

"Highly Cited Article 2011-2015", Academy of Management , 2015

"Most Highly Cited Article 2010-2015", Administrative Science Quarterly, 2015

"Best Paper Award in the area of entrepreneurship", Academy of Management, 2014

"Best Paper, AOM Proceedings", Academy of Management, 2013

"Best Paper of Decade in Entrepreneurship", Entreprenurship Div. Academy of Management,USC, 2013

"Most Impactful Paper Award", Administrative Science Quarterly, 2013

"Best Papers Award, Family Business Review", Sage Publishing Co., 2013

"Best Reviewer Award", Strategic Management Journal, 2013

"Best Paper in Business,Humanities, and Social Sciences", Universidad Publica de Navarra (Basque Country,Spain), 2013

"Best Paper", Emerald Publishing Company, 2013