Luis Gomez-Mejia


Luis  Gomez-Mejia

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Endowed Position

Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Management


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.

Areas of Expertise

International management

Family business

Strategic management

Executive compensation


Ph D, University of Minnesota


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 Luis Gomez-Nejia, Pascual Berrone, Marianna Makri), to appear in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

"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), to appear in Human Resource Management.

"Nepotism, socioemotional wealth and firm performance", (with Cristina Cruz, Ionela Neacsu, Luis Gomez-Mejia), to appear in Human Resource Management Review.

"The pursuit of socioemotional wealth (SEW) and financial wealth in family firms: Are these competing or complimentary objectives?.", (with Luis Gomez-Mejia), to appear in Management Research.

"Family Business Research in China: Perspectives", (with X Ki, J Chua, J Kirkman, S Rynes, Luis Gomez-Mejia), 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), to appear in Journal of Management.

"Going short term or long term?. CEO stock options and inter-temporal preferences in the presence of slack", (with Robert Wiseman, Luis Gomez-Mejia), to appear in Strategic Management Journal.

"Not all risk taking is born equal: The behavioral agency model and CEO's perceptions of firm efficacy", (with Nathaniel Wasburn, Marianna Makri, Luis Gomez-Mejia), Human Resource management, 54, 2015.

"Leader beliefs and CSR for employees.", (with Luis Gomez-mejia, Firfiray Shainaz, Veronica Villena), to appear in Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

"Meritocracies or masculinities?. The differential allocation of named professorships by gender", (with Luis Gomez-Mejia, David Balkin, Frank Mixon), to appear in Journal of Management.

"Board Interlocks and firm performance: Toward a combined agency-resource dependence perspective.", (with Luis Gomez-mejia, Michael Withers), to appear in Journal of Management.

"Heavy lies the crown?. How job anxiety affects top executive decision making in gain and loss contexts", (with Adam Wowak, Viva Bartkus, Luis Gomez-Mejia), to appear in Strategic Management Journal.

"Bridging finance and behavioral scholarship on agent risk sharing and risk taking", (with Geoff Martin, Robert Wiseman), to appear in Academy of Management Perspectives, 2014.

"China family business research: Perspectives", (with X Li, J Chua, B Kirkman, L Gomez-Mejia), to appear in Asian Pacific Journal of Management, 2014.

"Family control, socioemotional wealth and earnings management", (with Joanna Campbell, Geoff Martin), to appear in Journal of Business Ethics, 2014.

"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), to appear in Human Resource Management, 2014.

"Socioemotional wealth and stakeholder management: Why family firms care more about their stakholders", (with Carmelo Cennamo, Pascual Berrone, Cruz Cristina), to appear in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2014.

"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 Martin Larraza-Kintana, Luis Gomez-Mejia), Oxford University Press,

"Creating a culture of collaboration, innovation, and performance through team based incentives", (with Monica Franco), McGraw-Hill, November 2015

"Socioemotional wealth: An obstacle or a springboard to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms?.", (with Luis Gomez-mejia, Shainaz Firfiray, Marianna Makri), Oxford University Press,

"Socioemotional wealth preservation in family firms: An obstacle of value creation or value destruction.", (with Luis Gomez-Mejia, Geoff Martin), Routledge,

"Strategic use of team based pay", (with Monica Franco), McGraw-Hill, December 31, 2014

"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 B Balkin), Prentice-Hall, 2014

"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

"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

"The behavioral agency model as an analytical lens to study innovation processes in family firms", (with Martin Larraza-Kintana), Oxford University Press, December 30, 2014