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Michael K. Bednar

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Strategic Management, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
B.S., Cum Laude, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2002

Recent Publications

Boivie, S., Bednar, M., Barker, S. Forthcoming. Social Comparison and Reciprocity in Director Compensation. Journal of Management

Bednar, M., Boivie, S., Prince, N. 2013. Burr under the saddle: How media coverage influences strategic change. Organization Science, 24: 910-925

Bednar, M. 2012. Watchdog or lapdog? A behavioral view of the media as a corporate governance mechanism. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 131-150

Service Activities

Editorial Review Board, Academy of Management Journal, 2013-present
Editorial Review Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2013-present
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Corporate Governance: An international review, 2009-2013

Teaching and Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Boards of Directors, Top Management Teams, Media


Contact Information:

343H Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
(217) 244-0330

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