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Ruth V. Aguilera

Associate Professor of Business Administration and
Center for Professional Responsibility Fellow of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, 1999
M.A., Sociology, Harvard University, 1996
A.M., Economics, University of Barcelona, 1992
Diploma in Business Analysis, Business, University of Lancaster, 1990

Positions Held

Associate Professor, College of Buisness, University of Illinois, 2006-2011
Law Professor (Courtesy Appointment), UIUC Law School, 2006-2011
Associate Professor of Sociology (Courtesy Appointment), University of Illinois, 2006-2011
Associate Professor (Courtesy Appointment), School of Labor and Employment Relations, 2006-2011
Visiting Professor, ESADE Business, 2011-2012
Vistiting Professor, College of Business, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, 1999-2006
Visiting Scholar, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), 2003
Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung, 1998-1999
Visiting Scholar, Juan March Institute, 1996
Visiting Researcher, Universita Luigi Bocconi, 1996

Recent Publications

Aguilera, R., Garcia-Castro, R. Forthcoming. Incremental Value Creation and Appropriation in a World with Multiple Stakeholders. Strategic Management Journal

Bell, G., Filatotchev, I., Aguilera, R. Forthcoming. Corporate Governance and Investors’ Perceptions of Foreign IPO Value: An Institutional Perspective. Academy of Management Journal

Garcia-Castro, R., Aguilera, R. Forthcoming. Family Business and Performance Revisited: A Set-Theoretic Cross-National Inquiry. Journal of Family Business Strategy

Terjesen, S., Aguilera, R., Lorenz, R. Forthcoming. Legislating a Woman’s Seat on the Board: Institutional Factors Driving Gender Quotas for Boards of Directors. Journal of Business Ethics

Vadera, A., Aguilera, R. Forthcoming. The Evolution of Vocabularies and its Relation to the Investigation of White-Collar Crimes: An Institutional Work Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics

Aguilera, R., Crespi Cladera, R. 2013. Firm Family Firms: Current Debates in Corporate Governance in Family Firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy

Aguilera, R., Goyer, M., Kabbach de Castro, L. 2013. The Evolution of Corporate Governance Regulation. In Handbook of Corporate Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bell, G., Aguilera, R., Filatotchev, I. 2013. Corporate Governance Practices and National Institutions: A Fuzzy Set Analysis. Research in Sociology of Organizations

Desender, K., Aguilera, R., Crespi Cladera, R., Garcia Cestona, M. 2013. When Does Ownership Matter? Board Characteristics and Behavior. Strategic Management Journal

Flores, R., Aguilera, R., Vaaler, P., Mahdian, A. 2013. How Well Do Supra-National Regional Grouping Schemes Fit International Business Research Models. Journal of International Business Studies

Garcia-Castro, R., Aguilera, R., Arino, M. 2013. How Bundles of Corporate Governance Practices Lead to High Firm Performance? A Fuzzy Set Analysis. Corporate Governance: An International Review

Aguilera, R., Desender, K. 2012. Methodological Challenges in Comparative Corporate Governance. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management

Aguilera, R., Desender, K., Kabbach de Castro, L. 2012. A Bundle Perspective on Comparative Corporate Governanc. In Clarke, T. and Branson, D. (Ed.), SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance. London: Sage Publications.

Sears, J., Aguilera, R., Dencker, J. 2012. The Role of Human Resource Management in Cross-Border Technological Acquisitions. In G. Stahl, I. Björkman and S. Morris (Ed.), Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Honors and Awards

Non-residential Fellow, ESADEGeo, -Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Madrid, Spain, ESADEGeo, -Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Madrid, Spain, 2012-2013
“From the Dining Room to Board Room. The Professionalization and Internationalization of Family Business Firms,” Annual Meeting, International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), St. Gallen, S, Key note speaker, 2010-2013
Advisory Board Member, Global IMPACT Project, OEKO Institute and Corporate Governance Center, Copenhagen Business School, 2009-2013
Board Member (Patrono), Fundación Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales, (Advaced Institute for Social Sciencies), Madrid, Spain, 2006-2013
Incomplete List of Teachers Rated Excellent, University of Illinois, 1999-2006, 2008-2013

Service Activities

Advisory Council, Center for International Business Education and Research, 2010-2013
Executive Committee, European Union Center, University of Illinois, 2010-2013
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management and Governance, 2010-2013
Associate Editor, Corporate Governance: International Review, 2009-2013
Faculty Advisory Commitee, Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER_, 2009-2013
Editorial Review Board, Global Strategy Journal, 2009-2013
Editorial Review Board, Management International Review, 2009-2013
Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Perspectives, 2008-2013
Editorial Review Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2008-2013
Faculty Advisory Committee, Center for Professional Responsibility, 2006-2013
Editorial Board, Journal of International Business Studies, 2005-2013
Editorial Board, Organization Studies, 2003-2013
Editorial Review Baord, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2010-2012
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Management Studies, 2010-2012

Teaching and Research Interests

International Corporate Governance; International Business/Management; Global Strategy; Business Ethics; Comparative Employment Systems; Network Analysis

Comparative Corporate Governance; Institutional Analysis; International Business; Inter-organizational Networks; Organizational Studies; Economic Sociology; Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions.


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