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Michael K. Bednar

Associate 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

Love, E. , Lim, J., Bednar, M. Forthcoming. The Face of the Firm: How CEOs Affect Corporate Reputations. Academy of Management Journal

Boivie, S., Bednar, M., Aguilera Vaques, R., Andrus, J. Forthcoming. Are boards designed to fail?: The implausibility of effective board monitoring. Academy of Management Annals

Aguilera Vaques, R., Desender, K., Bednar, M., Lee, J. 2015. Connecting the Dots: Bringing External Corporate Governance into the Corporate Governance Puzzle. Academy of Management Annals, 9: 483-573

Bednar, M., Love, E. , Kraatz, M. 2015. Paying the price? The impact of controversial governance practices on managerial reputation. Academy of Management Journal, 58: 1740-1760

Boivie, S., Bednar, M., Barker, S. 2015. Social Comparison and Reciprocity in Director Compensation. Journal of Management, 41: 1578-1604

Honors and Awards

Editorial Board Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2014

Professional MBA Faculty of the Year Award, University of Illinois, 2014

Service Activities

Editorial Review Board, Academy of Management Journal, 2013-present
Editorial Review Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2013-present

Teaching and Research Interests

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