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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

Positions Held

Associate Professor, University of Illinois, 2016 to present
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, 2008-2016

Recent Publications

Love, E. , Lim, J., Bednar, M. 2017. The Face of the Firm: How CEOs Affect Corporate Reputations. Academy of Management Journal, 60: 1462-1481

Bednar, M. 2017. The Role of the Media in Corporate Governance. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management

Boivie, S., Bednar, M., Aguilera Vaques, R. 2017. Why is it so hard for boards to govern? The Corporate Board, 38: 16-20

Boivie, S., Bednar, M., Aguilera Vaques, R., Andrus, J. 2016. Are boards designed to fail?: The implausibility of effective board monitoring. Academy of Management Annals, 10: 319-407

Honors and Awards

Teaching Excellence Award, Full-Time MBA, 2015, 2016

Best Published Paper, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, 2015

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