Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership and the C.W. and Dorothy Conn Chair in New Ventures at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.
He has authored or coauthored several books and book chapters and numerous articles in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Management, among others. His recent publications include four books, Mergers and Acquisitions: A Guide to Creating Value for Stakeholders (2001) (Oxford University Press), Competing for Advantage (2004) and Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, 7th Edition (2007), Understanding Business Strategy (2006) (South-Western Publishing Co.) and Organizational Behavior: A Strategic Approach (2006) (John Wiley & Sons). He is Coeditor of several recent books, Managing Strategically in an Interconnected World (1998); New Managerial Mindsets: Organizational Transformation and Strategy Implementation (1998); Dynamic Strategic Resources: Development, Diffusion and Integration (1999); Winning Strategies in a Deconstructing World (2000) (John Wiley & Sons) Handbook of Strategic Management (2001), Strategic Entrepreneurship: Creating a New Integrated Mindset (2002), Creating Value: Winners in the New Business Environment (2002) (Blackwell Publishers), Managing Knowledge for Sustained Competitive Advantage (2003) (Jossey Bass) Entrepreneurship Encyclopedia (2005) (Blackwell Publishers) and the Great Minds in Management (2005) (Oxford University Press).
He has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business and Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences. Furthermore, he has served as Consulting Editor (1988-90) and Editor (1991-1993) of the Academy of Management Journal. He has been a Coeditor for special issues of the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and the Academy of Management Executive.
He is President Elect and a member of the Board of Directors for the Strategic Management Society and is a Past President of the Academy of Management, a 17,000 member international organization dedicated to the advancement of management knowledge and practice. He received the 1996 Award for Outstanding Academic Contributions to Competitiveness and the 1999 Award for Outstanding Intellectual Contributions to Competitiveness Research from the American Society for Competitiveness.
He is a Fellow in the Academy of Management, a Research Fellow in the National Entrepreneurship Consortium and received an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid for his contributions to the field. He is a member of the Academy of Management Journals Hall of Fame. He received awards for the best article published in the Academy of Management Executive and Academy of Management Journal.
He has also received the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Management.
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