Myles Shaver

Professor, Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles
Strategic Mgmt/Entrepreneurship


  • PhD 1994
    International business University of Michigan

  • BComm 1988
    University of Alberta


  • Corporate Headquarters Strategies
  • The management and economics of international expansion
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Investment location choice

Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He has received numerous teaching awards for MBA and executive education classes on Corporate Strategy, Multinational Business Management, and Corporate Responsibility; and Ph.D. classes on strategy and international business research. Myles' research interests revolve around corporate strategy choices and their impact on performance. In particular, his research focuses on the management and economics of international expansion as well as corporate expansion through diversification and mergers and acquisitions. Myles' work has been published in several leading academic publications and he has presented his research at numerous universities and conferences around the world. Myles is an Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal and Management Science and is on the Editorial Boards of the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and the Journal of International Business Education.

Myles makes frequent media appearances to discuss topical business issues and was awarded the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) Distinguished PhD Alumni Award in 2010. Poets and Quants included Myles in their profile of the "World's 50 Best Business School Professors."


Selected Works

  • Zur Shapira and J. Myles Shaver. Forthcoming. "Confounding Changes in Averages with Marginal Effects: How Anchoring Can Destroy Economic Value in Strategic Investment Assessments." Strategic Management Journal.
  • Richard D. Wang and J. Myles Shaver. Forthcoming. "Competition-driven repositioning." Strategic Management Journal.
  • Adam R. Fremeth and J. Myles Shaver. Forthcoming. "Strategic Rationale for Responding to Extrajurisdictional Regulation: Evidence from Firm Adoption of Renewable Power in the United States." Strategic Management Journal.
  • J. Myles Shaver (2011). The benefits of geographic sales diversification: How exporting facilitates capital investment. Strategic Management Journal
  • David Souder and J. Myles Shaver (2010). Constraints and Incentives for Making Long Horizon Corporate Investments. Strategic Management Journal
  • Gary Dushnitsky and J. Myles Shaver (2009). Limitations to inter-organizational knowledge acquisition: The paradox of corporate venture capital. Strategic Management Journal
  • J. Myles Shaver and John M. Mezias (2009). Diseconomies of managing in acquisitions: Evidence from civil lawsuits. Organization Science
  • J. Myles Shaver and F. Flyer (2000). Agglomeration Economies, Firm Heterogeneity, and Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. Strategic Management Journal
  • J Myles Shaver (1998). Accounting for Endogeneity When Assessing Strategy Performance: Does Entry Mode Choice Affect FDI Survival? Management Science

Current Activities

Editorial Appointments

  • Associate Editor, Management Science
  • Editorial boards of Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, and Journal of International Business Education
  • Associate Editor, Global Strategy Journal
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