Myles Shaver

Myles Shaver

Professor, Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles
Strategic Management & 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

About Myles

Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he holds the Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles.

Myles’ research about corporate expansion is published in leading scholarly journals and he is invited to present at conferences and universities around the world. His recent research about the Twin Cities’ Headquarters economy has helped guide talent attraction and retention initiatives in the Twin Cities and presented in his forthcoming book: Headquarters Economy: Managers, Mobility, and Migration. Myles presents this research to audiences in Minnesota and to audiences in other states and countries.

Myles is recipient of the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award – the most prestigious international teaching award in Strategic Management and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Distinguished PhD Alumni Award. A recent study identified Myles as one of the most prolific management scholars in the world and Poets and Quants profiles Myles in their compilation of the “World’s 50 Best Business School Professors.”

Myles serves on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society and is a Senior Editor at Strategy Science.


Selected Works & Activities.

Browse some of my work and see what I’ve been up to.

  • Journal Articles
    Exequiel Hernandez and J. Myles Shaver. Forthcoming. “Network Synergy,” Administrative Science Quarterly.
  • Richard A. Bettis, Constance E. Helfat, and J. Myles Shaver. 2016. “The necessity, logic, and forms of replication,” Strategic Management Journal, 37: 2193–2203.
  • Journal Articles
    Zur Shapira and J. Myles Shaver (2014). "Confounding Changes in Averages with Marginal Effects: How Anchoring Can Destroy Economic Value in Strategic Investment Assessments." Strategic Management Journal.
  • Journal Articles
    Richard D. Wang and J. Myles Shaver (2014). "Competition-driven repositioning." Strategic Management Journal.
  • Journal Articles
    Adam R. Fremeth and J. Myles Shaver (2014). "Strategic Rationale for Responding to Extrajurisdictional Regulation: Evidence from Firm Adoption of Renewable Power in the United States." Strategic Management Journal.
  • Journal Articles
    J. Myles Shaver (2011). The benefits of geographic sales diversification: How exporting facilitates capital investment. Strategic Management Journal
  • Journal Articles
    David Souder and J. Myles Shaver (2010). Constraints and Incentives for Making Long Horizon Corporate Investments. Strategic Management Journal
  • Journal Articles
    Gary Dushnitsky and J. Myles Shaver (2009). Limitations to inter-organizational knowledge acquisition: The paradox of corporate venture capital. Strategic Management Journal
  • Journal Articles
    J. Myles Shaver and John M. Mezias (2009). Diseconomies of managing in acquisitions: Evidence from civil lawsuits. Organization Science
  • Journal Articles
    J. Myles Shaver and F. Flyer (2000). Agglomeration Economies, Firm Heterogeneity, and Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. Strategic Management Journal
  • Journal Articles
    J Myles Shaver (1998). Accounting for Endogeneity When Assessing Strategy Performance: Does Entry Mode Choice Affect FDI Survival? Management Science
  • Editorial Appointments

    Senior Editor, Strategy Science

  • Administrative Appointments

    Board of Directors, Strategic Management Society

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