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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

Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and holds the Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles. His research on firm strategies to profitably expand is published in leading scholarly journals and he is invited to present his research at conferences and universities around the world. He has received numerous teaching awards for his classes on Corporate Strategy and Corporate Responsibility. Myles’ longstanding commitment to, and expertise in, imparting strategic management knowledge has been recognized by receiving the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division’s Irwin Outstanding Educator Award for Contributions to MBA and Executive education. Other accolades of Myles’ accomplishments include receiving the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) Distinguished PhD Alumni award, and Poets and Quants profiling Myles in their compilation of the “World’s 50 Best Business School Professors.”

Selected Works

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.
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.
Richard D. Wang and J. Myles Shaver (2014). "Competition-driven repositioning." Strategic Management Journal.
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.
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

Administrative Appointments

  • Board of Directors, Strategic Management Society

Editorial Appointments

  • Senior Editor, Strategy Science