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B. Marie Oth Professor in Business


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Laszlo Tihanyi is Professor of Management and the B. Marie Oth Professor in Business in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He has been appointed to the Robyn L. '89 and Alan B. Roberts '78 Chair in Business (2015-). He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from Indiana University. He is also a honorary professor at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary.

Laszlo Tihanyi's research interests include corporate governance in multinational firms, international strategies, and organizational adaptation in emerging economies. His papers have been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and others. Copies of his research papers can be found on his home page listed under "Web Pages." He was the winner of the 2013 Ricky W. Griffin Outstanding Research Award at Texas A&M University.

He presently serves as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal. He is also an Editor of the Advances in International Management series. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Business Horizons, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies (Associate Editor: 2009-2011), and Journal of World Business. He served as the Chair of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society in 2014.

Selected publications:

Soule, S. A., Swaminathan, A., and Tihanyi, L. 2014. The diffusion of foreign divestment from Burma. Strategic Management Journal, 35: 1032-1052.

Connelly, B. L., Johnson, J. L., Tihanyi, L., and Ellstrand, A. E. 2011. More than adopters: Competing influences in the interlocking directorate. Organization Science, 22: 688-703.

Connelly, B. L., Tihanyi, L., Certo, S. T., and Hitt, M. A. 2010. Marching to the beat of different drummers: The influence of institutional ownership on competitive actions.  Academy of Management Journal, 53: 723-742.

Webb, J. W., Tihanyi, L., Ireland, R. D., and Sirmon, D. G. 2009. You say illegal, I say legitimate: Entrepreneurship in the informal economy. Academy of Management Review, 34: 492-510.

Steensma, H. K., Tihanyi, L., Lyles, M. A., and Dhanaraj, C. 2005. The evolving value of foreign partnerships in transitioning economies. Academy of Management Journal, 48: 213-235.

Tihanyi, L., Griffith, D. A., and Russell, C. J. 2005. The effect of cultural distance on entry mode choice, international diversification, and MNE performance: A meta-analysis. Journal of International Business Studies, 36: 270-283.

Hoskisson, R. E., Cannella, A. A. Jr., Tihanyi, L., and Faraci, R. 2004. Asset restructuring and business group affiliation in French civil law countries. Strategic Management Journal, 25: 525-539.

Tihanyi, L., Johnson, R. A., Hoskisson, R. E., and Hitt, M. A. 2003. Institutional ownership differences and international diversification: The effects of boards of directors and technological opportunity. Academy of Management Journal, 46: 195-211.

Ellstrand, A. E., Tihanyi, L., and Johnson, J. L. 2002. Board structure and international political risk. Academy of Management Journal, 45: 769-777.