Laszlo Tihanyi

Professor, Robyn L. '89 and Alan B. '78 Roberts Chair in Business
Doctoral Program Coordinator

Biography

Laszlo Tihanyi is Professor of Management and the Robyn L. ’89 and Alan B. ’78 Roberts Chair in Business in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from Indiana University. He teaches courses in strategic management, international business, and organization theory for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students.

Professor 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.

He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Business Horizons. He was Chair of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society in 2014. His editorial experience includes editorship at the Advances in International Management (2008-2016) and associate editorships at the Journal of Management Studies (2008-10) and the Academy of Management Journal (2014-2016).

Recent publications:

Fitza, M. and Tihanyi, L. In press. How much does ownership type matter for firm performance?  Strategic Management Journal.

Howard, M., Withers, M., and Tihanyi, L. In press. Knowledge dependence and the formation of interlocks. Academy of Management Journal.

Connelly, B. L., Tihanyi, L., Ketchen, D. J., Carnes, C. M., and Ferrier, W. J.  2017. Competitive repertoire complexity: Governance antecedents and performance outcomes.  Strategic Management Journal, 38: 1151-1173.

George, G., Howard-Grenville, J., Joshi, A., and Tihanyi, L. 2016. Understanding and tackling societal Grand Challenges through management research. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 1880-1895.

George, G., Corbishley, C., Khayesi, J. N. O., Haas, M. R., and Tihanyi, L. 2016. Bringing Africa in: Promising directions for management research. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 377-393.

Tihanyi, L., Graffin, S., and George, G. 2014. Rethinking governance in management research. Academy of Management Journal, 57: 1535-1543.

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