Laszlo Tihanyi

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


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 has been Chair of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group and Co-Chair of the Ph.D. Paper Prize Award Competition in the Strategic Management Society. 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).

Copies of his articles can be found at the following link:




Title Year Type

Legacy of the state: Choice of activities and survival of spin-offs from restructured state enterprises

Journal of Management

2018 Article

State ownership and political connections

Journal of Management

2019 Article