Biographical Sketch for Brian Boyd


Department of Management

W. P. Carey School of Business

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ  85287-4006


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Prof. Boyd teaches courses in corporate strategy, new product development, entrepreneurship, and the management of executive teams.  He has served as a Visiting Professor at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), and has taught in several executive programs at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), in both Sydney and Hong Kong. In 1999, Dr. Boyd was appointed as the Unilever Distinguished Visitor at AGSM.  He was a Visiting Faculty at the University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane  in 2002, and a visiting faculty at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for 2002-03.  In 2004, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Western Australia and he has visited Bocconi University in Milan in 2004 and 2010.  He has previously held several administrative appointments at the W. P. Carey School, including Director of the MBA High Technology Program, and Executive Director of the Corporate MBA.  He has taught in several of the W. P. Carey MBA platforms, including Day, Evening, High Technology, and Corporate.  He has also taught in ASU Executive MBA programs delivered overseas: High Technology in China, taught in Beijing, and a dual degree program offered with ITAM, taught in Mexico City.

His main research interests include corporate strategy, strategy implementation, executive compensation, international management, and boards of directors. He has presented the results of his research at numerous conferences throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, including the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, and the Financial Management Association. He has written regularly for Strategic Management Journal, and other prominent scholarly journals. Prof. Boyd has had several Editorial Board appointments, serving multiple terms at Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management. Management & Organization Review, and Organizational Research Methods.  He is currently Associate Editor at Organizational Research Methods, and has served previously as Associate Editor at Corporate Governance: An International Review.  He is also Co-Editor of five Special Issues at various journals.  He also reviews occasionally for Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Studies. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Management and Organization Review.  Previously, he served on the board of directors of the Phoenix chapter of the Strategic Leadership Forum.

He is the co-editor with Ben Prasad of the book Advances in International Comparative Management (1996: JAI Press). His presentations on strategy issues have been selected for the for the Wiley SMS Book Series at several of the Strategic Management Society Annual International Conferences, including Chicago (1993), Paris (1994), Mexico City (1995) and Barcelona (1997). He has also contributed chapters to a number of other edited books.  His papers on governance were also finalists for the Best Paper Prize at the 1999 Berlin conference and the 2010 Rome conference.  He is a Fellow of the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA).  He has served on the Program Committees of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Annual Conferences for a number of years.

He has held seminars on management and strategy topics for senior and middle managers around the world. Sample companies that he has worked with include Deutsche Telekom, Kidder Peabody, Motorola, Piper Jaffray, SsangYong Business Group, Temasek Holdings, and Unilever Australia. He has also done executive education with a number of companies, including Intel, Chevron, Motorola, Deere & Company, Lucent, United Technologies, and others.  He has also worked with a number of public sector and nonprofit organizations.  In 2003, he was invited as a keynote speaker for a conference of the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations).

Dr. Boyd has had a long-term interest in innovative approaches to managerial education. He developed and coordinates the Outdoor Adventure Program at ASU, which is used with both Day and Technology MBA students. The Adventure is a set of outdoor games that explore leadership, communication, creativity, and problem-solving issues. He has developed and taught similar courses for the Executive MBA and Accelerated Development Program at the Australian Graduate School of Management. He led a symposium on experiential education at the 1998 Academy of Management Annual Conference, and his paper on the use of metaphors in experiential teaching was a Best Paper at the 1999 conference. He has developed content and original software for multimedia and web-based teaching, and his case study of the steel industry has been published in a leading management textbook.  Additionally, Prof. Boyd has supervised the ASU MBA Case Competition.  Previously, he served on the Strategic Management Society Task Force on Teaching.

Prof. Boyd received awards for outstanding Editorial Board Service at Strategic Management Journal in 2008 and 2009, and received a comparable award in 1999 for his service on the board of Academy of Management Journal.  He has served as Rep-at-large for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, and was also an officer of the Strategy & Governance Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.  In 2011, he was named Chair-Elect of the AoM Research Methods Division.  In 2011, Prof. Boyd was the recipient of Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award, with Steve Gove and Mike Hitt.

He completed his M.A. at the University of Connecticut in 1985, and doctorate at the University of Southern California in 1990.

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