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Davis

Gerald Davis, Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management and Professor of Management and Organizations

Expertise: Influence of politics and social networks on corporate governance.

Contact: (734) 647-4737 or gfdavis@umich.edu

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Dittmar

Amy Dittmar, Assistant Professor of Finance

Expertise: Corporate financial decision-making, private vs. public ownership, impact of misvaluation on aggregate stock repurchases, payout and cash policy, capital structure decisions, relation between financing and investment decisions, impact of governance on corporate policy and performance.

Contact: (734) 764-3108 or adittmar@umich.edu   

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Lafontaine

Francine Lafontaine, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Expertise: Contracting and franchising, industrial organization, vertical relationships, entrepreneurship.

Contact: (734) 647-4915 or laf@umich.edu

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Siedel

George Siedel, Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and Thurnau Professor of Business Law

Expertise: Legal issues that relate to international business law, negotiation and dispute resolution, high-low contracting, impact of litigation on large corporations, impact of discovery on electronic communications.

Contact: (734) 764-1392 or gsiedel@umich.edu

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Svejnar

Jan Svejnar, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Expertise: Economic development and transition, labor economics, effect of government policy on firm performance and behavior of multinational corporations, joint ventures and local firms in transition and emerging market economies, effects of government policies on firms and labor and capital markets, corporate and national governance and performance. Was 2008 presidential candidate in Czech Republic and one of its chief architects of the early 1990s economic reforms.

Contact: (734) 647-5843 or svejnar@umich.edu

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Walsh

James Walsh, Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Strategy and Management and Organizations

Expertise: Corporate governance (understanding the relationship between managers and owners as mediated by the board of directors and disciplined by the market for corporate control), society's role in the governance of the firm.

Contact: (734) 936-2768 or jpwalsh@umich.edu

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Westphal

James Westphal, Robert G. Rodkey Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Strategy

Expertise: Strategic management and organizational theory, with a focus on social and psychological processes in corporate governance and strategic decision-making

Contact: (734) 936-2574 or westjd@umich.edu

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