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Matthew Semadeni

Associate Professor

Dean's Council Distinguished Scholar

Office:BA 323H
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-8008
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: semadeni@asu.edu
Matthew Semadeni

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Ph.D., Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University; B.S., Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University.

Research Areas
Top Management Teams / Corporate Governance, Competitive Strategy & Knowledge/Innovation

Academic Positions Held
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2014 to present.  Previous appointments at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Professional Service
Editorial Board Member: Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Management.

Recent Academic Publications

Jiang, H., Xia, J. Cannella, A.A. & Semadeni, M. Choose to fight or choose to flee? Resolving a dilemma of executive ship jumping in declining firm. In press at the Strategic Management Journal.

Chin, M.K. & Semadeni, M. CEO political ideologies and pay egalitarianism within top management teams. In press at the Strategic Management Journal.

Certo, S.T., Withers, M., & Semadeni, M. A tale of two effects: Using longitudinal data to compare within- and between-firm effects. In press at the Strategic Management Journal.

Krause, R., Withers, M. & Semadeni, M. Compromise on the board: Investigating the antecedents and consequences of lead independent director appointment.  Forthcoming at the Academy of Management Journal.

Certo, S.T., Busenbark, J., Woo, H-S & Semadeni, M. Sample selection bias and Heckman models in strategic management research. Strategic Management Journal.37:13, 2639–2657

Krause, R., Semadeni M. & Withers, M., That special someone: When the board views its chair as a resource. Strategic Management Journal. 37:9, 1990–2002.

Mooney, C., Semadeni, M. & Kesner, I., The selection of an interim CEO: Boundary Conditions and the Pursuit of Temporary Leadership. In Press at the Journal of Management.

Krause, R., Semadeni, M. & Cannella, A.A. Board leadership structure: A review and research agenda. Journal of Management. 40:1 256 - 286.

Krause, R. & Semadeni, M. Last dance or second chance? CEO career horizon and the separation of board leadership rolesStrategic Management Journal. 35:6 808 - 825.

Semadeni, M., Withers, M. & Certo, S.T., The perils of endogeneity and instrumental variables in strategy research: Understanding through simulations. Strategic Management Journal. 35:7 1070 - 1079.

Recent Practitioner Publications

Interim CEO: Reasonable Choice or Failed Selection? (with Christine Mooney & Idie Kesner) Director Notes (20 June, 2014)

When Do Shareholders Care About CEO Pay? (with Ryan Krause & Kim Whitler) Director Notes (19 August, 2013)

CEO-Board Chair Separation: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It. (with Ryan Krause)  Director Notes (03 June, 2013)


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

MGT 589 - Strategic Management
Formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of decisions in the functional areas.

MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.

MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.

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