Donald Bergh

Donald Bergh

  • Biographical Description

    • Bio

      Don Bergh (PhD Colorado-Boulder) is the Louis D. Beaumont Chair of Business Administration and Professor of Management at the Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver. Previously, he served on the faculties of Penn State, Cornell and Purdue, and was a visiting professor at University College Dublin.

      His research interests lie primarily in corporate strategy (mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, diversification) and research methodology (design, analysis) and his work has appeared in the field's highest ranked academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), Organization Science (OS), Journal of Management , Organizational Research Methods (ORM) and the Journal of Management Studies (JMS). His teaching experiences encompass strategic management, mergers and acquisitions, management consulting, and doctoral seminars in research methods (design and measurement, statistical myths and urban legends).

      He has authored more than 25 articles in FT50 journals, including nine articles in the top-rated Strategic Management Journal (placing his record in the upper 1% of strategy scholars worldwide that have published in this premier journal) and 10 articles in the Journal of Management, which has recently been ranked third worldwide in terms of impact in business school journals (his 10 articles places him the 2ndmost prolific author in this journal since its inception). Currently, Don has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Scientific Integrity and Rigor Task Force of the Journal of Management, the first of its kind in the management field. His current research examines the role of large owners' impact on strategic decisions, incomplete information in strategic decision making, governance and leadership of divested firms, and ethics in research practices.

      He has served his field as an Associate Editor (AMJ, 2002-2004; ORM, 2008-2010, and JMS, 2011-2014) and as a member of the editorial review boards of AMJ, SMJ, OS, ORM and JMS. Along with David Ketchen, Jr., he co-edited the Emerald series, Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, volumes 1 through 10.) He has also served the Academy of Management as a member of its inaugural Ethics Education Committee, the AoM Newman Award Committee (Best Dissertation Competition), and the Business Policy and Strategy Division’s Awards Committee. Further, he has served the Strategic Management Society as the inaugural Program Chair of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group, inaugural Chair of the Research Methods Community, and as Co-Chair of the 35th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society.

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