Donald D. Bergh (PhD, University of 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. He is also a visiting lecturer at University College Dublin. Don previously served on the faculties of Purdue, Cornell and Penn State, the latter of which he was a long-time member.
His research interests lie primarily in corporate strategy and research methodology where his work has appeared the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), Organization Science (OS), Journal of Management (JM), the Journal of Management Studies (JMS), Organizational Research Methods (ORM), Strategic Organization, and the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE).
He has authored or coauthored more than 25 articles in the Financial Times' Top 50 Journals. His number of publications (9) in the SMJ place him among the top 1% of authors that have published in that premier journal, among the top 100 (of 6,326 authors, 1.6%) cited authors in strategic management textbooks, in the top 25 (of 883 authors, 1.8%) of cited authors in ORM, and his count of articles in JM during its first 40 years ranks him 2nd of 2,270 authors (on an authorship-weighted basis).
He has served as an Associate Editor (AMJ, 2002-2004; ORM, 2008-2010, and JMS, 2011-2014), guest co-editor of several special issues in ORM, as a current member of the editorial review boards of AMJ, SMJ, Academy of Management Review, ORM and JMS, and along with David Ketchen, Jr., co-edited the Emerald series, Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, volumes 1 through 10.) He has served the Academy of Management as a member of its inaugural Ethics Education Committee, the Newman Award Committee (Best Dissertation Competition), the Business Policy and Strategy Division’s Awards Committee, the Strategic Management Society as the inaugural Chair of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group, Chair of the Research Methods Community, and as Co-Chair of the 35th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society. Currently, Don is the inaugural Chair of the Scientific Integrity and Rigor Task Force of JM, the first of its kind in the management field. He also serves as Co-Chair of the SMS Research Methods Paper Prize.
He has received awards for his teaching beginning as a doctoral student (University Excellence Award), and since as a professor at Penn State and Purdue. At the University of Denver, Don has received multiple research awards and served as the keynote Speaker, Provost Spring Luncheon. Internationally, he was honored to present the Erasmus Distinguished Management Lecture, Erasmus Research Institute of Europe, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.