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Donald Hambrick
Pennsylvania State University

Don Hambrick is Evan Pugh University Professor and the Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business Administration, at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also Bronfman Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado (B.S.), Harvard University (M.B.A.), and The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.). Don is the author of numerous articles and books on strategy formulation, strategy implementation, executive psychology, executive staffing and incentives, the composition and processes of top management teams, and corporate governance. His co-authored book, Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards, is extensively used by scholars of executive leadership. Don has received several major professional awards. The Academy of Management has given Don its two highest lifetime achievement prizes: the Distinguished Scholar Award (2008) and the Distinguished Educator Award (2009). Additionally, he served as President of the Academy of Management (1992-93) and as Dean of the Fellows of the Academy (2008-11). He has received four honorary doctorates: University of Paris (Panthéon-Assas) (Sorbonne) (2010), University of Antwerp (2013), Erasmus University (Rotterdam) (2013), and University of Passau (2019). He also has won numerous teaching awards both at Columbia and Penn State. Don is also an active consultant and instructor in corporate executive education programs.