Ed Zajac is the James F. Beré Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is an elected Fellow of both the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Berlin. His research, teaching, and consulting focuses on corporate governance, alliances, and strategic change. He has repeatedly been recognized in the Institute of Scientific Information's yearly list of "most highly cited researchers" worldwide, and his published work has garnered over 21000 citations over his Kellogg career. His research contributions have also earned him the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, as well as the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management. He served for many years as Co-Editor of the Strategic Management Journal.