Brian Connelly is Associate Professor of Strategic Management and College of Business Advisory Council Research Fellow at Auburn University. He earned his PhD in strategic management from Texas A&M University and also holds degrees from Indiana (MBA), Johns Hopkins (MSEE) and Rutgers (BSEE) Universities. Brian Connelly’s research resides at the intersection of corporate governance and competitive dynamics. His work has appeared in such outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the first three of those journals (AMJ, JOM, and JMS) and has won awards for his research, teaching, and service. In addition, Brian Connelly has 15 years of experience in engineering and international business with two Fortune 500 companies. During this time he has lived and worked in England, Southeast Asia, and throughout the Eastern seaboard of the United States.