Anju Seth

R. B. Pamplin Professor

Office Hours:
Tuesday 3:00-5:00 or by appointment

Education
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1988
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management, 1978
B.S. (Honors), University of Delhi, India, 1976

Positions Held
Pamplin Professor of Management, Pamplin College of Business (2008-present)

Head, Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, (2008-2013)

Interim Director, Business Diversity Center, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech (2009-2013)

Virginia Tech, Affiliate faculty member, ASPECT, 2010-present

Virginia Tech, Board Member Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, 2011-present

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor, Department of Business Administration, 2001-2008

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, 1994-2001

UIUC, Associate Member, Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 1999-2008

UIUC, Coordinator, Strategy Group, 1997-1999, 2002-2005

UIUC, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Business Administration, Oversight of curriculum, policy and procedures for the Ph.D. Programs in Strategy, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Process Management, Management Science and Information Systems, 1997-2000

University of Houston, Associate Professor/Assistant Professor/Instructor, College of Business Administration, 1987-1994

University of Michigan, Research and Teaching Assistant, School of Business Administration, 1983-1987

 

Selected Publications
Viswanathan, M., Seth, A., Gau, R., & Chaturvedi, A. 2009. Ingraining Product-Relevant Social Good into Business Processes in Subsistence Marketplaces: The Sustainable Market Orientation. Journal of Macromarketing, 29: 406-425.

 

Chi, T., & Seth, A. 2009. A Dynamic Model of the Choice of Mode for Exploiting Complementary Capabilities. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(3): 357–360 (lead article).

 

Seth, A., Song, K., & Pettit, R. 2002. Value Creation and Destruction in Cross-Border Acquisitions: An Empirical Analysis. Strategic Management Journal, 23(10): 921-940.

 

Seth, A., Song, K., & Pettit, R. 2000. Synergy, Managerialism or Hubris? An Empirical Examination of Motives for Foreign Acquisitions of U.S. Firms. Journal of International Business Studies, 31(3): 387-405.

Abstract requested by Social Science Research Network website (CorpFin: Governance); Profiled in Results, Office of Research, College of Commerce and Business Administration, UIUC. Profiled in Photonics.

 

Kumar, S., & Seth, A. 1998. The Design of Coordination and Control Mechanisms for Managing Joint Venture-Parent Relationships. Strategic Management Journal, 19(6): 579-599; Anbar Citation of Excellence in Research.

 

Easterwood, J., Seth, A., & Singer, R. 1997. Limits on Managerial Discretion in Management Buyouts: The Effectiveness of Institutional, Market and Legal Mechanisms. Managerial and Decision Economics, Special Issue on The Use of Finance and Economics in Securities Regulation and Corporation Law, 18:7/8, 645-666.

 

Wolfe, R., Beyer, J.M., Blackburn, R.T., Greenhalgh, L., Nayyar, P.R., & Seth, A. 1996. Rethinking the Tenure Process: The Influences and Consequences of Power and Culture.Journal of Management Inquiry, 5(2): 221-235.

 

Rediker, K., & Seth, A. 1995. Boards of Directors and Substitution Effects of Alternative Governance Mechanisms. Strategic Management Journal, 16(2): 85-99 (lead article)

 

Easterwood, J., Singer, R., Seth, A., & Lang, D. 1994. Controlling the Conflict of Interest in Management Buyouts. Review of Economics and Statistics, 76(3): 512-522.

 

Seth, A., & Thomas, H. 1994. Theories of the Firm: Implications for Strategy Research.Journal of Management Studies, 31(2): 165-192.

Republished: Seth, A., & Thomas, H. 2000. Theories of the Firm: Implications for Strategy Research. N.J. Foss (Ed.), The Theory of the Firm: Critical Perspectives, London: Routledge.

 

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Seth takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her teaching and research in the areas of corporate strategy, acquisitions, restructuring, strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate governance and ethics, and globalization and strategy in emerging economies. Current research projects examine the motives and value consequences of cross-border acquisitions, the causes and effects of cross-national corporate governance systems, contract design in strategic alliances and joint ventures, and corporate strategy in business groups.

External Professional Service (Editorships)
Editorial Board memberships:
Member, Editorial Board, Strategic Management Journal, 1992-2010

 

Member Editorial Board, Journal of Management, 2008-continuing

 

Other Editorial Service (Including Ad Hoc Journal Paper Reviews and Conference Paper Reviews)
Strategic Management Journal, 1990-92
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Journal of Economic and Management Strategy
Journal of International Business Studies
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Organization Science
Journal of Management Inquiry
Journal of Management Studies
Journal of International Management

Selected Honors & Awards
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, 2011

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Waikato University, New Zealand, 2000

Management Department Faculty Research Award, Virginia Tech, 2009

Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week, February 17, 2009

Executive and Professional Development Award, UIUC, 2002

Biography

Anju Seth joined Virginia Tech in 2008 as a Pamplin Professor of Management. She served as the Head of the Department of Management from 2008-2013. Previously, she held the positions of Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Associate Professor/Assistant Professor at the University of Houston. Professor Seth also spent several years with the Management Consultancy Division of A.F. Ferguson and Co., India prior to receiving her Ph.D. in corporate strategy from the University of Michigan, Professor Seth takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her teaching and research in the areas of corporate strategy, acquisitions, restructuring, strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate governance and ethics, and globalization and strategy in emerging economies. Current research projects examine the motives and value consequences of cross-border acquisitions, the causes and effects of cross-national corporate governance systems, contract design in strategic alliances and joint ventures, and corporate strategy in business groups. Many of her scholarly papers have appeared in Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies. She has also published papers in Review of Economics and Statistics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, California Management Review, and Handbook of Business Strategy. She continues to present her research at seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally. Professor Seth has received numerous awards for her teaching and research. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Management, and has held various committee positions in the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management

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