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Michael A. Hitt

Michael A. Hitt

Title: Distinguished Professor, Joe B. Foster '56 Chair in Business Leadership

Company: Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

Location: Wellborn, Texas

Educational Background:

BBA, Texas Tech University, 1968
MBA, Texas Tech University, 1969
Ph.D., Organization Theory/Organizational Behavior, University of Colorado, 1974

Huntsman School Interactions:

Faculty Research Speaker - Friday, November 12, 2010
Dean's Convocation Speaker - Friday, November 12, 2010


Michael Hitt is a distinguished professor of management at Texas A&M University and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership. Dr. Hitt received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Dr. Hitt has coauthored or co-edited 26 books and authored or co-authored many journal articles. A recent article listed him as "one of the ten most cited authors in management over a 25-year period." In 2010, the Times Higher Education listed him among the top scholars in economics, finance, and management and that he is first among management scholars (tied) with the highest number of highly cited articles.

He has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals and is a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He is the current co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He received the 1996 Award for Outstanding Academic Contributions to Competitiveness and the 1999 Award for Outstanding Intellectual Contributions to Competitiveness Research from the American Society for Competitiveness. He is a fellow in the Academy of Management and in the Strategic Management Society, a research fellow in the National Entrepreneurship Consortium and received an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Dr. Hitt is a former president of the Academy of Management, a past president of the Strategic Management Society and a member of the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame. He received awards for the best article published in the Academy of Management Executive (1999), Academy of Management Journal (2000) and the Journal of Management (2006). In 2001, he received the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Management. In 2004, Dr. Hitt was awarded the Best Paper Prize by the Strategic Management Society. In 2006, he received the Falcone Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award from Syracuse University.


Dean's Convocation: November 12, 2010

Faculty Research Speaker: November 12, 2010