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Marianna  Makri

Marianna Makri

Associate Professor, Management

Research Interests

Corporate governance; innovation and technology management; entrepreneurship; and family firm dynamics

Featured Publications

  • Makri, M., Lane, P.J., & Gomez-Mejia, L. 2006. CEO Incentives, innovation, and performance in technology-intensive firms. Strategic Management Journal, v27 (11): 1057-1080.

    Makri, M., & Scandura, T. 2010. Exploring the effects of creative CEO leadership on innovation in high- technology firms. Leadership Quarterly. Vol. 21, Iss. 1; p. 75.

    Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Makri, M. & Larraza, M. 2010. Diversification decisions in family controlled firms. Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 47, Iss. 2; p. 223.

    Makri, M., Hitt, M. & Lane, P. J. 2010. Complementary technologies, knowledge relatedness and  innovation outcomes in high-technology M&As. Strategic Management Journal. Vol. 31, Iss. 6; p. 602

    Hitt, M., King, D. Krishnan, H., Makri, M., Schijven, M., Shimizu, K., & Shu, K. 2010. Mergers and Acquisitions: Overcoming Pitfalls, Building Synergy and Creating Value. Business Horizons. Volume 52, Issue 6, November-December 2009, Pages 523-529.
    Makri, M. 2010. Reconceptualizing Relatedness in R&D: A Knowledge-based View. ISBN 978-3-639-24872-2.

    Hitt, M., King, D. Krishnan, H., Makri, M., Schijven, M. , K., & Shu, K 2012.  Creating Value Through Mergers and Acquisitions. Challenges and Opportunities In S. Teerikangas (ed.) The Handbook of M&A Research.  Oxford University Press (Chapter 4).

    Gomez-Mejia, L.M., Campbell, J., Martin, G., Hoskisson, R., Makri, M. & Sirmon, D. 2014. Socioemotional Wealth as a Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments with the Behavioral Agency Model. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, V38 (6): 1351-1374.

    Cruz, C., Firfiray, S., Makri, M., & Gomez-Mejia. 2015. Socioemotional wealth: An obstacle or a spring to      creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms? In Hitt, M (ed) The Oxford Handbook of     Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Multilevel Linkages, Oxford University Press.  ISBN: 9780199927678.

    Martin, G., Washburn, N., Makri, M. & Gomez-Mejia, L.R. 2015. Not all risks are equal: Causes and consequences of desire versus efficacy motivated executive risk taking. International Journal of Human Resource Management, Special Issue on Corporate Governance: An International Review. V54(3): 483-498.

    Larraza-Kintana M., Garcés-Galdeano, L. & Olaverri, C., Makri, M. 2016. Entrepreneurial orientation in family firms: The moderating role of technological intensity and performance. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 12:27-45.

    Martin, G., Gomez-Mejia. L. & Berrone, P., Makri, M. 2017. Conflict Between Controlling Family Owners and Minority Shareholders: Much Ado About Nothing? Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol. 41, Iss. 6: 999-1027.

    Lee, K., Makri, M. & Scandura, T. 2018. The Effect of Psychological Ownership on Corporate Entrepreneurship: Comparisons Between Family and Nonfamily Top Management Team Members. Family Business Review. July, 1-21.


Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Faculty Director, Entrepreneurship Programs, 2016-2018, Miami Herbert Business School, 2016 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Management, Miami Herbert Business School, 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Management, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2003 - 2010
  • Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, 1999 - 2003
  • Faculty Associate, University of South Florida, 1995 - 1996


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Arizona State University, 2003
  • Mathematics, University of South Florida
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of South Florida
Marianna  Makri


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