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John M. Mezias

John M. Mezias

Associate Professor, Management

Research Interests

Legal liability of firms; international HRM; and corporate governance

Featured Publications

  • Mezias, J.M. & S.J. Mezias 2010. Country Level Corruption as a Liability of Foreignness: Effects on Staffing, Incentives, and Activities. In Devinney, TM, Pedersen, T & L Tihanyi (eds.), Advances in International Management: The Past, Present and Future of International Business and Management, Volume 23: 267-291, New York, NY: Emerald.

    "Diseconomies of managing in acquisitions: Evidence from civil lawsuits."  Organization Science V20(1) 206-222 (coauthor with Shaver).

    “Decision Making with Inaccurate, Unreliable Data.” In Hodgkinson, G. & Starbuck (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making. London: Oxford University Press (coauthor with Starbuck).

    "Expatriate Adjustment, Development, and Retention: The Role of Mentoring." Journal of International Business Studies, V(36) n5: 519-538 (coauthor with Scandura).

    "Before and After the Technology Sector Crash: Stock Market Response to Alliances of E-Commerce Firms." Strategic Management Journal, V(26) n11: 987-1007 (coauthor with Park).

    “Identifying Liabilities of Foreignness and Strategies to Minimize Their Effects: The Case of Labor Lawsuit Judgments in the United States,” Strategic Management Journal.

    "Alliance Strategies of E-Commerce Firms: A Resource-Based and Increasing Returns Perspective," Journal of Management (coauthor with Park).

    “Changing Collective Cognition: A Process Model for Strategic Change,” Long Range Planning (coauthor with Grinyer and Guth).

    "How to Identify Liabilities of Foreignness and Assess Their Effects on Multinational Corporations," Journal of International Management.

    “Resource Partitioning, the Foundation of Specialist Firms, and Innovation: The American Feature Film Industry, 1912-1929,” Organization Science (coauthor with S.J. Mezias).

    “Opening Pandora’s Box: Studying the Accuracy of Managers’ Perceptions,” Journal of Organizational Behavior (coauthor with Starbuck).

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Director and Vice President, University of Miami Canterbury Preschool
  • Co-founder and Director, Always Entertaining, Inc.
  • Executive Committee Member, International Management Division, Academy of Management
  • Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2007 - Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies, 2005 - Present


  • Strategic management
  • Innovation
  • Leadership development
  • Networking
  • Team process/dynamics


  • Ph.D., Management, New York University Stern School of Business, 1998
  • M.Phil., Management, New York University Stern School of Business, 1995
  • B.S., Accounting, New York University Stern School of Business, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • McLamore Summer Research Award, 2004, 2001, 2000
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management’s International Management Division, 2000
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2009, 2004
  • Teacher of the Year Nominee, Graduate Business Student Association, 2004, 1999
  • Most Popular Professor, BusinessWeek’s Survey of Recent University of Miami MBAs, 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Graduate Business Student Association, 1999
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