Ruth V. Aguilera is an Associate Professor
(with tenure) in the Department of Business
Administration and a Fellow at the Center for Professional Responsibility of Business and Society
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She
also holds courtesy appointments at the School of Labor and Employment
Relations, the Department of Sociology
and the College of Law at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. She received a
Graduate Diploma in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster
(1990), a Licenciatura in Economics (1992) from the University of
Barcelona, and M.A. (1996) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees in Sociology from
Professor Aguilera specializes in
comparative corporate governance, organizational theory, and historical comparative
methods. Her research interests lie in the intersection of economic
sociology and international management. She has spent considerable
time conducting re-search at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für
Sozialforschung (WZB) in Berlin, the Università Luigi Bocconi in
Milan, the Juan March Institute in Madrid, and the Research Institute
of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI-MITI) in Tokyo.
Her research has been published in scholarly
journal such as Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Academy
of Management Review, British Journal of Industrial
Relations, British Journal of Management,
Corporate Governance: International Review, Economic Sociology,
European Sociological Review, International Journal of Human Resources,
Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of
International Business Studies, Journal of
Organizational Behavior, Organization Science, and Organization Studies,
as well as in several conference proceedings and numerous book chapters.
She is also the co-editor with Michal Federowicz of the book
Governance in a Changing Economic and Political Environment: Trajectories
of Institutional Change (Palgrave McMillan, 2004), in which Eastern
and Western European corporate governance systems are compared.
At the University of
Illinois, Professor Aguilera has taught courses in
International Management, and Global Strategy to
undergraduates, MBA students, and global executives. In
addition, she teaches a course in Comparative Employment
Systems in the Masters in Human Resources Management
Program, and a seminar on corporate governance at the European Union Center.
Dr. Aguilera has received numerous research
grants from a number of institutions, including the
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS), the Center for International
Business Research and Education (CIBER), Center for International
Education and Research in Accounting (CIERA), the
European Union Center at the University of Illinois, as
well as Society for Human
Resource Management (SHRM), Krupp Foundation Fellowship,
the Minda da Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University.
Professor Aguilera was a Beckman Fellow
at the Center for Advanced Study, and served on the Executive
committee of the Center of Human Resource Management (CHRM).
She currently serves on the Executive Board of
the European Union Center at the University of Illinois. She is
also a Faculty Fellow at the Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Women and
Gender in Global Perspectives at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Aguilera currently serves as a member of
the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Review,
Corporate Governance: International Review,
Journal of International Business Studies, and
Strategic Management Journal.