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Ruth V. Aguilera
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., M.A. Sociology, Harvard University, 1999, 1996
DBA, Lancaster University, England, UK, 1990
Ma Economics, University of Barcelona, Spain, 1992

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1999. Visiting Scholar, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Tokyo, Spring 2003. Visiting scholar, WZB -Social Science Research Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung), Berlin, 1998-99. Visiting scholar, Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain, 1996. Visiting researcher, Universitā Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy, 1996.

Recent Publications

Aguilera, R.V. 2005. Corporate governance and director accountability: An institutional comparative perspective. British Journal of Management, 16:39-53.

Krug, J. A., and Aguilera, R. V. 2005. Top management team turnover in mergers and acquisitions. Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, 4: 121-151.

Aguilera, R.V., & Dabu, A. 2005. The transformation of employment relations systems in Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 (1): 16-42.

Aguilera, R. V. 2005. Corporate governance. In J. Beckert and M. Zafirovski, International encyclopedia of economic sociology. London: Routledge, forthcoming.

Cuervo-Cazurra, A., & Aguilera, R. V. 2004. The worldwide diffusion of codes of good governance. In A. Grandori (Ed.), Corporate governance and firm organization, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

Aguilera, R.V., & Dencker, J. C. 2004. The role of human resource management in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 15: 1357-1372.

Aguilera, R., & Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2004. The spread of codes of good governance worldwide: What's the trigger? Organization Studies, 25:415-443.

Aguilera, R., & Yip, G. 2004. Corporate governance and globalization. In A. Ariņo, P. Ghemawat, & J. E. Ricart (Eds.), Creating value through global strategy. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Aguilera, R. 2004. Corporate governance and labor relations: Spain in the European context. In A. Pendleton & A. Gospel
(Eds.), Corporate governance and labor in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Aguilera, R., & Federowicz, M. (Eds.). 2003. Corporate Governance in a Changing Economic and Political Environment. Trajectories of Institutional Change on the European Continent. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Aguilera, R., & Jackson, G. 2003. The cross-national diversity of corporate governance: dimensions and determinants. Academy of Management Review, 28: 447-465.

Aguilera, R. 2003. Are Italy and Spain Mediterranean sisters? A comparison of corporate governance systems. In R. Aguilera & M. Federowicz (Eds.), Corporate governance in a changing political environment: Trajectories of institutional change on the European continent. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Aguilera, R.V., & Jackson, G. 2002. Institutional changes in European corporate governance. Economic Sociology, 3 (2), 17-26.

Honors and Awards

Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, 2002. Outstanding Reviewer Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2002. Incomplete List of Teachers Rated as Excellent, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.

Academic Service

Advisory Committee, European Union Center, University of Illinois, 2002-2004. Board Member, Center for Human Resource Management (CHRM), University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2006. Editorial Board of Organization Studies, Revista de Empresa, Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, and Journal of International Business Studies.

Teaching and Research

Teaching interests include International Business/Management; Global Strategy; Comparative and Cross-cultural Management; Network Analysis; Comparative Employment Systems. Research interests include Comparative Corporate Governance; Institutional Analysis; Inter-organizational Networks; Organizational Studies; Economic Sociology; Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions.

Contact Information:
306 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-7090

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