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Brian Connelly

Brian L. Connelly

Professor and Luck Eminent Scholar

position: Eminent Scholar
dept: Department of Management
phone: (334) 844-6515
office: 449 Lowder Hall
c.v.: click here

At Auburn since 2008


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2008
  • MBA, Indiana University, 2004
  • MSEE, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
  • BSEE, Rutgers University, 1987

Professional Activities

Professor Connelly's research explores how corporate governance structures, such as shareholders and boards, affect competition and strategic outcomes. Some of the key theoretical mechanisms that underlie his work include signaling theory, social network theory, and tournament theory. Dr Connelly is Editor-Elect of the Journal of Management and Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal. He has published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Organization, and the Journal of Management Studies. His work is often cited in media outlets, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. In recent years, he has won awards for research, teaching, and service. Dr Connelly teaches Strategic Management to undergraduates and masters students and is also involved in teaching and mentoring in the PhD program. He has two decades of experience in engineering and international business with companies such as Westinghouse and Hughes. During this time, he has lived and worked in England, Asia, and throughout the United States.

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