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Michael Carney, PhD

Professor, Management
Concordia University Research Chair, Management

Michael Carney, PhD
Office: S-MB 13349  
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2937

Michael Carney has published extensively on the corporate and organizational strategies of Asia’s family-owned business groups. His research focuses on entrepreneurship and the comparative analysis of business, financial and governance systems and their influence upon the development of firm capabilities and national competitiveness.

He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Management, He has published in Journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Management and Organization Review, Organization Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.


PhD (University of Bradford)

Areas of expertise

  • Business Groups
  • Family Business
  • Firm and National Competitiveness

Selected Publications

Jaskiewicz P., Block J., Carney M., Hansen, C, & Wagner D. (2021) “How Do Cross-Country Differences in Institutional Trust and Trust in Family Explain the Mixed Performance Effects of Family Management? A Meta-Analysis.”  Journal of World Business, 56:5:101-196

Gorji, Y.Carney, M., Prakash, R (2021) “Celebrity Couples as Business Families: A Social Network Perspective” Family Business Review, 34(4) 365–384

Braun, M., Carney, M., Duran, P., Ortiz, M., &Riutort, J. (2021) “Inheritance Tax, Shareholder Protection, and the Market Value of Family-Controlled Firms: A Cross-Country Analysis. Global Strategy Journal, 11:3:434-467

Jaskiewicz P., Carney M., Hansen, C. (2021) “When trusting your family hurts your family business” Published onlinein Harvard Business Review. Online permalink:

Liang, Z, & Carney,M. (2020) Business Group Persistence and InstitutionalMaturity: The Role of Management Practices. Industrial & Corporate Change. 29:6:1483-1503

Tajeddin, M., & Carney, M. (2019). African business groups: how does group affiliation improve SMEs’ export intensity? Entrepreneurship Theory andP ractice43:6:1194-1222.

Ge,J ., Carney, M., & Kellermanns, F. (2019). Who fills institutional voids?Entrepreneurs’ utilization of political and family ties in emerging markets. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice43:6:1124-1147.

Carney, M; Estrin, S; Liang, S; & Shapiro, D. (2019) “National Institutional Configurations, Foreign Ownership andFirm Performance:  The Case of Understudied Countries” Journal of World Business, 54:4:244-257

Nason, R., Mazzelli, A., & Carney, M. (2019) “The ties that unbind: Socialization and business-owning family reference point shift” Academy of Management Review, 44:4:846-870 

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Shapiro, D., & Van Essen, M. (2018)“Business Groups Reconsidered: Beyond Paragons and Parasites” Academy of Management Perspectives, 32:4:93-516 

Carney, M. & Nason, R. (2018) “Family Business and the 1%” Business & Society,57:6:1191–1215

Carney, M., Dieleman, M., & Taussig, M. (2016) “How are institutional capabilities transferred across borders?” Journal of World Business, 51:6:882-894 

Carney, M. Van Essen, M. Gedajlovic, E. & Huegens, P. (2015) “What Do We Know About Private Family Firm? A Meta-Analytic Review Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 39:3:513-544 

Carney, M. Gedajlovic, E, & Strike, V. (2014)“Dead Money: Inheritance Law and the Longevity of Family Firms” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38:6:1261-1283 

Gedajlovic, E. Carney, M. Chrisman, J. & Kellermanns, FW. (2012) The Adolescence of Family Firm Research: Taking Stockand Planning for the Future. Journal of Management, 38:4:1010-1037 

Carney, M. Gedajlovic, E. Huegens, P. Van Essen, M. & Van Oosterhout, J. (2011) “Business Group Affiliation, Performance, Context, andStrategy: A Meta-Analysis” Academy of Management Journal 54:3:437-460

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