World’s Best B-School Professors: Myles Shaver

Carlson Professor Myles Shaver in the classroom

Myles Shaver

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management


Claim to Fame: Corporate strategist


University of Michigan, PhD, International Business, 1994

University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1988

At Carlson Since: 2001

Before Carlson: Assistant, Associate Professor, New York University’s Stern School of Business, 1994-2002

Fun Fact: Avid BBQ guy, make killer ribs

If I wasn’t teaching, my dream job would be: Governor General of Canada or host of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

Best part of the job: Seeing my students refine and enhance their knowledge of important business issues.

Worst part of the job: Grading

A master teacher, Myles Shaver has racked up numerous teaching awards for stellar classroom performances in front of both MBA students and executive education participants. Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at Carlson, he teaches classes on Corporate Strategy, Multinational Business Management, and Corporate Responsibility as well as Ph.D. classes on strategy and international business research.

Myles’ research interests revolve around corporate strategy choices and their impact on performance. In particular, his research focuses on the management and economics of international expansion as well as corporate expansion through diversification and mergers and acquisitions. Myles’ work has been published in several leading academic publication and he has presented his research at numerous universities and conferences around the world. Myles is an Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal and Management Science and is on the Editorial Boards of the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and the Journal of International Business Education.

Myles makes frequent media appearances to discuss topical business issues and was awarded the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) Distinguished PhD Alumni Award in 2010.


About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.