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Michael Carney

Professor, Department of Management, Senior Concordia University Research Chair in Management

Michael Carney has published extensively on the corporate and organizational strategies of Asia’s family-owned business groups and on the development of the global institutional environment of international aviation. 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. Carney the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Management.

He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies, Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy. He is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Governance Institutions & Organizations at the National University of Singapore. He has published in Journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Asia Pacific Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Management Studies, Management and Organization Review, Organization Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.

Selected Research

Refereed Journal Articles

Gedajlovic, E. Carney, M., Chrisman, and JJ. Kellermans, F, “The Adolescence of Family Firm Research: Taking Stock and Planning for the Future”, Journal of Management, September 2011. DOI: 10.1177/0123456789123456

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

Gedajlovic, E. & M. Carney, “Markets, Hierarchies, and Families: Toward a Transaction Costs Theory of the Family Firm’ Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice 34:6:1145-1171, 2010.

Carney, M; Danny Shapiro, and Yao Tang, ‘Business Group Performance in China: Ownership and Temporal Considerations.’ Management and Organization Review 5:2: 167-193, 2009.

Carney, M. Gedajlovic, E and Xiaohua Yang, ‘Varieties of Asian capitalism: Toward an institutional theory of Asian enterprise’ Asia-Pacific Journal of Management 26:3:361-380, 2009.

Carney, M. and Farashahi, M., ‘Transnational institutions in developing countries: the case of civil aviation in Iran’ Organization Studies 27: 1: 53-77, 2006.

Carney, M., ‘Corporate governance and competitive advantage in family-controlled firms’ Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 29: 3:249-265, 2005.

Carney, M. and Gedajlovic E., ‘Coupled Ownership & Control and the Allocation Of Financial Resources: Evidence From Hong Kong’ Journal of Management Studies 39:1:123-146, 2002.

Carney, M. and Gedajlovic E., ‘The Co-Evolution of Institutional Environments and Organizational Strategies: The Rise of Family Business Groups in the ASEAN Region’ Organization Studies 23:1:1-29, 2002.

Carney, M., ‘The Competitiveness of Networked Production: The Role of Asset Specificity and Trust’ Journal of Management Studies 35: 4: 457-480, 1998

Carney, M. and Gedajlovic E., ‘Vertical Integration in Franchise Systems: Agency Theory and Resource Explanations’ Strategic Management Journal, 12: 607_629, 1991.

Carney, M., ‘The Strategy and Structure of Collective Action’ Organization Studies, 8:4: 341_362, 1987.

Butler, R.J. and Carney, M, ‘Strategy and Strategic Choice: The Case of Telecommunications’ Strategic Management Journal 7: 161_171, 1986.

Butler, R.J. and Carney, M, ‘Managing Markets: Implications for the Make_buy Decision’ Journal of Management Studies 20: 2: 213_232. 1983.


Carney, M. Asian Business Groups: Context, Governance and Performance. Oxford: Chandos, 2008.

Book Chapters

Carney, M., “What is driving the internationalization of Asia’s business groups?” in The Handbook of Asian Regionalism Mark Beeson and Richard Stubbs (Eds) forthcoming London, Routledge pp100-118, 2011.

Carney, M. Dieleman, M. and Sachs, W., “The Value of Social Capital to Family Enterprises in Indonesia” In Entrepreneurship in Emerging Regions around the World: Theory, Evidence and Implications (Eds, Phillip H. Phan, Sankaran Venkataraman, & Rama Velamuri) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2008.

Carney, M. and Dieleman, M, “Heroes & villains: Ethnic Chinese Family Business in Southeast Asia Theoretical Developments and Future Research in Family Business (Eds Butler, John E. & Phillip Phan) Research in Entrepreneurship and Management Series Information Age Publishing Greenwich. CT. pp49-73, 2008.

Carney, M. and Flouris, T., ‘Institutional entrepreneurship: The case of CANSO and the changing ATM regime’ Annals of Air and Space Law Vol 32: 505-516, 2007.

Carney, M., ‘Asset Specificity’ in International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies Stewart Clegg and James R. Bailey (Eds) Thousand Oaks, California, Sage, 2007.
Carney, M. and Gedajlovic E., ‘Organizational forms in Asia: ownership structure and the creation of firm capabilities’ pp85-129 in Handbook of Asian Management S. White & Kwok Leung (Eds) Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2004.

Michael Carney

Michael Carney

Professor, Department of Management, Senior Concordia University Research Chair in Management
PhD (University of Bradford)

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Contact Information

John Molson School of Business

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal (Quebec)
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Office: MB 13.349
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Area of Expertise

  • Business Groups
  • Family Business
  • Firm and National Competitiveness


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