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Professor Amon Chizema PhD (Loughborough University)

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Professor of International Business and Corporate Governance

comparative corporate governance, executive compensation, board dynamics, strategic leadership

Amon Chizema returned to Loughborough University in 2020 as Professor of International Business and Corporate Governance after spending 5 years at the University of Birmingham where he was Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy. He was Head of the International Business, Strategy and Innovation Group at Loughborough University (2011 - 2015) and Director of Research for the Department of Strategy and International Business at the University of Birmingham (2015 – 2019). He is also an Extraordinary Professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria.

His research has been published in leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of World Business, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Amon has presented his research at several academic international conferences such as the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Academy of International Business (AIB).

Amon has supervised several doctoral students to completion.

Amon has served in an external consultant capacity to several business organisations and supranational organisations such as the African Union and the African Development Bank.

Amon has been invited to speak at professional conferences including at the Chartered Governance Institute and the Westminster Business Forum.

He has served as external examiner at several universities including Bath University, University of Bradford, University of Leeds and University of Glasgow.

Amon serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies, The Leadership Quarterly and Corporate Governance: An International Review. He is also an Editor of Insight articles for the Africa Journal of Management.

Amon has served in an external consultant capacity to several business organisations and supranational organisations such as the African Union and the African Development Bank.

Amon has been invited to speak at professional conferences including at the Chartered Governance Institute and the Westminster Business Forum.

He has served as external examiner at several universities including Bath University, University of Bradford, University of Leeds and University of Glasgow.

Amon serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies, The Leadership Quarterly and Corporate Governance: An International Review. He is also an Editor of Insight articles for the Africa Journal of Management.

Amon’s research explores international corporate governance issues including the impact of corporate governance on internationalisation, corporate governance mechanisms and their impact on firm strategic choices, executive compensation, adoption and diffusion of governance practices across countries and dynamics of the board of directors.

  • Chizema, A. and Pogrebna, G. (2019), The impact of government integrity and culture on corporate leadership practices: Evidence from the field and the laboratory, The Leadership Quarterly, 30(5): 101303.
  • Chizema, A., Liu, X., Lu, J. and Gao, L. (2015), Politically connected directors and top executive compensation in Chinese firms, Strategic Management Journal, 36: 890-906.
  • Chizema, A., Kamuriwo, D.S. and Shinozawa, Y. (2015), Women on corporate boards around the world: Triggers and barriers, The Leadership Quarterly, 26(6): 1051-1065.
  • Liu, X., Lu, J. and Chizema, A. (2014), Top executive compensation, regional institutions and outward foreign direct investment, Journal of World Business, 49(1): 143-155.
  • Chizema, A. and Shinozawa, Y. (2012), The ‘company with committees’: Change or continuity in Japanese corporate governance, Journal of Management Studies, 49: 77-103.