Faculty/Staff

Hema Krishnan, Ph.D.

  • Associate Dean, Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Associate Dean, Administration - Williams College of Business
  • Associate Dean, College Administration

First Year at Xavier University:

1993

Degrees:

  • MS, MBA, Ph.D (University of Tennessee)

Expertise:

Mergers and Acquisitions, Top Management Teams, International Management-Asia

Biography:

Hema Krishnan has extensive leadership and administrative experience.  She has served as chair of the Management & Entrepreneurship department at Xavier University for five years, and for four years (to date) as Associate Dean of the Williams College of Business.  She has several years of business experience at the managerial level and was the first woman in India to be appointed to a Sales position in the petroleum industry.

Hema conducts research in the areas of mergers/acquisitions, top management teams and corporate restructuring. She has published over 30 articles in premier journals of business such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Oxford University Press, Business Horizons, Management International Review, Business and Society, Academy Best Papers Proceedings, Journal of Business Research and Journal of Small Business Management among others. She has won numerous awards for her research including the O'Conor Chair, O'Conor Fellowship, and the Dean's award for excellence in research. Also, her 2007 paper on acquisition premiums and workforce reductions published in the Journal of Management Studies was judged as one of the top 50 publications from over 15,000 publications in the premier journals of business. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Research.

Hema has made several keynote speeches and has served as distinguished speaker on the topic of strategic leadership on numerous occasions. She mentors women executives and high school female students in India.

Hema teaches International Management, Strategic Management, Strategic Leadership, and Global Strategic Thinking. She was the President of the Xavier Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma during 2003-08.

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