Mason Carpenter is Professor and holds the M. Keith Weikel Chair in Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He researches corporate governance, top management teams, and the strategic management of global firms and global new ventures, and is published in SMJ, AMJ, AMR, AME, JM, and HRM. He serves on the editorial boards of AMJ, AMR, JMS, and SMJ and is a member of the AOM’s BPS Executive Committee. His PhD in strategy is from the University of Texas, Austin. He has been voted Professor of the Year by MBA students, and identified as one of the most popular professors in the BusinessWeek MBA poll. He recently received the Larson Excellence in Teaching award from the School of Business, and the UW's Emil H. Steiger Distinguished Teaching Award. He also developed and manages the BPS Division's Strategy Teaching Tool-Kit, and, with Gerry Sanders, authors the text Strategic Management: A Dynamic Perspective.