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Marianna  Makri

Marianna Makri

Associate Professor, Corporate Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Faculty Director, Entrepreneurship Programs, Management

(305) 284-8586
Jenkins 414L

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Firm Dynamics

Selected Publications

Makri, M. & Gomez-Mejia, L.R., 2001. Rewarding Executives. In  R. Silzer (ed.) The 21st Century Executive: Innovative Practices for Building Leadership at the Top (pp. 200-226). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Makri, M., & Gomez-Mejia, L.R.  2007.  Executive compensation; Something old, something new.  In S. Werner (ed.) Managing Human Resources in North America: Current Issues and Perspectives (pp. 158-170).  London, U.K.: Routledge.

Makri, M. 2010. Reconceptualizing Relatedness in R&D: A Knowledge-based View. ISBN 978-3-639-24872-2.

Hitt, M., King, D. Krishnan, H., Makri, M., Schijven, M. , K., & Shu, K 2012.  Creating Value Through Mergers and Acquisitions. Challenges and Opportunities In S. Teerikangas (ed.) The Handbook of M&A Research. Oxford University Press (Chapter 4).

Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Larraza, M. & Makri, M., 2003. The determinants of executive compensation in family controlled public corporations. Academy of Management Journal, v46 (2): 226-239.

Makri, M., Lane, P.J., & Gomez-Mejia, L. 2006. CEO Incentives, innovation, and performance in technology-intensive firms. Strategic Management Journal, v27 (11): 1057-1080.

Geiger, S. & Makri, M. 2006. The role of organizational slack in science search.  Journal of High Technology Management Research. v17 (1): 97-124.

Makri M., & Lane, P.J. 2007. Responding to technological maturity: A socio-cognitive model of science and innovation in technological communities. Journal of High Technology Management Research. v18 (1): 1-28.

Makri M., & Lane, P.J. 2007. A search theoretic model of productivity, science and innovation. R&D Management.v37 (4): 303-317.

Berrone, P., Makri, M., & Gomez-Mejia, L.R. 2008. Executive pay in high-technology firms: A contextual approach. International Journal of Human Resource Management. v19(8): 1534-1552.

Jones, C., Makri, M. & Gomez-Mejia, L.R. 2008. Affiliate directors and perceived risk bearing in publicly traded, family-controlled firms: The case of diversification. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. v32 (6): 1007-1026.

Makri, M., & Scandura, T. 2010. Exploring the effects of creative CEO leadership on innovation in high-technology firms. Leadership Quarterly. Vol. 21, Iss. 1; p. 75.

Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Makri, M. & Larraza, M. 2010. Diversification decisions in family controlled firms. Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 47, Iss. 2; p. 223.

Makri, M., Hitt, M. & Lane, P. J. 2010. Complementary technologies, knowledge relatedness and innovation outcomes in high-technology M&As. Strategic Management Journal. Vol. 31, Iss. 6; p. 602

Washburn, N. T., Gomez-Mejia, L. R. , Makri, M., & Martin, G. 2013.Not all risks are equal: Causes and consequences of desire versus efficacy motivated executive risk taking. Journal of Human Resource Management, Special Issue on Corporate Governance: An International Review. Forthcoming.

Campbell, J., Gomez-Mejia, L., Hoskisson, R., Martin, G., Makri, M. & Sirmon, D. 2013. Socioemotional Wealth as a Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments with the Behavioral Agency Model. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Forthcoming.


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2003
  • M.A., University of South Florida, 1996
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 1996

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