Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Mark Kroll

Visiting Professor

Division of Strategy, Management and Organisation
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Email: MJKROLL@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6790 6016
Office: S3-01C-84

Education
  • PhD Mississippi State University 1983
  • MBA Sam Houston State University 1979
  • BBA Sam Houston State University 1977
Biography
Mark Kroll is a visiting professor in the Division of Strategy, Management & Organization in the Nanyang Business School. He is on leave from Louisiana Tech University where he holds the position of Maurice Tatum Endowed Professor of Business and Head of the Management & Information Systems Department. He holds a D.B.A. in Strategic Management from Mississippi State University. His research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, executive incentives and risk taking, and merger and acquisition effectiveness. His work has appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.
Research Interests
Dr. Kroll's research focuses primarily upon the impact various corporate governance mechanisms have on firm outcomes, such as the effectiveness of acquisitions made, and ultimately the impact governance mechanism have on firm performance. His work in the area of corporate governance includes work related to various boards of directors configurations and the characteristics of board members, executive rewards schemes designed to align executives' interests with those of shareholders, and the governance of young, entrepreneurial firms having recently gone public. Most of his work employs secondary data sources, and deals almost exclusively with publicly-traded firms.

His most recent work focuses on the social position and standing of boards of directors members and the impact that standing has on the board members' willingness and ability to monitor and discipline senior management. Additionally, Dr. Kroll is working on projects related to corporate governance practices of publicly-held firms in the PRC.
Selected Publications
  • Bruce A. Walters Mark Kroll Peter Wright. (2008). CEO ownership and board of directors effectiveness: The impact of vigilance and human capital on informed monitoring. Strategic Organization, 6(3), 3-18.

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