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Seemantini Pathak

Associate Professor, General Management & Strategy

Ihnatowycz Family Foundation Chair in Leadership

Seemantini Pathak

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  • Strategic Leadership
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizational Learning

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Seemantini Pathak is an Associate Professor of Strategy and the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation Chair in Leadership, with a cross-appointment at the Thompson Center for Engineering Leadership and Innovation. She received her PhD from Arizona State University. Prior to joining Ivey Business School, she was on the faculty at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and the University of Houston, where she taught at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.

Seemantini’s research examines the interplay between strategic leadership and corporate strategy, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. She is also interested in examining character in the context of leadership. Her work has been published in prestigious academic publications such as the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, The Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Business & Society. She also writes for practitioner-oriented journals such as Organizational Dynamics and is on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Management.


  • Cross-Enterprise Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Transformational Leadership for Engineers

Programs Taught

  • HBA


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, USA
  • PGDM, S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India
  • B.E., Chemical Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, India

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Chiu, S-C. S.; Pathak, S.; Hoskisson, R. E.; Johnson, R. A., 2022, "Managerial commitment to the status quo and corporate divestiture: Can power motivate openness to change?", The Leadership Quarterly, June 33(3): 101459 - 101459.
  • Salaiz, A. H.; Evans, K.; Jones, C. D.; Pathak, S., 2022, "CEO-COB prestige distance and change in diversification: Exploring a curvilinear relationship", Leadership Quarterly, June 33(3)
  • Pathak, S.; Sabz, A., 2022, "The impact of advisor status on corporate divestitures and market reactions", Journal of Business Research, May 144: 107 - 121.
  • Evans, K.; Salaiz, A.; Pathak, S.; Vera, D., 2022, "Boards and Corporate Social Performance: The Role of Community Influentials and Interlocks", Business & Society, January 61(1): 225 - 263.
  • Pathak, S.; Samba, C.; Li, M., 2021, "Audit committee diversity and financial restatements", Journal of Management and Governance, September 25(3): 899 - 931.
  • Uzuegbunam, I.; Pathak, S.; Taylor-Bianco, A.; Ofem, B., (Forthcoming), "How cultural tightness interacts with gender in founding teams: Insights from the commercialization of social ventures", Journal of Business Venturing, July 36(4): 106127 - 106127.
  • Evans, K.; Salaiz, A.; Pathak, S.; Vera, D., 2020, "Community Influential Directors and Corporate Social Performance", Business & Society, October 61(1): 225 - 263.
  • Salaiz, A.; Evans, K.; Pathak, S.; Vera, D. V., 2020, "The impact of corporate social responsibility and irresponsibility on firm performance: New insights to an old question", Organizational Dynamics, April 49(2): 100698 - 100698.
  • Pathak, S., 2020, "Firm-advisor ties and financial performance in the context of corporate divestiture", Journal of business research, January 121: 315 - 328.
  • Pathak, S., 2018, "Encouraging Development of a Global Mindset among Students in Online International Management Courses", Journal of teaching in international business, January 29(1): 20 - 48.
  • Shi, W.; Pathak, S.; Song, L. J.; Hoskisson, R. E., 2018, "The adoption of chief diversity officers among S&P 500 firms: Institutional, resource dependence, and upper echelons accounts", Human resource management, January 57(1): 83 - 96.
  • Chiu, S.; Johnson, R. A.; Hoskisson, R. E.; Pathak, S., 2016, "The impact of CEO successor origin on corporate divestiture scale and scope change", The Leadership quarterly, January 27(4): 617 - 633.
  • Banks, M. A.; Vera, D.; Pathak, S.; Ballard, K., 2016, "Stakeholder management as a source of competitive advantage", Organizational dynamics, January 45(1): 18 - 27.

For more publications please see our Research Database


  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • University of Houston

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