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W&L Professor Jeff Shay Named NACRA Fellow

Jeffrey P. Shay, Rupert A. Johnson, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Washington and Lee University, has been named a fellow of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA).

NACRA is a collaborative organization of approximately 500 researchers, case writers and teachers, mostly in the business disciplines, who support each other’s research and writing efforts. The organization has recognized only 30 fellows in its 57-year history. Shay was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of case research, teaching and service to NACRA.

Shay joined the W&L faculty in 2009. Previously, he was the Poe Professor of Entrepreneurship and taught entrepreneurship, international business and strategic management for 10 years at the University of Montana. He received seven teaching awards and two service awards at the University of Montana. He has also taught courses at London School of Economics, Peking University, Cornell University and University of Brescia in the areas of strategic management, cross-cultural management, entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior, international business and human resource management.

Shay has been an invited speaker at the Swedish Trade Council, Pennsylvania State’s Executive MBA Program, the F. W. Olin School of Business (Babson Graduate School of Management), the Johnson School of Business (Cornell University Graduate School of Business) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition, he has been involved with executive training for Hyundai Corp., Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and the American Express Travel Group.

He was recognized in March 2006 as one of the Western Academy of Management’s Ascendant Scholars, an award given to scholars who make an early and significant impact on their field. Shay’s research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, International Journal of Cross-cultural Management, Long Range Planning, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of International Management, Case Research Journal, Journal of Management Education, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly and International Journal of Organizational Analysis. In addition, he has presented his research and received best paper awards at Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management and the North American Case Research Association Conferences.

Shay holds a B.S. from Babson College, an M.B.A. from Babson School of Business and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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