Bruce Lamont

Department Chair and Jim Moran Eminent Scholar of Business Administration
 Bruce Lamont
Academic Specialty
Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BSBA, Rutgers University

Areas of Expertise

Mergers and Acquisitions
International Business

Bruce T. Lamont is the Jim Moran Eminent Scholar of Business Administration and Chairperson of the Department of Management in the College of Business at Florida State University.

Lamont's research has been published in such outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Management Journal. He currently serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Management Studies and Strategic Management Journaland as Editor-in-Chief of the Africa Journal of Management. He has also served on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management, the Executive and Research Committees of the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, as a Representative-At-Large for both the Strategy Process Interest Group and the Corporate Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, and the Board of Directors of the Southern Management Association. Lamont has also been elected as a Fellow of the Southern Management Association and served as Dean of the SMA Fellows. He has also served as a US Fulbright Scholar to Ireland. His current research addresses the effective management of acquisition integration processes, knowledge investments, international business, and novel applications and extensions of theory to the African context.

Lamont received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Selected Published Research

Sutton, T., Devine, R., Lamont, B., & Holmes, R.M. 2021. Resource dependence, uncertainty, and the allocation of corporate political contributions across multiple jurisdictions. Academy of Management Journal.

DeGhetto, K., Lamont, B. & Holmes, M.  2020. Safety Risk and international investment decisions. Journal of World Business.

Zorn, M., Sexton, J., Bhussar, M. & Lamont, B.  2019. Unfinished business:  Nested acquisitions, managerial capacity, and firm performance. Journal of Management.

Ellis, K., Lamont, B., Holmes, M., Ro, S., Faifman, L., DeGhetto, K. and Parola, H. 2018. Institutional determinants of ownership positions of foreign acquirers in Africa. Global Strategy Journal.

Reus, T., Lamont, B. and Ellis, K. 2016. The darker side of knowledge transfer following international acquisitions, Strategic Management Journal, 37: 932-934.

Ellis, K., Reus, T., Lamont, B., and Ranft. A. 2011. Transfer effects in large acquisitions: How size-specific experience matters, Academy of Management Journal, 54: 1261-1276.

Reus, T. and Lamont, B. 2009. The double-edged sword of cultural distance in international acquisitions, Journal of International Business Studies, 40: 1298-1316.

Reus, T., Ranft, A., Lamont, B., and Adams, G. 2009. An interpretive systems view of knowledge investments, Academy of Management Review, 34: 382-400.

Ellis, K. , Reus, T, and Lamont, B. 2009. The effects of procedural and informational justice in the integration of related acquisitions, Strategic Management Journal, 30: 137-161.

Honors and Awards

Hunt Sustained Outstanding Service Award, Southern Management Association

Distinguished Faculty Research Award, College of Business, Florida State

Dean of the SMA Fellows, Southern Management Association

Fulbright Award, Dublin City University Business School, Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Florida State University

William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award, McKnight Foundation

Gold Key Outstanding Faculty Award, Florida State University

SMA Fellow, Southern Management Association