Bruce Lamont

Department Chair, Jim Moran Eminent Scholar in Business Administration and Director of Research, Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
 Bruce Lamont
139 RBB and 305 RBA
Academic Specialty
Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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

Areas of Expertise

Mergers and Acquisitions
Knowledge transfer and innovation
Strategic Leadership 

Dr. Bruce T. Lamont is the Department Chair and Jim Moran Eminent Scholar in Business Administration in the Department of Management at Florida State University’s College of Business. He also serves as the director of Research at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. 

Lamont’s current research addresses the effective management of acquisition integration processes, knowledge investments and novel applications of theory to the African context. His research has been published in such outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management and Strategic Management Journal. He currently serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Management Studies and Strategic Management Journal and as senior associate editor of the Africa Journal of Management. Lamont also has served on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management, on the executive and research Committees of the Business Policy and 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 Societ, and the Board of Governors of the Southern Management Association. Lamont also has been elected as a fellow of the Southern Management Association. 

Lamont received his bachelor’s 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


Zorn, M., Sexton, J., Bhussar, M. & Lamont, B.  In press.  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.  In press. 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., Lamont, B., Reus, T., and Faifman, L. 2015. Mergers & Acquisitions in Africa.  Africa Journal of Management, 1: 137-171.

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

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