Goranova, Maria

Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
DirectorM&I Marshall & Ilsey Center for Business Ethics
Business Advisory Council Faculty Scholar
Ronald E. Pawasarat Faculty Scholar

Dr. Maria Goranova is a Professor of Organizations and Strategic Management in the Lubar College of Business at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Her research examines corporate governance, ownership, and shareholder activism issues in the context of strategic management, and has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, and others. She is co-editor of Shareholder Empowerment: A New Era in Corporate Governance (Palgrave-Macmillan), and currently a guest editor of forthcoming special issue in Corporate Governance: An International Review: “Ownership and Corporate Governance across Institutional Contexts.” Maria serves on the editorial board of Journal of Management, as an editor of CGIR, and was previously associate editor for Business & Society. She teaches courses in strategic management, corporate governance, and research methods at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level. Dr. Goranova received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Syracuse University.


BA600 Management Analysis
BM712 Strategic Management
BA493 Corporate Governance Seminar for Business Scholars
BA918 Research Methods Doctoral Seminar

"I Can Offer..."

I am a corporate governance addict and life-long learner. Happy to offer discussions, workshops, and research opportunities.

A Fun Fact about Maria:

Thanks to my kid who is out of state college student, I get to write with her two agility dogs. They think I am very boring and take naps, but I think I am more creative when I write with them.