Ruth Aguilera

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ruth V. Aguilera is an Associate Professor and the Fellow at the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She also holds courtesy appointments at the School of Labor and Employment Relations, the College of Law and the Department of Sociology at Illinois.  She received a Graduate Diploma in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster, a Licenciatura in Economics from the University of Barcelona, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Harvard University.  She has spent considerable time conducting research at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) in Berlin, the Università Luigi Bocconi in Milan, the Juan March Institute in Madrid, and the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI-MITI) in Tokyo, and more recently at Sogang University in Seoul and at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. 


Her research interests fall at the intersection of economic sociology and international business, specifically in the fields of comparative corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Her research has been published in scholarly journal such as Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Academy of Management Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, British Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Corporate Governance: International Review, Economic Sociology, European Sociological Review, International Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Science, and Organization Studies, as well as in several conference proceedings and numerous book chapters. She is also the co-editor with Michal Federowicz of the book Corporate Governance in a Changing Economic and Political Environment: Trajectories of Institutional Change (Palgrave McMillan, 2004), in which Eastern and Western European corporate governance systems are compared. Dr. Aguilera currently serves as a member of an Associate Editor of Corporate Governance: International Review and is a member of the Editorial Boards of the following peer reviewed top tier journals: Academy of Management Perspectives, Administrative Science Quarterly, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, Organization Studies and Strategic Management Journal.  She also serves in the board of IMDEA Social Sciences (Madrid) and CSR IMPACT Project (Brussels). 


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