Luis Gomez-Mejia

Regents Professor
TEMPE Campus


Luis Gomez-Mejia returns to Arizona State University, where he taught for two decades before joining Texas A&M University and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his first appointment with ASU, Gomez-Mejia taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A highly cited scholar, his research focuses on the relationships of international management, strategic management, executive compensation, and family businesses.

One of the most published authors among the "big eight" management journals, he has published over 200 articles in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly, among others. Prior to entering academia, Gomez-Mejia worked for eight years in human resources for the city of Minneapolis and Data Control Corp. He has also served as a consultant to numerous organizatons including IBM Corp., DuPont, and Honeywell International Inc. In 2015, he was selected to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list, ranking in the top one percent of researchers in economics and business worldwide.  


  • PhD  University of Minnesota, 1981
  • MS  University of Minnesota, 1974
  • BS  University of Minnesota, 1971
  • AS  Miami-Dade Jr. College, 1970

Research Interests

  • Family Firms and Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Compensation 
  • Corporate Governance
  • Human Resource Management Strategies
  • International Management Strategy
  • Cross-Cultural Management


  • Gómez-Mejia, L.R., Sanchez, G., & Berrone, P. (forthcoming). "Compensation: A general management approach." Uppersaddle River, N.J.; Pearson/Prentice-Hall (est. 450 pages).
  • Gómez-Mejia, L.R., Berrone, P., & Franco, M. (Forthcoming). "Governance, directors, and executive pay." M.E. Sharpe, Inc. (est. 400 pages).
  • Zahra, S., Gómez-Mejia, L.R., DeCastro, J., & Cruz, C. (Forthcoming). "Family business governance: What we know and what we have yet to learn." Annals of the Academy of Management.

Research Activity

  • Gomez-Mejia,Luis R*. MANAGEMENT COUNSELING TO SMALL BUSINESS. SBA(12/1/1991 - 11/30/1992).
  • Gomez-Mejia,Luis R*. MGMT COUNSELING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESS. SBA(12/14/1989 - 12/13/1990).


  • Awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by unanimous vote at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 2008
  • 2008 Faculty Research Award, W. P. Carey College of Business, Arizona State University
  • Appointed as Regents Professor at Arizona State University in 2004



  • Iberoamerican Academy of Management, 1998-2007
  • Human Resource Division, Academy of Management, 1999-2000

Board of Governors

  • Academy of Management, 1997-2000


  • Journal of International Business Studies

Personnel Psychology

  • Academy of Management Review

Editor and Founder

  • Journal of High Technology Management and Research

Work History

Arizona State University: 1989-present. Previous Appointments: Instituto de Empresa, University of Colorado, University of Florida, Mankato State University.


  • Green Giant Corporation
  • Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association
  • City of Minneapolis
  • State of Minnesota

Industry Positions

  • Manager, International Reception Center, University of Minnesota, 1970-1971
  • Personnel Analyst, City of Minneapolis, 1972-1976
  • Senior Management Consultant (full-time in-house consultant), Control Data Corporation, Corporate Headquarters, 1975-1981