Katalin Takacs-Haynes

Associate Professor of Management,
Associate Faculty Director for MBA Programs

Department: Business Administration
Campus Address: 214 Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1444


Katalin Takacs Haynes is an associate professor of strategic management at the A. Lerner College of Business and Economics at University of Delaware. Her research interests include corporate governance and institutions. She studies board composition and executive compensation, their relationship to the institutional context, as well as forces shaping the informal economy. Some of Katalin Takacs Haynes¹s research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies. Katalin Takacs Haynes graduated from Arizona State University and was a faculty member at Texas A&M University's Mays School of Business prior her appointment at the University of Delaware.


  • Ph. D. in Management, Arizona State University, 2007.
  • MBA – Masters of International Management Dual Degree, Arizona State University, and Thunderbird, the American School of International Management, 2000
  • MA, English and French, Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
  • BA, English and French, Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. 
  • Curriculum Vitae



Takacs Haynes, K., Hitt, M. A., Josefy, M. (Forthcoming). Tipping points: How self-interest turns into greed, or altruism. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.  

Takacs-Haynes, K., Hitt, M.A. & Campbell, J. T. 2015. The dark side of leadership: Toward a  mid-range theory of hubris and greed in entrepreneurial contexts. In press at Journal of Management Studies


Takacs-Haynes, K. & Ireland, D. 2014. Social construction of boundaries  of the official and unofficial economies. In press at Oxford Research Review

Takacs Haynes, K. 2014. Something old, something new: Culture and CEO compensation revisited. American Journal of Business,Vol. 27(1): 5-25.

Takacs Haynes, K. Campbell, J. & Hitt, M. A. 2014. When more is not enough: Executive greed and its influence on shareholder wealth. In press at Journal of Management,DOI, 0149206 314 535 444 first published online June 4th, 2014, subject of Washington Post article on June 17th, 2014.


Connelly, B.L., Haynes, K., Tihanyi, L., Gamache, D., & Devers, C. 2013. Minding the gap: Antecedents and consequences of top management-to-worker pay dispersion. Journal of Management, DOI: 0149206313503015 first published online October 10th, 2013.


Boyd, B. K., Takacs Haynes, K., Hitt, M., Ketchen, D. & Bergh, D. 2012. Contingency hypotheses in strategic management research: Use, disuse, or misuse? Journal of Management, 38: (1) 278-313.


Boyd, B. K., Takacs Haynes, K. & Zona, F. 2011. Dimensions of CEO-board relations. Journal of Management Studies. 48: (8): 1467-1923. Top Ten download on SSRN: History of Management Theory and Practice; SSRN Strategy and Microeconomic Policy eJournals.


Takacs Haynes K. & Hillman, A.  2010. Board capital, strategic change and CEO power. Strategic Management Journal, 31(11), 1145-1163.

Hitt, M. A., Takacs Haynes, K. & Serpa, R. 2010. Strategic leadership in the twenty-first century. Business Horizons, 53(5), 437-453. Top Ten download in SSRN categories or eJournals: ORG: Strategic Leadership Models; Corporate Law: Corporate and Takeover Law; Social Responsibility of Business; Organizations and Markets; Management and Innovation.


Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Takacs Haynes, K., Nunez-Nickel, M., Jacobson, K. J. L. and Moyano-Fuentes, J. 2007. Socioemotional wealth and business risks in family-controlled firms: evidence from Spanish olive mills, Administrative Science Quarterly, 52(1), 106-137.

Awards & Honors


  • 2013 Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Impact Award for Gomez-Mejia, Takacs Haynes, Nunez-Nickel, Jacobson, and Moyano-Fuentes, J. , ASQ, 2007. 
  • 2013 Greif Research Impact Award, Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California for Gomez-Mejia, Takacs Haynes, Nunez-Nickel, Jacobson, and Moyano-Fuentes, J. , ASQ, 2007
  • 2014 General University Research Grant, University of Delaware
  • 2014 Department of Business Administration Outstanding Scholarship Award
  • 2014 American Journal of Business Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • 2014 Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • 2015 Lerner College Outstanding Junior Faculty Award


  • 2013 MBA Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in the MBA Program of the Lerner College of Business and Economics


University of Delaware

BUAD 890 Corporate Strategy - Executive MBA

BUAD 890 Corporate Strategy – MBA Program

BUAD 841 Managing the Global Enterprise - Masters Program

BUAD 441 Strategic Management- Undergraduate Program                                   


Texas A&M University, Mays Business School

Strategic Management – Undergraduate Program                 

Business and Corporate Strategy – Graduate Program                                       

Strategic Entrepreneurship – Doctoral Seminar (Co-instructor)                          

International Management – UG and Honors Program


Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business          

International Management  - Undergraduate Program                   

Organizational Leadership and Management – Undergraduate Program

Strategic Leadership – Undergraduate Program                                            

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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