Texas Tech University

Michael Hitt

Michael Hitt

Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar



  • PhD, University of Colorado
  • MBA, Texas Tech University
  • BBA, Texas Tech University


Michael Hitt is a university distinguished professor emeritus and a professor emeritus of management at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. Michael received his PhD from the University of Colorado. 

He has co-authored or co-edited 26 books and authored or co-authored many journal articles. A recent article listed him as one of the ten most-cited authors in management over a 25-year period. The Times Higher Education in 2010 listed him among the top scholars in economics, finance, and management based on the number of highly cited articles he has authored. A recent article in the Academy of Management Perspectives lists him as one of the top two management scholars in terms of the combined impact of his work both inside (i.e., citations in scholarly journals) and outside of academia. He has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals and is a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal and a former co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Oxford Research Reviews-Business and Management which publishes scholarly monographs. He received the 1996 Award for Outstanding Academic Contributions to Competitiveness and the 1999 Award for Outstanding Intellectual Contributions to Competitiveness Research from the American Society for Competitiveness. 

He is a fellow in the Academy of Management and in the Strategic Management Society, a research fellow in the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and received an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is a former president of both the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society and a member of the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame. He received awards for the best article published in the Academy of Management Executive (1999), Academy of Management Journal (2000), the Journal of Management (2006), and the Family Business Review (2012). In 2001, he received the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Management. In 2004, Dr. Hitt was awarded the Best Paper Prize by the Strategic Management Society. In 2006, he received the Falcone Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award from Syracuse University. In 2014 and 2015, Dr. Hitt was listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (a listing of the world’s most influential researchers) and he was also listed as one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (a listing of the top-cited researchers in science around the globe).