Krista Lewellyn, Ph.D.

MBA Program Director
Associate Professor of Management

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Krista Lewellyn

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Dr. Krista Lewellyn is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College. She teaches the capstone undergraduate senior seminar and the MBA capstone strategic management courses. Krista’s teaching philosophy is based on a belief that knowledge gained through active and engaged learning will prepare students to function as highly skilled and competent managers across a scope of functions and industries. Dr. Lewellyn encourages students to tackle problems creatively, which helps them learn to think outside conventional boundaries and to seek the deeper meaning of concepts These skills have been found to be important for business innovation as well as managerial success.

Before joining FSC, she was a faculty member at University of Wyoming’s College of Business. Prior to her academic career, she spent several years as a senior manager for a Global Fortune 500 company. Krista’s previous corporate career gives her a deep understanding and respect for the immense challenges managers face in today’s global competitive arena. This provides sincerity to the learning experiences she provides in the classroom and the questions she explores in her research.


Ph.D., Business Administration, Finance, Old Dominion University to Ph.D., Business Administration, Strategy, Old Dominion University
M.B.A., Corporate Finance, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordan University
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University

Honors and Awards

  • Academy of International Business Annual Conference Best Reviewer Award – 2019
  • Journal of World Business Best Reviewer Award – 2017
  • University of Wyoming Governor Geringer Young Scholar Award – 2017 to 2018
  • Recipient of The Academy of Management International Management Division 2016 Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management Best Paper in International Ethics, Social Responsibility, and/or Sustainability
  • University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies – School of Energy Resources Nielson Research Excellence Award - 2016
  • Recipient of GLOBE Robert J. House Research Paper Award - Highly Commended status - 2015
  • University of Wyoming College of Business Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award - 2014 – 2015
  • University of Wyoming College of Business Advisory Board Faculty Excellence Award - 2013-2014
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review Best Reviewer Award - 2013
  • Most Distinguished Old Dominion University Management Doctoral Student - 2012
  • Marvin and Marilyn Simon Fellows Endowed 2011 – 2012 Scholarship
  • Theodore F. and Constance C. Constant2010 – 2011 Fellowship

Publications and Exhibitions

Lewellyn, K.B. & Muller-Kahle, M.I.  Forthcoming. The corporate board glass ceiling: the role of empowerment and culture in shaping board gender diversity. Journal of Business Ethics
Lewellyn, K. (2018). Gold for now and the golden years: Effects of CEO stock options and retirement pay on cross-border acquisitions. Journal of Strategy and Management, 11(3), 306-327.
Lewellyn, K. B. (2018). Income inequality, entrepreneurial activity, and national business systems: A configurational analysis. Business & Society, 57(6), 1114-1149.
Schiehll, E., Lewellyn, K. B., & Muller-Kahle, M. I. (2018). Pilot, Pivot and advisory boards: the role of governance configurations in innovation commitment. Organization Studies, 39(10), 1449-1472.
Lewellyn, K. & Bao, R. (2017). The Role of National Culture and Corruption on Managing Earnings around the World. Journal of World Business, 52, 798-808.
Zattoni, A., Witt, M., Judge, W., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J., Lewellyn, K., Hu H., Gabrielsson, J., Rivasi, J., Puffer, S., Shuklak, D. Lopez, F., Emmanuelm, A., Fassin, Y., Yamako, S., Fainshmidt, S., van Ees, H. (2017). Does board independence influence financial performance in IPO firms? The moderating role of the national business system. Journal of World Business, 52, 628 – 639.
Bao, R. & Lewellyn, K.B. (2017). Corporate governance and earnings management in emerging markets – an institutionalized agency perspective. International Business Review, 26, 828 – 838.
Lewellyn, & Fainshmidt, S. (2017). Effectiveness of CEO power bundles and discretion context: Unpacking the ‘fuzziness’ of the CEO duality puzzle. Organization Studies, 38(11), 1603-1624.
Lewellyn, K.B., Judge, W.Q., & Smith, A. (2017). Exploring the questionable academic practice of conference paper double dipping. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 16, 217 – 230.
Bao, R. & Lewellyn, K. (2017). Corruption in China – A review. Modern China Studies, 24
Lewellyn, K.B. & Muller-Kahle, M. (2016). Configurational effects of board monitoring and the institutional environment on CEO compensation: A fuzzy set analysis. Journal of Management and Governance, 20, 729 -757.
Lewellyn, K.B. & Muller-Kahle, M. (2016). A configurational approach to understanding gender differences in entrepreneurial activity: A fuzzy set analysis of 40 countries.  International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 12, 767 – 790.
Lewellyn, K.B. & Bao, R. (2015). R&D investment in the global paper products industry: A behavioral theory of the firm and national culture perspective.  Journal of International Management, 21, 1-17.
Judge, W. & Witt, M., Zattoni, A., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J., Lewellyn, K., Kohli, N., Hu, H., Shukla, D., Bell, G. Gabrielsson, J., Lopez, F., Yamak, S., Fassin, Y., McCarthy, D., Rivas, J., Fainshmidt, S., van Ees, H. (2015). Corporate governance and IPO underpricing in a cross-national sample: A multi-level knowledge-based view, Strategic Management Journal, 36, 1174 – 1185.
Lewellyn, K.B. & Bao, R. (2014). A Cross-national investigation of IPO activity: The role of formal institutions and national culture, International Business Review, 23, 1167 – 1178.
Lewellyn, K.B.  & Muller-Kahle, M. (2012). CEO power and risk taking: Evidence from the subprime lending industry. Corporate Governance: An International Review – 20, 289 - 307.
Muller-Kahle, M. & Lewellyn, K.B., (2011). Did board configuration matter? The case of US subprime lender. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 19(5): 405 – 417. 2011