Dr. Allen C. Amason Georgia Southern University, USA

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Allen C. Amason is Dean of the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and International Business from the Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina, and served on the faculties of Mississippi State and the University of Georgia,... read morewhere he was Chair of the Management Department. Dr. Amason has published widely in a variety of scholarly outlets, served on the editorial boards of several leading journals, and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Management. He is the author of the popular textbook, Strategic Management: From Theory to Practice, and is a Fellow of the Southern Management Association.

He is also an accomplished teacher and consultant, who has served on the boards of various organizations and done C-suite work on issues related to strategy and strategic decision making with clients including, Exide Technologies, Primewest Energy, the UGA Athletic Association, Rosetta Marketing, Johnson & Johnson, Computer Associates, Novartis, Tenet Healthcare, Schneider Electric, and AMD. He holds a bachelors degree in finance, from Georgia Southern, and, prior to her passing was married for 37 years to his high school sweetheart, and Georgia Southern alumna, Cricket Amason. They have 4 children; the youngest of whom is the subject of his book, Expensive Yanna: An Adoption Story.