Ibrahim Shaikh

Assistant Professor

PhD (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York)

Management, Faculty of

Singer Hall 346


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Ibrahim Shaikh joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 2015. He teaches courses in strategic management. Before coming to the University of New Brunswick he completed a PhD in Technology Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

His training is in the Organizational-economics tradition and his research interests are in the areas of: Agency-theory, Radical technological innovation, cash holdings, corporate governance, boards, financial strategy, & corporate entrepreneurship. His dissertation draws on Agency-theory to investigate R&D governance in the corporate entrepreneurship context. He has presented his work in over a dozen conferences, and his job market paper was recently published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Dr. Shaikh uses experiential teaching methodologies to teach strategic management, technology strategy, & entrepreneurship at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Previously Dr. Shaikh worked for the FDIC, a major US bank-regulatory agency, and he has interned with the US Department of Commerce. He firmly believes a good research scholar excels in conducting practical and relevant research, experiential teaching, and compassionate service to the profession and community.


Shaikh, I.A, & Peters, L. S. (2015). Importance of Inside Directors in Managing Financial Slack in R&D-intensive Firms. Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2015, No. 1, p. 18214). Academy of Management.

Chari, M. D., & Shaikh, I.A. (2016). Defying Distance? Cross‐Border Acquisitions by Emerging‐Economy Firms. Thunderbird International Business Review. Ahead of Print.

Peters, L.S, O’Connor, G.C & Shaikh, I.A. (2016). An Examination of Organizational Systems used to Sustain Breakthrough Innovation.


Babson 2014: Agency and Strategic Choice Perspectives on the New Venture Board’s Involvement in Breakthrough Innovation Strategy.

EAM 2014: Seeding Corporate Breakthrough Innovation: The Role of the Research University” Published in EAM 2014 proceedings.

AOM 2014: Outside directors, financial slack and R&D Intensity: Addressing the Agency-costs of Overinvestment and Underinvestment.

ACAC 2014/NSF funded: Board composition, financial slack, and firm performance: Critical role of Inside directors in R&D intensive firms.

AOM 2015: Board composition, financial slack and Firm Performance: Critical role of Inside directors in R&D-intensive firms. Published in AOM best paper proceedings.

SMA 2015: Does Board Independence Encourage Profitable Levels of R&D-intensity: Revisiting Agency-theory.

ASB 2015: Motivating Breakthrough Innovation Agency: the governance of the D-N-A typology.

AOM 2016: Inside Directors and Underinvestment of Financial Slack into R&D-intensity.