Jordan Siegel

Jordan Siegel

  • Professor of Strategy
  • Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Education
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A. Yale University
  • M.A. Yale University

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-4491
Email
Room
R6374
Research

Jordan Siegel is a Professor of Strategy at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.  Professor Siegel is also a Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute and an Associate-in-Research at the Harvard Korea Institute of the Harvard Asia Center.

Professor Siegel specializes in the study of how companies gain competitive advantage through their global strategy.   Professor Siegel finds that there are numerous opportunities for companies to attain superior sustainable corporate performance through creative strategies for corporate governance and human resource management.    

A set of studies written by Professor Siegel explores how companies borrow, leverage, and arbitrage institutions across borders as a means of attaining long-term competitive advantage. By institutions Professor Siegel refers to the formal and informal rules of the game that affect companies’ competitive behavior and resource access. Formal institutions include corporate, securities, and bankruptcy law; informal institutions include a society’s cultural stance toward meritocracy and egalitarianism. (While a thorough list of rules of the game might be near-infinite, Professor Siegel concentrates on those that directly affect governance of companies.) The main idea is that companies—even single-country-focused companies—exhibit a surprising ability to attain competitive advantage via their choices of other countries’ institutions.

Another set of studies written by Professor Siegel and his coauthors shows that companies can make their approach to the labor market a core component of their competitive advantage.  The goal has been to examine whether the hiring and promotion of female managers leads to improved corporate performance, whether foreign multinationals disproportionately engage in the hiring and promotion of female managers, and whether foreign multinationals act differently in the hiring and promotion of senior female managers in Japan and South Korea compared to what they do at home.  Overall, the results show that foreign multinationals have been the most active in both Japan and South Korea in exploiting the social bias and hiring and promoting women to senior management positions. Professor Siegel and his coauthors argue based on panel analysis with company fixed effects, and based on systematically ruling out alternative explanations, that the aggressive application of this outsider’s advantage has led to demonstrable improvements in performance over time for foreign multinationals in Japan and South Korea. Moreover, this source of competitive advantage is not short-lived, but appears to be as much as a decade-long opportunity.

Professor Siegel’s work has been published in Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Comparative Economics, and the Journal of Economic Literature.

Executive Leadership

Jordan Siegel is a Professor of Strategy at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.  Professor Siegel is also a Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute and an Associate-in-Research at the Harvard Korea Institute of the Harvard Asia Center.

Professor Siegel specializes in the study of how companies gain competitive advantage through their global strategy. Professor Siegel's research focuses on how firms can borrow foreign institutions as a means of substituting for weak governance institutions at home, on how labor market institutions impact the design and success of global business strategies, and on how culture impacts the decision of where to locate foreign direct investments. In the course of this research, Professor Siegel has done extensive fieldwork in Latin America and East Asia.

Professor Siegel’s work has been published in Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Comparative Economics, and the Journal of Economic Literature.

A Recentering Approach for Interpreting Interaction Effects From Logit, Probit, and Other Nonlinear Models

Authors
Jeong, Yujin, Jordan I. Siegel, Sophie Yu-Pu Chen, and Whitney Newey
Published Date
2020

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
41
Issue: 
11
Pages: 
2072-2091

How Important Is Regional vs. Global Strategy? An Examination of U.S. Multinationals

Authors
Jeong, Yujin, and Jordan I. Siegel.
Published Date
2020

Source

Journal of International Business Studies
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
7
Pages: 
1142-1160

Mis-Accounting for Endogeneity: Heckman’s Two-Step Method Without An Instrument

Authors
Wolfolds, Sarah, and Jordan I. Siegel.
Published Date
04/2019

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
432-462

Multinational Firms, Labor Market Discrimination, and the Capture of Outsider’s Advantage by Exploiting the Social Divide

Authors
Siegel, J, Pyun L, Cheon, BY
Published Date
2019

Source

Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 
64
Issue: 
370
Pages: 
397

Falling High Status and Corporate Bribery: Evidence from the Revealed Accounting Records of Two South Korean Presidents

Authors
Jeong, Yujin, and Jordan I. Siegel
Published Date
2018

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
39
Pages: 
1083-1111

What Makes the Bonding Stick? A Natural Experiment Involving the U.S. Supreme Court and Cross-Listed Firms

Authors
Licht, Amir, Christopher Poliquin, Jordan I. Siegel, and Xi Li,
Published Date
2018

Source

Journal of Financial Economics
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
129
Pages: 
329-356
Authors
Jordan I. Siegel and Prithwiraj Choudhury
Published Date
06/2012

Source

The Review of Financial Studies (RFS)
Volume: 
25
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
1763-1798
Authors
Jordan I. Siegel, Amir N. Licht and Shalom H. Schwartz
Published Date
09/2012

Source

Organization Science
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
1-21

The Small Worlds of Business Groups: Liberalization and Network Dynamics

Authors
Brookfield, Jon, Sea-Jin Chang, Israel Drori, Shmuel Ellis, Sérgio G. Lazzarini, Jordan I. Siegel, and Juan Pablo von Bernath Bardina
Published Date
2012

Source

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1
Authors
Jordan I. Siegel, Amir N. Licht and Shalom H. Schwartz
Published Date
12/2011

Source

Journal of Financial Economics
Volume: 
102
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
1-22
Authors
Jordan I. Siegel
Published Date
09/2011

Source

Journal of International Business Studies
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
7
Pages: 
1171-1191
Authors
Mark J. Roe and Jordan I. Siegel
Published Date
09/2011

Source

Journal of Comparative Economics
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
279-309
Authors
Mark J. Roe and Jordan I. Siegel
Published Date
09/2009

Source

Journal of Economic Literature
Volume: 
47
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
781-800
Authors
Jordan I. Siegel and Barbara Zepp Larson
Published Date
09/2009

Source

Management Science
Volume: 
55
Issue: 
9
Pages: 
1527-1546
Authors
Jordan I. Siegel
Published Date
12/2007

Source

Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
621-666

Comment

Authors
Siegel, J
Published Date
2006

Source

A History of Corporate Governance around the World: Family Business Groups to Professional Managers
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1

Social Dimensions of Entrepreneurship

Authors
Licht, Amir N., and Jordan I. Siegel
Published Date
2006

Source

Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1
Authors
Jordan I. Siegel
Published Date
02/2005

Source

Journal of Financial Economics
Volume: 
75
Issue: 
02
Pages: 
319-359

Measuring the Value of Political Connections after Liberalization: Some Thoughts on Theoretical Constructs and Improved Research Design

Authors
Siegel, J
Published Date
2004

Source

Global Corporate Evolution: Looking Inward or Looking Outward.
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1

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