Jeffrey P. Shay Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Jeffrey P. Shay

Hopkins House 202
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Shay joined the W&L faculty in July 2009 as the Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Prior to coming to W&L, he was the Poe Professor of Entrepreneurship and taught entrepreneurship, international business, and strategic management for ten years at the University of Montana. He received seven teaching awards and two service awards at the University of Montana. He has also taught courses at London School of Economics, Peking University, Cornell University, and University of Brescia in the areas of strategic management, cross-cultural management, entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior, international business, and human resource management.

Dr. Shay has been an invited speaker at the Swedish Trade Council, Pennsylvania State's Executive MBA Program, the F. W. Olin School of Business (Babson Graduate School of Management), the Johnson School of Business (Cornell University Graduate School of Business), and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition, he has been involved with executive training for Hyundai Corporation, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and the American Express Travel Group. 
Dr. Shay was recognized in March 2006 as one of the Western Academy of Management's Ascendant Scholars, an award given to scholars who make an early and significant impact on their field. Dr. Shay's research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, International Journal of Cross-cultural Management, Long Range Planning, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of International Management, Case Research Journal, Journal of Management Education, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, and International Journal of Organizational Analysis. In addition, he has presented his research and received best paper awards at Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, and the North American Case Research Association Conferences. 

Dr. Shay's professional experience includes providing strategic planning, international business planning, and new venture development consulting services through his company, Shay Consulting International. His most recent clients include: Bank of Montana, Bitterroot Resort, Blue Cross - Blue Shield Montana, Benchmark Simulations, PowerWater Beverages, Watson Children Shelter, Montana World Trade Center, Hi-Noon Petroleum, Big Sky Brewing Company, Precision Partners, and the Inland Northwest Space Alliance (NASA). He provides these services in order to keep current with the practical application of what he teaches in his courses. Dr. Shay has over 20 years of consulting experience in these areas.


Ph.D., Cornell University

M.B.A., Babson Graduate School of Business 

B.S., Babson College


Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Strategic Management, and International Business.