Firm performance

Speak to Focus on the Influence of CEO Cognition on Company Performance – The Brock News

When it comes to business performance, research shows that CEOs play a dominant role.

This week’s Goodman School of Business Luncheon Speaker Series event will discuss how business performance is not only influenced by the mental outlook and representations of CEOs, but also by industry conditions.

Shavin Malhotra, professor of strategy at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo, will present his findings on this topic on Friday, January 28 during his talk titled “A Blessing and a Curse: How CEO Cognitive Complexity Influences Firm Performance “.

Shavin Malhotra is Professor of Strategy and Conrad Excellence Chair at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo.

The webinar will examine how limited or dynamic CEO constructs affect business performance under various industry conditions.

Malhotra also holds the Conrad Chair of Excellence at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Her research focuses primarily on strategic leadership, business strategy and performance, and gender diversity in management teams. His work has been featured in the harvard business review and the the wall street journal, alongside leading management journals, and received seven Best Paper Awards.

The Goodman Lecture Series provides Goodman faculty, staff, and students with an informal opportunity to listen and virtually discuss recent advances in research, teaching, and practice with business colleagues.

The Malhotra conference will take place virtually from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and can RSVP to receive a link to the session by emailing Crystal Li at