Jerry Davis is the Wilbur K. Pierpoint Collegiate Professor of Management, a professor of sociology and director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan.
Davis’ research is broadly concerned with corporate governance and the effects of finance on society. Recent writings examine why companies choose the kinds of directors they do and what effect they have; changes in the ownership and control of US firms; and the effects of social networks and the influence of social responsiblilty movement.
He wrote the book Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (2009). Davis received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
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