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Associate Professor, Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership, Bournemouth University

Donald Nordberg is engaged in his third career, this time as an academic. He is Associate Professor of Strategy and Corporate Governance at Bournemouth University and Visiting Professor of Journalism at City University in London.

For many years Don was a news correspondent and editorial executive at Reuters, living in Germany, Switzerland, the United States and the UK and working on assignment in many countries around world. As Financial Editor, he led development of news services designed for financial institutions, before becoming News Editor for the Western hemisphere and Vice President of Reuters America.

His business career involved strategy consulting work for companies including United Business Media, Dow Jones, Hemscott and National Westminster Bank. He also served for several years as Director of Strategy for RAW Communications, an investor relations consultancy and webcasting firm, until its acquisition by Thomson Corp. in 2004.

Don then became an academic, teaching strategic management, corporate governance and international business. He was for several years on the staff of Westminster Business School and London Metropolitan Business School, and has lectured at the French business school Escem. His principal research interest is in corporate governance and strategic leadership, where he has been examining the role of codes of conduct on the work of boards of directors.

He is author of the book Corporate Governance: Principles & Issues (Sage Publications, 2011), various journal articles and book chapters. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal Management Decision.

A native of Chicago, he studied at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, an MBA from Warwick Business School, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool Management School.


  • –present
    Corporate governance and strategic leadership, University of Bournemouth


    University of Liverpool, PhD
    University of Warwick, MBA with Distinction
    University of Illinois, BA, MA


  • 2013
    Creating better boards through codification: Possibilities and limitations in UK corporate governance, 1992-2010, Business History, 55(3), 348-374. doi: 10.1080/00076791.2012.712964
  • 2012
    Rules of the game: whose value is served when the board fires the owners?, Business Ethics: A European Review, 21(3), 298-309. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2012.01653.x
  • 2012
    Return of the State? The G20, the Financial Crisis and Power in the World Economy, Review of Political Economy, 24(2), 289-302. doi: 10.1080/09538259.2012.664340
  • 2011
    Corporate Governance: Principles & Issues, Sage Publications
  • 2010
    Disagreeing about the climate, Business & Society, 49(3), 548-557. doi: 10.1177/0007650310368948
  • 2010
    Unfettered Agents? The Role of Ethics in Corporate Governance, In H. K. Baker & R. Anderson (Eds.), Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 175-191). New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • 2010
    The Politics of Shareholder Activism, In H. K. Baker & R. Anderson (Eds.), Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 409-425). New York: John Wiley & Sons
  • 2008
    Waste Makes Haste: Sarbanes-Oxley, Competitiveness and the Subprime Crisis, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 16(4), 365-383. doi: 10.1108/13581980810918422
  • 2008
    The Ethics of Corporate Governance, Journal of General Management, 33(6), 35-52


Visiting Professor of Journalism, City University London