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Kisha Lashley

Associate Professor
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 328
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., Business Management, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Vanderbilt University
B.S., Berea College

Professor Lashley’s research lies at the intersection of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and organizational theory. She is interested in questions related to organizational social evaluations such as legitimacy, stigma, reputation and status, and uses mixed methods to explore those questions. Her work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly.

Professor Lashley has taught courses in strategic management and entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level. Before her academic career, she worked for several years coordinating buyer-supplier relationships between major corporations and their small suppliers. She also has start-up experience.

COMM 3010: Strategy and Systems
Credits: 4
Provides an overview of a business from both a strategic process perspective and as a system and introduces a broad conceptual framework. The remaining ICE sessions provide more specific concepts and techniques. A current business, as well as cases and lecture, is used to develop the framework. Topics include the transformation of business, the role of the general manager, systems thinking and process management, strategic thinking and information systems, global strategy and culture, organizational architecture, information architecture, and the value chain. Prerequisite: Third-year Commerce standing.
COMM 3040: Strategic Value Creation
Credits: 5
Provides an overview of corporate & global strategy, introducing frameworks for valuing companies, assessing the impact of strategic initiatives on firm value, & understanding corporate communication strategies & techniques. Topics include corporate governance, diversification, mergers & acquisitions, alliances, international market entries, DCF & relative valuation methods, corporate reputation management, investor & media relations.