Kim S. Cameron

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Kim Sterling Cameron (born 1946) is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He was formerly the dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Early life and education[edit]

He graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah in 1964. He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1970. At BYU, served as Student Body Vice President, was a basketball player, and dated Ann Davies (who later married Mitt Romney).[1]

Career[edit]

After earning a masters at BYU, Cameron became a faculty member at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. He then went on to earn a Master's degree and Ph.D. in administrative sciences from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Cameron has served as Associate Dean of the Marriott School of Management at BYU and as Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

He has written or edited 13 scholarly books and been published in more than 120 academic articles.

He co-founded the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan, and his work in conjunction with the Center was recognized as one of the top 20 high-impact ideas of 2004 by Harvard Business Review.[2]

Among other ideas, Cameron advanced the notion that downsizing is not an effective business strategy.[3] Cameron's latest scholarly work, Positive Leadership, examines the research demonstrating that positive leadership and virtuous practices in organizations lead to extraordinary performance.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Cameron is married to Melinda Cummings,[5] daughter of Hollywood actor Robert Cummings. They are parents to seven children.[citation needed]

Church involvement[edit]

Cameron is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He wrote several articles for the Encyclopedia of Mormonism and served as president of the Ann Arbor Michigan Stake.[6] He currently serves as Stake Patriarch in the Ann Arbor, Michigan stake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neil Swidey & Stephanie Ebbert (July 4, 2007). "Romney determined to make mark early". Boston Globe (via Deseret Morning News. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  2. ^ Harvard Business Review. "Breakthrough Ideas for 2004". Harvard Business Review (url=https://secure.ed4.net/ndhbs/images/pdf/R0402As2.pdf. 
  3. ^ Kim S. Cameron (1997) “Downsizing and the new work covenant.” Exchange, Spring: 7-9
  4. ^ http://www.bkconnection.com/searchresult.asp/
  5. ^ Neil Swidey & Stephanie Ebbert (July 4, 2007). "Romney determined to make mark early". Boston Globe (via Deseret Morning News. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  6. ^ "New stake presidents", Church News, June 17, 1995.

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