Danny Miller (economist)

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Danny Miller (born 1947) is a Canadian economist and Rogers-J.A.-Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship at HEC Montréal. He also holds the Chair of the Family Enterprise and Strategy.[1] According to HEC, Miller is the fifths-most cited management researcher in the world.[2]

Besides teaching, Miller works as a strategy consultant. According to his CV,[3] this includes McKinsey & Company, Andersen Consulting, Citicorp, DMR Inc., Goldman Sachs and others.


After a master's degree in Business Administration in Toronto, Miller took a Ph.D. in Policy from McGill University (Montreal), supervised by Henry Mintzberg.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]

2001 - Best Paper Award, Journal of Management[3]
2007 - Best Family Business Paper Award (together with Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, University of Alberta, and Richard H. Lester, Texas A&M University) for the article Divided Loyalties: Governance, Conduct and Performance in Family and Entrepreneur Businesses[5]


  • 1984 Organizations: a quantum view with Peter H. Friesen and Henry Mintzberg; Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0136419852
  • 1989 Unstable at the Top with Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
  • 1990 The Icarus paradox: how exceptional companies bring about their own downfall: new lessons in the dynamics of corporate success, decline, and renewal; New York, Harper Business, ISBN 0887304532;
  • 2005 Managing for the long run: lessons in competitive advantage from great family businesses with Isabelle Le Breton-Miller; Boston, Mass., Harvard Business School Press, ISBN 1591394155
  • 2007 Why do some family businesses out-compete? Governance, long-term orientations, and sustainable capability with Isabelle Le Breton-Miller
  • 2009 Agency vs. stewardship in public family firms: a social embeddedness reconciliation with Isabelle Le Breton-Miller


  1. ^ Danny Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller: Managing for the long run: lessons in competitive advantage from great family businesses. Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston Massachusetts 2005
  2. ^ Press Release HEC
  3. ^ a b CV, Danny Miller, read January 16th, 2010
  4. ^ CV, Henry Mintzberg
  5. ^ Press Release HEC from September 14th 2007