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Myles Shaver Named 2015-2016 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs

Myles Shaver

Myles Shaver

Date: 
July 17, 2015
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Myles Shaver, Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, has been named the 2015–16 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs. Shaver is also the Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles at Carlson.

Shaver is in the midst of a multi-year research project that aims to answer the question that everyone seems to have about the large number of corporate headquarters in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area: why here? This sustained concentration plays a significant role in the region’s economic and social well-being. The choices that both public policy and business leaders make have had a positive impact on the conditions in the area. Shaver’s work attempts to understand the elements of those choices that have influenced the metropolitan area’s economy and thereby provide a sound basis for future policy and corporate decisions.

He will use the resources provided by his appointment as the Fesler-Lampert Chair to complete data collection and analyses, advance and refine the implications of the findings for policy makers and corporate leaders, and combine the research and analyses into a book.

The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs is one of four endowed chairs made possible through the generosity and vision of David and Elizabeth Fesler to honor Mr. Fesler’s grandfathers, Bert Fesler and Jacob Lampert. The endowment is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary research and teaching through the appointment of distinguished, broadly learned scholars to endowed faculty positions at the University of Minnesota. The award is given biannually or as endowment funds are available.