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Ronald Schmidt

Ronald Schmidt 180Janice M. and Joseph T. Willett Professor of Business Administration for Teaching and Service

Professor Schmidt developed the Executive Development (MBA) Program at Erasmus University in the Netherlands and served as its first chairman. His teaching areas include economics, statistics, marketing, organizations and corporate strategy.

Schmidt received Superior Teaching Awards from the MBA Classes of 1974, 1976, 1983 and 1991; the Executive Development (MBA) Classes of 1984, 1985 and 1988; the Rochester-Erasmus MBA Class of 1987 and the Rochester-Nyenrode Classes of 2000 and 2001. His publications include papers on pricing, regulation and management compensation. His current research activities include an examination of the relationship between pay and performance for CEO’s and an in­vestigation of the impact of contractual provisions on the performance of major-league baseball players. He has served as a consultant to Eastman Kodak Company, Xerox Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, Schlegel Corporation, Croon Electrotechniek and several other corporations.

  • BA, Economics
    The Ohio State University
  • MA, Economics
    The Ohio State University