Simon Peck

Associate Professor
Department of Design & Innovation
Weatherhead School of Management
Faculty Director
Weatherhead School of Management

Simon Peck’s research centers on the link between corporate governance and organization performance, characteristics of the board of directors and top management, and the firm’s competitive advantage. Peck’s work looks closely at topics of executive compensation contracts, board composition and structure, and how top executives do strategic planning.

Initially Appointed: 2003

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Governance

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Courses Taught

Corporate Governance and Dialogues in Healthcare
Strategic Issues and Applications
Taking Care of Business: Corporate Governance and the Chief Executive Officer

Office Hours

 By Appointment Only

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Compensation

Awards and Honors

Theodore M Alfred Distinguished Service Award

External Appointments

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2009 - Present
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Long Range Planning, 2007 - Present


  • Anokhin, S. , Vincent, J. , Peck, S. I.,
    Corporate Venture Capital: The Role of Governance Factors (vol. 69, issue 11)  Journal of Business Research
  • Conyon, M. , Peck, S. I., G, S.
    New Perspectives on the Governance of Executive Compensation: Examining the Role of Compensation Consultants. Journal of Management and Governance    Journal of Management and Governance
  • Peck, S. I., Bailey, B.
    Board room strategic decision making: Understanding the Antecedents (vol. 21, issue 2, pp. 131-146)  Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Peck, S. I., Georgakakis, D. , Greve, P. , Ruigrok, W. (2020).
    The Curse of Extremes: Generalist Career Experience and Initial CEO Compensation  (vol. 47, issue 8)  Journal of Management
  • Conyon, M. , Peck, S. I., Sadler, G. , Zhang, Z. (2019).
    Do Compensation Consultants Drive Up CEO Pay? Evidence from UK Public Firms   British Journal of Management
  • Conyon, M. , Peck, S. I., Sadler, G. (2009).
    Compensation Consultants and Executive Pay: Evidence from the United States and United Kingdom (vol. 23, issue 1)  Academy of Management Perspectives
  • Keller, H. , Peck, S. I., Ruigrok, W. (2006).
    Board Characteristics and Involvement in Strategic Decision-making (issue August)  Journal of Management Studies
  • Conyon, M. , Peck, S. I., Sadler, G. (2001).
    Corporate Tournaments and executive compensation (vol. 19, issue 1)  Strategic Management Journal
  • Conyon, M. , Peck, S. I., Read, L. , Sadler, G. (2000).
    Executive compensation contracts: UK evidence (vol. 33, issue 4)  Long Range Planning
  • Conyon, M. , Fenton, E. , Peck, S. I., Pettigrew, A. , Whittington, R. (1999).
    Change and complementarities in the new competitive landscape: A European panel study 1992-1996 (vol. 10, issue 5)  Organization Science
  • Peck, S. I., Conyon, M. J. (1998).
    Board control, remuneration committees and top management compensation (vol. 41, issue 2, pp. 146-157)  Academy of Management Journal


University of Leeds
Master of Arts
University of Leeds
Bachelor of Science
University of Warwick