In today’s global environment all business is international business. The IB Area focuses its research activities on understanding how managers and firms can thrive in an increasingly complex and dynamic global business environment. IB Area faculty members are engaged in numerous research activities that revolve around two main themes. The first is the strategic management of the multinational firm with a special emphasis on international alliance performance and technology transfer. The area also has a significant focus in the Asia-Pacific region. The second theme is on the management of individuals in multinational and multicultural organizations. This includes the study on International Human Resource Management topics such as expatriation/repatriation, international career development and work-life balance in a multinational setting and also the relationship of culturally different employees with their employer. Other areas of research interest and expertise include the development of intercultural competence, cross-cultural leader-member interactions, and the management of multicultural groups and teams.
|Name||Position||Specialization & Research Interests|
|Ali Dastmalchian||Professor, Management and Organization Studies and International Business||
With over 100 publications and over 15 major research grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Dr. Dastmalchian has proven to be an experienced researcher. His research and teaching interests span organizational design and change, organizational culture and climate, cross-nation leadership, international management, and innovation.
|Rajiv Kozhikode||Associate Professor, International Business / Management and Organization Studies||
My primary research interest is in business-government relations and in particular the antecedents and consequences of various forms of corporate political activity. In my dissertation I examined how organizations and entrepreneurs manage institutional pluralism - spatial and temporal consistencies in the institutional prescriptions that guide organizational actions and nurture their identities. To study these issues, I used three rich archival datasets spanning over 50 years on the evolution of the Banking and News Paper industries in India. The first essay from my dissertation has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the second essay from it is being finalized for submission to American Journal of Sociology, a shorter version of it has appeared in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2011, and the third essay is forthcoming in Organization Science. I am also interested in the sociological foundations of organizational misconduct. One of my recent papers in this topic is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal. I am also interested in organizational innovation in emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region. My papers in this topic has appeared in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of International Management and Organizational Dynamics.
|Rekha Krishnan||Associate Professor, International Business||
Inter-organizational networks, Social Movement, Research Methods (Meta-analysis).
|Mila Lazarova||Associate Professor, International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management||Mila's research interests include expatriate management, with a focus on repatriation and the career impact of international assignments; work/life balance issues related to assignments; global careers and the role of organizational career development and mobility practices in organizations; the changing role of the HR department; and comparative human resource management.|
|Jing Li||Associate Professor, International Business & Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy||
International Investment Strategies, Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises, International Joint Ventures, Innovation in Emerging Markets
|Chang Hoon Oh||Professor, International Business||
International Business Strategy;
|David C. Thomas||Beedie Professor of International Management||Research interests centre on the behaviour of culturally different individuals in organizational settings. Current topics include: cross-cultural leader-member interactions, multi-cultural teams, and cultural differences in the relationship of employees with their employer.|
|Rosalie Tung||Ming and Stella Wong Professor, International Business||Comparative and Cross-cultural Management, Strategies for International Business, International Human Resources Management, Asia-Pacific Business, International Business Negotiations|
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