Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies

How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Changing Strategies of Globally Operating MNEs?



Kaitlyn DeGhetto (Presenter)

Kaitlyn DeGhetto, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Management at University of Dayton. She received her Ph.D. in Strategy from Florida State University. Her research interests include firms’ international investment decisions, country institutions, and corporate governance. Kaitlyn's work has been published in outlets such as Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, and Strategic Management Journal. She has received official recognition and multiple awards for her service, teaching, and research.

Daniel Shapiro (Presenter)

Daniel M. Shapiro (PhD, Cornell) is Professor of Global Business Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He has worked for forty years as an educator, researcher, and academic administrator. Most recently he was Dean of the Beedie School of Business where he successfully developed a strategic position for the School, raised the money to name it, and led the School through successful accreditation rounds with AACSB and EQUIS. In the past he was Principal of the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University. He has been Director of the Executive MBA program at Simon Fraser University and Associate Dean responsible for executive programs. He was Director of the CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management and co-academic director of the Vancouver Directors Education Program offered through the ICD Corporate Governance College.

Amir Shoham (Presenter)

Amir Shoham (Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University) is an Associate Professor of Finance and IB at the Fox School of Business Temple University. His research deals with the impact of linguistic structures on economic, business, and society outcomes. His research is published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of World Business, Journal of Corporate Finance, among others. He is the Academic Research Officer of WAIB. Besides teaching IB, finance, and economic courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, he has extensive executive education experience in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia.

John Mezias (Co-Moderator)

Dr. John Mezias is faculty at Miami Herbert Business School and his PhD is from NYU. He is Editor of AIB Insights and has published in such scholarly journals as JIBS, SMJ, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Management, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning, and British Journal of Management. His has six Excellence in Teaching Awards and the Most Popular Professor Award from BusinessWeek Magazine’s Survey of UM MBAs. He has run leadership programs for such firms as AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Fujitsu, GE, LG, Liberty Mutual, LVMH, Monsanto, Nestle, Novartis, PepsiCo, Roche, Royal Caribbean, and Visa.

Klaus Meyer (Co-Moderator)

Professor Meyer is a leading scholar in the field of international business conducting research on the strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs), especially foreign entry strategies, in emerging economies, especially Eastern Europe and East Asia. A central theme of his research is the influence of local contexts on the strategies and operations of MNEs operating in emerging economies. His theoretical contributions apply and in particular institution-based theories in the realm of international business.