Daniel Shapiro

Professor, Global Business Strategy / Business and Society

Co-Director, Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies


Room: SGL 4935

Phone: 778.782.5155

Room: SGL 3305

Phone: 778.782.5155

Email: dshapiro@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View


B.A. (Calgary), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell)


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. As an academic, he has published five books and monographs and over eighty scholarly articles on international business and strategy, corporate ownership and governance, foreign investment and MNEs, industrial structure, and various aspects of public policy. His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and International Journal of Industrial Organization, among others. His articles have been cited over 10,000 times. He currently servies as co-editor, Multinational Business Review. His article with Peter Klein, and Jeff Young on Board Independence and Family Firms was published in Canadian Investment Review as Winner of the 2004 Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd. Research Award. He has taught courses in managerial economics, strategic analysis, international business strategy and business and government. In 1995 and again in 2002 he was awarded the TD Canada Trust Teaching Award, and in 2014 was named the Academy of International Business (AIB) Educator of the Year. He has designed and delivered executive programs to managers in the private and public sectors, both in Canada and abroad (including Russia, Guyana, Indonesia and China). He has served as a consultant to various organizations in the public and private sectors in the areas of foreign investment, mergers, competition policy, strategy and industrial policy, has served on the Boards of both private and public organizations. He has also had international experience in a variety of countries including El Salvador, Belarus, Germany and Hong Kong. He has been visiting professor at McGill University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), Monash University, and CEIBS (China).

Research Interests

Competitive Analysis and Strategy, International and Comparative Business, Managerial Economics/Economics of the Firm, Business and Government and Industrial Economics

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Oh, C. H., Shapiro, D., Ho, S., & Shin, J. (2020). Location Matters: Valuing Firm-Specific Non-Market Risk in the Global Mining Industry. Strategic Management Journal, 41(7), 1210-1244. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3153

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Liang, Z., & Shapiro, D. (2019). National institutional systems, foreign ownership and firm performance: The case of understudied countries. Journal of World Business, 54(4), 244-257. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.03.003

Estrin, S., Liang, Z., Shapiro, D., & Carney, M. (2019). State capitalism, economic systems and the performance of state owned firms. Acta Oeconomica, 69(s1), 175-193. http://doi.org/10.1556/032.2019.69.S1.11

Li, J., Xia, J., Shapiro, D., & Lin, Z. (2018). Institutional compatibility and the internationalization of Chinese SOEs: The moderating role of home subnational institutions. Journal of World Business, 53(5), 641-652. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.02.002

Carney, M., Van Essen, M., Estrin, S., & Shapiro, D. (2018). Business Groups Reconsidered: Beyond Paragons and Parasites. Academy of Management Perspectives, 32(4), 493-516. http://doi.org/10.5465/amp.2016.0058

Shapiro, D., Vecino, C., & Li, J. (2018). Exploring China's state-led FDI model: Evidence from the extractive sectors in Latin America. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35(1), 11-37. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-017-9526-z

Shapiro, D., Hobdari, B., & Oh, C. H. (2018). Natural resources, multinational enterprises and sustainable development. Journal of World Business, 53(1), 1-14. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2017.09.005

Carney, M., Duran, P., van Essen, M., & Shapiro, D. (2017). Family firms, internationalization, and national competitiveness: Does family firm prevalence matter? Journal of Family Business Strategy, 8(3), 123-136. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2017.06.001

Shapiro, D., Tang, Y., Wang, M., & Zhang, W. (2017). Monetary incentives and innovation in Chinese SMEs. Asian Business & Management, 16(3), 130-157. http://doi.org/10.1057/s41291-017-0017-3

Carney, M., Van Essen, M., Estrin, S., & Shapiro, D. (2017). Business group prevalence and impact across countries and over time. Multinational Business Review, 25(1), 52-76. http://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-10-2016-0037

Shapiro, D., & Li, J. (2016). Understanding the 'enigma' of Chinese firm performance: Confucius and beyond. Management and Organization Review, 12(2), 259-267. http://doi.org/10.1017/mor.2016.12

Atanasova, C., Gatev, E., & Shapiro, D. (2016). The corporate governance and financing of small-cap firms in Canada. Managerial Finance, 42(3), 244-269. http://doi.org/10.1108/MF-01-2015-0003

Chen, V. Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D. (2015). Subnational institutions and outward FDI by Chinese firms: the mediating role of firm-specific advantages. Multinational Business Review, 23(4), 254-276. http://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-07-2015-0029

Shapiro, D., Tang, Y., Wang, M., & Zhang, W. (2015). The effects of corporate governance and ownership on the innovation performance of Chinese SMEs. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 13(4), 311-335. http://doi.org/10.1080/14765284.2015.1090267

Gupta, S., & Shapiro, D. (2014). Building and transforming an emerging market global enterprise: Lessons from the Infosys journey. Business Horizons, 57(2), 169-179. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2013.10.007

Chen, V. Z., Li, J., Shapiro, D., & Zhang, X. X. (2014). Ownership structure and innovation: An emerging market perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 31(1), 1-24. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-013-9357-5

Li, J., Newenham-Kahindi, A., Shapiro, D., & Chen, V. Z. (2013). The two-tier bargaining model revisited: Theory and evidence from China's natural resource investments in Africa. Global Strategy Journal, 3(4), 300-321. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-5805.2013.01062.x

Li, J., Chen, D., & Shapiro, D. (2013). FDI spillovers at the national and subnational level: The impact on product innovations by Chinese firms. Management and Organization Review, 9(3), 413-435. http://doi.org/10.1111/more.12025

Gordon, I. M., Hrazdil, K., & Shapiro, D. (2012). Corporate governance in publicly traded small firms: A study of Canadian venture exchange companies. Business Horizons, 55(6), 583-591. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2012.07.005

Li, J., Li, Y., & Shapiro, D. (2012). Knowledge seeking and outward FDI of emerging market firms: The moderating effect of inward FDI. Global Strategy Journal, 2(4), 277-344. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-5805.2012.01042.x

Chen, V. Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D. (2012). International reverse spillover effects on parent firms: Evidences from emerging-market MNEs in developed markets. European Management Journal, 30(3), 204-218. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2012.03.005

Berthon, P., Pitt, L. F., Plangger, K. A., & Shapiro, D. (2012). Marketing meets Web 2.0, social media, and creative consumers: Implications for international marketing strategy. Business Horizons, 55(3), 261-271. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2012.01.007

Li, J., Chen, D., & Shapiro, D. (2012). Developing product innovations in Chinese firms. Management and Organization Review, 1(1), 27-31.

Globerman, S., Peng, M., & Shapiro, D. (2011). Corporate governance and Asian companies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28(1), 1-14. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-010-9240-6

Li, J., Chen, D., & Shapiro, D. (2010). Product innovations in emerging economies: The role of foreign knowledge access channels and internal efforts in Chinese firms. Management and Organization Review, 6(2), 243-266. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8784.2009.00155.x

Russell, B. I., Shapiro, D., & Vining, A. R. (2010). The evolution of the Canadian mining industry: The role of regulatory punctuation. Resources Policy, 35(2), 90-97. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2009.09.002

Maine, E. M., Shapiro, D., & Vining, A. R. (2010). The role of clustering in the growth of new technology-based firms. Small Business Economics, 34(2), 127-146. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-008-9104-3

Carney, M., Shapiro, D., & Tang, Y. (2009). Business group performance in China: Ownership and temporal considerations. Management and Organization Review, 5(2), 167-193. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8784.2009.00139.x

Chen, Z., Li, J., & Shapiro, D. (2009). Are OECD-prescribed "good corporate governance practices" really good in an emerging economy? Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28(1), 115-138. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-010-9206-8

Globerman, S., & Shapiro, D. (2009). Economic and strategic considerations surrounding Chinese FDI in the United States. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26(1), 163-183. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-008-9112-5

Estrin, S., Poukliakova, S., & Shapiro, D. (2009). The performance effects of business groups in Russia. Journal of Management Studies, 46(3), 393-421. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2008.00820.x

Globeman, S., & Shapiro, D. (2008). The international mobility of highly educated workers among OECD countries. Transnational Corporations, 17(1), 1-35.

Papania, L., Shapiro, D., & Peloza, J. (2008). Social impact as a measure of fit between firm activities and stakeholder expectations. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 4(1), 3-16. http://doi.org/10.1504/IJBGE.2008.017888

Shapiro, D., Russell, B. J., & Pitt, L. F. (2007). Strategic heterogeneity in the global mining industry. Transnational Corporations, 16(3), 1-34.

Shapiro, D., Tang, Y., & Ma, C. X. (2007). Mode of entry and the regional distribution of foreign direct investment in China. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 5(3), 261-277. http://doi.org/10.1080/14765280701656690

Klein, P., Shapiro, D., & Young, J. (2005). Corporate governance, family ownership and firm value: The Canadian evidence. Corporate Governance (Oxford): An International Review, 13(6), 769-784. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2005.00469.x

Gedajlovic, E. R., Shapiro, D., & Buduru, B. (2003). Financial ownership, diversification and firm profitability in Japan. Journal of Management and Governance, 7(3), 315-335. http://doi.org/10.1023/A:1025029601562

Shapiro, D., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Erdener, C. (2003). The Chinese family firm as a multinational enterprise. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 11(2), 105-122. http://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2003.13792599

Gedajlovic, E. R., & Shapiro, D. (2002). Ownership structure and firm profitability in Japan. Academy of Management Journal, 45(2), 575-585. http://doi.org/10.5465/3069381

books chapters and monographs

Estrin, S., & Shapiro, D. (2019). David Audretsch and International Business: Bringing It All Back Home. From Industrial Organization to Entrepreneurship A Tribute to David B. Audretsch (pp. 129-147). Basel, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25237-3_15

Carney, M., Fathallah, R., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Shapiro, D. (2015). The internationalization of ethnic Chinese family firms. In Yu, F. L. T., & Yan, H. (Eds.), Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK). http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315765693

Shapiro, D., & Globerman, S. (2012). The international activities and impacts of state-owned enterprises. In Sauvant, K. P., Sachs, L., & Schmit Jongbloed, W. P. F. (Eds.), Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions (pp. 98-144). New York, New York, United States: Oxford University Press (NY).

Globerman, S., & Shapiro, D. (2010). Modes of entry by Chinese firms in the United States: Economic and political issues. In Sauvant, K. P. (Eds.), Investing in the United States: Is the US Ready for FDI From China? (pp. 56-110). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. http://doi.org/10.4337/9781849803502.00009

Globerman, S., & Shapiro, D. (2008). Outward FDI and the economic performance of emerging markets. In Sauvant, K. P., Mendoza, K., & Ince, I. (Eds.), The rise of transnational corporations from emerging markets: Threat or opportunity?. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. http://doi.org/10.4337/9781848441460.00023

Boardman, A. E., Shapiro, D., & Vining, A. R. (2008). The role of agency costs in explaining the superior performance of foreign MNE subsidiaries. In Paliwida, S. J., & Ryans Jr., J. K. (Eds.), International marketing: Modern and classic papers (Volume III) (pp. 100-122). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.