Faculty : Faculty Research
International Business Department Facutly Research Grid
|Name||Research Topic||Main Theoretical Focus||Specialty|
|Joel Nicholson||Comparative cultural values; work beliefs and attitudes||Cross-cultural values; Interactive psychology||Latin America Mexico/Venezuela|
|George Lee||Macro-economic analysis||Economics||China|
International aspects of Innovation;
International Strategic Alliances & JVs
Management of creativity and technology in a globalized world
Knowledge sharing internationally
Public diplomacy and implications for US reputation and trade overseas
Transaction cost economics
Problem-solving perspective on strategy
Political Economy of innovation
Europe, including western Europe and increasingly eastern/transitional European economies.
EU and European social, economic and political integration.
Languages: Dutch, French, U.S.A., esp. for SMEs and entrepreneurial orgs.
Competence and Resource Based Strategies
Comparative Internet Business Strategies
Internet marketing strategy
|Japan, U.S.A. and Europe|
|Yim Yu Wong||
Resource base theories Diversification
Cultural differences in workplace
High technology marketing;
international business (global branding, international product launch, joint venture performance);
Strategic management (governance, alliance performance, knowledge creation, technology transfers)
|High technology marketing; international business; strategy||China|
Consumer behavior and globalization in South Asia.
Evolving market institutions such as retailing
Outsourcing - how better marketing can improve outsourcing efficiency.
Consumer moral hazard, signaling and warranties.
Buyer-seller relationships in the semi-conductor industry.
Consumer welfare issues
Application of information asymmetry theories to various business problems and empirical testing and verification of the theories(signaling theory, adverse selection, moral hazard and transaction cost analysis)
Using qualitative consumer behavior theories from cultural anthropology and sociology to study consumer attitudes to globalization and consumer welfare in South Asia.
Behavior decision theory -- applications to consumer decision making and choice.
|South Asia (mainly India)|
|Stephen Rudman||Management of Multinational Corporations, Global logistics, legal environment of international business||Qualitative research within organizations, institutional environment of global business||Chinese-speaking Asia|
Strategic alliances (performance; valuation)
Sequential market entries
High Technology Strategy
Trust and Evolutionary Theory
|Resource-base; network theory; strategy||Japan; China; Southeast Asia|
Trade liberalization and emerging WTO related conflicts
Work-family interfaces in culturally distinct societies
Gender equity and career paths in western industrial societies
Cultural relativity of employee motivation and leader effectiveness
Organizational justice in the context of socioeconomic changes
Human capital development and higher education in the global economy
Quantitative research and conceptual frameworks in comparative management
Workforce mobility and competence transfer
Global human resource management
|China and East Asia; U.S.A. and Europe; South Africa|