Succeeding in Emerging and Developing Markets:
Understanding How Institutions Impact Firms and Managers

Faculty Development in International Business
June 11-14, 2013

Workshop Participants

Darline Augustine


Darline Augustine is a Fellow with the Pratt Design Incubator at the Center for Sustainable Design Studies at Pratt Institute. Prior to that, she had a two years appointment (2010-2012) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Department of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in the City University of New York (CUNY).

Augustine's approach to research is interdisciplinary, and her interests include entrepreneurship, sustainable economic development and behavioral sciences. She has research expertise in the global microfinance industry as a subset of social enterprises. Augustine holds MSc and PhD degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom, and a BA from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Mané Beglaryan


Mané Beglaryan is a Lecturer of Management and Coordinator of the MBA Internship Program. Prior to joining the AUA College of Business and Economics, Mané worked on USAID-funded projects in the area of policy and provision of technical assistance for selected government ministries and agencies. Prior to that, she consulted for the EU Advisory Group to the Republic of Armenia as an expert to the Ministry of Finance and State Revenue Committee supporting the implementation of the EU-Armenia European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan in the area of tax and customs policy issues. She comes to AUA with a background in international development having worked for private consulting companies in Washington, DC. Her main areas of interest are public and private sector management, institutional capacity development, and program evaluation. Mané is a graduate of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and Yerevan State University.

Tsvetomira Bilgili


Tsvetomira Bilgili completed her MBA at Colorado State University ­ Pueblo. Currently, she is a second year Ph.D. Student in Management at the University of Memphis. Her research interests are in the area of International Business. More specifically, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and the role of institutions in M&A outcomes.

Ricardo E. Buitrago R.


Dr. Ricardo E. Buitrago holds a B.A. In International Trade, a Postgraduate diploma in International Business Management, an M.Sc. in International Relations, and a PhD (ABD) in Sustainable Development. His professional experience: More than five years in banking and about 10 years in consulting and management; Academic Experience:

He is an Assistant Professor in International Business, Economic Integration, International Relations (Undergrad, MBA), Researcher, Dean ­ Konrad Lorenz School of Business. I am Director of the Business and International Relations Program at La Salle University in Bogotá ­ Colombia.

Pablo Camacho Gutiérrez


Dr. Pablo Camacho is associated with the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business (SSB) at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), where he holds a tenured position as Associate Professor of Economics in the Division of International Banking and Finance Studies (DIBFS). TAMIU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution located at Laredo, Texas. SSB, a member of the AACSB, offers Undergraduate and Graduate Business Degrees, including a Ph.D. in International Business Administration. Dr. Camacho earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

At TAMIU, Dr. Camacho has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, including the doctoral Econometrics courses, and was recognized as the SSB Teacher of the Year in 2010. His research work, on Economics and Finance, is based on applied Econometrics methods, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented in international academic conferences. Dr. Camacho's service to his university includes: economic impact studies; Chair of a Sub-Committee within the University Core Curriculum Committee; Chair of the SSB Scholarships, Honors, and Awards committee; Chair of DIBFS Annual Institutional Effectiveness Review Committee. Similarly, his service to his community includes: Speaker in the Laredo Chamber of Commerce Annual Vision Conference; writing the annual Vision Economic Report since 2009; Speaker in Career-Day at K-12 school.

Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Camacho served as writer and Coordinator of the Economic Analysis Department in "La Moneda," a­now extinct­local newspaper in Monterrey, Mexico; Head of the Electrical Rates Department in the Mexican Secretariat of the Treasury; Associate Director assigned to the Office of the Special Advisor to then Under-Secretary Herminio Blanco, in the Mexican Secretariat of Commerce and Industry Development­Secretariat of Economy nowadays­; and Policy Analyst Intern in Consumers Union Southwest.

Janine L. Clarke


Dr. Clarke has over 20 years of experience in the development of management education programs for private sector, federal government, and academic organizations.  She is currently the Director of MBA Programs and an Associate Professor at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan.  Immediately prior to this she was the Director of MBA Programs at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Clarke holds a Ph.D. in Management and Technology from the George Washington University, an M.A. in Human Resource Development from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, and a B.A. in Psychology and World Religions from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.  

She was Vice President and co-founder of a strategic management consulting firm from 1994 - 2001, and has worked as a senior management analyst at several firms based in the Washington DC area.  Her research interests include cross cultural management, organizational change, management development, and the design of experiential learning. 


Verona Edmond


Dr. Verona P. Edmond received a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from Syracuse University, a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a B.S. in Social Services from North Carolina A&T State University.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Management (Entrepreneurship) at North Carolina A&T State University with research interests that include new venture creation, trust, and minority and women's entrepreneurship.

Dr. Edmond is a member of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship) Division, the North Carolina Association of CPAs and Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for business scholars.

Ann-Lorraine Edwards


Dr. Ann-Lorraine Edwards was appointed to the faculty of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego in 2005. She teaches introductory and advanced-level management courses including: Change Management, Cultural Environments of International Business, Principles of Management, and Organizational Behavior.

Her research interests include: Change Management, Ethics & Sustainability, Economic Development in Emerging Markets, Academic-Business Alliances, Cultural Diversity, and Educational Preparation for the labor market; Dr. Edwards holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Higher Educational Administration & Policy Studies.

Esi Elliott


Dr. Esi Elliot is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business at The George Washington University. She has a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA in International Business from Schiller International University in the U.K.

Dr. Elliot also has extensive professional experience in financial services marketing, product development and client relationship management. First serving as a general accounts officer at National Westminster Bank in London, she completed an international graduate trainee program with Standard Chartered Bank in London and Singapore, and went to take management positions with Standard Chartered Bank and Zenith Bank PLC, both in Ghana.

She has published her research in a number of respected scholarly journals, including the Journal of Business Research and the Journal of Product and Innovation Management. She has also made peer-review presentations at several prestigious professional and academic events.

Wenxin Guo


Guo is a PhD candidate in International Business, Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interest lies in the intersection of Strategic Management and International Business.

Topics she is interested in are cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), innovation, corporate governance, and emerging markets. Currently she is doing her dissertation on outward mergers and acquisitions from China.

Omaima Hatem


Dr. Omaima Hatem holds a PhD in International Business and Strategic Entrepreneurship from the University of Edinburgh Business School; she also holds a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Management from the American University in Cairo.
Prior to her academic career she established a diversified group of companies; to include a number of manufacturing and international trading firms that extended services to cover African, European and South American countries. She completed executive education at Harvard and MIT in Leadership and Strategic Management.
Dr Hatem lectures at the University of Edinburgh Business School in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategy and international business with specific interest in emerging markets. Her research interests includes: International, Strategic and Portfolio Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets; High Growth and Rapid Internationalization of Multinationals from the Emerging Market of the MENA region.

Currently, her research interests include:

  • Historical development of International business strategy
  • International business and entrepreneurship in emerging markets
  • Family business, entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges in different African countries
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship and internationalization of emerging economies enterprises
  • The growth and development of innovative international entrepreneurial firms
  • The role of Portfolio Entrepreneurship in explaining rapid international growth in emerging markets multinational

Danielle Jones


Danielle was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She received a B.S. in business administration, majoring in Finance from Miami University and an MBA from Cleveland State University. Danielle spent three years working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as a financial analyst.

Currently, Danielle is currently working on her PhD in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Business, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Her research interests include: cross-border investment decisions of institutions (firms and governments); foreign direct investment; emerging markets; sovereign wealth funds; international banking.

Masoud Kavoossi


Masoud Kavoossi is currently a tenured professor who teaches international business, international business strategy and International Management at Howard University in Washington He has had graduate and undergraduate appointments at American University, Washington, DC; Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, Georgetown University, Washington DC. R.H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland, NOVA Southeastern University, School of Business, Ft.La. Fla. And University of Maryland University College.

He is a holder of the 2003-04, Fulbright-Johannes Kepler Distinguished Chair Professor of International Business in Austria. He is awarded/appointed Distinguished University Chair Professor at Shandong Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) P.R. China-2010. And Distinguished University Chair Professor of International Business at South Western University of Finance Economics (SWUFE), P.R. China, A visiting Scholar/lecturer to the Kuopio Polytechnic University Intercultural Business Program, Finland In addition, he has been appointed as graduate faculty of Industrial Management Institute, Tehran Iran, And he has been an invited speaker in India and Brasil among others. He is the author of a book on Globalization of Business & the Middle East. Dr. Kavoossi received his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. MA from American University, Washington. DC. BA, Bowie State University, Bowie Md.

carro His areas of specialization include international business issues pertaining to the Middle East, with an emphasis on the Persian Gulf business environment. He has served as the Guest Editor of a number of publications, including, the International Journal of Commerce and Management, and as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, Journal of Asia Pacific Business. Dr. Kavoossi is a frequent contributor to a number of books on international business. His articles have been published in European Journal of Management among many others.

Kyoung Yong Kim


Kyoung Yong Kim is a doctoral candidate in Management at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. He received his Master's degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His research interests focus on organizational behavior. Specifically, he is interested in organizational support theory, leadership, and gender issues in organizations. His academic research from his M. A. work was published in Career Development International.

Jie Li


Jie Li is a Ph.D. candidate in Retailing from Michigan State University. She was formerly a senior market researcher with Synovate (now Ipsos) Shanghai office. Then she served as an Outward FDI specialist in Ministry of Commerce, PRC in Beijing, where she spent four years specializing in Chinese MNEs' OFDI research. She attended or led major nationwide research projects on China OFDI during 2003-2007.

Her current research focuses on MNEs' international expansion in emerging markets and subsequent performance, with a particular interest in MNEs from emerging economies. Jie has seven research papers presented at national and international conferences. Jie received her MA (Marketing) and BA (Economics) from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China. She also served as an active reviewer for journals and conferences.

Evelina Mengova


Evelina Mengova received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, another M.A. in Economics from Central European University, U.K./Hungary and her Ph.D. degree in Economics from Georgetown University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Governors State University.

Before joining the faculty of Governors State University in 2011, she was teaching Economics at California State University, Fullerton. She has also worked as a consultant on various projects at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mengova's research focuses on the impact of the quality of institutions and legal systems in different countries on their international trade patterns, outsourcing, foreign direct investment and location of firms. She has published in journals such as Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Development, The International Trade Journal, and in World Bank Publications.

Ishva Minefee


Minefee is a second year doctoral student in International Business at the University of Illinois. his research interest centers on how nongovernmental organizations improve the social welfare of low-income communities. Specifically, he compares philanthropic institutions in the U.S. (e.g. Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation) and India (e.g. Tata Trusts), and the international scope of their activities. Methodologically, he adopts a qualitative approach to develop a 'bottom-up' understanding of the social welfare implications of these institutions.

Nikolai Ostapenko


Dr. Nikolai (Nick) Ostapenko currently serves as an Associate Professor with the School of Business and Public Administration of the University of the District of Columbia as well as president, board director and consultant for international humanitarian organizations in Washington, D. C. Nikolai holds Ph.D. and Dr. Sc. degrees from St. Petersburg University with a specialty in Developmental Economics and International Economic Theory, as well as B.A. and M.A. Degrees in Industrial Administration and Marketing Management.

His previous experience includes faculty and research positions with the renowned universities in England, Russia, Sweden, and the U.S. He has held many visiting and research appointments in several countries, including the GW-CIBER research fellow, The British Council fellow, Stockholm University scholar, St. Petersburg University and Moscow University research scholar in residence.

An expert in the area of transnational management and international development, Dr. Ostapenko has published over 142 academic books, articles and research papers worldwide. In 2011 Social Science Research Network acknowledged one of his articles as Top Ten downloads of the online Review of Marketing Science.

Professor Ostapenko is Associate Editor of the "Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability" (Wellington), member of the Global Board of Governors/International Quality Education Foundation (Bern), and Member of the American Society for Competitiveness.

He also teaches part-time at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He traveled to over 25 countries and is fluent in several languages.

Rama Krishna Reddy


Rama Krishna Reddy is a second year Ph.D. student of Department of Management, Fogelman College of Business, and University of Memphis. He is a research assistant at University of Memphis CIBER since 2011. Rama Krishna Reddy received his Bachelors in physical therapy (2006) from Manipal University (India) and MBA (2009) from Western Kentucky University. His has over 3 years' experience in health care and IT consulting.

RK Reddy's research focuses in the areas of strategic management and international business; and his research interest include institutions, mergers & acquisitions, international joint ventures and emerging market multinational enterprises.

Kristie Seawright


Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management, is the Staheli Fellow at Brigham Young University (BYU). She earned her Ph.D. in Operations Management at the University of Utah in 1993 and has been a faculty member at BYU since then.

Professor Seawright's research in cross-cultural supply chain management and international entrepreneurship has been published in The Academy of Management Journal, The Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, and Global Focus.

She has taught executives in Rostov-na-Donu and Tver, Russia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Minsk, Belarus where she was a Fulbright Scholar and has developed and directed numerous graduate and undergraduate Asia and Africa study abroad programs in international business for the Marriott School of Management.

Professor Seawright served as the Executive Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research project from 2008 to 2011. She now works in the BYU office of Planning and Assessment as the University Academic Unit Review Associate.

Grishma Shah


Dr. Grishma Shah is an assistant professor of management, specializing in teaching global business. Her research interests include economic globalization, cultural change, emerging economies, business/knowledge process outsourcing, cross-cultural management and international human resource management. She has published in the Journal of Indian Business Research, International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management and Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies. She has also presented at numerous conferences and is an active member of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management

Mark Silinsky


Mark Silinsky is a 30-year veteran of the defense intelligence community. He has served as a senior analyst in US Army intelligence; an Army civilian foreign area officer (FAO) for Eurasia, Russian language; an Africa analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency; an action officer for the Joint Staff, J5; and a research fellow as part of the Exceptional Analyst Program.

He was graduated, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Southern California; received an M. Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University, under the supervision of Sir Michael Howard, and took an MS in International Development from Tulane University. He was graduated from the National Intelligence University; the Naval War College, and the National Defense University. He is also a 2008 graduate of the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Academy, located near Kabul.

Edgar Soto-Rodríguez


Dr. Edgar Soto-Rodriguez holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida.

For the past 26 years Dr. Soto-Rodríguez has been active in diverse initiatives to foster the establishment and development of the small and medium sized enterprises in Puerto Rico such as the Small Business Development Center, the Commercial Aquaculture Development Center and the Center for Economic Literacy.

As a college professor Dr. Soto-Rodríguez has dictated entrepreneurship and international trade courses in several public and private universities on the island. He is an active member of the American Society for Competitiveness, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Puerto Rico and Caribbean Affiliate of the International Council for Small Business.

Dimitrios Tsagdis


Dr. Tsagdis obtained a BSc in Information Technology under an EU ERASMUS scholarship and read for an MA in Administrative Management under the Humberside Training and Enterprise Council's funding. He completed his PhD in Process and Knowledge Management at Lincoln University under a research grant from the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece in 2001.

He has worked as a Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and as a lecturer at Hull University Business School where he helped develop the MRes and International Business programmes; he has lead the latter ever since and promoted to a senior lecturer in 2010.

He has held a number of visiting professorships (in Austria, Colombia, Denmark, and France), external examinerships in the UK as well as examining PhDs in the UK and overseas. He is serving at the editorial boards of a number of journals and as a reviewer for conferences, publishers, and funding agencies.

His research focuses on clusters and regions, internationalisation, and multi-level governance/policy. Regularly published in Regional Studies, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Journal, Industrial Marketing Management, Annals of Regional Science, and the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics. iption]

Prasad Vemela


Dr. Prasad Vemala holds a Ph.D in International Business and Finance and has been working as an Assistant Professor of International Business at McNeese State University since 2009.

His research interests focus on Cross-listing, CEO Compensation, and Corporate Governance Issues. He presented his research at various national and international conferences. He served as an advisor for International Business Club and is a member of The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. Dr. Vemala holds the First Federal Bank of Louisiana Professorship at McNeese.

Lutisha Vickerie


Lutisha Vickerie is a current PhD student, as well as a teaching and research assistant in the Organizational Management Program at Rutgers University School of Business.

As an attorney licensed in New York and New Jersey, she holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law ­ Newark and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College. Her research interests include the informal economy, institutions, and entrepreneurship, particularly in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Nanda Viswanathan


Dr. Nanda Viswanathan has taught Marketing for over twenty years. He has a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, India, a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from The Ohio State University in the USA.

He is currently a Professor of Marketing at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware and has taught at other universities including The University of Redlands, and University of California at Riverside. He also teaches as an adjunct Professor at the University of Delaware, and has taught at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi, India. His teaching interests include Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, International Marketing, and Advertising.

As an active marketing faculty he has participated and presented at many conferences in the USA and around the world including the Association for Consumer Research, the Academy of Marketing Science, the American Marketing Association and published in journals including Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, the International Journal of Technology Management, and the International Marketing Review among others. His research interests include, international marketing, marketing strategy, consumer behavior, branding and GIS. Professor Viswanathan also serves as Director for the University Center for Economic Development and International Trade (UCEDIT) at Delaware State University with a focus on promoting trade and the economic development of Delaware.

Cindy Wallin


Cynthia Wallin is an Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. She received her PhD from Arizona State University. Cindy's research focuses on buyer-supplier interactions, including information sharing, collaboration, and trust, in both formal and developing economies.

She has also studied inventory management approaches and decision-making. Her research has appeared in several journals, including the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Decision Sciences, and the Journal of Business Logistics. Her industry background includes positions as senior buyer, purchasing manager, stores manager, and commodity manager.

Wendy Wang


Wendy D. Wang is a doctoral student in International Relations at the Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University. Prior to coming to Texas, Wendy worked as a research analyst at a government-affiliated think tank, the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. She also worked as a Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative Affiliate at the Tufts University. Her research interests include international trade and WTO, foreign direct investment, and issues regarding sovereign wealth funds. Wendy has presented regularly at professional meetings, and published several coauthored papers in journals such as World Economics, China & World Economy, and Journal of Defense Studies. She has also contributed op-ed articles to Strait Times, Business Times, and China Daily. Wendy holds a Master's degree in International Political Economy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Hui Harry Xia


Dr. Harry Xia is a Doctor of Business & Administration (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Master of Hospitality Management (Houston), Bachelor of Science (Shanghai Jiao Tong University).

Harry Xia is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Business, Government and Social Work, University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau,China. His research and teaching activities have focused on finance, corporate governance and international business. He had over sixteen years management experience in finance and operations with MNC in North America and Asia Pacific before joining USJ in 2011.

Gracy (Jing Yu) Yang


Dr. Gracy (J.Y.) Yang is a senior lecturer in International Business at the Business School, the University of Sydney. She obtained her doctoral degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Her current research looks at foreign direct investment and MNE strategies in China, intra- and inter-organizational learning of MNEs in global competition, management and organization issues of domestic Chinese firms, and Australian wine industry. Her research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, among others.