International Business Ph.D. Research and Faculty

The Faculty

Our faculty earned Ph.Ds. from renowned schools, including Harvard, Stanford, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Maryland, the University of Minnesota, Chicago, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

We publish in top tier journals and university presses, and work closely with doctoral students, leading to co-authored published articles. We are active in the discipline, serving as Associate Editors or on the Editorial Review Boards of several top journals, including the Journal of International Business, Organization Science, the Global Strategy Journal, and the Strategic Management Journal, as well as officers for academic divisions and track chairs for major conferences (including the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business annual meetings). The faculty also have an established record of securing external research grants.

Our core doctoral faculty are listed below.

Meghana Ayyagari

Ph.D. in Finance, University of Maryland, College Park. 
Areas of Expertise: International Corporate Governance, Financial Development and Growth, International Finance

Luis Ballesteros

Ph.D. in Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Expertise:  Risk and uncertainty, Market and Nonmarket Strategy, Social Welfare Implications

Heather Berry

Ph.D. in Strategy & Organization and International Business, UCLA. 
Areas of Expertise: Multinational Corporations, Global Strategy, Divestment, Innovation

Reid Click

Ph.D. in Economics and International Business, University of Chicago. 
Areas of Expertise: International Corporate Finance, Macroeconomics, International Investment

Jin Hyung Kim

Ph.D. in Strategy, Harvard Business School.
Areas of Expertise: Nonmarket Strategy, Corporate Lobbying, Business-Government Relations, Global Strategy

Noel Maurer

Ph.D., Stanford University. 
Areas of expertise: Economic Institutions, Political Economy, Business History

Anupama Phene

Ph.D in International Management, University of Texas at Dallas. 
Areas of Expertise: Innovation, Localization of Knowledge, Strategic Alliances, Multinational Firms

Liesl Riddle

Ph. D. in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin. 
Areas of Expertise: Diaspora Homeland Investment, Cross-Cultural Management, International Marketing, National Trade and Investment Promotion

Jennifer Spencer

Ph.D in Strategic Management & Organization, University of Minnesota. 
Areas of Expertise: Institutions, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Diffusion, International Corporate Strategy

Robert Weiner

Ph.D in Business Economics, Harvard University. 
Areas of Expertise: International Finance, Privatization, Petroleum Industry

Associated Faculty From Finance

Senay Agca

Ph.D in Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 
Areas of expertise: Credit Risk, Corporate Finance, International Financial Markets