Liesl Riddle

Liesl Riddle
Associate Professor of International Business
International Business
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 401
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Liesl Riddle is an associate professor of international business and international affairs at the George Washington University School of Business. She also is the co-director of GWSB’s OntheBoard program, a fellowship program designed to promote women on corporate boards.

Dr. Riddle has written extensively about diasporas and development, international entrepreneurship, and trade and investment promotion. Having examined diaspora investment and entrepreneurship for over 20 years, Dr. Riddle has conducted research among 16 different diaspora communities in the USA and Europe originating from countries of origin in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. She was a founding member and director of the university’s Diaspora Research Program. Dr. Riddle is a frequent guest speaker at the US Foreign Service Institute in the Near East North Africa Area Studies Program.

  • International Marketing
  • Middle East/North Africa
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Diaspora Homeland Investment
  • National Trade and Investment Promotion

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2001
M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1995
M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1995
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1992

Mobilizing Diaspora Homeland Investment Capital Project, Middle East Managerial Values Project.

  • Riddle, Liesl; Ayyagari, Meghanna. “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: Gender Differences in Upward Influence Ethics among Egyptian Managers.”Manuscript in progress.
  • Riddle, Liesl.”Adaptation of Interorganizational Networks To Environmental Change: Creating Insiders and Outsiders in the Turkish Clothing Industry.”Manuscript revision in progress.
  • Riddle, Liesl. “Beyond Clear Winners and Losers of Quota Elimination: The Case of Turkey,” in Jiawen Yang (Ed.) Globalization and the World Textile Industry. Paper was reviewed and has been accepted as book chapter.
  • Riddle, Liesl; Marano, Valentina. “Homeland Export and Investment Promotion Programs for the Diaspora: A Call to Research.” Invited paper has been submitted to book editor, Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff.
  • Riddle, L. et al. 2012. “A 21st Century Assessment of Values across the Global Workforce” Journal of Business Ethics. November 2011, Volume 104, Issue 1, pp 1-31
  • Ralston, David; Carolyn Egri; Liesl Riddle; Charlotte Karam; David Brock; Tevfik Dalgic; Arif Butt. “Managerial Values in the Greater Middle East: Similarities and Differences across Seven Countries” International Business Review. 21 (3):13 (2012)
  • Riddle, Liesl. Diasporas Entrepreneurs as Institutional Change Agents: The Case of, International Business Review, (2011).
  • Liesl Riddle, Meghana Ayyagari, (2011) “Contemporary Cleopatras: the business ethics of female Egyptian managers”, Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, Vol. 4 Iss: 3, pp.167 – 192
  • Nielsen, Tjai M. and Liesl Riddle. (2010). Investing in Peace: The Motivational Dynamics of Diaspora Investment in Post-Conflict Economies, Journal of Business Ethics, 89, 435-448.
  • Gillespie, Kate; Liesl Riddle; Brad McBride. (2010). Globalization, Acculturation, and Local Managers in Developing Countries, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management 10(1): 37-53.
  • Ralston, David; Carolyn P. Egri; Liesl Riddle; Laurie Milton; Irina Naoumova; Ian Palmer; Prem Ramburuth; Florian Wangenheim; Pingping Fu; Min Hsun Ku; Mahfooz Ansari; Maria Teresa de la Garza Carranza; Ilya Girson; Petelin Elenkov; Marina Dabic; Arif But
  • Riddle, Liesl, Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, and Tjai Nielsen. “Partnering to Beckon them Home: Public Sector Innovation for Diaspora Homeland Investment.” Public Administration and Development, Vol. 28, No. 1 (February 2008): 54-66.
  • Riddle, Liesl, Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, and Tjai Nielsen. “Partnering to Beckon them Home: Public Sector Innovation for Diaspora Homeland Investment.” Public Administration and Development, Vol. 28, No. 1 (February 2008): 54-66.
  • Partnering to Beckon Them Home: Public-Sector Innovation for Diaspora Homeland Investment Promotional Public Administration and Development, 2008.
  • Education, Business & Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues editorial board member.
  • Journal of World Business, special issue on Multinationals in the Middle East, guest editor.