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Faculty Fellows

Ruth Aguilera

Ruth Aguilera

Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Aguilera's research interests lie at the intersection of international business, economic sociology, and organization studies. Her core areas of research are comparative corporate governance, corporate sustainability, and firm internationalization processes. In most of her work, Professor Aguilera relies on comparative research methods to conduct systematic analyses of economic organizations across countries, and most recently, she pays particular attention to the role that ownership plays in influencing governance practices and stakeholder relationships. Her main scholarly contribution is the development of theories of comparative corporate governance and the empirical applications and extensions of these frameworks.

Todd Alessandri

Todd Alessandri

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Alessandri’s research explores the intersection of strategic management and financial theory, particularly around strategic investments. Current research projects focus on the drivers and outcomes of business and international diversification, with emphasis on the effects of ownership structures and real options. Professor Alessandri teaches several strategy-related courses including Strategy in Action (undergraduate), Strategic Decisions for Growth (graduate), Strategic Decisions in Times of Uncertainty (graduate), and Global Markets (graduate).

Ramaiya Balachandra

Ramaiya Balachandra

Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management

Professor Balachandra’s research interests include outsourcing and offshoring technology, project management, R&D management, new product development, and technological forecasting.

Elitsa Banalieva

Elitsa Banalieva

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Banalieva’s research focuses on the regional/global strategies, internationalization-performance, and strategic alliances and divestments of multinational firms. Professor Banalieva’s teaching interests include conducting interactive, team-based, and cross-cultural simulations and video case studies to illustrate the complexities of doing business in an international context.

Yakov Bart

Yakov Bart

Associate Professor, Marketing

Professor Bart's research analyzes the impact of new digital technologies and social media on advertising effectiveness and competitive marketing strategies in various settings, including emerging markets. Some of Yakov’s recent work centers on understanding the role of privacy and disclosure in marketing communications, studying word-of-mouth spillover effects, and exploring the strategic implications of new business models (such as daily deals platforms) and new media (such as mobile advertising).

Allan W. Bird

Allan W. Bird

Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business

Professor Bird has spent nine years researching the challenges facing today’s global leaders. He is currently researching the expert cognition in global leaders and the impact of intercultural capacity on global leader effectiveness. He teaches courses on Cultural Aspects of International Business and Living and Working Abroad.

Jeffery A. Born

Jeffery A. Born

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs; Professor, Finance

Professor Born has taught investments/portfolio management, corporate finance, and most recently international finance. Much of his research has focused on security market reactions to new information, particularly the response of share prices to changes in dividend policy.

Christopher Bosso

Christopher Bosso

Professor of Public Policy; Associate Director, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Oscar Brookins

Oscar Brookins

Associate Professor, Economics

Oscar T. Brookins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University, Boston, where his areas of interest are Money and Finance, Macroeconomics, Urban Economic Policies, and the economies of Turkey and Cyprus. He has previously held positions at the Universities of Ghana, Tanzania, Notre Dame, SUNY College at Buffalo and Virginia State University. In recent years he has taught at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Turkish North Cyprus. He has published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Studies, American Economist, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and several other journals. He holds an AB degree in Mathematics from DePauw University, an MA in Economics from Northeastern University and the Ph.D. in Economics from State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Paula Caligiuri

Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy

Paula Caligiuri is a D’Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University. She is the Founder and Director of the CALL Program at Northeastern University, a corporate-sponsored international volunteerism program in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association. Paula serves as the HR Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies was a Research Fellow with the E&Y Institute for Emerging Market Studies, completing a large scale study entitled Differentiating for Success: Securing Top Talent in the BRICs.

W. Paul Chiou

W Paul Chiou

Assistant Teaching Professor, Finance

Professor Chiou's current research interests include international finance; portfolio management, financial institution management, law and finance, and risk management. He has primary teaching interests in International Finance, Investments, Bank Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Financial Management. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Dr. Chiou held faculty position and has taught various finance courses at graduate and undergraduate levels at Central Michigan University, Shippensburg University, Rutgers University, and the others. He was a Research Specialist for Information Research and Credit at the Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd in Taipei, Taiwan. Professor Chiou currently serves as an Associate Editor for Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. He was interviewed by media such as the Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, DC for the issues of Asian financial markets numerous times.

William Crittenden

William Crittenden

Professor, International Business and Strategy

Strategic Management; Business Strategy; Planning & Implementation; Managing Nonprofit Organizations; Global Corporate Citizenship (e.g., governance, social responsibility, sustainability, social entrepreneurship); Market Entry Strategies; Decision making; Family businesses; Business education; Faculty administration & evaluation.

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Professor, International Business and Strategy; Lloyd Mullin Research Fellow

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University in the USA. He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another from the University of Salamanca. He studies the internationalization of companies, with a special interest in emerging market multinationals. He also analyzes governance issues, with a special interest in corruption in international business. He is the reviewing editor of Journal of International Business Studies and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Management Division at the Academy of Management. For more information please visit www.cuervo-cazurra.com.

Kamran Dadkhah

Kamran Dadkhah

Associate Professor, Economics

Kamran M. Dadkhah is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University, Boston, where his areas of interest are econometrics, macroeconomics, international economics, and Middle Eastern economies. Previous positions have included Senior Economist, Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; Senior Economist, Development and Investment Bank of Iran; and Director of Planometrics and General Economy Bureau, Plan and Budget Organization of Iran. He has published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Political Economy, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Applied Economics, Middle Eastern Studies, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Empirical Economics, and Mathematical and Computer Modelling. He holds a BA degree in Economics from Tehran University, MA and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Indiana University, and an MS degree in Mathematics from Northeastern University.

Dan Danielsen

Dan Danielsen

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society

Professor Danielsen is a legal scholar who spent many years as an international business lawyer. He teaches Corporations, Law and Development, International Business Regulation, International Law and Conflict of Laws. Professor Danielsen’s research explores the complex role of the business firm in global governance.

Luis Dau

Luis Dau

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Dau's research and teaching interests include global strategy, emerging market firms, institutional change, pro-market reforms, business groups, firm performance, and culture.

Adeneken (Nick) Dedeke

Adeneken (Nick) Dedeke

Executive Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management

Professor Dedeke’s teaching interests include: management information systems, operations management, innovation in IT, and statistics. He has research interests in the areas of inventory management in retailing; application of operations management to services industries; information, process, and service quality issues; and adaptation of technology and process improvement approaches in service industries.

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Anthony de Ritis

Professor and Chair, Music Department; Joint Appointment to Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Creative Practice and Innovation; Interactive Real-Time Performance Systems; Music Composition and Sound Design; Online/Distance Learning

Hua Dong

Hua Dong

Associate Academic Specialist in Chinese, World Languages Center

She is currently the coordinator of the Chinese program there. Hua teaches courses on Chinese language and culture, and has also developed and led Chinese Language “Dialogue of Civilizations” in China.

Kimberly Eddleston

Kimberly Eddleston

Schulze Distinguished Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Professor Eddleston is widely published in the field of entrepreneurship. She has won multiple awards for her research on family businesses as well as women entrepreneurs and managers. She has helped many students successfully join their family's firms and has also assisted students in the launch of their own enterprises. Professor Eddleston has taught multiple entrepreneurship courses including Family Business Management and Small Business Management. She has also developed a small business consulting project curriculum that has been featured at several entrepreneurship conferences.

Denise Garcia

Denise Garcia

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Professor Garcia’s research is at the intersection of security and international law.  She is interested in the formation of new international norms and agreements regarding key challenges to global governance, in particular disarmament and arms control. She is a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations, the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and a supporting member of the Arms Control Association.

Ilir Haxhi

Ilir Haxhi

Tenured Assistant Professor of Strategy and Corporate Governance; Head of International Management Track, Amsterdam Business School

Professor Haxhi’s research interest is at the intersection of international business, corporate governance, and comparative institutional analysis. The main emphasis of his work is the exploration of the interactions and complementarities between institutional and corporate actors, and the way they affect the diffusion and adoption patterns of institutionalized best practices, especially in the context of corporate governance. His main overall goal is to contribute to broader theories used in management disciplines, such as institutional theory and agency theory, and to cross-national cultural and institutional approaches, through their application in the developed and emerging markets contexts.

Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones

Associate Director, International Affairs Program; Associate Teaching Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies

Terrorism and counterterrorism, political violence, conflict, national security and foreign policy with an emphasis on the U.S., U.K., Afghanistan, Russia and the Caucasus, as well the Middle East.

Jayant Kale

Jayant Kale

Philip R. McDonald Chair; Professor, Finance

Professor Kale’s research is on topics in corporate finance and mutual fund investing. His recent research in these areas examines the role of product market considerations and agent incentives in the financial policies of corporations and the investment decisions of mutual funds. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, and PhD course in Corporate Finance and undergraduate and MBA courses in International Finance.

Karthik Krishnan

Karthik Krishnan

Associate Professor, Finance

Professor Krishnan's research focuses on Empirical Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Investment Banking, Universal Banking, Securities Issuance, IPO, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Governance. He has teaching interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Investments, Financial Institutions, and Capital Markets.

Anna Lamin

Anna Lamin

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy; Matthew Eagan Faculty Fellow

Finalist for Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar, Academy of International Business. (June 28, 2008).

Harry Lane

Harry Lane

Professor, International Business

Professor Lane's research interests are in intercultural management and diversity management as well as in organizational learning and strategic renewal. He teaches courses in Cross-Cultural Management, Valuing and Managing Diversity, and Organizational Renewal and Change. He is certified in the use of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)

Felicia G. Lassk

Felicia G. Lassk

Associate Professor, Marketing; Marketing Group Chair; MBA Marketing Track Chair

Professor Lassk’s research interests include customer orientation, salesperson job involvement, emotional intelligence, and measurement issues. Her teaching interests include marketing research and professional selling.

Cynthia Lee

Professor, Management and Organizational Development; Management and Organizational Development Group Chair

Professor Lee teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior, International Management, Organizational behavior in co-op settings, and Leadership in diverse and multicultural environments. She has taught Ph.D. seminars on employment relationships at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Lee initiated the consulting project at the graduate level, and her initiative has been adopted and integrated in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business’ graduate program. She has also started a fundraising class project, which teaches students various leadership and team-work related skills, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Professor Lee's research interests include leading change and innovation, performance management, understanding the changing nature of employment relationships including psychological contracts and of job insecurity.

Duane Lefevre

Duane Lefevre

Part-Time Lecturer, Marketing

Mr. Lefevre teaches and consults on Working Across Cultures with an emphasis on India and other emerging markets. He has worked with Fortune 100 companies in the Finance, Manufacturing, High Tech and Pharma sectors in Europe, North America and Asia. He has led Northeastern Dialogue of Civilization programs to South Africa and India.

Grigorios Livanis

Grigorios Livanis

Assistant Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Livanis has research and teaching interests in the areas of Applied Econometrics, Firm Theory and Management, International Economics, Financial Economics, and Information and Uncertainty.

Peter Manning

Peter Manning

Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Chair in Policing

Professor Manning is currently reseraching the transformation of poilicing in Ireland since the Patten Report and is frequently in Belfast and Dublin in this connection. His research interests includes the rationalizing and interplay of private and public policing, democratic policing, crime mapping and crime analysis, uses of information technology and qualitative methods.

Valentina Marano

Valentina Marano

Assistant Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Marano research explores how firms’ embeddedness in complex global governance systems shapes their behaviors and performance. More specifically, she focuses on the practice adoption, organizational legitimacy and performance of multinational corporations from both developed and developing countries, and the role of global networks of business relationships as conduits for diverse institutional influences on organizational action. Professor Marano’s teaching interests include international strategy, international business, international management, cross-cultural negotiations, corporate social responsibility and business ethics.

Daniel J. McCarthy

Daniel J. McCarthy

Emeritus University Distinguished Professor and D'Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of Global Management and Innovation

Professor McCarthy is teaching mainly in the High Tech MBA program in the areas of Innovation, Business Plans, Strategy, and Corporate growth. His research is primarily in international business and entrepreneurship with an emphasis on Russia.

Edward F. McDonough III

Professor, International Business and International Innovation Management and Co-Director, Executive MBA Program

Professor McDonough’s research has focused on executing innovation strategies, managing global new product development, and managing global new product development teams. He is currently engaged in a global study whose aim is to learn about how companies can maximize the return on their innovation investment, the role a company’s innovation strategy plays in providing sustainable competitive advantage, and the capabilities that companies need in order to effectively execute their innovation strategy. Professor McDonough has already begun to collect data from companies in both developed and emerging economies including China, Taiwan, as well as US firms.

Marc Meyer

Robert Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship; Matthews Distinguished Professor

Professor Meyer is widely published in the field of product, service, and business model innovation and has worked with industry leaders in computing, industrial products, and consumer products around the world. He has also taken a leadership role in developing new methods for teaching entrepreneurship and has helped numerous students start their own ventures. Dr. Meyer is a Director of the High Tech MBA Programs and is the founder of D'Amore-McKim School of Business’ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.

Valentine M. Moghadam

Valentine M. Moghadam

Professor, Sociology and International Affairs; Director, Middle East Studies Program

Research Interests: Globalization; Development; Social movements and transnational activism; transnational feminist networks; political sociology of the Middle East and North Africa.

Susan Montgomery

Susan Montgomery

Executive Professor, Law and Business

Professor Montgomery's interests are in the areas of intellectual property (IP) and business transactions, with an emphasis on IP assets, international IP strategies, and business transactions. She also teaches law school courses on trademark law and practice, international IP laws and practice, and business transactions practice.

Jay Mulki

Associate Professor, Marketing; Renfro Fellow

Professor Mulki’s primary research interests are in the areas of business ethics, services marketing, personal selling, and sales management. Professor Mulki has taught undergraduate classes in International Marketing and Introduction to Marketing, and graduate classes in International Marketing, Services Marketing and Marketing Strategy.

Suzanne Ogden

Suzanne Ogden

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Professor Ogden's area of study includes Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Democratization and Development in China; International Relations, US-China Relations, US Policy Towards Asia

Kwamina Panford

Kwamina Panford

Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies

Professor Panford was a Carnegie – University of Ghana Visiting Scholar from June to September, 2016. Prior to that, he was awarded a Fulbright as a Senior Visiting Scholar to Ghana in 2011-2012. Since 2009, Panford’s research and publications have been on Ghana’s emerging oil and gas sectors. His areas of expertise include petroleum and sustainable development; political-economy relations, human capital/labor and public policy, and international organizations. He is currently an associate professor of culture, societies and global studies.

Nikos Passas

Nikos Passas

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Nikos Passas is Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. His law degree is from the Univ. of Athens (LL.B.), his Master’s from the University of Paris-Paris II (D.E.A.) and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Athens Bar (Greece). He is fluent in 6 languages and plays classical guitar.

Sheila M. Puffer

Sheila M. Puffer

University Distinguished Professor; Professor of International Business

Professor Puffer has research and teaching interests in international business and management and entrepreneurship, with emphasis on Russia

Samuel Rabino

Professor of Marketing

Professor Rabino’s research interests include new product announcements, intellectual property strategies for global marketers, new global segmentation methodology, and the process of internationalization of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Ravi Ramamurti

Ravi Ramamurti

University Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy; Director, Center for Emerging Markets

Professor Ramamurti does research and consulting on corporate strategy and business-government relations in emerging economies. He is currently researching the internationalization strategies of multinationals from Emerging Markets. He teaches courses on the global business environment and global strategy.

Christopher Robertson

Christopher Robertson

Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Robertson's primary research interest is in cross-cultural management. Specifically, he is interested in ethical, behavioral, and strategic differences across borders. Professor Robertson has expertise in Latin America and he has spent considerable time in Peru, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador among other countries. Professor Robertson has taught the Full-time MBA required Global Management course for many years. He also teaches undergraduate international business as well as a graduate seminars on global business ethics and corporate citizenship. Professor Robertson has led study abroad courses to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil for Northeastern MBA students.

Kristen Rodine Hardy

Kirsten Rodine Hardy

Associate Professor of Political Science

Professor Hardy's areas of study are Comparative/International Political Economy, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Europe. All her classes include some kind of experiential education, including Model UN simulations and country policy presentations.

Sonia Rolland

Sonia Elise Rolland

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, LLM and International Programs.

Professor Rolland's writings focus on the legal framework for sustainable and socio-economic development in international economic law. Her research interests include public international law, international trade law, international environmental law and energy regulation. She teaches Public International Law, International Trade Law, International Business Transactions and Cross-Border Civil Litigation.

Alexandra V. Roth

Alexandra V. Roth

Executive Professor, International Business and Strategy

Dr. Roth teaches courses in International Business Management, Cultural Aspects of International Business, Managing the Global Enterprise, International Business and Global Social Responsibility, and Executive development. Her research interests are cross-cultural management, gender studies, globalization and cultural change, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and socially responsible investments (SRI).

Ravi Sarathy

Ravi Sarathy

Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Sarathy's major research and teaching interests are in international business and global strategy, industrial policy, global infrastructure, and the airline and computer software industries. 

Gavin Shatkin

Gavin Shatkin

Associate Professor, Public Policy & Architecture

Professor Shatkin has a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs (75%) and the School of Architecture (25%). His research focuses primarily on globalization and urban poverty in Southeast Asian cities. He is the author of Collective Action and Urban Poverty Alleviation: Community Organizations and the Struggle for Shelter in Manila. He has published articles in a number of journals, including Urban Studies, Environment and Planning, The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Cities, and the International Development Planning Review.

H. David Sherman

H. David Sherman

Professor, Accounting

Professor Sherman's research has long focused on financial reporting, performance measurement/management, and financial literacy issues facing corporate management and Boards of Directors in global businesses. He also actively studies methods to improve productivity in health care, financial services, and other service organizations. His current research focuses on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) impact on managers and investors and Audit committee responsibilities beyond compliance. David is also studying governance issues related to Chinese entrepreneurial businesses that have equities traded on US markets, identifying the paths that increase their likelihood of achieving founder and investor goals. He is an expert on developing and using financial and non-financial measures to evaluate and manage performance. Professor Sherman teaches executive and MBA courses in accounting, control, and global financial statement analysis with a focus on contemporary and international shareholder reporting and financial statement analysis, and financial management of high technology, medical technology, financial services, health care, and nonprofit organizations.

Dee Spencer

Dee Spencer

Senior Full-Time Lecturer, Supply Chain and Information Management

Denis Sullivan

Denis Sullivan

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Co-Director, Middle East Center

Professor Sullivan's areas of study includes Comparative Politics, Middle East Studies, Islamism, Egyptian Politics, Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Fareena Sultan

Fareena Sultan

Professor, Marketing

Professor Sultan's research interests are in the area of Marketing Innovations, Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing and New Media/ Social Media. Her current research interests include Global Mobile Marketing, Digital Marketing and Youth Media Multi-tasking, She teaches courses in Marketing Management, Electronic /Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing and Marketing Analysis for Technology-based Products and Services.

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Ron Thomas

Senior Full-Time Lecturer, International Business and Strategy

Dr. Thomas teaches and consults on managerial, social, and ethical implications of globalization, with particular reference to the European Union. He has a special interest in the enrichment of international management education.

Berna Turam

Berna Turam

Director of International Affairs Program; Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

Political sociology, political ethnography, state-society relations, religion and politics, civil society and democratization in the Middle East, Muslim politics and secularism, Islam and gender politics.

C. Annique Un

C. Annique Un

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy

Professor Un's research interests include comparing innovativeness of foreign and domestic firms, how R&D investments, R&D collaborations, R&D outsourcing, and the management of people influence innovation. She has taught international business courses at PhD, MBA, and undergraduate levels.

Edward G. Wertheim

Edward G. Wertheim

Associate Professor, Management and Organizational Development

Professor Wertheim teaches organizational behavior, negotiation, and mediation. He is a professional mediator.

Margaret Woo

Margaret Woo

Professor of Law

Professor Woo teaches civil procedure, administrative law and comparative law. In 1997, she was named the law school's Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. She is also a faculty director for the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy.

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Yu (Amy) Xia

Associate Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management

Amy Xia’s research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, service supply chain, risk management and scheduling.

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Shiawee Yang

Associate Professor, Finance

Professor Yang has teaching and research interests in real estate, financial economics, and investment management. Her current research concerns financial issues of the US real estate capital market, the REIT industry, and the Asian financial and real estate markets.

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Michael Zack

Professor Emeritus, Supply Chain and Information Management

Professor Zack's research and teaching focuses on the use of information and knowledge to improve organizational performance, and the link between intellectual resources and competitive strategy.

David Zepeda

David Zepeda

Assistant Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management; Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research 

Professor Zepeda’s primary research interest is in the area of managing technologies and resources across the health care supply chain with particular emphasis on reducing disparities in the delivery of chronic care.