PhD in International Business/Strategy, University of South Carolina
Global MBA, Thunderbird/ITESM
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Dau's research and teaching interests include global strategy, emerging market firms, institutional changes, pro-market reforms, business groups, family firms, firm performance, international corporate social responsibility, sustainability, formal and informal entrepreneurship, and culture.
Industry & Academic Experience
Co-Owner & Manager, Promotora Dinámica de Negocios: Established a successful chain of ice-cream parlors & pizzerias. Acquired, developed, and sold real estate and low-cost homes. Achieved increased profitability through rapid yet stable growth.
Business Unit Coordinator, Jabil Circuit: Managed all aspects of printed circuit board production for Whirlpool products. Achieved improvements in delivery time, material costs, and profitability. Established, developed, & maintained customer relationship.
Services to the Profession
Editorial Review Boards: Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, World Development, Universia Business Review, Globalization, Competitiveness, & Governability, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Corporate Governance: An International Review
Conference Reviewer: Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society, European International Business Academy, Academy of International Business-Latin America, Temple U. Special Conference, CIMAR Conference
Chair, Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of International Business, 2017
Chair, Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of International Business Latin America, 2014
Paper Track Scientific Committee Member, Academy of International Business Latin America, 2013
Committee Member, Outreach Development Committee, Academy of International Business, 2011-2012
Committee Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Academy of International Business, 2011-2012
Awards & Recognition
John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship, University of Reading, Henley Business School, 2016-Present
Best Paper in Global Strategy. Academy of Management (International Management Division), 2016
Best Paper. Academy of International Business - Latin America, 2013
Best Paper in Strategy/International Business Theory. Academy of Management (International Management Division), 2009
Best Paper on Emerging Markets. European International Business Academy, 2009
Best Selling Case. Ivey Publishing, 2013-2016 (One of the top selling cases out of over 28,000 cases available)
Winner: 8 Best Reviewer Awards (Journal of International Business Studies 2017; Academy of International Business 2009, 2010, 2012, 2017; Academy of Management - International Management Division 2008, 2009, 2011) and 1 Outstanding Reviewer Award (Academy of Management - International Management Division 2011.)