At the Fox School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, PhD students work closely with world-renowned faculty to publish their research in top journals and learn best practices in the classroom.
Where ideas flourish
As an integral part of a major research university, the Fox School of Business is committed to creating, analyzing and disseminating knowledge accross several business disciplines. We believe that quality education derives from discipline-based and practice-focused research.
Alternative energy
Dr. Ram Mudambi, Fox Professor of Strategic Management and Perelman Senior Research Fellow, collaborated with recent graduate, Snehal Awate, on a research project involving low-risk, highly sustainable wind turbine energy in emerging markets.
Making A Difference
Dr. Paul Pavlou, the recently appointed Associate Dean of the Fox School's PhD program, is committed to further improving the doctoral studies program, student research initiatives and faculty-mentor relationships.
3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic marketing Doctoral Symposium
Friday, March 27th, 8:30am to 5:00PM, 7th Floor Commons, Alter Hall

International Business

The PhD concentration in International Business (IB) prepares students for successful scholarly careers at research universities across the globe. The IB faculty has been ranked No. 4 worldwide in international business research productivity by the Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Additionally, the Fox School of Business numbers among the 31 universities nationwide to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for our Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER). The IB department is also home to the Journal of International Management, edited by Professor Masaaki Kotabe, and International Finance Review, an annual book series edited by Professor J. Jay Choi.

The IB doctoral concentration emphasizes interdisciplinary research,  and students are required to pursue a functional business minor in Strategy, Marketing or Finance. Graduates of the IB program have enjoyed great success on the academic market, finding initial appointments at institutions such as Rutgers University, the University of Hawaii and Beijing University.

For more information please consult the program’s promotional materials.

International Business Faculty

Concentration Advisor: J. Jay Choi

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Global Corporate Governance, International Finance and Strategy, Emerging Markets
Department: Finance
Office: Alter Hall 417

Anthony DiBenedetto

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Product Development, Global Marketing Strategy, Tactical Launch Planning
Department: Marketing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
Office: Alter Hall 523

Susan Feinberg

Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Economic Policy and U.S. Multinational Firms
Department: Department of Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 555

Elizabeth Gordon

Title: Associate Professor & Merves Fellow
Research Interests: Financial and International Accounting
Department: Accounting Office: Alter Hall 453

Masaaki Kotabe

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Global sourcing strategy/supply chain management, International marketing, and Product development
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 559

Nandini Lahiri

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Corporate Strategy and International Business
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 554

Ram Mudambi

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Emerging Markets, Renewable Energy
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 549

Arvind Parkhe

Title: Professor & Chair
Research Interests: Strategic Alliances, International Joint Ventures, Global Networks
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 561

International Business Students

Bruno Barreto de Góes


Bruno Barreto de Góes is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at the Strategic Management and International Business Department at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. His current research interests include management of global supply chains, innovation strategies and the impact of environmental and social sustainability practices on management strategies. He has published several papers in the proceedings of national and international conferences, and is currently a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Strategic Management Society and Academy of Management. At Temple, he has been awarded a University Fellowship for academic achievement, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the University. He has also co-founded and been elected by his peers as president of the Doctoral Student Association of the Fox Business School. Mr. de Góes also holds an M.Sc. in business administration with concentrations in Marketing and International Business from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.A. with a major in Philosophy and a minor in French from Saint John’s University, MN. Mr. de Góes has worked as the Program Director for different certificate programs at the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business as well as a lecturer of three different disciplines in international business. Finally, from 2001 to 2004, he worked at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, where he acted as editor, assistant editor and translator for several of their publications.

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Marcelo Cano-Kollmann


Marcelo Cano-Kollmann is a PhD candidate in International Business and Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He holds an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Masters in Management and Public Accounting degrees from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. His research focuses on the influence of institutional and geographical factors on innovation. Before entering academia, he had a career as an accountant and a controller working for several international companies. He was attracted to Temple "by the reputation of the school in the International Business field, the strong faculty in the Strategic Management Department and the opportunities for international collaboration with other research universities.

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Jun Ito


Jun Ito is a PhD student in International Business and Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He holds M.Sc. in Management at New York University and M.E. in Electrical Engineering at Waseda University. Prior to joining the Fox, he worked as a management consultant at the leading think tank/consulting firm in Japan. His engagement in extensive consulting projects led him to learn theories in Management more in-depth and systematically and conduct his own research at the intersection of the International Business and the Strategic Management.

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Ahreum Lee


Ahreum Lee is currently a PhD student majoring in International Business and Strategic Management Department at the Fox school of Business, Temple University. Her research interests include subsidiary knowledge creation, innovation in emerging economies, corporate governance and ownership strategies in emerging economy firms. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Chinese Literature from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and holds an M.S. in International Business at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has industry experience working as an analyst in credit rating industry in Korea.

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 Financial Aid

All students admitted to our program are considered for full financial support. Funding typically comes in the form of an assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend for at least four years, based on adequate progress and yearly evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple’s prestigious university fellowships.  Students of International Business may also apply to CIBER for additional funding to cover summer research and/or data acquisition.



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