The Department of Strategic Management (SGM) is home to four areas of study: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Consulting, and International Business. The skills students master while studying these disciplines are universally applicable in the business world and create innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking employees equipped to add value to organizations in any field.
Undergraduate students can major in Entrepreneurship or International Business, and minor in Entrepreneurship, International Business, or Consulting. Graduate students can earn their Master of Science in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (IME), earn their MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management, or earn a dual MBA/IME degree. Graduate students can also take elective courses in International Business and Consulting. PhD students can specialize in Strategic Management.
Disciplines & Programs
Choose the Area of Study That is Right for You
The Strategic Management Department prepares students to be industry leaders in Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, International Business, Consulting, and Strategic Management. Each program focuses on hands-on, experiential instruction that allows students to learn in real-world situations. Through internships, networking events, expert guest speakers, travel abroad, mentoring, and co-curricular programs, the SGM curriculum moves beyond the textbook. Under the guidance of faculty who are thought leaders in their fields, students have the opportunity to move toward their career goals and graduate ahead of the professional curve.
Explore the programs in these unique disciplines that will set you apart—and get you ahead.
Advance Business Through Research
The Strategic Management (SGM) faculty come from various backgrounds in strategy, economics, marketing, sociology, organizational theory, international business, and public policy. Thus, there is an appreciation for an interdisciplinary approach to the study of strategy within the department. Importantly, the department presents a fertile environment for those who wish to study at the various intersections of strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and global business. Explore new insights and research.
Fox Centers and Institutes
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute
- Fox Management Consulting
- Institute of Global Management Studies
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Dr. Joan T. Allatta joins the Fox School from Purdue University, where she was an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management since 2005.
Prior to earning her PhD, Dr. Allatta worked at General Electric. Her research interests include knowledge networks, organizational capabilities, and communication technologies. Her published papers include “Evolving Communication Patterns in Response to an Acquisition Event,” which appeared in a 2011 edition of the Strategic Management Journal, and she has more works in progress.
Dr. Allatta has earned nine awards and grants, including the Krannert Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award in 2009-10, Booz Allen Hamilton/SMS PhD Fellowship in 2004, and three Distinguished Teacher Awards. She has also presented at numerous national and international conferences.
Dr. Allatta received her PhD in Strategic Management and Master of Arts in Management and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She also holds a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Systems from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
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Marilyn Anthony is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Strategic Management department, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. Before joining the Fox faculty full-time in 2016, Ms. Anthony served as an adjunct instructor within the Fox Part-Time MBA program and a project executive with the Fox Management Consulting Practice.
A multi-faceted entrepreneur with a history of successful start-ups in for-profit and not-for-profit arenas, Anthony has conceived, funded, and executed large-scale operations, built support teams, and delivered measurable results in the hospitality and food industries. Previously, she has served as Executive Director of Lundale Farm, a non-profit organization that created a network of for-profit farms on conserved land, and as Eastern Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, among other professional appointments.
Ms. Anthony received her Master of Arts degree in teaching from Brown University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Cornell University.
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|Research Interests:||Monetary policy and its future impact|
Over the last fifty years, Dwight Carey started and managed seventeen national and international corporations, LLCs and partnerships. He has taught eighty undergraduate and graduate courses at Temple’s Fox School of Business and its Engineering schools since 2006.
He has been awarded the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and two Crystal Apples for University Service while at Temple. In addition, he has also won the Congressional Businessman of the Year (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006), the Congressional Medal of Distinction, the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal for Outstanding Business Leadership, twice been awarded the The Congressional Medal for Business Leadership, the Congressional Order of Merit, the Presidential Task Force Platinum Award, and the Technology Partner Award by Specialty Publishing for co-creating an electronic control system for robots. He has created five Premises for courses that were published by McGraw Hill/Irwin and Pearson Prentice Hall. Professor Carey has interviewed on national television, radio shows and national magazines and news papers. He does book reviews and has been written about in published books.
- Carey, D. Global Business Policies, Case Studies for Tomorrow. McGraw Hill. 2008
- Carey, D. Entrepreneurship, the Mind and Environment for the Start Up. Pearson Prentice/Hall. 2008
- Carey, D. Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Cases Studies and Contract Law. McGraw Hill. 2007
- Carey, D. Business Policies McGraw Hill 2007
- Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching
- Congressional Business Man of the Year (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006)
- Presidential Task Force Platinum Award for Business Leadership see above for additional awards
- Advanced Entrepreneurship
- Engineering Entrepreneurship
- Global Business Policies
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Professor Chaganti’s teaching portfolio includes entrepreneurship, strategic management, business policy & administration courses in the MBA and EMBA Programs. His research writings have appeared in Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal, among other publications. He co-authored two books: High Performance Management Strategies for Entrepreneurial Companies  and Corporate Governance and the Timeliness of Change — Reorientation in 100 American Firms . He served in several leadership positions: Chair of the Department [1995-99; 1990-1993], founding Executive Director of the Institute of Global Management Studies [1997-1999], co-editor of the Journal of International Management [1998-2000]. He organized several national and international conferences, including “Managing Financial Risks and Opportunities in Asian Markets” [April 1998] and “Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions — Regional and Global Perspectives” [April 1999].
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Dr. Charles Dhanaraj joins the Fox School as the H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Professor of Strategy. He will also serve as the Founding Executive Director of Fox’s Center for Translational Research in Business, and Executive Director of the Fox School’s Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program.
An award-winning researcher and educator, Dhanaraj arrives at the Fox School from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he served as professor of strategy. He also has held academic appointments at Indiana University at Bloomington and Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore. He also served as a Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
Dhanaraj’s specialization includes strategic partnerships, global innovation, and emerging markets. He published several high-impact articles and award-winning cases. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), a distinction held by elite researchers for outstanding contributions to scholarly development in international business. He serves as vice president for the AIB and deputy editor of Cross Cultural and Strategy Management, as well as a member on the editorial boards of six major journals.
As an engineer, Dhanaraj worked with the Tata Robins Fraser, Ltd and Kaveri Engineering Industries Ltd. in India and the Center for Cold Ocean Resource Engineering (C-CORE) Inc. in Canada prior to his doctoral studies.
He received a PhD in International Strategy from University of Western Ontario in Canada. He also earned a MBA from the Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and a Master of Engineering in Robotics from the memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s Canada. He also studied at the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, where he earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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Ronald A. Drozd is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Strategic Management. He also serves as Assistant Academic Director of the Fox School’s International Business Programs.
Drozd joins the Fox School from the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, where he had served since 2002—most recently as the Manager of Export Services. He brings a wealth of international training and professional experience to his role, having worked in banking, business analysis, project development, marketing planning, and international business.
Drozd earned an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Finance from Georgetown University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Curtis Gregory is Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Strategic Management department, where he
teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. Before joining the Fox faculty full-time in 2018, Dr.
Gregory served as an adjunct instructor within the College of Liberal Arts and as a project executive with
the Fox Management Consulting Practice.
Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. Gregory was a Mayoral appointment as a Senior Director of the
Office of Business Services housed within the Commerce Department for the City of Philadelphia. Dr.
Gregory has maintained a highly successful career as a Senior Vice President within the commercial
banking industry. This background, within the banking industry, includes small business banking, retail
banking, institutional trust, commercial banking, and business banking.
Lecturing across the country about access to capital for entrepreneurs, he has been described as an
enabler of people who want to start or grow a business with a specialization in developing human
capital for marginalized people. Dr. Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati,
a Master of Arts degree from Antioch University McGregor, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational
Change from Walden University.
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Dr. Bertrand Guillotin joined the Fox School of Business on July 1st, 2015, following appointments as Director of the International Programs Office at Duke University (Fuqua School of Business) and as part-time instructor with Campbell University in RTP, NC after a successful international corporate career in Germany and in the US (10 years). Having spent more than 25 years outside his home country, he has done business in more than 30 countries and speaks French, German, and English fluently.
At Fox, Bertrand serves as Assistant Professor of Instruction, Academic Director of the International Business Administration undergraduate program (Strategic Management department), and IB Association Academic Advisor. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the OMBA and PMBA programs. His research combines international business and strategic management.
Bertrand is also very engaged with the Academic of International Business as Chair of the US Northeast Chapter (2nd largest in the world) and with the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education as the Fox School of Business Representative. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Temple Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the AIB US Northeast Chapter Executive Board (ex officio), and the Editorial Board of the Thunderbird International Business Review
Bertrand’s recent scholarly publications include a paper-based DBA Thesis (2016), as well as articles in the Journal of International Education in Business (forthcoming) and the Thunderbird International Business Review (lead article Sept/Oct 2015 issue). Other publications include articles in the Financial Times (London, UK), Les Echos, a prominent French economic newspaper, and the European Foundation for Management Development’s Global Focusmagazine.
Bertrand holds a DBA from the AACSB-EQUIS-AMBA-accredited Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird (Arizona State University), a European Diploma of Higher Education in International Marketing from FEDE (Switzerland), a Manager du Commerce International diploma from ESARC business school (France), and a Brevêt de Technicien Supérieur en Commerce International from LETP M. Tessier (France).
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Professor Hamilton’s academic training includes a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, his M.B.A. degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dr. Hamilton has been a faculty member in the Strategic Management Department at Temple University since 1981 and has won eight awards for outstanding teaching. His teaching honors include a Musser Leadership Award for Teaching Excellence, International MBA Professor of the Year, the Asher Award for Outstanding Faculty, an MBA Student Association award for Excellence in Instructional Innovation, Executive MBA Faculty of the Year award-twice, a Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award and the Great Teacher Award, Temple University’s highest teaching honor.
Professor Hamilton brings to both his teaching and research the benefits of managerial experience at a variety of organizations. He previously served 3 years in hospital administration at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC where he directed a department of 120 employees. After his MBA degree, he served as the Executive Director of the National Program for Dermatology and Associate Executive Director of the American Academy of Dermatology for 4 years. He has been responsible for long range planning, development of new organizational structures and implementing strategic change in each of these organizations.
Rob’s academic research has focused on strategic management in general with a particular focus on firm capabilities, industry competitive interaction and the control of multinational enterprises. He has served on 30 Ph.D. dissertation committees and has chaired, a total of 13 of those committees. He has published more than 30 articles in salient management journals. In addition, he has made more than 30 presentations at various conferences. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Research Honor Roll and twice been selected as an Outstanding Reviewer by the Academy of Management. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of International Management for the last decade.
Dr. Hamilton’s service is extensive within the University as well as outside. He has formerly served Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, President of the School of Business’ Collegial Assembly (twice) and Chair of the Strategic Management Department. Professor Hamilton served as Chair of Temple University’s Great Teacher’s Award Committee for half a decade. He was faculty Co-Chair of the FSBM Planning Oversight Committee and facilitates School retreats.
He has served as a member of the Vestry and Rector’s Warden, and Finance Committee Chair at St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh. He is a current member of the Advisory Board of the Board of Directors of The Village –a home for troubled youths. He was previously a faculty member of the Temple University Alumni Association, Board of Directors and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Temple University Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry.
Rob was the recipient of the Fox Business School’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. This award recognizes a career of illustrious teaching, research and service. At the completion of his career in June, 2018 he was designated as Professor Emeritus.
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|Research Interests:||Governance of Knowledge Intensive Organizations and Social Ventures, Organizational boundaries, the Social and Institutional Context of Entrepreneurship|
TL Hill is an Associate Professor in Strategic Management and Managing Director of the Fox Management Consulting Practice, the capstone residency for all Fox MBA students. As the Academic Director of the MBA, TL has also recently lead the transformation of the MBA to a competency-based models in which students complete a dozen live projects while developing the skills and judgment valued by employers.
TL’s research interests include the governance of knowledge intensive organizations and social ventures, the ways networks span organizational boundaries, the social and institutional context of entrepreneurship, and community economic development.
Prior to joining the Fox School, TL was a Managing Director for New Society Publishers, where he edited more than 30 books, and a strategic consultant for small and family-owned firms. TL has earned a PhD and an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and an A.B. in Religious Studies from Brown University.
- Hill, TL & Scott, Jonathan. 2014. Knows My Business: The Association between Preference for Relational Governance and Owners’ Choice of Banks. Journal of Small Business Management. In press.
- Hill, TL, Feinberg, Susan & Darendeli, Izzet Sidki. 2014. An institutional perspective on nonmarket strategies for a world in flux. In Lawton, Thomas C. & Rajwani, Tazeeb, eds., The Routledge Companion to Nonmarket Strategy. (NY: Routledge): xx-xx. In press.
- Hill, TL, Kothari, Tanvi & Shea, Matt. 2010. Patterns of meaning in the social entrepreneurship literature: semantic network analysis insights. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 1 (1): 5-31.
- Malach-Pines, Alaya, Haim Levy, Agnes Utasi, TL Hill. 2005. Entrepreneurs as cultural heroes: a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspective. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 20 (6): 541-555.
- Hill, TL and Barbara Ferman. 2004. The challenges of agenda conflict in higher-education-community research partnerships: Views from the community side. Journal of Urban Affairs 26 (2): 241-257.
Fox School of Business, Temple University
- Enterprise Management Consulting capstone
- Social Entrepreneurship Seminar
- Nonprofit Governance (Fox Board Fellows)
- Fox Full-Time* MBA Faculty of the Year — 2013
- Fox Full-Time* MBA Faculty of the Year — 2009
- MBA Teaching Excellence, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning — 2009
- Fox School Leader in Teaching and Innovation — 2009
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching & Research Fellow —2007 – 2008
- Managing Director, Fox Management Consulting — 2000 – present
- Associate Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia — 2000 – 2001
- Director, Family Business Alliance, Temple University, Philadelphia — 1997 – 2000
- Management Consultant, Small Business Development Center, Temple University, Philadelphia —1996 –2000
- Turnaround Consultant, Monthly Review Press — 1995 – 1997
- Managing Director, New Society Publishers — 1985 – 1997
- Editorial Board, Peace News magazine — 1983 – 1984
- Project Coordinator, Providence Area Health Care Foundation — 1982 –1983
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Michelle Histand joins the Fox School as a non-tenure track faculty member in the Fox School’s Department of Strategic Management. Histand has taught courses, trained academics, and developed content for this partnership since joining Fox as an adjunct in 2016.
Histand will also serve as Associate Director of the Fox School’s Flinders University Project. In August 2016, Fox entered a three-year partnership to deliver its nationally ranked Entrepreneurship programs to the prestigious Australian university.
Prior to her arrival, she served as the Director of Innovation with Independence Blue Cross, a role in which she built a strategy for the state-of-the-art Center for Health Care Innovation. She developed the center’s vision, mission, design, and programming in leading cross-functional corporate projects around customer experience and product development.
Histand earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from Saint Joseph’s University. She will complete a Master of Arts degree in Writing Studies in September 2017 at Saint Joseph’s University.
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Dr. Roger J. Kashlak is a Professor of Instruction in the Department of Strategic Management. He also serves as Associate Director for Executive Programs at the Fox School.
He joins the Fox School from Loyola University Maryland, where he had served since 1993 as a professor of international business, global strategy, and business policy; chair of several departments; and Senior Associate Dean of the Sellinger School of Business.
A distinguished and award-winning teacher and researcher, Kashlak has a wealth of experience in leading executive and international education programs on five continents. He also boasts a decade of corporate management experience in the telecommunication industry. His research has focused on topics such as international reciprocity, international alliances, global expansion in telecom, and more.
Kashlak earned his PhD in International Business and Strategic Management from the Fox School of Business, where he also attained a Master of Business Administration in International Business. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Alan Kerzner is a proven business leader whose focus now surrounds enhancing the performance of students, executives and businesses in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. Alan currently serves as an assistant professor in the Strategic Management department, and as the Director of the Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy (TUEA).
During a thirty-five year marketing and management career, Alan held positions at Fortune 100 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and launched several successful start-ups. During these experiences, he won numerous awards for outstanding recruiting and training.
Always focused on the development of individuals, teams and organizations during his business career, Mr. Kerzner then took this commitment to the university and executive education areas. He is engaged at/as:
- The Wharton School in their Global Consulting Practicum and the Aresty Institute for Executive Education;
- Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Services;
- Visiting instructor in Australia’s leading MBA program
- Director of the Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy
As Founder and CEO of the Institute for Global Student Success, Mr. Kerzner developed an innovative program that has been shown to enhance international students’ performance academically, socially and professionally. Nine out of every ten students Alan works with get paid internships and/or jobs in the United States at firms such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the Big 4, Disney, Amazon, Marriott etc. He has conducted training sessions at several leading American universities as well Xiamen University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Nanjing Audit University and the International Education Institute of Vietnam National University.
Mr. Kerzner received an MBA from the Wharton School with Honors and received a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Rochester where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Distinction in each discipline and Phi Beta Kappa.
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Harold E. Klein (Ph.D., Columbia; M.B.A., Dartmouth; B.Ch.E., City College of NY) is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at The Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University. He has taught in the strategic management area at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and the International and Executive MBA Programs. In 2013, he completed a five-year term as Visiting Scholar and Affiliate Faculty in the Organizational Dynamics Graduate Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Klein served as the first GSM Department Ph.D. Program Coordinator, designed doctoral-level seminars and graduate courses in strategic management. Dr. Klein launched the Fox School’s International MBA Program as its first Director abroad, establishing it in France and subsequently in Tokyo. His research interests are in strategic planning methodology; management cognition, scenario planning techniques and, for the last decade, in the neurocognitive aspects of strategic thinking.
Dr. Klein has developed proprietary strategic decision support technology for decision making in highly complex environments and for intelligence systems. He has been invited to present his work to U.S. intelligence agencies and the National Security Council. He continues to consult in those domains.
Since coming to Temple, he has been an on-site technical advisor in management, organization and planning to the governments of over a half dozen countries stretching from South America to the Caribbean to Africa to the Middle East, under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank and the U.N. Development Programme.
In his capacity as a Senior Partner and officer of a management consulting company prior to coming to Temple, he directed projects in the design of strategic plans and planning systems for large corporations, including British Petroleum, Exxon, RCA, DuPont, GE, United Technologies and IBM, among others. Dr. Klein served on the President’s Study of the Draft and subsequently led studies for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in planning for the Voluntary Army In addition, he spent two years in a North African country where he designed a nation-wide, operational planning system for its agricultural sector.
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Masaaki Kotabe holds the Washburn Chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University in 1998, he was Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellow and Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kotabe served as the Vice President in the 1997-98 term, and also has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Academy of International Business as President-Elect (2015-6); President (2016-7); and President-Immediate Past (2017-8). He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan Marketing Academy.
Dr. Kotabe received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business at Michigan State University. Dr. Kotabe has taught international marketing, global sourcing strategy (R&D, manufacturing, and marketing interfaces) at the undergraduate and MBA levels and theories of international business at the Ph.D. level, among others. He has lectured widely at various business schools in 20 countries around the world. For his research, he has worked closely with leading companies such as AT&T, Kohler, NEC, Nissan, Philips, Sony, and Seven&i Holdings (parent of 7-Eleven stores), and served as advisor to the United Nations’ and World Trade Organization’s Executive Forum on National Export Strategies.
Dr. Kotabe has written more than 100 scholarly publications, with well over 10,000 Google Scholar citations. His research work has appeared in such journals as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing. His books include Global Sourcing Strategy: R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing Interfaces (1992), Japanese Distribution System (with Michael R. Czinkota, 1993), Anticompetitive Practices in Japan (with Kent W. Wheiler, 1996), MERCOSUR and Beyond (1997), Market Revolution in Latin America: Beyond Mexico (with Ricardo Leal, 2001), Emerging Issues in International Business Research (with Preet Aulakh, 2002), Global Supply Chain Management (with Michael J. Mol, 2006), SAGE Handbook of International Marketing (wht Kristiaan Helsen, 2009), and Global Marketing Management, 7th ed. (with Kristiaan Helsen, 2017).
Dr. Kotabe currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of International Management, and also serves / has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of International Marketing, the Journal of World Business, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Research, and the Thunderbird International Business Review, among others.
Dr. Kotabe was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 1998 and a Fellow of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies in 2016, for his significant contribution to international business research and education. He is the recipient of the 2002 Musser Award for Excellence in Research at Temple University.
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|Research Interests:||Technology and innovation management, studying both multinational as well as entrepreneurial firms and the geography of innovation.|
Ram Mudambi is Professor and Perelman Senior Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Previously he served on the faculties of Case Western Reserve University, the University of Reading (UK) and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. He is a visiting Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading, an Honorary Professor at the Center of International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL) and a member of advisory council of the University of Bradford Centre in International Business (BCIB). He has served as a Visiting Professor at a number of universities including Bocconi (Italy), Uppsala (Sweden), Sydney (Australia) and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
His current research projects focus on the geography of innovation and the governance of knowledge-intensive processes. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal (2010-2013) and is an Area Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies (2013-2016). He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, including work in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Economic Geography, the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of International Business Studies. He has been a special issue editor for the Journal of Economic Geography, the Journal of Management Studies and the International Business Review. He serves on the editorial boards numerous journals.
- Knowing when to leap: transitioning between exploitative and explorative R&D (with T.Swift), Strategic Management Journal, vol.35(1), pp.126-145, 2014.
- Clusters, connectivity and catch-up: Bollywood and Bangalore in the global economy (with M.Lorenzen), Journal of Economic Geography, vol.13(3), pp.501-534, 2013.
- Catch-up strategies in the Indian auto components’ industry: Domestic firms’ responses to market liberalization (with A.Kumaraswamy, H.Saranga and A.Tripathy), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.43(4), pp.368-395, 2012.
- Location, control and innovation in knowledge-intensive industries, Journal of Economic Geography, vol.8(5), pp.699-725, 2008.
- The survival of international new ventures (with S.Zahra), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.38(2), pp.333-352, 2007.
- MNE competence-creating subsidiary mandates (with J.A.Cantwell), Strategic Management Journal, vol.26(12), pp.1109-1128, 2005.
- Is knowledge power? Knowledge flows, subsidiary power and rent-seeking within MNCs (with P.Navarra), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.35(5), pp.385-406, 2004.
- The “close but adversarial model” of supplier relations in the US auto industry, (with S.Helper). Strategic Management Journal, vol.19(8), pp.775-792, 1998.
- A non-parametric investigation of duration-dependence in the American business cycle (with L.W.Taylor). Journal of Political Economy, vol.99(3), Jun., pp.654-656, 1991.
- Reverse knowledge transfers in MNEs: subsidiary innovativeness and entry modes (with L.Piscitello and L.Rabbiosi), Long Range Planning, vol.47(1-2), pp.49-63, 2014.
- How subsidiaries gain power in multinational corporations (with T.Pedersen and U.Andersson), Journal of World Business, vol.49(1), pp.101-113, 2014.
- MNEs as border-crossing multi-location enterprises: the role of discontinuities in geographic space (with S.Beugelsdijk), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.44(5): 413-426, 2013.
- The Red Queen in action: The longitudinal effects of capital investments in the mobile telecommunications sector (with R.Banker, Z.Cao and N.Menon), Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol.22(5), pp. 1195-1228, 2013.
- Advancing science on the knife’s edge: Integration and specialization in management Ph.D. programs (with T.J. Hannigan and W.Kline), Academy of Management Perspectives, vol.26(3), Aug., pp.83-105, 2012.
- EMNE catch-up strategies in the wind turbine industry: Is there a trade-off between output and innovation capabilities? (with S.Awate and M.M.Larsen), Global Strategy Journal, vol.2(3), pp.205-223, 2012.
- Global Enterprise Management. Fox Executive MBA program, Temple University,
Philadelphia, 2001-2010; Singapore, 2012
- Strategy Formulation and Implementation (Capstone Course), Temple University Japan,
Tokyo, Executive MBA program, Summer 2000 onwards. CV: Ram Mudambi, May 2014
- Competing on an International Scale, Senior Executive Program, Bocconi University, Milan,
Italy, March 2009.
- International Business Strategy, Steinbeis Executive Program, Bocconi University, Milan,
Italy, June 2006.
- Knowledge Management, Steinbeis Executive Program, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, June
- Motorola Corporate Executive Education Program, Temple University, 2004-05.
- News Works, “Does Philadelphia Pay More for Cable? It’s Hard to Know?”
- Michigan Business Network, “Discussion with Dr. Ram Mudambi About Knowledge Clusters”
- Business Line, “Tips for Research Scholars to Get Published”
- Harvard Business Review, “Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation”
- Region’s Business, “The Interconnectedness of Global Economic Geography and Innovation”
- Harvard Business Review, “Should Marketing or R&D Have More Power?”
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David C. Nash is Assistant Professor and Lead Faculty for Fox Management Consulting in the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
Mr. Nash is a principal and owner of D C Nash & Associates LLC., a business consulting and advisory practice, and is a principal and co-owner of Windridge Design, Inc., a successful branded women’s apparel manufacturing company.
Prior to that, Mr. Nash was Vice President of Strategy & Supply Chain and Vice President of Finance and Supply Chain for the Campbell Soup Away From Home businesses. In these positions he was responsible for the business strategy, finance, supply chain manufacturing and logistics operations and IT for this business unit which included the Campbell North American Foodservice, Pepperidge Farm Foodservice and Stockpot businesses.
Before joining Campbell’s, Mr. Nash held general management and functional leadership roles in finance, marketing, and business development in both the consumer packaged goods and global business to business sectors of the Scott Paper Company.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management Cornell University and Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University College of Engineering.
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|Research Interests:||Global Strategic Management, International Joint Ventures, Alliances and Networks|
Arvind Parkhe is the Laura H. Carnell Professor at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He is the recipient of numerous research, teaching, and service awards.
In research, Professor Parkhe won the AIB Best Dissertation Award , JIBS Decade Award , and several best paper awards at national and international conferences, including most recently the AIB Southwest  Annual Conference Best Paper Award. He is also a highly-cited author, consistently ranking in the top five in international business/global strategy literatures. Professor Parkhe has published in all the top journals in his field, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including as Editor of the prestigious Academy of Management Review.
He has won teaching awards at the PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate levels, at Indiana University [1989-2003] and at Temple University [2003-present]. At Temple, he served as the MBA Programs managing director.
Professor Parkhe was recognized for his service contributions with the Musser Outstanding Service Award  and the Temple University Faculty Service Excellence Award . He currently serves as Chair of the Strategic Management Department and as Vice President of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education.
- Parkhe, A. (2011) “Form follows function? Interorganizational networks as a strategic imperative for global strategies”, Global Strategy Journal, 1:86-89.
- Parkhe, A. (2010). “Research Issues and Future Directions in Strategic Alliances”, International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 1: 392-397.
- Parkhe, Arvind, & Kim, J.H. (2009), “Competing Similarity and Cooperating Similarity in Global Strategic Alliances,” British Journal of Management, 20: 364-376.
- Parkhe, Arvind (2007), “Japan’s Network Economy: Structure, Persistence, and Change,” Academy of Management Review, 32: 303-307.
- Parkhe, Arvind (2007), “International Outsourcing of Services,” Journal of International Management, 13: 3-6.
- Parkhe, Arvind, Wasserman, S., & Ralston, D. A. (2006), “New Frontiers in Network Theory Development,” Academy of Management Review, 31: 560-569.
- Dhanaraj, C., & Parkhe, Arvind (2006), “Orchestrating Innovation Networks,” Academy of Management Review, 31: 659-669.
- Parkhe, Arvind (2006), “Research Methods in Alliances,” in Handbook of Strategic Alliances, O. Shenkar and J. Reuer (eds.), Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, pp. 369-380.
- 2014 Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business Southwest Chapter, Strategic Management Track [with Omer Genc and J.J. Choi], “How Do International Acquisitions Affect the Competitiveness of Companies?”, Dallas.
- Author with highest citations and highest average citations per paper of all Academy of International Business [AIB] best dissertation award winners and finalists [1987-2012], according to “The research productivity of the AIB Farmer Award Finalists,” Daniel O’Connell and Alan Rugman, Multinational Business Review, 21:4, November 2013.
- Ranked as an impactful, highly-cited scholar in Management research in past 3 decades, both in citations and in number of pages indexed by Google, in “Scholarly Impact Revisited,” Academy of Management Perspectives, 2012: 105-132.
- Ranked in top 5% in number of publications and in top 9% in citations per paper in a study of 65 Management journals in the ISI database, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, 2010.
- Laura H. Carnell Professor, Temple University, 2008.
- Dean’s Research Honor Roll, Fox School, 2007.
- Chair, Academy of International Business Best Paper Award Committee, 2007.
- Guest Editor, Journal of International Management Special Issue, “International Outsourcing of Services: Expanding the Research Agenda,” 2007.
- Ranked as the author with highest research volume (articles in top-tier journals) and research impact (citations) in International Management, as reported by M.W. Peng & J.Q. Zhou (2006), “Most Cited Articles and Authors in Global Strategy Research,” Journal of International Management, 12: 490-508.
- Guest Editor (with S. Wasserman and D.A. Ralston), Academy of Management Review (AMR) Special Issue, “Building Effective Networks,” 2006. [JVC list A journal]
- Academy of International Business (AIB) “Best Paper Award” and “Haynes Prize” Selection Committee, 2005.
- Academy of International Business (AIB) “Best Paper Award” and “Haynes Prize” Selection Committee, 2004.
- Ranked as the most prolific author in the International Management literature, 1991 – 2000, as reported by Jane W. Lu (2003), “The Evolving Contributions in International Strategic Management Research,” Journal of International Management, 9(2): 193 – 213.
- JIBS Decade Award. Designed to “recognize the most influential paper published in the Journal of International Business Studies one decade before the Annual Conference,” 2001.
- Distinguished Paper Award, Midwest Academy of International Business Conference, 1998.
- Editor Nominee of the Academy of Management Review. On the short list for selection as the next editor of the foremost theory journal in Management, 1998.
- Fifth-most prolific author in International Strategic Management, as reported by Franz T. Lohrke and Gary D. Bruton (1997), “Contributions and Gaps in International Strategic Management Literature,” Journal of International Management, 3(1): 25 – 57.
- Academy of Management Review Best Article Award Nominee, 1993.
- Richard N. Farmer Outstanding Dissertation Award, Academy of International Business, 1990.
- Barry M. Richman Best Dissertation Award Finalist, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 1990.
- Fox Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
- MBA Best Teacher of the Year Award, 2012
- MBA Best Teacher of the Year Award, 2006
- Andrisani-Frank Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2004-2005
- MBA Core Global Strategy Module Design and Delivery, Indiana University, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 2002
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 2001
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 2000
- Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA), 2000
- Kelley School of Business Innovative Teaching Award (ITA) Nominee, 2000
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1999
- Indiana University FACET Award (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching), a University-wide award to “recognize and honor the most exemplary teachers across all eight campuses of Indiana University,” 1998.
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1998
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1997
- Kelley School of Business Doctoral Student Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1996
- Dean’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1995
- Schuyler F. Otteson Teaching Excellence Award, 1994
- Harry C. Sauvain Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominee, 1994
|Office:||Alter Hall 717|
Dr. Michael J. Rivera joined the Fox School of Business in September 2014 and serves as Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. In this role, he teaches courses in creative problem solving, business model innovation, and innovation adoption and diffusion at the graduate level, including Executive MBA. Prior to joining Fox, Dr. Rivera held roles in teaching and administration at La Salle University, Drexel University, University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Indiana University, Black Hawk College, Ivy Tech Community College and Montgomery County Community College.
With a strong focus on bridging theory with practice, Dr. Rivera’s classroom is an active, industry-connected one that prioritizes hands-on practice through live case studies and team activities. Additional time for self-assessment encourages each student to cultivate his or her individual growth. Dr. Rivera’s goal is for every student to develop the skills that employers find most valuable—the ability to think creatively and solve real problems—so that each is on a path to long-term, sustainable success.
This spirit of innovation and creative problem solving flows into Dr. Rivera’s administrative roles at Fox. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is also the Academic Director of the Executive MBA program. In this role, he oversees an expanding program, with cohorts currently running in Philadelphia, PA; Tokyo, Japan; Paris, France; Singapore; and Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Rivera’s expertise in global negotiations and forming partnerships has allowed the program not only to grow, but also to earn some of its highest rankings in the U.S. and around the world.
Dr. Rivera is also the Managing Director of the Center for Executive Education, which provides customized, accessible, interactive professional development workshops to senior executives and emerging leaders across industries. This new initiative is already working closely with leading local and international businesses to provide key business and leadership skills to their employees.
Dr. Rivera’s interests include creativity and innovation management, the emerging field of human capital analytics, and how the two connect to shape business strategy. He not only contributes original research in these areas, but also shapes these fields in other ways through his consulting and through the human capital analytics app DevelapMe, which he co-founded.
Dr. Rivera, a lifelong Philadelphian, holds a B.S. and an MBA from Taylor University, an M.S. from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He lives in Montgomery County with his wife Rachel and son Michael. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, biking, and playing music.
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Dr. Todd Schifeling joins the Fox School on a tenure-track appointment within the Department of Strategic Management.
Schifeling’s research interests include organizational theory, strategy, innovation, and sustainability. Specifically, he studies how organizational and political contexts affect market dynamics, often utilizing big data methods. Projects in this area include: employment during recessions; news discussion on financial risks from climate change; and community effects on the development of atypical business ideas like gourmet food trucks, among others.
His work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology and has garnered best paper awards from the American Sociology Association. He also has been featured in media outlets, including the National Geographic, Boston Globe, and Harvard Business Review.
Prior to his arrival, he held a post-doctoral research fellowship and Dow Sustainability Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he earned his PhD in Sociology. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Reed College.
|Office:||Alter Hall 552|
Dr. Tedi Skiti joins the Fox School on a non-tenure-track appointment within the Department of Strategic Management, upon completion of his doctoral studies at Duke University.
Skiti’s research interests include industrial organization, business economics, and technological innovation. In his dissertation, Skiti empirically explored the role of strategic investment in market structure, new firm entry, and technology diffusion. His research settings are industries characterized by technological innovation, including Internet, digital markets, and telecommunications.
During his doctoral studies, Skiti received various grants and fellowships, including a NET Institute Research Grant, which recognizes novel research in the area of network industries. Skiti has presented his research at various invited seminars and conferences, such as the FCC and International IO Conference.
Skiti earned his PhD in Economics from Duke University. He also studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business, where earned Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics.
|Office:||Alter Hall 554|
Dr. Vivek Tandon joins the Fox School on a Tenure-Track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management from the National University of Singapore, where he has led courses on entrepreneurship and technological innovation since 2011.
His research papers have appeared in prominent publications, like The Academy of Management Annals and Organization Science. His dissertation was the runner up in the INFORMS Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship section. His research interests include management of innovation, technology strategy, technological search and evolution, inventors’ incentives, and mobility. He also serves on the editorial review boards for Strategic Management Journal and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
Dr. Tandon earned his PhD in Business Administration, with a specialization in Strategy, from the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
|Office:||Alter Hall 536|
Ellen Weber joined the Fox School of Business as an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management department. She serves as the Executive Director of Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures. Her areas of interest include funding early-stage companies, entrepreneurial ecosystems and women’s entrepreneurship.
She is also the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures, a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia region. She is very active in the Philadelphia startup community, supporting Philly Startup Leaders, PACT, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
Ellen has more than 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. She has been a Managing Director and Founder of Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation. Ellen was the COO and co-founder of VisionMine, which provides a specialized Open Innovation platform for large corporations.
She was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where she created the company’s initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, she spent twelve years at Shared Medical Systems where she was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications. She was also a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.
Ellen graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics.
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