Personal profile


Current position

  • Professor of international management

Professional experience

Professor of International Management, Tilburg University, (1999-.) Teaching and Research in International Management.

Visiting Professor, Institute of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, September-December 1996.Professor (1994-1999) and Associate Professor (1990-1994) of International Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Teaching and research in international business, international management, foreign market entry strategies, and international business policy.

Anheuser Busch Term Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1984-1990. Teaching and research in international business, international management, and foreign market entry strategies.

Associate Professor of International Business, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1981 - 1984. Teaching and research in international business, international management, and international business policy.

Senior Economist, Fondation pour la Nouvelle Economie Politique, Paris, France, 1979 - 1981.

Expert, United Nations, Office of Technical Cooperation, 1977 - 1979.

Economist, Office of Research, Department of Economic and Community Development, State of Maryland, 1972 - 1977. Applied economic analysis to issues relevant to the Maryland economy.

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Research interests

 I apply transaction cost theory to the study of international business institutions, and in particular the multinational enterprise. I research the determinants of the mode of foreign market entry, such as contracts (licensing, franchising) and equity modes, and in particular equity joint ventures.


  • International Management
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Policy And Strategy


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