• PhD Strategic Management, Florida State University
  • MBA International Management, Florida State University
  • BS Accounting, University of Rhode Island

Selected Publications

  • Blevins, D., Sauerwald, S., Hoobler, J and C. Robertson (2019). Gender Differences in Pay Levels and Dispersions: An Examination of the Compensation of University Presidents. Organization Science, 30(3): 600-616.
  • Livanis, G., C. Robertson, K. Hussain and K. Al-Shuaibi (2016). Outsourcing Destination Choices: The Role of Economic and Cultural Attributes Forthcoming. International Marketing Review, 33(1):51-87.
  • Robertson, C., D. Blevins & T. Duffy (2013). A five-year review, update and assessment of ethics and governance in Strategic Management Journal: Has new legislation mattered. Journal of Business Ethics, 117: 85-91.
  • Robertson, C.& S. Geiger (2011). A Moral Philosophy and Managerial Perceptions of Ethics Codes: Evidence from Peru and the United States. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal,18(3), 351-365.
  • Robertson, C., B. Olsen, K. Gilley & Y.J. Bao (2008). A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Ethical Relativism and Moral Idealism between the Peru and China. Journal of Business Ethics, 81 August: 413-425.
  • Robertson, C. & A. Watson (2004). Corruption and Change: The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment, Strategic Management Journal, 25: 385-396.
  • Robertson, C. & W. Crittenden (2003). Mapping Moral Philosophies: Strategic Implications for Multinational Firms, Strategic Management Journal, 24: 385-392.

Selected Presentations

  • Robertson, Christopher, Ravi Sarathy, Gareth Rees, BALAS, “Mergers and acquisitions in Latin America: Bridging cultures and setting trends”, Lima, Peru. (March 1, 2013).
  • Robertson, Christopher, United States Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command, “Navigating Cultural Challenges in the 21st Century”, USCG, Portsmouth, VA. (October 2012).
  • Livanis, Grigorios (Presenter & Author), Robertson, Christopher (Presenter & Author), Academy of International Business NE Annual Meeting, “Level of Economic Development and Religion as Information Indices of Supplier Quality”, Academy of International Business NE, Hartford, CT. (October 12, 2012).
  • Robertson, Christopher, BALAS, “Energy, Sustainability and Citizenship in Latin America: Strategies for the Future”, Rio de Janeiro. (April 2012).
  • Robertson, Christopher, Camposeo, Chris, Faraldi, Katie, BALAS, “Juan Valdez International Expansion”, Rio de Janeiro. (April 2012).

Research & Teaching Interests

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

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining the Northeastern University faculty, Robertson taught at James Madison University, La Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, Florida State University, and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. He has also lectured in Israel, Hong Kong, and Chile. His professional experience includes work with toy giant Hasbro, Inc. and a number of small businesses, primarily in the restaurant industry. Robertson is a three-time Fulbright Scholar.

Services to the Profession

Robertson is a member of the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, and the Iberoamerican Academy of Management. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Public Administration, the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, and the Management International Review.

Awards & Recognition

  • McCarthy Family Research Fellow, College of Business Administration (January 1, 2006)
  • Fulbright Traditional Scholar, U.S. Department of State (January 1, 2006)
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Senior Specialist Program (2004)