• PhD, Indiana University
  • MB, Indiana University
  • BA, Simpson College

Selected Publications

  • Banalieva, E. R., Eddleston, K., & Zellweger, R. 2014. When Do Family Firms Have an Advantage in Transitioning Economies? Toward a Dynamic Institution-Based View. Strategic Management Journal. DOI: 10.1002/smj.2288.
  • Chari, M. & Banalieva, E. R. 2014. How do pro-market reforms impact firm profitability? The case of India under reform. Journal of World Business,
  • Banalieva, E. R. 2014. Embracing the Second Best? Synchronization of Reform Speeds, Excess High-Discretion Slack, and Performance of Transition Economy Firms. Global Strategy Journal, 4(2): 104-126
  • Banalieva, E. R. & Dhanaraj, C. 2013. Home Regional Orientation in International Expansion Strategies. Journal of International Business Studies, 44: 89-116.
  • Banalieva, E., Eddleston, K. 2011. Home Regional Focus and Performance of Family Firms: The Role of Family vs. Non-Family Leaders. Journal of International Business Studies, 42, 1060-1072.

Selected Presentations

  • Eddleston, Kimberly, Jiang, Joy, Santoro, Michael, Banalieva, Elitsa, Strategic Management Society, “Institutional Escapism and Internationalization of Family Firms from Transition Economies”, Strategic Management Society, Atlanta. (September 2013).
  • Banalieva, Elitsa, Eddleston, Kimberly, Verbeke, Alain, Academy of Management, “The transaction cost economics theory of trading favors: The case of entrepreneurial firms”, Academy of Management, Orlando. (August 2013).
  • Banalieva, Elitsa (Author Only), Eddleston, Kimberly (Presenter & Author), Zellweger, Thomas (Author Only), Strategic Management Society, “An Institution-Based View of Family Firm Governance”, Prague. (October 2012).
  • Banalieva, Elitsa (Presenter & Author), Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro (Presenter & Author), Sarathy, Ravi (Presenter & Author), Academy of Management, “Pro-Market Reforms, Marketing Capability, and Performance of Developing Cuontry Firms”, International Management Division, Boston. (August 2012).
  • Banalieva, Elitsa (Presenter & Author), Academy of Management, “Synchronization of Pro-Market Reforms Rhythm and Performance of Transition Economy Firms”, International Management Division, Boston. (August 2012).

Research & Teaching Interests

Banalieva’s research focuses on the geographic scope and institutional contexts that enable or constrain the strategies of family and non-family firms, especially from emerging markets and transition economies. Banalieva’s teaching interests include conducting interactive, team-based, and cross-cultural simulations and video case studies to illustrate the complexities of doing business in an international context.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business faculty, Banalieva worked at Indiana University. She was also a research assistant for the immigrant entrepreneurs in Iowa project at Simpson College. Banalieva has worked as a finance intern for Ruan Securities and Edwards Jones.

Services to the Profession

Banalieva is serving as an Editorial Board Member for both the Journal of Management and the Global Strategy Journal from 2014 through 2016. Her position as a co-editor with Laszlo Tihanyi, Torben Pedersen, and Tim Devinney (eds.) for the 2015 volume of Advances in International Management will last through 2015. From 2013 through the present, she is also serving as an Editorial Review Board Member for the Management and Organization review. Banalieva was an Invited Proposal Evaluator for 2013 and 2014. Starting in 2012 through the present, she has held a position as an Editorial Review Board Member for the Strategic Management Review.

Awards & Recognition

  • Finalist, IM Division Best Paper in OB/HRM/OT award, Academy of Management (2014)
  • Winner, the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar Under the Age of 40, Academy of International Business (2012)
  • Winner, the IMD Skolkovo Best Paper on Emerging Markets, Academy of Management (2010)