• PhD International Business/Strategy, University of South Carolina
  • Global MBA, Thunderbird/ITESM

Selected Publications

  • Dau LA, Li J, Lyles M, Chacar A. 2022. Informal institutions and the international strategy of MNEs: Effects of institutional effectiveness, convergence, and distance. Journal of International Business Studies (in press).
  • Dau LA, Chacar A, Lyles M, Li J. 2022. Informal institutions and international business. Journal of International Business Studies (in press).
  • Dau LA, Santangelo G, van Witteloostuijn A. 2022. Replication studies in international business. Journal of International Business Studies, 53(2): 215-230. Available at
  • Farah B, Chakravarty D, Dau LA, Beamish P. 2021. Do MNE parent-foreign subsidiary governance mechanisms really impact foreign subsidiary performance? Journal of World Business, 57(2): 101271. Available Open Access at
  • Dau LA, Morck R, Yeung B. 2021. Business groups and the study of international business: A Coasean synthesis and extension. Journal of International Business Studies, 52(2): 161-211. Available Open Access at
  • Moore E, Dau LA, Mingo S. 2021. The effects of trade integration on formal and informal entrepreneurship: The moderating role of economic development. Journal of International Business Studies, 52(4): 746-772. Available at
  • Dau LA, Moore E, Kostova T. 2020. The impact of market based institutional reforms on firm strategy and performance: Review and extension. Journal of World Business, 55(4): 101073.
  • Moore E, Dau LA, Doh J. 2020. Does monetary aid catalyze new business creation? Analyzing the impact of global aid flows on formal and informal entrepreneurship. Journal of Management Studies, 57(3): 438-469.
  • Li C, Isidor R, Dau LA, Kabst R. 2018. The More the Merrier? Immigrant Concentration and Entrepreneurial Activities. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 42(5): 698-733.
  • Dau LA. 2018. Contextualizing international learning: The moderating effects of mode of entry and subsidiary networks on the relationship between reforms and profitability. Journal of World Business, 53: 403-414.
  • Mingo S, Morales F, Dau LA. 2018. The impact of regional networks on private equity investments in emerging markets: The interplay between networks, culture, and geography. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(3): 371-386.
  • Dau LA. 2016. Biculturalism, team performance, and cultural-faultline bridges. Journal of International Management, 22(1): 48-62.
  • Ayyagari M, Dau LA, Spencer J. 2015. Strategic responses to FDI in emerging markets: Are core members more responsive than peripheral members of business groups? Academy of Management Journal, 58(6): 1869-1894. (Authors are listed alphabetically).
  • Dau LA, Cuervo-Cazurra A. 2014. To formalize or not to formalize: Entrepreneurship and pro-market institutions. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(5): 668-686.
  • Khoury T, Cuervo-Cazurra A, Dau LA. 2014. Institutional outsiders and insiders: The response of domestic and foreign inventors to the quality of intellectual property rights protection. Global Strategy Journal, 4(3): 200-220.
  • Dau LA. 2013. Learning across geographic space: Pro-market reforms, multinationalization strategy, and profitability. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(3): 235-262.
  • Dau LA. 2012. Pro-market reforms and developing country multinational corporations. Global Strategy Journal, 2(3): 262-276.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra A, Dau LA. 2009. Structural reform & firm exports. Management International Review, 49(4): 479-507. (Authors are listed alphabetically).
  • Cuervo-Cazurra A, Dau LA. 2009. Promarket reforms & firm profitability in developing countries. Academy of Management Journal, 52(6): 1348-1368. (Authors are listed alphabetically).

Selected Presentations

  • Institutional development and family firms in emerging markets (with Purkayastha S, Eddleston K). Academy of International Business, June 2016, New Orleans.
  • Immigrant share and entrepreneurship (with Li C, Isidor R, Kabst R). Academy of International Business, June 2016, New Orleans.
  • Regime structure, institutional stability and pro-market reforms: Deepening the interdisciplinary connection (with Moore E, Bradley C). Academy of International Business, June 2016, New Orleans.
  • The moderating effect of entry mode and MNE networks on the relationship between reforms and performance. European International Business Academy, Dec. 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Macro-institutional change and corporate governance in emerging economies. All-Academy Theme symposium (with Seth A, Chi T, Puffer S). Academy of Management, Aug. 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

Research & Teaching Interests

Dau's research and teaching interests include global strategy, emerging market firms, institutional changes, pro-market reforms, business groups, family firms, firm performance, international corporate social responsibility, sustainability, formal and informal entrepreneurship, and culture.

Industry & Academic Experience

Co-Owner & Manager, Promotora Dinámica de Negocios: Established a successful chain of ice-cream parlors & pizzerias. Acquired, developed, and sold real estate and low-cost homes. Achieved increased profitability through rapid yet stable growth.

Business Unit Coordinator, Jabil Circuit: Managed all aspects of printed circuit board production for Whirlpool products. Achieved improvements in delivery time, material costs, and profitability. Established, developed, & maintained customer relationship.

Services to the Profession

  • Editorial Review Boards: Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Management
  • Area Editor, Editorial Board, Journal of International Business Policy, 2019-Present
  • Vice President of Administration, Executive Board Member, Academy of International Business, 2018-2021
  • Representative-at-Large, Strategic Management Society, Global Strategy Interest Group, 2018-2019
  • Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer: Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Management International Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, World Development, Universia Business Review, Globalization Competitiveness & Governability, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Conference Reviewer: Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society, European International Business Academy, Academy of International Business-Latin America, Temple U. Special Conference, CIMAR Conference
  • Chair, Conference Track, Academy of International Business, 2018, 2019
  • Chair, Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of International Business, 2017
  • Chair, Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of International Business Latin America, 2014
  • Paper Track Scientific Committee Member, Academy of International Business Latin America, 2013
  • Committee Member, Outreach Development Committee, Academy of International Business, 2011-2012
  • Committee Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Academy of International Business, 2011-2012

Awards & Recognition

  • John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship, University of Reading, Henley Business School, 2016-Present
  • Peter J. Buckley International Visiting Fellowship, University of Leeds Business School, 2018-Present
  • Robert and Denise DiCenso Professorship, 2017-2022
  • Joseph G. Riesman Professorship, 2014-2016
  • Global Resilience Institute, Research Grant Funded by US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 2020
  • Global Resiliency Institute Cross-College Research Seed-Funding Grant, 2017-2019
  • Best Paper. Academy of International Business – Latin America, 2019
  • Best Paper in Global Strategy. Academy of Management (International Management Division), 2016
  • Best Paper. Academy of International Business – Latin America, 2013
  • Best Paper in Strategy/International Business Theory. Academy of Management (International Management Division), 2009
  • Best Paper on Emerging Markets. European International Business Academy, 2009
  • Best Selling Case. Ivey Publishing, 2013-2018 (One of the top selling cases out of over 28,000 cases available)
  • Winner: 14 Best Reviewer Awards (Journal of International Business Studies 2017; Journal of Business Research 2017; Academy of International Business 2009, 2010, 2012, 2017; Academy of Management – International Management Division 2008, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2021; Strategic Management Society – Global Strategy Interest Group 2019, 2021) and 1 Outstanding Reviewer Award (Academy of Management – International Management Division 2011)
  • Tier 1 Grant, Northeastern University, 2021-2022