International Business

Among the world's largest and most decorated collections of international business and strategy scholars, D'Amore-McKim's faculty produced the most publications in Journal of International Business Studies of all universities in the world from 2016-2019 according to the UTD Journal List. Their research focuses extensively on firms' strategies in the context of emerging markets and on aspects of global leadership. More specifically, our faculty examine MNCs in emerging markets; reverse innovation; global talent management; global entrepreneurship and innovation; global health care management; and global corporate governance and ethics.

International Business Thought Leadership

The future of health in Sub-Saharan Africa is both uncertain and promising. Life expectancy in this region has increased significantly, and growing economies may provide opportunities for increased financing for health. To effectively improve health in Sub-Saharan Africa, deliberate political investments and African-led models are necessary, as well as robust health systems that can adapt to changing disease and demographic patterns. Community health workers will play a crucial role in achieving universal health coverage and combating pandemics. However, Sub-Saharan Africa remains reliant on foreign financing and must combat corruption and improve domestic health governance to achieve autonomy. Ultimately, interventions to improve health in the region must target the population's changing needs and infrastructure demands.

Most of us tend to judge our colleagues and their professionalism, trustworthiness, credibility, and communication skills through the lens of our own backgrounds and culture. Our families, countries, generations, educations, and the like, all shape how we behave and interpret the behaviors of others.


Prioritizing experimentation over planning; discovering opportunities through design thinking; developing quickly with fewer resources; reducing waste & eliminating bureaucracy… D'Amore-McKim faculty focus on infusing innovation in everything they do.

Innovation Thought Leadership

Reverse innovation, which involves transferring new ideas and innovations from emerging economies to developed economies, can help fix the American healthcare system, which suffers from high costs, uneven quality, and less-than universal access. Developing countries like India are under great pressure to use their very limited medical resources to serve the greatest number of people, at the lowest cost, while maintaining quality. As a result, a handful of Indian healthcare exemplars have mastered clever ways to simultaneously lower healthcare costs, improve quality, and expand access. Govindarajan and Ramamurti identify their secret sauce and recommend that healthcare organizations in the US and elsewhere consider emulating those strategies and practices.

China is rapidly moving from imitation to innovation, with Chinese companies taking a key role in the emerging paths of Chinese company innovation. Non-Chinese executives need to understand the six major paths to innovation taken by Chinese companies. While all these paths have also been taken by many Western companies, we discuss here the unique Chinese adaptation or intensification of each approach. Our findings indicate that the innovation advantages of Chinese companies may well be in the creative combinations of available innovation practices.


D'Amore-McKim Management faculty focus on how to be effective in managing the individual, the group, or the team & how to diagnose & solve individual, group, & organizational problems, including managing people across different cultures.

Management Thought Leadership

Quiet quitting is all the buzz on social media. Originating from Tik Tok creator @zaidleppelin, it's made the rounds on every platform from Tik Tok to LinkedIn. We sat down with Associate Teaching Professor Curtis Odom EdD to understand the nuances of this new workplace phenomenon.


D'Amore-McKim Marketing faculty use multiple theoretical & empirical approaches to examine company-customer relationships across a variety of areas, including digital marketing, sales management, services, consumer behavior, innovation, & strategy.  

Marketing Thought Leadership

Supply Chain

Much of the Supply Chain & Information Management faculty are credentialed from premier universities and are actively involved in research spanning a broad array of subjects. They regularly publish in well respected academic and practitioner journals. The faculty research, professional involvement, consulting, and other interactions with practitioners gives them the ability to share with students their vast professional experience.

Supply Chain Thought Leadership

Blockchain solutions can overcome the shortcomings of current supply chain processes. They enhance reliability and efficiency by providing transparent and secure tracking of goods and related digital documentation. One example of a blockchain solution is TradeLens, which provides accurate real-time supply chain visibility, together with collaboration and analytics tools. Another example is Ambrosus, which links Internet of Things (IoT) real-time sensors and electronic IDs with blockchain to improve supply chain monitoring, provide quality assurance, and prevent counterfeiting.

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