Global 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.

Global Business Thought Leadership

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region displays distinct corporate governance trends. These differences are due, at least in part, to the influence of Sharia law and the region's varied political regimes. Research suggests that advancing gender diversity on boards, directing attention towards corporate social responsibility, increasing the transparency of corporate disclosures, and investigating different ownership models can help further align local companies with established global best practices in the corporate governance area.

Innovation

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

China is rapidly moving from imitation to innovation, with Chinese companies taking a key role perspective on 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.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, center, and her family leave the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse after the jury found her guilty on four counts in San Jose, Calif. Holmes was found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors, each carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Photo by Dai Sugano/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images

Management

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

Childcare is not a family issue, it is a business issue. It affects how we work, when we work and for many, why we work. Moving forward, employer-provided child care could also influence where we work. It is up to businesses to think creatively about ways to build the childcare infrastructure we need to help working parents keep working for their families, and the economy as a whole.

Marketing

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

If the COVID-19 pandemic showed businesses that depend on offshore production anything, it's that one stoppage along these vast delivery channels can propagate across the entire system, Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply-chain management at Northeastern, said in the annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Tuesday.

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