AIB Fellow - G. Tomas M. Hult
Dr. Tomas Hult is the Byington Endowed Chair, Professor of Marketing and International Business, and Director of the International Business Center (IBC) in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (John W. Byington, a marketing research expert, was a former president of the NPD Group Worldwide Inc.). IBC is classified as a National Resource Center (i.e., CIBER) by the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, he held positions as the Eli Broad Professor of Marketing and International Business and Associate Dean in MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business – a top 20 graduate business school (Forbes 2011, BusinessWeek 2011) and a top 25 undergraduate business school in the USA (U.S. News & World Report 2012). The Broad College is also ranked #13 in graduate and #20 in undergraduate international business (U.S. News & World Report 2012).
Dr. Hult has been the Executive Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and President of the AIB Foundation since 2004. He is on the Board of the Sheth Foundation (previously serving as Comptroller and currently serving as President), International Trade Center of Mid-Michigan (Founding Board Member), and the Economic Club of Greater Lansing. Dr. Hult has also served as the President of the 33-university coalition of CIBER schools in the USA. The IBC is an affiliate of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDoC). Since 2012, Tomas Hult serves on the USDoC affiliated District Export Council. At MSU, Tomas serves on the university’s Honorary Degree Committee, MSU Athletic Council, and the International Studies and Programs Executive Committee, among others.
Dr. Tomas Hult is one of the world’s leading authorities on global strategy. He particularly specializes in topics dealing with the intersection of global marketing and supply chain management. Interviews with Tomas dealing with global strategy and global SCM can be found on globalEDGE. His most recent books are Total Global Strategy (2012) with George Yip (published by Pearson Prentice Hall); Marketing (2013, International Edition) with William Pride and O.C. Ferrell (published by Cengage); and Partial Least Squares (PLS) Path Modeling (2014) with Joe Hair, Christian Ringle, and Marko Sarstedt (published by Sage).
In research, Hult was ranked the 75th “most-cited scientist in economics and business” (and 3rd in marketing) in the world by Thomson Reuters in their Essential Science Indicators covering a period from 1997 to 2007. In a 2012 study by Aguinis et al. (in the Academy of Management Perspectives), Hult was 6th among influential scholars who received their degrees since 1991 (he received his degree in 1995). Based on the Microsoft Academic Search, Tomas Hult is in the top 5 authors in “business administration and economics.” His research has been cited some 14,000 times per Google Scholar (about three-quarters of the cites coming since 2007).
He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (one of only 6 marketing scholars bestowed with this honor), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, and Decision Sciences and currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He also serves on the review boards of the Journal of Marketing, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, and Journal of Retailing, among others.
In fund raising, Tomas has been responsible for raising some $13 million for Michigan State University and some $3 million for the Academy of International Business. A dual citizen of Sweden and the U.S., Tomas Hult has been residing in the U.S since 1987 and been at Michigan State University since January 2001. He has also held several visiting professorships, including his native Uppsala University. With a background as a mechanical engineer, Tomas worked for AB Uppsalabuss (Uppsala, Sweden) and Holmen AB (Hallsta, Sweden). In academics, prior to Michigan State University, he was at Florida State University and University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Last Updated: August 2012