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He received a Commercial Engineer degree from the University of Louvain (1951, Belgium), a MBA from the University of Oregon (1952) and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle (1964). Before retiring from the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, City University of New York, he served there as Professor of Marketing and International Business and as Coordinator of the International Business Program. 

His current research interests include the internalization of societal failures and collective goods by MNEs, the use of organization structure to reduce resource dependence on governments, the regulation and self-regulation of advertising around the world, international public affairs and nonmarket strategies. He taught successively at the University of Portland (1957-1964), New York University (1964-1973) and the Baruch College of City University of New York (1973-2006).

He received the 2002 Academy of Management’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his service as Founding Editor of International Studies of Management & Organization from 1971 to 2006, his pioneering research on comparative management, foreign divestment and international business-government relations, and his leadership roles as an early Chair (1974) of the AOM’s International Management Division as well as Vice President (1975-1976) and then President (1992-1994) of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management (1974), the Academy of International Business (1980) and the International Academy of Management (1984).

He also served as Dean of the AIB Fellows from 2005 to 2008.

Last Updated: August 2019

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