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Marjorie Lyles is Professor of International Strategic Management at Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the Kimball Faculty Fellow. She was founding Director of the Indiana University Center on Southeast Asia. She is a member of the American Management Association's International Council and has been an Invited Scholar and consultant for the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Peoples' Republic of China. She was a visiting scholar in Thailand at NIDA, at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in France, at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, and at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). In fall 1997, she was the Arthur Andersen Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cambridge University (England). She has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University.

She has consulted with government agencies and firms interested in knowledge management, joint ventures, technology development and transfer, and higher education. She has consulted with USAID in Indonesia on higher education development and in Hungary on an evaluation of the private sector. She received a grant from USIA to evaluate foreign direct investment and joint ventures in Hungary and Malaysia. Working with a consortia of firms, she investigated infrastructure development in Southeast Asia. On a UNDP project, she assisted the development of Technology Park Malaysia and was involved in executive training on technology management during that project. In Hungary, she worked with the Hungarian Blue Ribbon Commission and USIA on evaluating the health of the private sector and knowledge transfer from foreign firms. Her work extended from 1992-1997. Currently she has an NSF grant to continue this research in assessing the firms ten years after the transition.

Marjorie's writings center on organizational learning, international strategies and cooperative alliances, and technology development particularly in emerging economies. She studies the performance of foreign direct investment projects and the utilization of knowledge transfer in joint ventures. She studies JVs as a form of business development and entrepreneurship in transitional and evolving economies, such as ASEAN and Central Europe.

She has presented and authored over 50 articles on strategic management. Her research has appeared in such journals as Journal of International Business Studies, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning, and the Journal of Management Studies. On her work on knowledge management and joint ventures, she has given presentations in a number of countries, including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hungary, Costa Rica, Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and Taiwan. One of her recent articles in the JIBS is entitled "Knowledge Acquisition from the Foreign Parents in International Joint Ventures."

She has received several research grants to support her work. Her funding sources have included a three year grant from U.S.I.A. in Malaysia, a Carnegie Bosch Institute grant, a USAID grant, and a NSF grant on organizational learning in Hungary. The Davidson Institute supported a project on joint ventures in Vietnam. Many projects also received partial support from Indiana University.

She served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Management. She is listed in Outstanding Young Women in America and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.

Last Updated: June 2005

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