Phillip Grub is an Emeritus Professor of International Business at The George Washington University where he founded their International Business Program in 1966.  He has been active in the Academy of International Business and its predecessor institutions since 1964 and is a past president.

During his academic career he authored, co-authored or edited some 17 books and had more than 300 articles published in refereed journals.  He also had several articles published in the Wall Street Journal.  He served as an advisor to numerous US presidents and foreign heads of state as well as many senior government and business leaders.  In addition to doing research for publications and classroom use, a good portion of his sabbaticals and leaves of absence was spent working in the private sector and/or advising foreign governments on matters of economic development and developing a climate for attracting foreign investment.  This included introducing South Korean construction firms to markets in Iran and the Arabic Gulf, doing a turn-around of the first joint venture bank in Vietnam, and taking the first billion dollar foreign investment into the People’s Republic of China.

Currently, he does guest lecturing in colleges and universities, undertakes selected consulting assignments in Asia and the Middle East, and works with and helps support a number of charitable organizations. 


Dr. Phillip D. Grub, Professor Emeritus, age 76, passed away April 14, 2008 in Spokane, Washington after along, courageous bout with cancer.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, Washington 99210-2472 or the charity of your choice.  A celebration of his life will be held April 23, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Cheney Funeral Chapel, 1632 West 1st Street, Cheney, Washington.

Last Updated: April 2008

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