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Farok Contractor

Farok Contractor

Rutgers Business School

Farok Contractor is Distinguished Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School, a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and author of ten books and over 150 scholarly articles. He was elected to a three-year term President-Elect (2021), President (2022) on the Executive Board of the AIB. He holds a Ph.D. (Managerial Science and Applied Economics) and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, as well as two engineering degrees (M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bombay). He has chaired or been on the supervisory committees of 19 doctoral dissertations on International Business topics. He has taught at the Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Nanyang Technological University, Indian Institutes of Management (A, B & C), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, XLRI (India), Rutgers business programs in Beijing and Shanghai, Lubin School of Business, and Theseus and EDHEC in France. He has also conducted executive seminars in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Farok Contractor’s research focuses on key issues in International Business, such as corporate alliances, outsourcing and offshoring, valuation of intangible assets, the technology transfer process, licensing, and foreign direct investment. His papers and books have been cited approximately 13,800 times (as of January 2021), and he is among the top-ranked contributors of scholarly papers in the field. He has served Rutgers as Department Chair, CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) Research Director, Ph.D. program coordinator, and other key school and university initiatives. He writes a blog for managers, students, policy makers, and educated laypeople covering International Business issues at https://globalbusiness.blog – which has been read by viewers in 172countries.

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