Firms from emerging economies such as China and India have been internationalizing briskly for about a decade. In this fourth seminar of a six-part series based on the book "Emerging Multinationals in Emerging Markets" (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Distinguished Professor Daniel McCarthy and Professor Sheila Puffer, contributors to the book, will explore the competitive advantages the Russian firms enjoy and the strategies they use to "go global". They will discuss how the rise of Russian multinationals is affecting the strategy and performance of Western firms by illustrating with Russian examples, but will occasionally bring in examples from other emerging markets.
Prof. Daniel J. McCarthy is the Alan S. McKim and Richard A. D'Amore Distinguished Professor of Global Management and Innovation at the College of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Boston, USA. He is cofounder and codirector of the Northeastern's highly ranked High-Technology MBA program. He has been a member of the editorial board of The Academy of Management Executive, and has more than 90 publications, including four editions of Business Policy and Strategy, as well as Business and Management in Russia, The Russian Capitalist Experiment, and Corporate Governance in Russia.
Prof. McCarthy is the lead director of Clean Harbors, Inc., and has consulted in the US and Europe for more than 40 companies. Early in his career, he was president and cofounder of Computer Environments Corporation and served as a director on its board, as well as the board of its sister company, Time Share Corporation, and other private company and nonprofit boards. Professor McCarthy is a Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. He ranks as the #1 most published author (tied) in the Journal of World Business from 1993-2003, and has been ranked in the top 5 percent of all authors worldwide who published in the leading international business journals from 1996 to 2005, according to a Michigan State University study. He is also one of the top three scholars internationally in business and management in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, based on a Journal of International Business Studies article analyzing publications in 13 leading journals from 1986-2003. Professor McCarthy holds AB and MBA degrees from Dartmouth College and a DBA from Harvard University.
Prof. Sheila M. Puffer is the Walsh Research Professor and Cherry Family Senior Fellow of International Business at Northeastern University, Boston, USA. She is also a fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University, and has served as program director of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America at Northeastern. She has been recognized as the #1 scholar internationally in business and management in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe according to a 2005 Journal of International Business Studies article analyzing publications in 13 leading academic journals from 1986-2003. She also ranks as the #1 most published author (tied) in the Journal of World Business from 1993-2003. She has been ranked in the top 5 percent of all authors worldwide who published in the leading international business journals from 1996-2005, according to a Michigan State University study. She was also ranked among the top 100 authors who published in Administrative Science Quarterly from 1981-2001. Dr. Puffer has more than 140 publications, including over 50 refereed articles and 11 books.
Dr. Puffer served as the editor of The Academy of Management Executive as well as a member of the Academy's Board of Governors from 1999-2002. She worked for six years as an administrator in the Government of Canada and has consulted for a number of private and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Puffer earned a degree from the executive management program at the Plekhanov Institute of the National Economy in Moscow, and holds BA (Slavic Studies) and MBA degrees from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.