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P.W. (Paul) Beamish

P.W. (Paul) Beamish

Professor, General Management

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Paul Beamish holds the Canada Research Chair in International Management at Ivey. He is the author or co-author of over 50 books and 100 refereed articles. His books are in the areas of International Management, Strategic Management, and especially Joint Ventures and Alliances. His articles have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), and elsewhere. He served as Editor-in- Chief of JIBS from 1993-97 and is on numerous editorial boards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of International Business, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Professor Beamish has supervised 27 PhD dissertations, many involving International Joint Ventures and Alliances. His consulting, management training, and joint venture facilitation activities have been in both the public and private sector. These have taken place in Australia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Sweden and the United States for such organizations as Boeing, The Canadian Foreign Service Institute, Dupont, Harvard Institute for International Development, Hayes-Dana, Labatt/Interbrew, Nortel, Schneider, and Valmet. He worked for Procter and Gamble and Wilfrid Laurier University before joining Ivey's faculty in 1987. At Ivey, he has taught on a variety of school programs, including the MSc in International Business.

Beamish has authored over 100 case studies, primarily in the international management area. These have appeared in Asian Case Research Journal, Case Research Journal, and in over 120 books. His cases have been among Ivey's top external sellers in each of the past ten years. He is recipient of best case writing awards from the European Foundation for Management Development, AIB, and ASAC.

Professor Beamish (Bao Ming Xin in Chinese) has worked on Asia-specific issues for many years. He has written case studies and/or conducted research involving China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. He has served as a consultant to The World Bank on technology transfer to China, provided training programs in Asia for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and co-edited a series of casebooks published in Chinese by Tsinghua University Press. He is series editor for 16 volumes of cases for the China market available in both English and Chinese and 10 volumes in Taiwan. His Asia-related books include Japanese Subsidiaries in the New Global Economy (Edward Elgar), Cooperative Strategies: Asian-Pacific Perspectives (published by The New Lexington Press), and Japanese Multinationals in the Global Economy (Edward Elgar).

As founding Director of Ivey's Asian Management Institute, he has overseen a process which generates research about business in Asia, and resulted in over 850 new Asian cases being registered since 1997.

In September 2005, he was appointed director of Ivey's Cross-Enterprise thrust on engaging emerging markets.

He also serves as the Executive Director of Ivey Publishing, responsible for the distribution of Ivey and other cases. Recent initiatives here include the translation and distribution of Ivey cases into numerous languages. From 1999-2004 he served as Associate Dean for Research and Development.

Teaching

  • International Management Theory and Research (PhD)
  • International Joint Ventures and Alliances (MSc)
  • Strategic Management/Business Policy (MBA and Undergraduate)
  • Multinational Enterprise Strategies/International Business (Executive MBA, HK EMBA, MBA and Undergraduate)
  • Internationalization (MBA and Undergraduate)
  • International Environment of Business (MBA, Executive MBA)

Selected Publications

  • Dai, Li, Lorraine Eden, and Paul W. Beamish, 2013, Place, Space and Geographical Exposure: Foreign Subsidiary Survival in Conflict Zones, Journal of International Business Studies, 44: 554-578.
  • Schotter, Andreas and Paul W. Beamish, The Hassle Factor: An Explanation for Managerial Location Shunning, Journal of International Business Studies, 44(5): 521-544. 
  • Arregle, Jean L., Toyah L. Miller, Michael A. Hitt, and Paul W. Beamish, 2013,  Do Regions Matter? An Integrated Institutional and Semi-Globalization Perspective on the Internationalization of MNEs, Strategic Management Journal, 34: 910-934.
  • Kistruck, Geoff, Paul W. Beamish, Israr Qureshi, and Chris Sutter, 2013, Social Intermediation in Base-of-the-Pyramid Markets, Journal of Management Studies, 50(1): 31-66.
  • Boeh, Kevin K. and Paul W. Beamish, 2012, "Travel Time and the Liability of Distance in Foreign Direct Investment: Location Choice & Entry Mode", Journal of International Business Studies, 43(5): 525-535.
  • Bartlett, Christopher A. and Paul W. Beamish, 2011, Transnational Management: Text, Readings, and Cases in Cross-Border Management, 6/E, Burr Ridge, Illinois, Irwin McGraw-Hill.
  • Chung, Chris and Paul W. Beamish, 2010, "The Trap of Continual Ownership Change in International Equity Joint Ventures", Organization Science, 21(5): 995-1015.
  • Arregle, Jean-Luc, Paul W. Beamish and Louis Hebert, 2009, "The Regional Dimension of MNEs' Foreign Subsidiary Localization", Journal of International Business Studies, 40(1): 86-107.
  • Beamish, Paul W., 2008, "Joint Venturing", Charlotte, North Carolina, Information Age Publishing. Softcover ISBN 978-1-59311-965-2. Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59311-966-9.
  • Matta, Elie and Paul W. Beamish, 2008, "The Accentuated CEO Career Horizon Problem: Evidence from International Acquisitions", Strategic Management Journal, 29(7): 683-700.
  • Delios, Andrew, Dean Xu, and Paul W. Beamish, 2008, "Within-Country Product Diversification and Foreign Subsidiary Performance", Journal of International Business Studies, 39(4): 706-724.
  • Hitt, Michael A., Paul W. Beamish, Susan E. Jackson, and John Mathieu, 2007, "Building Theoretical and Empirical Bridges Across Levels: Multilevel Research in Management", Academy of Management Journal, 50(6): 1385-1399.
  • Makino, Shige, Christine Chan, Takehiko Isobe, and Paul W. Beamish, 2007, "Intended and Unintended Termination of International Joint Ventures", Strategic Management Journal, 28(11): 1113-1132.
  • Fang, Yulin, Michael Wade, Andrew Delios, and Paul W. Beamish, 2007, "International Diversification, Subsidiary Performance and the Mobility of Knowledge Resources", Strategic Management Journal, 28(10): 1053-1064.
  • Lu, Jane and Paul W. Beamish, 2006, "Partnering Strategies and Performance of SMEs' International Joint Ventures", Journal of Business Venturing, 21(4): 461-486.
  • Goerzen, Anthony and Paul W. Beamish, 2005, "The Effect of Alliance Network Diversity on Multinational Enterprise Performance", Strategic Management Journal, 26(4): 333-354.
  • Choi, Chang and Paul W. Beamish, 2004, "Split Management Control and International Joint Venture Performance", Journal of International Business Studies, 35(3): 201-215.
  • Dhanaraj, Charles and Paul W. Beamish, 2004. "Effect of Equity Ownership on the Survival of International Joint Ventures", Strategic Management Journal, 25(3): 295-305.
  • Lu, Jane and Paul W. Beamish, 2004, "International Diversification and Firm Performance: The S-Curve Hypothesis", Academy of Management Journal, 47(4): 598-609.
  • Goerzen, Anthony and Paul W. Beamish, 2003. "Geographic Scope and Multinational Enterprise Performance", Strategic Management Journal, 24(13): 1289-1306.
  • Lu, Jane and Paul W. Beamish, 2001, "Internationalization and Performance of SMEs", Strategic Management Journal, 22(6/7): 565-586.
  • Delios, Andrew and Paul W. Beamish, 2001, "Survival and Profitability: The Roles of Experience and Intangible Assets in Foreign Subsidiary Performance", Academy of Management Journal, 44(5): 1028-1038.
  • Makino, Shige and Paul W. Beamish, 1998, "Performance and Survival of Joint Ventures with Non-Conventional Ownership Structures", Journal of International Business Studies, 29(4): 797-818.
  • Inkpen, Andrew and Paul W. Beamish, 1997, "Knowledge, Bargaining Power and International Joint Venture Instability", Academy of Management Review, 22(1): 177-202.
  • Beamish, Paul W., 1993, "The Characteristics of Joint Ventures in The People's Republic of China", Journal of International Marketing, 1(2): 29-48.

Honours & Awards

  • Professor Beamish received the International Management Outstanding Educator Award 2012, from the Academy of Management.
  • He has received best research awards from the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business (AIB), and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).
  • In 1997 and again in 2003 he was recognized in the Journal of International Management as one of the top three contributors worldwide to the international strategic management literature in the previous decade, and by International Business Review in 2010 as the second most productive I.B. scholar in the 1996-2008 period.

Experience

  • Full Professor, since 1996; Tenured, 1990; Associate Professor, effective July 1989; Assistant Professor, July 1987-June 1989; Visiting Assistant Professor, September-December 1986.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Dec. 1984-June 1987; Lecturer, July 1982-Dec. 1984.
  • Proprietor - Nomad Trading Company, 1977-90.
  • Manager, Comptroller’s Division - The Procter and Gamble Company of Canada Ltd., 1976-1979.

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