Assistant Professor, General Management & International Business

Profile

A dual Canadian and German citizen, Andreas Schotter is an Assistant Professor of International Business and the Faculty Director of Ivey’s MSC in Management program. He also serves as Ivey’s Academic Director of the CEMS Global Alliance Masters in International Management program. Dr. Schotter has lived in Canada, Europe, Asia and the USA and holds permanent resident status in Hong Kong. As an international business expert he helps executives and organizations understand the challenges and opportunities posed by the ever increasing turbulences in the global economy. He specializes in how to think strategically and drive the agile decision-making that will prevail in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business world. His current areas of endeavour include the development of strategies for business system disruption and investigations into boundary-spanning leadership capabilities in global organizations. Dr. Schotter’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies and the MIT Sloan Management Review amongst others. He has authored numerous book chapters, cases, and a book on strategic management frameworks. In addition to his academic work Dr. Schotter collaborates closely with leading multinational corporations from North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America on emerging market strategies and international leadership development.

Before embarking on an academic career Dr. Schotter was a senior executive with several multinational corporations in the luxury consumer goods, automotive and industrial equipment industry. He was the Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director for Bitzer International, a leading manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment headquartered in Germany. He also worked as General Manager for Linde AG in China and in various executive functions for Volkswagen and the Lancaster Cosmetics Group.

Dr. Schotter holds a Masters in Economics and Business Management from the University of Kassel, Germany and both an Executive MBA and a Ph.D. from Ivey. Prior to joining Ivey as a faculty member in 2013, Dr. Schotter taught at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, where The Wall Street Journal recognized him twice as a “WSJ Distinguished Professor of the Year.” A hockey enthusiast and passionate rower, he represented his native Germany internationally at Rowing World Championships.

Teaching

  • Global Strategy (MBA)
  • Ivey Global Lab (MSC)
  • CEMS Block Seminar (MSC)

Education

  • Master in Business Economics, University of Kassel, Germany
  • EMBA, Ivey Hong Kong
  • Ph.D. Ivey/Western University

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Stallkamp, M., Pinkham, B.C., Schotter, A., Buchel, O., (forthcoming), "Core or Periphery? The Effects of Country-of-Origin Agglomerations on the Within-Country Expansion of MNEs", Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Schotter, A., Buchel, O., Vashchilko, T., (forthcoming), "Interactive Visualization for Research Contextualization in International Business", Journal of World Business.
  • Schotter, A., Stallkamp, M., Pinkham, B.C., (forthcoming), "MNE Headquarters Disaggregation: The Formation Antecedents of Regional Management Centers", Journal of Management Studies.
  • Shin, D.J., Hasse, V.C., Schotter, A., 2017, "Multinational Enterprises within Cultural Space and Place: Integrating Cultural Distance and Cultural Tightness-Looseness", Academy of Management Journal, June 60(3): 904 - 921.
  • Schotter, A., Mudambi, R., Doz, Y., Gaur, A.J., 2017, "Boundary Spanning in Global Organizations", Journal of Management Studies, June 54(4): 403 - 421.
  • Mudambi, R., Saranga, H., Schotter, A., 2017, "Mastering the Make-In-India Challenge", Sloan Management Review (MIT), Summer 58(4): 59 - 66.
  • Chakravarty, D., Hsieh, Y., Schotter, A., Beamish, P.W., 2017, "Multinational Enterprise Regional Management Centres: Characteristics and Performance", Journal of World Business, February 52(2): 296 - 311.
  • Schotter, A., Teagarden, M., 2014, "Protecting Intellectual Property in China", Sloan Management Review (MIT), Summer 55(4): 41 - 48.
  • Teagarden, M., Schotter, A., 2013, "Leveraging Intellectual Capital in Innovation Networks: Growing, Sharing and Exploiting Mindshare", Organizational Dynamics, October-December 42(4): 281 - 289.
  • Schotter, A., Goodsite, M., 2013, "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Competitive Climate Strategy in Multinational Corporations", Thunderbird International Business Review, November/December 55(6): 629 - 632.
  • Schotter, A., 2013, "The Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Lower-Level Supply Chain Members in Emerging Markets", Thunderbird International Business Review, September/October 55(5): 609 - 618.
  • Schotter, A., Beamish, P.W., 2013, "The Hassle Factor: An Explanation for Managerial Location Shunning", Journal of International Business Studies, June/July 44(5): 521 - 544.
  • Teagarden, M., Schotter, A., 2013, "Favor Prevalence in Emerging Markets: A Multi-level Analysis", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, June 30(2): 447 - 460.
  • Schotter, A., Abdelzaher, D., 2013, "Boundary Spanning Effects of the Muslim Diaspora on the Internationalization Processes of Firms from Organization of Islamic Conference Countries", Journal of International Management, March 19(1): 82 - 98.
  • Schotter, A., Beamish, P.W., 2011, "Performance Effects of MNC-Headquarters-Subsidiary Conflict and the Role of Boundary Spanners: The Case of Headquarter Initiative Rejection", Journal of International Management, September 17(3): 243 - 259.

Honours & Awards

  • Wall Street Journal Distinguished Professor of the Year (2011).
  • Wall Street Journal Distinguished Professor of the Year (2010).
  • Strategic Management Society Meeting 2011, Nominated for Best Paper Award for Practical Implication.
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management; True Spirit of Giving Faculty Award (2011). (This award is closely linked with Thunderbird’s core values.)
  • Top 10 Best Selling Cases Award (Carrefour: Building a Green Store in China), Ivey Publishing (2010).
  • Top 15 Best Selling Cases Award in Entrepreneurship (Coral Divers Resort), ECCH (2010).
  • Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award (IB) Annual Meeting (2009, 2010).
  • Winner of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2007 Conference Best Student Paper Award (International Business Division).

Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management (2009 – 2013)
  • Partner & Director, Greenhalgh Asia Pacific Pty Limited (2004 – 2008)
  • Regional Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Bitzer Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH (2000 – 2004)
  • General Manager (China), Linde AG (1998 - 2000)
  • Business Development Manager Asia-Pacific, Linde AG, (1996-1998)
  • Marketing and Sales Controller North America Region, Volkswagen AG, (1996-1997)
  • Area Sales Manager: Lancaster Cosmetics Group, Germany (1988-1990)

Research/Course Development

  • Multinational Enterprise Evolution and Subsidiary Development
  • Strategic Change in Multinational Enterprises
  • Boundary Spanning Leadership in MNEs
  • Emerging Markets Strategy