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P.W. (Paul) Beamish

Professor, International Business & General Management

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Fellow of the Academy of International Business
Director, International Business Institute
Donald L. Triggs Chair in International Business

Contact Information

Expertise

  • Joint Ventures and Alliances
  • Business Strategy
  • International Management
  • Emerging Markets
  • China/Japan/Asia
  • Exporting

Faculty Focus

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Research Publications

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Paul Beamish has authored over 59 books and 136 journal articles. His books are in the areas of International Management, Strategic Management, and 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 Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Professor Beamish has supervised 34 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 over a dozen countries for such organizations as Boeing, Canadian Foreign Service Institute, Cisco, Dupont, Harvard Institute for International Development, Hayes-Dana, Labatt/Interbrew, Schneider, and Valmet. He worked for Procter and Gamble and Wilfrid Laurier University before joining Ivey's faculty in 1987. He is the founder of The 39 Country Initiative.

Beamish has authored over 135 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).

He was the founding Director at Ivey of both the Asian Management Institute (1997) and the Engaging Emerging Markets Research Centre (2005). These were both folded into the International Business Institute (2016).

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)

Education

  • BA, Hons Bus - Western
  • PhD, Western

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Beamish, P. W., (Forthcoming), "The Transferability of Western Business Education to the East", Journal of Management Studies.
  • Arregle, J. L.; Miller, T.; Hitt, M.; Beamish, P. W., (Forthcoming), "The Role of MNEs’ Internationalization Patterns in Their Regional Integration of FDI Locations", Journal of World Business.
  • Zhang, M.; Beamish, P. W., (Forthcoming), "An Institutional Response Model to Economic Liberalization: Japanese MNEs’ Ownership Choices in China", Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • Jiang, F. J.; Holburn, G. L. F.; Beamish, P. W., (Forthcoming), "Repeat Market Entries in the Internationalization Process: The Impact of Investment Motives and Corporate Capabilities", Global Strategy Journal.
  • Beamish, P. W.; Zhang, M., 2018, "Joint Ventures in China Revisited", Research Technology Management, June 61(3): 38 - 40.
  • Sartor, M. A.; Beamish, P. W., 2018, "Host Market Government Corruption and the Equity-Based Foreign Entry Strategies of MNEs", Journal of International Business Studies, April 49(3): 346 - 370.
  • Beamish, P. W., 2018, "The 39 Country Initiative and Africa", Africa Journal of Management, March 4(1): 111 - 123.
  • Dai, L.; Eden, L.; Beamish, P. W., 2017, "Caught in the Crossfire: Dimensions of Vulnerability and Foreign Multinationals’ Exit from War-Afflicted Countries", Strategic Management Journal, July 38(7): 1478 - 1498.
  • Roberts, M. J. D.; Beamish, P. W., 2017, "The Scaffolding Activities of International Returnee Executives: A Learning Based Perspective of Global Boundary Spanning", Journal of Management Studies, June 54(4): 511 - 539.
  • 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.
  • Getachew, Y.; Beamish, P. W., 2017, "Foreign Subsidiary Exit from Africa: The Effects of Investment Purpose Diversity and Orientation", Global Strategy Journal, February 7(1): 58 - 82.
  • Arregle, J. L.; Miller, T. L.; Hitt, M. A.; Beamish, P. W., 2016, "How does regional institutional complexity affect MNE internationalization?", Journal of International Business Studies, August 47(6): 697 - 722.
  • Jiang, F.; Holburn, G. L. F.; Beamish, P. W., 2016, "The Spatial Structure of Foreign Subsidiaries and MNE Expansion Strategy", Journal of World Business, April 51(3): 438 - 450.
  • Lupton, N.; Beamish, P. W., 2016, "The Mutual Construction of Knowledge Transfer and Shared Context in Capability Development within the Networked MNC", Knowledge Management Research & Practice, February 14(1): 150 - 157.
  • Beamish, P. W.; Lupton, N., 2016, "Cooperative strategies in international business and management: Reflections on the past 50 years and future directions", Journal of World Business, January 51(1): 163 - 175.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Professor Beamish received the International Management Eminent Scholar Award 2017 and Outstanding Educator Award 2012, from the Academy of Management.
  • He has received best research paper awards from the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business (AIB), and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).
  • In 2017, he was recognized by Journal of International Business Studies as the fifth most published author in the history of the journal, in 2014 by Management International Review as the fifth most prolific contributor to the IB literature between 1995-2011, in 2010 by International Business Review as the second most productive I.B. scholar in the 1996-2008 period, and in 1997 and 2003 by the Journal of International Management as one of the top three contributors worldwide to the international strategic management literature in the previous decade.

Experience

  • Full Professor, since 1996; Tenured, 1990; Associate Professor, effective July 1989; Assistant Professor, July 1987-June 1989.
  • 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.