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Stav Fainshmidt

Associate Professor, International Business

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Stav Fainshmidt is an Associate Professor of International Business at Ivey. His research focuses on the institutional and governance context surrounding multinational companies, and the ways in which organizations develop and deploy capabilities. His most recent research projects examine how multinational companies deal with tensions between federal, state, and local institutions, how firms expand internationally by learning from the offshoring activities of peer firms, and the ways in which firms can shape the tempo of change in their competitive environment. He serves as the Reviewing Editor of Journal of World Business, a Consulting Editor for Journal of International Business Studies, and an Associate Editor for Journal of Management Studies. Stav received his Ph.D. from Old Dominion University, and prior to pursuing his academic career, he worked with Deloitte (Isr.).


  • MSc Global Strategy (CEMS)
  • EMBA Global Strategy
  • PhD International Business

Programs Taught

  • MSc
  • EMBA
  • PhD


  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University, USA.
  • M.B.A., The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel.
  • Accounting Certificate, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
  • B.A Magna Cum Laude in Economics and Business Administration, College of Judea and Samaria (now Ariel University), Israel.

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Andrews, D. S.; Fainshmidt, S.; Ambos, T.; Haensel, K., (Forthcoming), "The Attention-based View and the Multinational Corporation: Review and Research Agenda", Journal of World Business
  • Andrews, D. S.; Fainshmidt, S.; Schotter, A.; Gaur, A., (Forthcoming), "Formal Institutional Context in Global Strategy Research: A Layer Cake Perspective", Global Strategy Journal
  • Witt, M. A.; Fainshmidt, S.; Aguilera, R. V., 2022, "Our Board, Our Rules: Nonconformity to Global Corporate Governance Norms", Administrative Science Quarterly, March 67(1): 131 - 166.
  • Mallon, M. R.; Fainshmidt, S., 2022, "Who’s Hiding in the Shadows? Organized Crime and Informal Entrepreneurship in 39 Economies", Journal of Management, January 48(1): 211 - 237.
  • Andrews, D. S.; Fainshmidt, S.; Gaur, A.; Parente, R., (Forthcoming), "Configuring knowledge connectivity and strategy conditions for foreign subsidiary innovation", Long Range Planning
  • Fainshmidt, S.; Smith, A. W.; Aguilera, R. V., 2021, "Where Do Born Globals Come from? A Neoconfigurational Institutional Theory", Organization Science
  • Fainshmidt, S.; Andrews, D. S.; Gaur, A.; Schotter, A., 2021, "Recalibrating Management Research for the post-COVID Scientific Enterprise", Journal of Management Studies, July 58(5): 1416 - 1420.
  • Geleilate, J. M. G.; Andrews, D. S.; Fainshmidt, S., 2020, "Subsidiary autonomy and subsidiary performance: A meta-analysis", Journal of World Business, June 55(4): 101049 - 101049.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, MNE Organization and Strategy track, EIBA 2021 Conference.
  • 2021 International Management Division FIU Business Emerging Scholar Award.
  • Best Paper Award, International Corporate Governance Society, 2020.
  • Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award, Academy of International Business, 2019.