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Lilac Nachum

Professor of International Business

Lilach Nachum

Professor of International Business
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BA Tel Aviv University Arts 1985
MBA Tel Aviv University Business Administration
(Concentration in International Marketing)
PhD Copenhagen Business School International Business and Management 1994

Areas of Expertise:

Management of Multinational Companies; International Business strategy; Globalization and its consequences for firms and countries; Emerging markets; Technology and value creation across distance.

Selected Publications:

L. Nachum, Global comparative strategy. Global Strategy Journal 2012, Vol. 2, issue 1, pp. 92-95.S.

Zaheer, M. Schomaker and L. Nachum, Distance without Direction: Restoring credibility to a much-loved construct. Commentary on Shenkar’s paper, the recipient of JIBS 2011 distinguished paper award. Journal of International Business Studies 2012, Vol. 43, issue 1, 18-27.

L. Nachum and S.Y. Song, "The MNE as a portfolio: Interdependencies in MNE growth trajectory", Journal of International Business Studies, 2011, Vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 381-405.

L. Nachum, "Foreignness, multinationality and inter-organizational relationships", Strategic Organization, 2010, Vol. 8, issue 3, pp. 230-254. (SSRN's Top Ten download list for Strategy & Economics, 2008).

L. Nachum, "When is foreignness an asset or a liability? Explaining the performance differential between foreign and local firms", Journal of Management, May 2010

L. Nachum, S. Zaheer and S. Gross. "Does it matter where countries are? Distance from knowledge, markets and resources and MNE location choices", Management Science, 2008, Vol. 54, Issue 7

L. Nachum and S. Zaheer, "The persistence of distance? The impact of technology on MNE investment motivations", Strategic Management Journal, 2005, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 747-768. (Reprinted in J.A. Krug and J.D. Daniels (Eds.), Multinational Enterprise Theory, Sage Publications, 2007, Vol. 1).

L. Nachum and C. Wymbs, "Product differentiation, external economies and MNE location choices: M&As in global cities", Journal of International Business Studies, 2005, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 415-434.

Academic Activities:

Editorial Board Member/Consulting Editor (selected recent service): Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Management, Management International Review, various periods 2007 -

External Evaluator CIBER, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2013

Visiting research and teaching positions at universities and business schools in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong-Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK, 2000 -

External Examiner, Promotion evaluation: Trinity College Dublin, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Northeastern University College of Business Administration, International Business and Strategy Group, Chinese University of Hong-Kong, Department of Management,

Advisory on Book Proposals and Research Projects (selected, recent): Routledge Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, United States-Israel Bi-national Science Foundation, UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), McGraw Hill, Austrian Science Fund (FWF Vienna), South-Western College Publishing, Thomson Business and Economics Publishing, Edward Elgar

Supervisions, MBA/PhD theses: Ning Zhang, Institute of Finance and Trade Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Martina Krichmayr, Michael Schmid, Reinhard Schütz, Huang Rong Rong, Vienna Technical University

Senior research fellow at Cambridge University, 1997-2002

Senior staff member of the research division on Foreign Investment and Transnational Corporations of the United Nations 1994-1997

Professional Activities:

Director, Center for the study of Russia MNEs. Graduate School of Management (GSOM), St. Petersburg University, 2015-

Advisory Board Member, Humanlign, Marketing and Strategy Consulting in Africa, 2013 -

Senior Advisor, Istanbul Financial Services Center Committee, 2012 –

Advisor, Board of Advisors on Foreign Direct Investment, the Development Gateway Community, MIGA, World Bank, 2003 -

Consultant to UNCTAD on issues related to Multinational Corporations and Foreign direct investment

Consultant to the division on business services, The European Commission, the international competitiveness of business service firms.

Consultant, London's Westminster City Council, The international competitiveness of London's film producers

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Recipient, Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing Award, Journal of International Management 2014

Recipient, Presidential Excellence Award for Scholarship, Baruch College 2012

Recipient, Outstanding Author Contribution Award, the Literati Network Emerald 2012 Awards for Excellence, for L. Nachum, The Home-Based Advantages and a Hierarchy of Location Resources: Foreign and Local Firms Dependency on Location Resources. Published in Advances in International Management (volume 24).

Recipient, Teaching Excellence Award, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, 2011

Recipient, Bright Idea Award in Management [of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the NJPR (New Jersey Public Policy Research Foundation)], R. Laud, A. Grein and L. Nachum. Gaining advantage through global learning hubs, 2011.

Recipient, Best Paper Award, AIB MENA Chapter, L. Nachum, But how does distance affect FDI and why does it matter? Dubai, December 2010

Finalist, Israel Strategy Conference Best Paper Award, L. Nachum and S. Song, The MNE as a portfolio: Path-dependence and interdependencies in MNE location choices. Tel-Aviv December 2008.

JIBS Best Reviewer Award, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), 2008

Finalist, the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business, L. Nachum, The impact of nationality of ownership on the networking intensity of firms. Indianapolis 2007.

Outstanding Reviewer Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008

Finalist, Excellence in Service Presidential Award, Baruch College, 2007

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, International Management Division, L. Nachum, What constitutes the liability of foreignness? Atlanta, Georgia, August 2006

Faculty Recognition Award, Baruch College, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Finalist, the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business, L. Nachum, S. Zaheer and S. Gross, Does it matter where countries are? Distance from knowledge, markets and resources and MNE location choices. Beijing 2006.

Finalist, William H. Newman Award for outstanding papers, Academy of Management, International Management Division, L. Nachum and D. Keeble, Networking of foreign affiliates as a distinctive alternative to markets and hierarchies: Foreign and local professional service firms in Central London. New Orleans, August 2004

Finalist, Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award, Academy of Management, L. Nachum and D. Keeble, The linkages of foreign and indigenous firms in the media cluster of Central London. Washington D.C., August 2001

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, International Management Division, L. Nachum and D. Keeble, The linkages of foreign and indigenous firms in the media cluster of Central London. Washington D.C., August 2001

First prize in the R.M. Siegel Fund's annual competition for student research in marketing, Tel- Aviv University, Israel 1990.


Selected recent invited talks:

2015: World Bank, Investment Climate Group, US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Cambridge University, Judge Business School

2014: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

2013: BI Norwegian Business School, St. Petersburg State University, George Washington University, The Hebrew University

2012:  Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires

2011: University of North Carolina, Copenhagen Business School, India Institute of Management Bangalore, SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore, India, Singapore Management University

2010: Sabanci Universit, National University of Singapore, Cambridge University, Columbia University.

2009: Northeastern University, Virginia Tech, The Pamplin College of Business, Bocconi University, University of Bologna, Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology, Chinese University of Hong-Kong

2008: Technion Israel,Georgia State University, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University, National University of Singapore, Rutgers Business School, Brandeis Business School

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