Professor of International Business
BA Tel Aviv University Arts 1985 MBA Tel Aviv University Business Administration
(Concentration in International Marketing)
1990 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.
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.
Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2013 -
External Evaluator CIBER, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2013
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Emerging Markets, 2012 -
Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies, 2012 – 2013
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2011-2013
Editorial Review Board Member, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 2011 -
Editorial Board Member and Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies, 2007 – 2012
Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Management, 2010-2012
Editorial Board Member, Global Strategy Journal (of the Strategic Management Society), 2010 -
Consulting Editors Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies, 2009 -
Visiting research and teaching positions at universities in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong-Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK.
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
Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies, 2007 –
Editorial Board Member, Management International Review, 2007 –
Book Review Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies, 2005 – 6.
Board Member and Book Review Editor, Transnational Corporations (published by the Division on Transnational Corporations and Investment, United Nations) 1996-1998
Associate Member, International Research Program on ‘The Concentration of Economic Activity in World Space’, organized by Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and financed by the French Ministry of Research, 2004 -
Advisor, Board of Advisors on Foreign Direct Investment, the Development Gateway Community, MIGA, World Bank, 2003
Associate Member, Center for International Business and Management (CIBAM), Cambridge University, Judge Institute of Management, 2001 -
Advisory Board Member, Humanlign, Marketing and Strategy Consulting in Africa, 2013 -
Senior Advisor, Istanbul Financial Services Center Committee, 2012 –
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, 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:
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