- Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing & International Business
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Professor Nachum’s areas of interest and expertise are globalization and the strategic management of Multinational Corporations, topics she has been teaching, consulting and publishing on extensively for three decades. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and is part of the leadership team of the Africa Chapter of the Academy.
Dr. Nachum was the founding Director of the Centre for the study of Russian and Emerging Market Multinationals of St. Petersburg State University, which she led during its first three years (2015-17). She also led a two-year consulting project for Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting on value creation and appropriation in global supply chains, with application to Bangladesh garment industry in 2016-17. During the last decades, she consulted with a number of national and international organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, London’s Westminster City Council, the Government of Turkey, the US Department of Commerce, on issues related to Multinational Corporations and globalization. In 2014 she was part of an expert delegation invited by the President of the UAE to advice on the global financial investment strategy of the country’s financial arm.
She is Nachum is a frequent commentator on globalization and global companies and has been cited by various media outlets on these issues, including CNBC, FOX Business, CNN, Forbes, FT, India Economic Times, Business World India, Brooklyn Independent TV, and a regular speaker in research seminars and conferences around the world. Her research has been awarded several recognitions, most recently the AIB 2017 Best Paper Award of the Research Method Division. She has been in the Top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads every month since 2016. Nachum is the recipient of Baruch College 2011 Best Teacher Award and 2012 Presidential Excellence Award for Scholarship. She is the author of two books on global competition in service industries (one of them was translated to Chinese) and numerous journal papers published in the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others, and has served as a consulting editor and board member of the leading academic journals in international business and strategy.
Professor Nachum has held visiting positions in business schools around the world, many of which are the leading schools in their countries, including Sun Yat-sen University in China, India School of Business (ISB), Lagos Business School, Nigeria, BI Norwegian Business School, University of Kigali, Rwanda, and Gordon International Business School, Johannesburg, among others, where she taught courses on strategy and business in a global world. She has served as an expert witness in several legal cases on cross-border issues involving global clients, including US Federal and international court appearances.
L. Nachum, How much social responsibility should firms strategically assume and of which kind? In L.C. Leonidou, C.S. Katsikeas, S. Samiee, and C.N. Leonidou (Eds.), Socially-Responsible International Business: Critical Issues and the Way Forward. Edward Elgar, 2019.
G. Vasudeva, L. Nachum and G.D. Say, Overcoming information asymmetry in internationalization: The signaling effect of a Sovereign Wealth Fund as an institutional intermediary. Academy of Management Journal. 2018, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 1583–1611
S.N. Abdullah, K.N.I. Ismail and L. Nachum (authors’ names in a-b order). Does women participation on boards create value? The impact of societal perceptions and corporate governance in emerging markets. Strategic Management Journal 2016, Vol. 37, issue 3, pp. 466-476.
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.
Recipient, AIB Best Paper Award, Research Method Division, L. Nachum, H. Hong and G. Livanis, When near is far and far is near: FDI, geographic location and connectivity. AIB 2017 Dubai
Top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads, 2016 –
Finalist, 2016 Best Journal Article Award and the Malaysian Ministry of Education, S.N. Abdullah, K.N.I. Ismail and L. Nachum (authors’ names in a-b order). Does women participation on boards create value? The impact of societal perceptions and corporate governance in emerging markets. Strategic Management Journal 2016.
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