Bio: Anu Phene is Professor of International Business and Phillip Grub Distinguished Scholar at the School of Business at George Washington University. Before joining George Washington, she was an Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Utah. She received her Ph.D. in international management from the University of Texas and her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked for American Express Bank in the treasury department.
Her research focuses on innovation and global strategy. She has examined the role played by different entities, ranging from multinational corporations (MNCs), their subsidiaries and inventors, to intergovernmental organizations; and their deployment of different mechanisms such as alliances and acquisitions, in enabling cross-border knowledge transfers and facilitating innovation in the international arena. Her research has been published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Economic Geography, Management International Review, Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Management.
She is Associate Editor at Global Strategy Journal, Consulting Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies and on the editorial board of Organization Science and the Strategic Management Journal. She served on AIB’s Buckley and Casson Dissertation Award Committee (2013-2016), the Farmer Dissertation Award Committee (2010-2012) and as Track Chair (Knowledge and Innovation) for the 2012 AIB Conference. She also served on the Executive Committee of the International Management Division at the Academy of Management (2015-2021), including in the Program Chair role in 2018. She teaches courses in international strategy and has received several teaching awards from the School of Business and the University.
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