Gary Knight Affiliation: Willamette University

Bio: Gary Knight is Professor of Global Management and the Helen Jackson Chair in International Management at Willamette University in Salem and Portland, Oregon, USA. He has co-authored seven books, including two textbooks on international business. He has won awards for teaching at Willamette University and at Florida State University (FSU). He directed FSU’s International Business Program for nearly 15 years. He created and has been lead instructor of 18 study abroad programs in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He has been a keynote speaker or invited speaker at some 30 conferences or universities worldwide.

Gary has provided significant service to the Academy of International Business, including Vice President – Program; Chair of the AIB US-West; inaugural chair of the ‘SMEs, Entrepreneurship, and Born Global’ track of the AIB annual conference; and chair of the AIB annual dissertation award.

Gary’s research emphasizes ‘born globals’, international entrepreneurship, internationalization, international marketing, and technology’s role in international business. He has authored more than 100 refereed articles in journals and conference proceedings, including Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of World Business, and others. His co-authored article on born global firms that won the 2014 JIBS Decade Award. Gary is ranked one of the top cited scholars in international business and international marketing in various rankings.

Prior to academia, Gary was an executive in international business for several years, focusing on Europe, Japan, and Mexico. The U.S. House of Representatives invited him to provide expert testimony on international business. Gary earned his Bachelors at Washington State University, his MBA at the University of Washington, and PhD at Michigan State University. He also attended the University of Paris in France and Sophia University in Japan.

Last Updated: August 2020