Marjorie LylesAffiliation: Florida International University

Bio: Dr. Marjorie Lyles is currently the International Business Distinguished Research Fellow at Florida International University Department of International Business College of Business. Dr. Lyles was a Chancellor’s Professor, the OneAmerica Chair, and a professor of global strategic management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.  She was awarded the John Ryan Award by the President of Indiana University for excellence in international development activities, teaching and research. She retired from IU in 2019.  Now she is the IB Distinguished Research Fellow at FIU.

Her research focused on emerging economies since the mid-1980s, IJVs, organizational learning, and knowledge transfer.  She has been in China since 1985 when she was a consultant with the U. S. Department of Commerce in the Dalian programs.  She taught corses on strategy, emerging economies, and a course on China that took students to China since 1998.

Dr. Lyles brings more than 32 years of international business research, teaching and consulting experience.  She received two National Science Foundation grants. She was the founding director of the Indiana University Center on Southeast Asia and served on the International Advisory Board of the American Management Association, among many other memberships and appointments.  Lyles has also been a Visiting Professor at Cambridge University (England), St. Gallen University’s Institute of Management (Switzerland), Universiti Sains Malaysia, the National Institute of Development Administration (Bangkok), Copenhagen Business School, INSEAD, and the Imagination Lab (Switzerland).

In addition to her academic work, Lyles has also worked with governmental, non-profit and corporate entities across the globe.  She has consulted with USIS, World Bank, USAID, UNDP and private firms in Malaysia, Hungry, Vietnam, Poland, People’s Republic of China and Indonesia on international strategies, education development projects, the development of the private sector, and needs assessment for management training.  She also serves as a consultant to domestic firms pursuing international strategies.

She has been active in professional organizations.  She was was the first woman President of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) and she has served on the boards of SMS and the Academy of International Business.  She is a fellow in AIB, SMS and AoM.

Last Updated: October 2021