Paul Beamish

Affiliation: Ivey Business School

Bio: Paul Beamish is Professor of International Business at the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He has been a Fellow of the AIB since 1997. He is the author or co-author of 60 books, and 135 refereed articles. His books are in the areas of International Management, Strategic Management, and International Joint Ventures. He has received best research awards from the Academy of Management, the AIB, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC). He served as Editor-in-Chief of JIBS from 1993-97, and Associate Dean for Research at Ivey from 1999-2004. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Asia Pacific Foundation.

Professor Beamish has supervised 34 PhD dissertations, many involving international joint ventures and/or Japanese FDI. His consulting, management training, and joint venture facilitation activities have been in both the public and private sector. He has worked in numerous countries for such organizations as The Canadian Foreign Service Institute, Dupont, Harvard Institute for International Development, Hayes-Dana, Labatt/Interbrew, Schneider, and Valmet. He worked for Procter and Gamble and Wilfrid Laurier University before joining Ivey’s faculty in 1987.

At Ivey, he has taught on all of the school’s degree programs. He serves as Editorial Director for Ivey Publishing, the distributor of Ivey’s case collection, and is Director of Ivey’s International Business Institute. In 2010 he founded The 39 Country Initiative.

Beamish has authored over 140 case studies, primarily in the international management area. These have appeared in various case journals, and in over 140 books. His cases are consistently among Ivey Publishing’s top external sellers each year. He is past recipient of best case writing awards from the European Foundation for Management Development, ASAC, ECCH, and AIB.

Last Updated: September 2018