Tamer Cavusgil

Affiliation: Georgia State University

Bio: Tamer serves as Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. He is also visiting Chair in International Management at Leeds University Business School.

Tamer specializes in the internationalization of the firm, global strategy, emerging markets, and buyer-seller relationships in cross-border business. Most recently, he has been researching the evolution of middle-class in rapidly transforming economies.

Tamer’s professional career spans teaching, research and administrative responsibilities in international business and marketing at Georgia State University (2008-present), Michigan State University (1987-2008; Inaugural holder of John W. Byington Endowed Chair in Global Marketing), Bradley University (1983-87), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1978-83), and the Middle East Technical University (ODTU), Turkey (1976-78). Tamer is also visiting Chair in International Management at Leeds University Business School. He also holds adjunct professorships at the University of Adelaide (Australia) and Xi’an Jiaotong University (China). He serves on the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

Previously, Tamer served as Senior Fulbright Scholar to Australia and taught at Monash University. Tamer also served as a visiting Professor at Manchester Business School, and held the Gianni and Joan Montezemolo Visiting Chair at the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom, where he is also an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.

Tamer is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. In May 2014, he was inducted as Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) by the Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium, “in recognition of seminal research in, and groundbreaking contributions to the field of int’l marketing and int’l business performance.” Other awards include: The Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award (2014), American Marketing Association’s Excellence in Global Marketing Research Award (2002 and 2012); Distinguished Faculty, and Ralph H. Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs (Michigan State University).

Tamer has authored more than two dozen books and some 200 refereed journal articles.  His work is among the most cited contributions in international business.  He is the founding editor of the Journal of International Marketing and Advances in International Marketing.  He serves on the editorial review boards of a dozen professional journals. Tamer is the senior author of the leading textbook, International Business: The New Realities, with G. Knight and J. Riesenberger (3rd ed., Pearson).

While leading the CIBER at Michigan State University, Tamer spearheaded the development of now leading international business knowledge portal, globalEDGE. During his career, Tamer mentored about 30 doctoral students, who have gone on to become successful academics at major business schools across the world.

Tamer holds BS degree in business and economics from the Middle East Technical University  in Ankara, Turkey. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. degrees in business from the University of Wisconsin.

Last Updated: August 2014