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About Farok Contractor

Farok J. Contractor is “Distinguished Professor of Management and Global Business” at Rutgers Business School, a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and author of ten books and over 150 scholarly articles. He holds a Ph.D. (Managerial Science and Applied Economics) and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, as well as two engineering degrees M.S. (Michigan), and B.S.E. (Bombay). He is on the Board of the Academy of International Business, a worldwide association of 3,500 academics and consultants as President-Elect (2020 – 2021) and President (2021 – 2022).

Farok Contractor’s research focuses on key issues in International Business, such as corporate alliances, emerging markets, outsourcing and offshoring, valuation of intangible assets, the technology transfer process, licensing, and foreign direct investment. His papers and books have been cited more than 13,800 times, and he is among the top-ranked contributors of scholarly papers in the field. Farok has chaired or been on the supervisory committees of 19 doctoral dissertations. He is the recipient of a Silver Medal for the number of contributions to Journal of International Business Studies (one ot the top-5 management journals) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Academy of Management.

He has taught at the Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Nanyang Technological University, Indian Institutes of Management (IIM – Ahmedabad and Calcutta), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, XLRI (India), Rutgers business programs in Beijing and Shanghai, Lubin School of Business, and EDHEC in France, and conducted executive seminars on four continents. He served Rutgers as Department Chair, CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) Research Director, Ph.D. program coordinator, and other key school and university initiatives.