About Gary Knight

Gary Knight is a professor of international business and resides near Portland, Oregon, USA. He has co-authored several books, including two textbooks on international business. He has won teaching awards and led many study abroad programs, in international business. He has been a keynote speaker or invited speaker at some 35 conferences or universities worldwide.

Gary has provided significant service to the Academy of International Business (AIB), including Vice President; Chair of the AIB US-West chapter; 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, 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 (JIBS), International Business Review, Journal of World Business, and others. His co-authored article on born global firms 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, focusing on Europe, Japan, and Mexico. He has provided expert testimony on international business at the U.S. House of Representatives. 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.