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Geringer, J. Michael (Mike)

O'Bleness Professor of International Strategy; Director of Research

Management Department
Copeland 626


Ph.D., University of Washington (Seattle), Strategy and International Business

MBA (with Honors), University of Washington (Seattle)

B.S. in Business Administration (with High Distinction), Indiana University (Bloomington), Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Research Interests

Dr. Geringer’s teaching, research, and consulting interests have focused on issues of international strategy, joint ventures and cooperative alliances, mergers and acquisitions, venture creation and nurturance, the strategic management of human and other core resources, and organizational structure and control.

Professional Experience 

In addition to Ohio University, Dr. Geringer has taught at:

Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (Canada)

Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University (Texas)

Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University (California)

Fisher Graduate School of Business, Monterey Institute of International Studies (California)

Portland State University (Oregon)

Pepperdine University (California)

Foster School of Business, University of Washington (Seattle)

Institut Pengembangan Manajemen Indonesia (Jakarta)

Lajos Kossuth University/University of Debrecen (Hungary)

Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration/Aalto University (Helsinki and Mikkeli, Finland; Singapore; Taipei, Taiwan; and Beijing, China)

Poznan School of Banking (Poland)

Institute of International Policy Studies/Seoul School of Economics (Seoul, Korea)

Global School of Business (Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town, S. Africa)

China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS, Shanghai & Beijing, China)

Università Polytecnica della Marche (Ancona, Italy)

Bond University (Australia)

Dr. Geringer is active in service, including several elected leadership positions in various national and international professional associations. He served as founding Chairperson for the Strategic Alliances Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (an international society of licensing professionals). He has served as Program Chair and Division Chair for the Academy of Management's International Management Division, and for both the International Business Division and the Policy and Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC). He previously served as a Department Chair for the Global Strategy and Law Area, served as Director of Executive Education, and he served as Coordinator for the International Management Concentration for approximately 15 years. He was the Chair of Cal Poly's University Distinguished Teaching Award Committee from 2004-2011. He also served on the Board of Directors of ASAC. He has been a member of the Board of Advisors for AIESEC-SLO, has served as a coach and judge for venture capital competitions, has served as an Expert Witness in legal proceedings, and as a quoted expert for various local, national and international media groups, including television (e.g., CNN), radio, newspapers, and magazines. He was Executive Producer for Emmy Award-winning singer-songwriter David Lynch's award-winning music CD entitled "I Can See Sound"

At OHIO, Dr. Geringer has been active in various activities, including: Director of the Center for International Business Education and Development; Coordinator and Advisor of the International Business major; member of the University International Committee; member of Faculty Senate and the Finance & Facilities Committee; CoB Executive Team; Chair of the International Business Continuous Improvement Team; member of the Center for International Studies’ Global Studies Faculty Advisory Board; Study Abroad Risk Assessment Committee; the CoB External Relations Committee; the Ohio University – University of Guyana Relationship Management Committee; the Global Consulting Program Scholarship Task Force; the Dean’s Evaluation Committee; the CoB Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee; faculty advisor for the International Business Society; and founding faculty advisor for the AIESEC student club.

Seleted Publications

Dr. Geringer has authored or edited over 25 books and monographs (in English, French, Chinese and Indonesian), over 140 published papers, and over 40 case studies. He has published 14 papers in the Financial Times Top 40 Journals. A study ranked him as one of the 5 most-published authors in international strategy. He has received 11 "best paper" awards from various scholarly organizations, including the George and Sara McCune Best Paper Award from the journal Group and Organization Management and the Decade Award for most influential article from the Journal of International Business Studies. 

His publications include:

Geringer, J. Michael & Pendergast, W.R. (2012). Firmly Rooting IB Research in the Soil of Relevance: Integration and Recommendations. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(2) (March/April), 263-269.

Geringer, J. Michael (2012). Using Video Cases to Meet Content and Learning Challenges in Online Courses. International Journal of Management in Education, 6(4), 295-307. 

Pendergast, W.R. & Geringer, J. Michael (2012). Head in the Clouds or Feet on the Ground? CEO Perspectives and the IB Research Agenda. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(2) (March/April), 225-234. 

Geringer, J. Michael (2011). The Cherry Lady. Case Research Journal, 31(2), 

Lockwood, D., Frayne, C., Stephenson, H., Geringer, J. Michael (2010). The impact of contingent time off on productivity in a small manufacturing environment. Journal of Management & Marketing Research 3 (1). 

Geringer, J. Michael, Pendergast, W.R. (2010). CEO Views on the Value of International Business Skills and Education. International Journal of Management and Business, 1(1): 12-35.

Tallman, S.B., Geringer, J. Michael, Olson, D.M (2004). Contextual Moderating Effects and the Relationship of Firm-Specific Resources, Strategy, Structure, and Performance Among Japanese Multinational Enterprises. Management International Review, 44(1): 107-128.

Geringer, J. Michael, Frayne, C. A., Milliman, J. (2002). In Search of "Best Practices" in Human Resource Management: Research Design and Methodology. Human Resource Management, 41(1), 5-30. 

Chowdhury, S.D., Geringer, J. Michael, (2001). Institutional Ownership, Strategic Choices and Corporate Efficiency: Evidence from Japan. Journal of Management Studies, 38 (2).

Geringer, J. Michael, Tallman, S. B., Olsen, D. M. (2000). Product and International Diversification Among Japanese Multinational Firms. Strategic Management Journal, 21 (1), 51-80.

Frayne, C. A., Geringer, J. Michael (2000). Self-Management Training for Improving Job Performance: A Field Experiment Involving Salespeople. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85(3), 361-372.

Teagarden, M. B., ... Geringer, J. M., et al (1995). Toward a Theory of Comparative Management Research: An Idiographic Case Study of the Best International Human Resources Management Project. Academy of Management Journal. 38(5): 1261-1287

Geringer, J. Michael, Hebert, L. (1991). Measuring Performance of International Joint Ventures. Journal of International Business Studies, 22(2), 249-263.

Geringer, J. Michael (1991). Strategic Determinants of Partner Selection Criteria in International Joint Ventures. Journal of International Business Studies, 22(1), 41-62.

Geringer, J. Michael, Hebert, L. (1989). Control and Performance of International Joint Ventures. Journal of International Business Studies, 20(2), 235-254. Recipient of 1999 Decade Award for most influential article from 1989.

Geringer, J. Michael, Beamish, P. W., da Costa, R. C. (1989). Diversification Strategy and Internationalization: Implications for MNE Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 10(2), 109-120.


Dr. Geringer has received 11 "best paper" awards from various scholarly organizations, including the George and Sara McCune Best Paper Award from the journal Group and Organization Management and the Decade Award for most influential article from the Journal of International Business Studies. He received the University Distinguished Scholar Award and the University Distinguished Teacher Award from Cal Poly, as well as the first International Educator Award. He received the Faculty Excellence Award and the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Orfalea College of Business. He was recognized as the Highest Rated Professor at Bond University in Australia and for the MBA cohorts of the Global School of Business in South Africa. He received the Best Professor of the Year Awards from the Korean Executive MBA Program and multiple times from the Poznan School of Banking’s Executive MBA program in Poland. He received the Outstanding Professor Award from the Helsinki School of Economics and was appointed as the Saastamoinen Foundation Chair for the Helsinki School of Economics.

Dr. Geringer serves on the editorial boards of several prominent academic journals, including the Journal of World Business, the Journal of International Management, the Thunderbird International Business Review, and the Journal of East-West Business. He is one of the Editors for Wiley-Blackwell’s Global Dimensions of Business book series, and serves as the U.S. Editor for the International Journal of Technopreneurship and as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Management and Business. He was Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances and Associate Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies.


Dr. Geringer is the O’Bleness Professor of International Strategy and Director of the Center for International Business Education at Ohio University’s College of Business. Prior to that, he was a tenured full Professor at California Polytechnic University’s Orfalea College of Business. In addition to his university activities, Dr. Geringer consults with a variety of domestic and multinational clients, including working with executives from several Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 organizations and other organizations, including Nokia, LG Electronics, Eastman Kodak, Lucent Technologies, Northern Telecom, Okobank, Rautaruukki, California Highway Patrol, Eastman Chemical, Ontario Ministry of Industry Technology and Trade, Jiangsu Telecom Industrial Corporation, Hansabank, Shinhan Bank, Perlos, STX Corporation, UPM Kymmene, Industry Science and Technology Canada, Y.I.T. Corporation, Economic Council of Canada, California Department of Transportation, Investment Canada, Yahoo!, and other large and small organizations on six continents.