Andrew Inkpen



Andrew Inkpen is the J. Kenneth and Jeanette Seward Chair in Global Strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Dr. Inkpen holds a B. Comm. degree from St. Mary’s University, an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in Business Policy and International Business from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to entering academe, Dr. Inkpen worked in public accounting and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada. He is co-director of the Thunderbird Center for Global Energy Studies.

Before joining the faculty at Thunderbird, Dr. Inkpen was on the faculty of Temple University. He has also taught at the University of Western Ontario, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University. Dr. Inkpen has taught a variety of courses, including Competitive Strategy, Global Strategy, and Corporate Strategy. Dr. Inkpen is actively involved in a variety of Executive Development Programs at Thunderbird. He is the Academic Director for the ExxonMobil General Leadership Program. This program is delivered 27 times a year in three global locations. He has also taught on many different oil and gas programs for clients such as Baker Hughes, Smith International, ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing, TNK-BP, and Integra. He has also worked other companies, including Ericsson, Pfizer, CEMEX, General Motors, LG Electronics, Teleflex, Integra, Goodyear, DENSO, Cisco Systems, Solar Turbines, McDonald’s, TRW, Alticor, Vitro, Warner-Lambert, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Caremark.

Dr. Inkpen’s research and teaching interests focus on the management of multinational firms, with a particular focus on strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, organizational learning, and global strategy. Articles by Dr. Inkpen have been published in various academic and practitioner publications including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, California Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Organizational Dynamics, Organization Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and European Management Journal. He is the author of a book examining automotive supplier alliances titled The Management of International Joint Ventures: An Organizational Learning Approach (Routledge) and a book on global strategy called Global Strategy: Value Creation and Advantage in the International Arena (Oxford). He also coauthored The Global Oil & Gas Industry: Management, Strategy & Finance (2011) with Michael H. Moffett. He is actively involved in teaching case development and has written more than 35 cases. He is a coauthor of the fifth edition of International Management: Text and Cases (Irwin/McGraw-Hill). He is on the editorial boards of seven journals, including the Strategic Management Journal (the leading academic journal in strategic management), Journal of International Business Studies (the leading journal in international business), Organization Science, Journal of International Management, Management International Review, and Asia Pacific Journal of Management.