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Allen Morrison

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Professor of Global Strategy and Leadership & CEO and Director General
Faculty, THNDRBIRD Campus, Mailcode 1221
Biography

Allen J. Morrison is professor in the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Morrison previously served as CEO and director-general, senior advisor for global management education and executive education initiatives at Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 2014, Morrison was professor of global management and the holder of the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair for Responsible Leadership in the Maritime Industry at IMD. Professor Morrison was also director of the IMD Global CEO Center, which focuses on the challenges CEOs face while leading their companies in the global economy.

Professor Morrison has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles and case studies and 11 books including "Sunset in the Land of the Rising Sun," "Global Explorers: The Next Generation of Leaders," "Failure to Globally Launch: The Case for Aspiring Market Giants," "Competition in Global Industries" and "International Management," currently in its 5th edition (Irwin McGraw-Hill). His research has been published in a range of journals including Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies. Professor Morrison has also served as editor of the Journal of International Management and on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of International Business Studies. His research has won awards from the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and the Strategic Management Society.

Professor Morrison has consulted with a wide range of companies around the world. Some of these companies have included Shell, Toshiba, The World Bank/IFC, NYSE Euronext, IBM, E&Y, Rio Tinto, Skanska, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, HSBC, Accenture Consulting, ExxonMobil, KPMG, The Limited Brands, ING Bank, Nissan, IFF, Hutchison Port Holdings, Dow Chemical, General Motors, DSM, Mubadala, Manulife, AT&T, Maple Leaf Foods, Mattel, ARCO/BP, Bata Shoe, Amcor, Dofasco, the Kellogg Company, and PCCW.

Prior to joining IMD, Professor Morrison taught on the faculty at INSEAD where he directed numerous custom and public executive programs. He was also J. Armand Bombardier Chair of Global Management and Associate Dean-Executive Development at the Ivey School of Business in Canada. Professor Morrison has been a visiting professor at the Anderson School at University of California at Los Angeles and a professor at the American Graduate School of International Management-Thunderbird. He has taught on executive programs at Harvard Business School, the University of Michigan and at leading business schools in Australia and China.

Education
  • Ph.D. International Business, University of South Carolina
  • M.B.A. University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • B.A. Brigham Young University
Research Interests

Areas of Expertise:
Multinational financial management, Treasury management, Financial management of the oil and gas industry