Paul Beamish is Director of the International Business Institute at the Ivey Business School, Western University, London, Canada. Recognized as one of the world’s top 10 contributors to international business research and literature, he is the author or co-author of 141 refereed articles and 61 books in the areas of International Management, Strategic Management, and International Joint Ventures. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and past Dean of the Fellows of the Academy of International Business.
As an Ivey professor, Beamish has taught on all the school’s degree programs. From 1999-2004 he served as Associate Dean Research. As Director of Ivey’s Asian Management Institute from 1997-2016, he oversaw a process which generated research about business in Asia, and organized multiple case writing training programs. In 2010 he established the 39 Country Initiative to help improve the quality of management in the world’s 39 poorest countries. Until early 2016, Beamish also had responsibility for Ivey Publishing (IP), the distributor of Ivey’s collection of over 6,200 current cases and IBJ readings in English, plus over 2,500 translations. Beamish’s 146 business school case studies have been studied over 3.5 million times worldwide.
Prior to joining Ivey’s faculty in 1987, Beamish worked for Procter and Gamble and Wilfrid Laurier University. For copies of the abstracts of his cases or articles dealing with joint ventures and alliances, and Japanese FDI, or for information on IBI and the 39 Country Initiative, go to http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/faculty/directory/paul-beamish/.