Marjorie A. Lyles, one of the world’s most prominent scholars in international business and strategy, has joined Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) as a distinguished international business research fellow. Lyles, who was recently appointed president-elect of the Academy of International Business, brings more than 30 years of international business research, teaching and consulting experience to FIU Business. Most recently, she was the OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration and a professor of international strategic management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
“Dr. Lyles is recognized across the globe for excellence in international development activities, teaching and research,” said Dean Joanne Li. “We are delighted to welcome her to the FIU Business faculty, as we continue to strengthen our position as a world-leading research institution, particularly in the area of international business.”
Lyles’ teaching and research have focused on emerging economies since the mid-1980s. She has been doing projects and work in China since 1985 when she was a consultant with the U. S. Department of Commerce in the Dalian programs. She was the founding director of the Indiana University Center on Southeast Asia and serves on the International Advisory Board of the American Management Association, among many other memberships and appointments.
“I am thrilled to join the international business faculty at FIU Business, which is recognized globally as one of the best,” said Lyles. “I look forward to working with the faculty in its continuing pursuit of excellence in international business research and teaching.”
In addition to her academic work, Lyles has also worked with governmental, non-profit and corporate entities across the globe. She has consulted with USIS, World Bank, USAID, UNDP and private firms in Malaysia, Hungary, Vietnam, Poland, People’s Republic of China, and Indonesia on international strategies, education development projects, infrastructure projects, the development of the private sector, and needs assessment for management training. She has also served as a consultant to domestic firms pursuing international strategies.