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Mourad Dakhli

Clinical Associate Professor    

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.B.A., Wright State University
B.E., Youngstown State University


International business
Cross-cultural management
International entrepreneurship
Social capital
Human capital
Emerging economies


Dr. Dakhli is associate professor of International Business and holds a Ph.D. from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. His research centers on the value-generating processes of human and social capital across different cultural and institutional settings and the implications on learning and innovation. Prior to joining GSU, he served as a faculty member at the American University of Kuwait, and taught at various places including the University of South Carolina, Azerbaijan State Oil Academy (Azerbaijan), the Caucasus School of Business (Republic of Georgia), and others.

His prior work experience includes developing and marketing industry training programs, managing capacity development projects at a number of academic institutions, and directing the activities of a bi-national chamber of commerce responsible for the promotion and implementation of a wide array of international trade and investment initiatives.

  • Roth, K., T. Kostova and Dakhli. M. “Exploring cultural misfit: Causes and consequences,”International Business Review, (2011). 20:15-26.
  • De Clercq, D., Danis, W. & Dakhli, M. (2010). “The Moderating Effect of Institutional Context on theRelationship between Associational Activity and New Business Activity in Emerging Countries,” International Business Review, 19(2): 85-101.
  • Khorram, S., Vora, D., & Dakhli, M. Who Talks to Whom in Workgroups: The Impact of Cultural Composition on Communication Networks. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, (2010).
  • Roth, M., Jayachandran, S., Dakhli, M., & Colton, D. Foreign Marketing Knowledge Use in Subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises. Journal of International Marketing, (2009). 17(1): 1-29.
  • De Clercq, D. &Dakhli, M. Personal Strain and Ethical Standards of the Self-employed. Journal of Business Venturing, (2009). 24(5): 477-490.