- Ph.D., Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconsin
- MBA, Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconsin
- B.S., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
- International business
- Global strategy
- Emerging markets
- International marketing
- Born global & born digital firms
S. Tamer Cavusgil is Regents’ Professor, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair, and executive director of the Center for International Business Education & Research (GSU-CIBER). He is a trustee of Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Professor Cavusgil has been mentoring students, executives, and educators in international business for the past four decades. A native of Turkey, his professional work has taken him to numerous other emerging markets.
Previously, Tamer served as Senior Fulbright Scholar to Australia and taught at Monash University. Tamer also served as a visiting professor at Manchester Business School and held the Gianni and Joan Montezemolo Visiting Chair at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, where he is an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. At Michigan State University, where he served for 21 years, he was the inaugural holder of the John Byington Chair in Global Marketing and founding director of CIBER.
The author of several dozen books and more than 200 refereed journal articles, Cavusgil is among the most cited international business scholars. Various reviews have listed him as one of the most influential and prolific authors in international management. Google Scholar indicates over 55,000 citations as of late 2022 (h-index of 96) and lists him among the top scholars in the world in international business, international marketing, emerging markets, and export marketing.
Tamer is the founding editor of the Journal of International Marketing and Advances in International Marketing. He is co-editor in chief of Rutgers Business Review.
He has been awarded two honorary doctorates: Doctor Honoris Causa from Belgium’s Hasselt University in 2014 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern Denmark in 2017. In 2018, Tamer was honored as an Honorary Professor by Atilim University in Ankara, Turkey.
Professor Cavusgil is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), a distinction earned by a select group of intellectual leaders in international business. He has served as vice president of AIB and on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association. Tamer was named International Trade Educator of the Year in 1996 by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE).
Tamer holds a bachelor of science in business and economics from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
- “Consumption Convergence across Countries: Measurement, Antecedents, and Consequences,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with Ayse Ozturk and Cem Ozturk), forthcoming.
- “Changing Nature of Risk and its Mitigation in International Business,” Journal of World Business, (with S. Deligonul, P.N. Ghauri, V. Bamiatzi, B. Il Park, and K. Mellahi), forthcoming.
“The New Generation of Millennial Entrepreneurs: A Review and Call for Research,” International Business Review, (with Jingting Liu, Ying Zhu, and Manuel Serapio), Vol. 28, No. 5, October (2019).
- “Middle Class Consumers in Emerging Markets: Conceptualization, Propositions And Measurement,” Journal of International Marketing, (with S. Deligonul, I. Kardes, and E. Cavusgil), Vol. 26, No. 3 (2018), 94-108.
- “Organizational Slack as Enabler of Internationalization: The Case of Large Brazilian Firms,” International Business Review, (with Jorge Carniero and Vicky Bamiatzi), Vol. 27, No. 5 (2018), 1057-1064.
- “How do Subsidiaries Assume Autonomy? A Refined Application of Agency Theory within the Subsidiary-Headquarters Context,” Global Strategy Journal, (with Andrew Cavanagh, Susan Freeman, and P. Kalfadellis), Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017), 172-192.
- “Revisiting the Firm, Industry and Country Effects on Profitability under Recessionary and Expansion Periods: A Multi-level Analysis,” Strategic Management Journal, (with V. Bamiatzi, K. Bozos, and T.Hult), (2015).
- “The Born-Global Firm: An Entrepreneurial and Capabilities Perspective on Early and Rapid Internationalization,” Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2015), 3-16, (with Gary Knight).
- “Delineating Foreign Market Potential: A Tool for International Market Selection,” Thunderbird International Business Review, (with Ayse Ozturk and Eric Joiner), forthcoming.
- “Defining and Measuring Middle Class In Emerging Markets: The GSU-CIBER Middle Class Scorecard,” (with Ilke Kardes), Research World, (ESOMAR), March-April (2013), 46-49.
- “Exogenous Risk Analysis in International Supplier Networks: Conceptualization and Field Research Findings,” Information Knowledge and Systems Management, (with Seyda Deligonul), Vol. 2 (2012), 131-149.
- “The Role of Context in the Multinationality-Performance Relationship: A Meta-Analytic Review,” Global Strategy Journal, (with A. Kirca, K. Roth, and GT Hult), Vol 2, Number 2 (2012), 108-121.
- “Reflections on International Marketing: Destructive Regeneration and Multinational Firms,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Vol.40, Number 2 (2012), 202-217 (with Erin Cavusgil).
- “International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: A Critical Review and Research Agenda,” Journal of Business Venturing, (with Andrea Kiss and Wade Danis), Vol. 27, Number 2 (2012), 266-290.
- “A Multilevel Examination of the Drivers of Firm Multinationality: A Meta-Analysis,” Journal of Management, Vol. 38, No. 2 (2012). 502-530 (with A. Kirca, GTM Hult, S. Deligonul, and M. Perry).
- “Firm-Specific Assets, Multinationality, and Financial Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review of and Theoretical Integration,“ Academy of Management Journal, (with A. Kirca, GTM Hult, K. Roth, MZ Perry, MB Akdeniz, SZ Deligonul, JA Mena, WA Politte, JJ Hoppner, J. Miller, RC White), Vol. 54, No. 1, February (2011). 47-72.
- “Enhancing International Customer-Supplier Relationships through IT Resources: A Study of Taiwanese Electronics Suppliers,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with Ruey-Jer (Brian) Jean and Rudolf Sinkovics), Vol. 41, No. 7 (2010), 1218-1239.
- “Global Account Management Strategies: Drivers and Outcomes,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with Linda Hui Shi, Chris White and Shaoming Zou), Vol 41 (2010), 620-638.
- “Perspectives on International Business: Insights from the 1970-1985 JIBS Decade Award Winners,” Journal of International Business Studies, (single-blind reviewed article co-authored with Lorraine Eden and numerous JIBS Decade Award Winners), Vol. 40 (2009), 1581-1590.
- “Entrepreneuring as a Puzzle: An Attempt to Its Explanation with Truncation of Subjective Probability Distribution of Prospects,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 2, 155-167, 2008 (with Z. Seyda Deligonul and Tomas Hult).
- “Mimetic and Experiential Effects in International Marketing Alliance Formations of U.S. Pharmaceuticals Firms: An Event History Analysis,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with Sengun Yeniyurt, Janell Townsend, and Pervez Ghauri), Vol. 40, September, (2008), 301-320.
- “An Assessment of the Measurement of Performance in International Business Research,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with Tomas Hult, David Ketchen, David A. Griffith, Brian Chabowski, M. K. Hamman, B. Johnson Dykes, & W. A. Pollitte), Vol. 31, No. 4 (2008), 1064-1080.
- “Data Equivalence in Cross-Cultural International Business Research: Assessment and Guidelines,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with Tomas Hult, David Ketchen, David Griffith, Carol Finnegan, T. L. Padron-Gonzalez, Nukhet Harmancioglu, Y. Huang, and M.B. Talay); Vo;. 39, No. 6 (2008), 1027-1044.
- “Emerging Themes in International Business Research,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with David A. Griffith and Alex Xu), Vol 39, (2008), 1220–1235.
- “Overcoming Export Manufacturer’s Dilemma in International Expansion,” Journal of International Business Studies (with Fang Wu, Anthony Roath, and Rudolf Sinkovics) Vol. 38, No. 2 (2007) 283-302.
- “Innovation, Organizational Capabilities and the Born-Global Firm,” Journal of International Business Studies, (with Gary Knight), Vol. 35, No. 2 (2004) 124-141.
This paper has been selected as the winner of the 2014 JIBS Decade Award. This award honors the most influential JIBS article of the volume 10 years prior. The Knight-Cavusgil article reports on pioneering work on Born-Global Firms – young, entrepreneurial firms that go international almost from inception. The article provided the inspiration for literally several hundred studies that followed it. As of January 2014, it received more than 1,000 citations.