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Amir Pezeshkan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy

Department of Management and International Business
Office: Business Center 555
Phone: 410.837.5805
E-mail: apezeshkan@ubalt.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University
  • M.B.A., MAU
  • B.S., UES
  • Bio

    Dr. Pezeshkan joined the Department of Management and International Business at Merrick School of Business in 2015. Pezeshkan’s work has appeared in such outlets as Journal of World Business, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, and VINE. Prior to joining the Merrick faculty, Pezeshkan worked at Old Dominion University, where he taught international business and strategic management. Pezeshkan also successfully started and managed an entrepreneurial venture prior to his start in academia. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, and the Southern Management Association.

  • Research Interests

    International venture capital firms’ strategic behavior and performance, global strategy in emerging economies, organizational capabilities, and strategic entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Teaching Interests

    International Business, Global Business Strategy, Strategic Management

  • Recent Publications

    Intellectual Contributions

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Frazier, M., Fainshmidt, S., Klinger, R., Pezeshkan, A., & Vracheva, V. (2017). Psychological safety: A meta-analytic review and extension. Personnel Psychology. 70(1), 113-165.

    Akhavan, P., Dehghani, M., Rajabpour, A., & Pezeshkan, A. (2016). An investigation of the effect of extroverted and introverted personalities on Knowledge acquisition techniques. VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems. 46(2), 194-206.

    Pezeshkan, A., Fainshmidt, S., Nair, A., Frazier, M., & Markowski, E. (2016). An empirical assessment of the dynamic capabilities–performance relationship. Journal of Business Research. 69(8), 2950-2956.

    Fainshmidt, S., Pezeshkan, A., Frazier, M., Markowski, E., & Nair, A. (2016). Dynamic capabilities and organizational performance: A meta-analytic evaluation and extension. Journal of Management Studies. 53(8), 1348-1380.

    Pezeshkan, A., & Zhang, J. (2016). Host country network, general and host country experiences, and international alliance formation. Journal of World Business. 51(2), 264-277.

    Smith, A., Judge, W., Pezeshkan, A., & Nair, A. (2016). Institutionalizing entrepreneurial expertise in subsistence markets. Journal of World Business. 51(6), 910-922.

    Pezeshkan, A., Smith, A., Amini Sedeh, A., & Fainshmidt, S. (2016). National business systems and firm innovation: a study of developing economies. Journal of Business Research. 69(11), 5413-5418.

    Pezeshkan, A., Akhavan, P., Ale Ebrahim, N., & Fetrati, M. (2016). Trends in the scientific research on knowledge management: a bibliometric study. Scientometrics. 107(3), 1249-1264.

    Nair, A., Pezeshkan, A., Fainshmidt, S., & Gudileken, O. (2015). Innovation in India: A review of past research and future directions. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 32(4), 925-958.

    Akhavan, P., Pezeshkan, A., Shirazi, H., & Sabzaligol, A. (2013). A Framework for Organizational Knowledge Assessment by Combining BSC and EFQM: A Case of Beasat Industry Complex, Iran. IUP Journal of Knowledge Management. 11(2), 7-18.

    Akhavan, P., & Pezeshkan, A. (2013). Developing a knowledge map-driven framework for human resources strategy formulation: A knowledge-based IT company case study in Iran. Journal of Knowledge based Innovation in China. 5(3), 234-261.

    Akhavan, P., & Pezeshkan, A. (2013). Knowledge management critical failure factors: a multi-case study. VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems. 44(1), 22-41.

    Smith, A., & Pezeshkan, A. (2013). Which businesses actually help the global poor?. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research. 2(1), 43-58.

    Pezeshkan, A., & Akhavan, P. (2012). Developing a human resource strategy framework: A Knowledge oriented approach. Management Research in Iran. 15(1), 1-29.

    Conference Proceedings

    Pezeshkan, A., & Zhang, J. (2014). Host Country Network, Experiences, and International Alliances Formation in Emerging Markets. In Academy of Management Proceedings. 2014(1), 16087.

    Zhang, J., & Pezeshkan, A. (2013). Host Country Network and International Partner Selection: Evidence from Venture Capital Industry. In Academy of Management Proceedings. 2013(1), 14023.

    Presentations

    Sharifi Khobdeh, M., Pezeshkan, A., & Nair, A. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "The Impact of Institutional Arrangements on Entrepreneurial Recovery during the global financial crisis," Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA. (2017).

    Bento, R. F., & Pezeshkan, A. Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Temporariness and the pursuit of goals," Baltimore, MD. (2017).

    Pezeshkan, A., Smith, A., Amini Sedeh, A., & Fainshmidt, S. Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA), "National business systems and firm innovation: a study of developing economies," Valencia, Spain. (2016).

    Pezeshkan, A. MSB Faculty Research Dialogues, "International Venture Capital Firms Syndication: Lessons from U.S. firms in China," University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business. (2016).

    Pezeshkan, A., & Zhang, J. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Host Country Network, Experiences, and International Alliances Formation in Emerging Markets," Philadelphia, PA. (2014).

    Pezeshkan, A., Fainshmidt, S., Frazier, M., Markowski, E., & Nair, A. Southern Management Association, "Dynamic Capabilities, Environment, and Performance: A Meta-analytic Review," New Orleans, LA. (2013).

    Pezeshkan, A., & Smith, A. Southern Management Association, "Entreprenurship enabling organizations in subsistence markets: venture scripts empowerment," New Orleans, LA. (2013).

    Pezeshkan, A., Frazer, M., Klinger, R., Fainshmidt, S., & Vracheva, V. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Meta-analysis on psychological safety," Boston, MA. (2012).

    Research in Progress

    "The U.S. Space Launch Industry: Ecosystem Evolution as Entrepreneurial Context" (On-Going)
    Based on a historical analysis of the emergence of the commercial space launch industry in the U.S., we examine the co-evolution of critical ecosystem-level factors that inhibit or enable new venture creation.