Professor of Strategy and International Business
Department of Management and International Business
Office: Business Center 555
Christine Nielsen is a professor of international business and strategy and academic program director of the M.S. in Global Leadership. She is a recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Teaching, and the University of Baltimore President’s award for outstanding work in the areas of teaching, research, and community service. She was the 2007 Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturer in the Philippines, the first woman to receive this Award. Professor Nielsen is a recipient of a Governor's Citation from the State of Maryland for "outstanding service as Director of International Programs and for “contributions to further the economic development agenda of Maryland’s businesses.” She was featured in the Washington Business Journal as the “mastermind” behind the Merrick School’s unique approach to international business education, and in the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the area's top 25 most influential business educators for her leadership of international business education and for "revolutionizing" the way that international business is taught at UB. Over the past 30 years Dr. Nielsen has served as the director of numerous international business programs for managers, including nine years as Academic Director of the International Management and Compliance Training Program for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. Between 1999 and 2001 she served as the Academic Director of the UB MBA Program in Argentina, hosted at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
Refereed Journal Articles
Nielsen, C., & Machado, C. P. (2009). The Cultural Metaphor Revisited: Exploring Dimensions, Complexities and Paradoxes through the Portuguese Fado. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management. 9(3), 289-308.
Randolph, W. A., Nielsen, C., & . (2008). Action Learning for Global Business: The Power of Practicum Projects. The Journal of Global Business Issues. 2(2), 69-75.
Nielsen, C., & Samia, P. (2008). Understanding Key Factors in Social Enterprise Development of the BOP: A Systems Approach Applied to Case Studies in the Philippines. Journal of Consumer Marketing. 25(7), 446-454.
Nielsen, C., & Machado, C. P. (2009). A Cultural Tourism Research Model: Creating a Market Feasibility Study for a ‘Living Museum’ in Portugal. Proceedings of the 14th Cross Cultural Research Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 13-16 December, 2009.
Non-Refereed Journal Articles
Altman, Y., Berry, M., Cerotti, P., Davison, C., Gannon, M., Koehler, T., Nielsen, C., Pillai, R., Rhyne, L., & Scheraga, C. (2012). Application of Cultural Metaphors and Cross-Cultural Paradoxes in the Classroom. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture. 11(4),
Nielsen, C. (2008). Women Crafting a Better World. UU World. 22(4), 14-15.
Nielsen, C. Yes "Creating Sustainable Solutions for a Diverse, Crowded World," Fulbright Association, Washington, D.C.. (2011).
Nielsen, C. Yes "Network Enabled Women for Innovative Pathways to Enterprise," European Professional Women’s Network, Lisbon, Portugal. (2011).
Nielsen, C., Machado, C. S., & Soares, A. M. Yes "Traditional Music: An Instrument of Sustainable Tourism Development in Portugal," Lisbon, Portugal. (2010).
Nielsen, C., & Carranza, D. Yes "Knowledge Networks for Social Enterprise Success: A Systems Approach Applied to Case Studies in Latin America," Copenhagen, Denmark. (2009).
Nielsen, C. Yes "Social Enterprise Development and the University of Baltimore, Invited Panelist, Workshop on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Driving the Triple Bottom Line," Maryland Dept. of Business & Economic Development and the World Trade Center Institute, Bethesda, MD. (2009).
Nielsen, C. Yes "Towards a Global Leadership Theory for the 21st Century," The Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (2009).
Nielsen, C. Yes "International Management Training at a Multinational Corporation, Invited Panelist," Utilizing Cultural Metaphors, Paradoxes, and Globalization in Management Education and Training Professional Development Workshop, Chicago, IL. (2009).
Nielsen, C. Yes "Women Crafting a Better World: The Global Social Enterprise Movement, Invited Speaker,," World Trade Center Institute, Baltimore, MD. (2009).
Nielsen, C., & Pitta, D. A. Yes "Building Competitive Advantage through Share of Heart Strategies: A Comparative Case Study for the Latin American Wine Industry," Fundação Getúlio Vargos – Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. (2009).
Nielsen, C. Yes "Managing with Passion: A Dialogue in Tango & Art Workshop, Invited Panelist,," Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (2008).
"A Global Leadership Theory for the 21st Century" (On-Going)
"Is it a Diamond? No, It's a GEM! Changing Paradigms of International Competitiveness" (Writing Results)
"Knowledge Networks for Social Enterprise Success: A Systems Approach to Case Studies in Latin America" (Writing Results)
"Vehicles for Change" (Writing Results)
A social enterprise case.