Area of Expertise
Multinational corporation cultural adjustments, teaching innovations; strategic thinking; strategic leadership; globalization, management in emerging markets, cross-cultural management, Japanese business, economic development, corporate sustainability
Richard Linowes is a professor of management who studies how companies adjust themselves to operate internationally. He examines the strategic vigilance required for international business and focuses on how multinational companies adjust to cultures around the world. He was a visiting professor in Japan in 2010 and then spent the next half year meeting with American and Japanese companies in different countries around the world. Linowes teaches business policy and strategy, entrepreneurship, global leadership, quality management, and cross-cultural management. Using innovative teaching methods in his courses, he teaches students to think like the president of a company, adjusting direction in light of changing world events. He teaches entrepreneurship on campus and overseas and advises several high-growth businesses. Linowes taught the course Managing Change in the university's executive master's program in organization development. His teaching innovations include experiential learning exercises and a large collection of cases profiling businesses in emerging market countries (working with United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Linowes addresses high-level visitors brought to the United States by the U.S. Department of State on topics relating to entrepreneurship, the American business-government system, and American business leadership. Prior to coming to AU, Linowes was in management of the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs in New York City. He has also worked for Panasonic in Osaka, Japan. He is a Fulbright Scholar for teaching innovation in management education. Linowes was also an evaluator with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program, where he helped extend that award to the field of education. His emerging market case collection, funded by USAID, can be found at http://emdapcasebook.iie.org.