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Biography

 
Professor Makhija is professor of Management and Human Resources at the Fisher College of Business, specializing in international strategy issues.  One area of her research focuses on the institutional features of national environments that affect the structure of firms, the nature of competition and, ultimately, the behavior of managers. Another line of research examines industry globalization and its effect on the strategies of multinational firms competing in them. Her work covers firms and managers in different parts of the world, including Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia.  This research has appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science and a number of other journals. She has presented her research at top academic and professional meetings, conferences and universities, and teaches courses in international business, international strategy, and institutions.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Institutional Difference Across National Contexts
  • Controls and Knowledge Flows within Firms
  • Globalization
  • Strategies of Multinational Firms
  • Management of Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Business
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison