At Fisher College of Business, we strive to be best in class, serving our mission of knowledge creation and dissemination to develop high-quality graduates who make an impact in the business world. The following is a listing of recent diversity-related research from Fisher faculty.


  • Blount, I.Y., Smith, D.E., Hill, J. A. (2013). Minority Business Networks as Sources of Social Capital for Minority Firms. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 18(3), 45-58.


  • Dinc, I. S., Erel, I. (2013). Economic Nationalism in Mergers & Acquisitions. Journal of Finance, 68(6), 2474-2514.

International Business

  • Arikan, I. T., Shenkar, O. (2013). National Animosity and Cross-border Alliances. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 56 No. 6, pp. 1516-1544.
  • Lakhani, T., Kuruvilla, S., Avgar, A. (2013). From the firm to the network: global value chains and employment relations theory. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 51(3), 440-472.
  • Ronen, S., Shenkar, O. (2013). Mapping world cultures: Cluster formation, sources and implications. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(9), 867-897.
  • Stevens, C., Shenkar, O. (2012). The Liability of Home: Institutional Friction and Firm Disadvantage Abroad. Advances in International Comparative Management, 25, 127-148
  • Shenkar, O. (2012). Beyond “Cultural Distance:” Switching to a friction Lens in the Study of Cultural Differences. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(1), 12-17.
  • Shenkar, O. (2012). Cultural distance revisited: Towards a more rigorous conceptualization and measurement of cultural differences. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(1), 1-11.
  • Zeng, Y., Shenkar, O., Lee, S.-H., Song, S. (2013). Cultural Differences, MNE Learning Ability, and the Effect of Experience on Subsidiary Mortality in a Dissimilar Culture: Evidence from Korean MNEs. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(1), 42-65.

Management Sciences

  • Gray, J. V., Massimino, B. J. (2014).The Effect of Language Differences and National Culture on Plant-Level Process Compliance. Production and Operations Management, 23 (6), 1042-1056.
  • Gray, J. V., Ivanova, A., Sinha, K.K. Towards a Unifying Theory of Management Standard Implementation: The Case of ISO 14001. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 34 Issue 10, pp. 1269-1306.
  • Gray, J. V., Massimino, B. (2014). The Effect of Language Differences and National Culture on Operational Process Compliance. Production and Operations Management, 23(6), 1042-1056.
  • Handley, S. M., Benton, JR, W. C. (2013). The Influence of Task-and Location-Specific Complexity on the Control and Coordination Costs in Global Outsourcing Relationships. Journal of Operations Management, 31(3), 109-128.
  • Hill, J. A., Greer, B. M. (2012). Leveraging Workforce Diversity in Practice: Building Successful Global Relationships with Minority-Owned Suppliers. In C. Scott & M. Byrd (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts. Business Science Reference: Hershey, PA.

Organizational Behavior

  • Chakravarti, A., Winship, C., Menon, T. Contact and Group Structure: A natural experiment of interracial college roommate groups. Organization Science, 25(4), 1216-1233.
  • Dumas, T. L., Phillips, K. W., Rothbard, N. P. (2013). Getting closer at the company party: Integration experiences, Racial Dissimilarity, and Workplace Relationships. Organization Science, 24(5), 1377-1401.
  • Noe, R. A., Tews, M. J., Marand, A. D. (2013). Individual Differences and Informal Learning in the Workplace. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 83 No. 3, pp. 327-335.