Prof Timothy Devinney

Professor of International Business

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Timothy Devinney is Professor and Chair of International Business at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester (UK).  Immediately prior to this he was Professor and University Leadership Chair at the University of Leeds (UK) and Pro-Dean of Research & Innovation. He is also Professor (Conjoint) at that Faculty of Medicine at Macquarie University (Australia).  Prior to that he was a Professor and Professorial Research Fellow at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Director of the Centre for Corporate Change and the AGSM Executive MBA.  Before joining the AGSM he held positions on the faculties of The University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University and UCLA and has been a visiting faculty member at numerous universities in Europe (Copenhagen Business School, Humboldt University-Berlin, Wirschaftsuniversität Wien, and the Universities of Hamburg, Trier, Konstanz, Ulm & Frankfurt) and Asia (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & City University, Hong Kong) and taught at many others (e.g., CEIBS, Helsinki University of Technology & Helsinki School of Economics). 

He has published more than a dozen books (e.g., The Myth of the Ethical Consumer, with P. Auger and G. Eckhardt) and more than 100 articles in leading journals including Management Science, the J. of Business, The Academy of Management Review, J. of International Business Studies, Organization Science, California Management Review, Management International Review, J. of Marketing, J. of Management, Long Range Planning, J. of Business Ethics and the Strategic Management Journal.  He has presented papers and addresses at more than 200 universities and conferences in the last ten years.  In 2008 he was the first recipient in management of an Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis and was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow.  In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and in 2015 he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  His also appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2013.  In 2018 he was awarded the Academy of Management’s Impact Practice Award for the influence of his scholarship on management practice and policy and in 2019 the Service to the Global Community Award for his work and influence on the global academic community.  In 2020 he was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of International Business (EIBA) and in 2021 a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM).

Timothy is heavily involved in the international networks of scholars.  He served as Chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management and head of the Global Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.  He was the President of EIBA in 2019. He was co-Editor of Academy of Management Perspectives and co-editor of the Advances in International Management series (Emerald) and Founding Editor of Annals in Social Responsibility (Emerald) and Foundations and Trends in International Business and Management (Now).  He is also Director/Editor of the International Business & Management Network and The Sustainability Research and Policy Network of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). He was a member of the Executive of ANZAM (Australia New Zealand Academy of Management) and was named a Fellow in 2008.  He is on the editorial board of more than a dozen of the leading international journals.  

Timothy has taught in numerous executive programs in Australia, USA, Germany, Austria, France, Finland, Korea, India, China, Turkey and the Netherlands, as well as having worked and consulted with corporations world wide, including Apple Computer, Anadolu (Turkey), Telekom Austria, LG (Seoul), Boral, AT Kearney, GEC-Alsthom, AMP, TMP, GM/Holden, CSR, Mobil, Koppers Industries, SAP, Rolls Royce (UK), Freshfields (UK), SAS Institute, Sabanci Holdings (Turkey), Thomson Publishing, Transfield, and Westfield Holdings—as well as many small startups and governments and non-profits.  He has also founded several companies and sat on the board of a number of private and public organizations.  He currently serves as on the Board of Directors and is a Trustee of Voluntary Action Leeds, the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, and is a member of the Council of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Editorial and Review Board Duties:

  • Director, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), International Business Research Network and Editor, International Business Strategy & Structure, 2009−present, Sustainability Research & Policy Network, 2012−present
  • Co-Editor, Academy of Management Perspectives (with D. Siegel), 2011–2015; Associate Editor, 2006­–2011; Editorial Review Board, 2016-present
  • Co-Editor, Advances in International Management, Emerald (with T. Pederson and L. Tihanyi), 2009−2017.  
  • Founding Editor, Foundations & Trends in International Business, 2014–present
  • Founding Editor, Annals in Social Responsibility, 2014–2017
  • Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Management, 1995–2005
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 1988–1990
  • Special Issue Co-Editor, Journal of International Business Policy, Managing, Theorizing, and Policymaking In An Age Of Social And Political Uncertainty (2020)
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies, 2011–present; Editorial Review Board, 2003-2010; Co-Editor of special issue on Measuring Culture (2015)
  • Editorial Board, Academy of Management Perspectives, 2016­–present
  • Editorial Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2007–2019
  • Editorial Board, Global Strategy Journal, 2010–present.  Co-Editor of Special Issue on Managing Global Stakeholders (2013)
  • Editorial Board, Strategic Organization, 2006–present
  • Editorial Board, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2007–present; Co-Editor of special issue on CSR, Institutions and Governance (2012)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Strategy & Management, 2008–present
  • Editorial Board, Long Range Planning, 2013–present. Co-Editor of special issue on Innovating for Sustainability (2015)
  • Editorial Board, European Management Review, 2005­–present
  • Editorial Board, European Journal of International Management, 2010­–present
  • Editorial Board, Management Organization Review, 2013–present
  • Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2003–present
  • Editorial Board, BuR–Business Research, 2007–2015
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 1991–2014; Editor of special issue on the Internationalization of Innovation (2000)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Small Business Economics, 1993–2002

Professional Association Activity/Roles:

  • Academy of International Business (AIB): Chair, AIB, Annual Meeting, Sydney, 2001. 2006 JIBS Decade Award Committee Chair. Faculty 2006 AIB Doctoral Consortium.  2007 Program Organizing Committee (Track Chair). 2009 Program Organizing Committee (Track Chair). 2010 Program Organizing Committee (Track Chair). AIB Fox Best Paper Award Committee, 2009–2012.  2013 Program Organizing Committee (Track Chair). 2014 Program Organizing Committee (Track Chair). 2018 International Executive of the Year Committee (Chair)
  • Academy of Management (AOM): Executive Committee and Chair, International Management Division (IMD) (2004–2009). Chair IMD Communications Committee (2008−2009).  IMD Service Committee (2010−2012). SIM Division Associate Editor for Program (2012-2019).  AOM Career Achievement Award Committee (2018). BPS Junior Faculty Consortium Faculty (2006, 2011). New Doctoral Consortium Faculty (2008). Evidence-Based Management Collaborative (2007–2008), Founding Member. Elected Fellow (2021)
  • Strategic Management Society (SMS):  Global Strategy Interest Group: Representative-at-large (2008–2009), Associate Program Chair (2011), Program Chair (2012), IG Chair (2013). Research Methods Community: Representative-at-large (2016-2017). Conference Organizing Committee, Rio de Janiero (2010).  Conference Organizing Committee and Consortium Chair, Sydney (2014).  Co-Organizer, SMS Berlin Extension (Berlin, 2016) & SMS Paris Extension (Sofia, 2018)
  • ANZAM (ANZ Academy of Management): Executive Committee, ANZAM (2005–2006). Best Paper Award, ANZAM Conference, 2001, 2006 & 2007. 2007 ANZAM Conference Organizing Committee.
  • European International Business Academy (EIBA): Dunning Doctoral Consortium Faculty (2001–2003, 2011–2018).  UK Representative to the Board. Conference Organizer, Leeds 2019.  President, 2019.  Elected Fellow, 2020
  • INFORMS: Organizing Committee, Marketing Science Conference, Nashville 1987. Program Coordinator, Euro XII/TIMS International XXXI, Helsinki 1992 and TIMS XXXIII, Singapore 1995. Organizing Committee, Marketing Science Conference, Sydney 1995

External positions

Advisory Board, British Academy - Future of the Corporation Initiative

Council Member, Committee on Publication Ethics

President/Past President, European Academy of International Business (EIBA)

Board Member, European Academy of International Business (EIBA)

Scientific Advisory Board, Kiel Centre for Globalization

University Collegium, Libera Universita de Bolzano - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Professor (Conjoint), Macquarie University

Scientific Advisory Board & Senior Research Fellow, Nanyang Centre for Emerging Market Studies

Scientific Advisory Board, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Trustee, Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Trustee, Deputy Chair, Voluntary Action Leeds


  • Management, International Business, Globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Research Methods, Experimental Methods, Strategy, Decision Making

Education / academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Carnegie Mellon University
  • Master of Business Administration University of Chicago
  • Master of Arts University of Chicago
  • Doctor of Philosophy University of Chicago

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