Thomas a Finalist in Academy of International Business Competition
April 5, 2002
His dissertation is titled “Who Goes Abroad? The International Diversification of Emerging Market Firms into Developed Markets.” The paper examines the actions of firms from emerging markets, such as TelMex, the Mexican telephone giant, and its telecommunications venture investment in the United States. He argues that emerging market firms’ investments in developed markets can be a key source of economic development for emerging market nations. Further, emerging market firms with higher levels of already existing technological and relationship-based advantages will be the most likely to invest in developed markets and gain access to new advantages.
Thomas joined The Anderson Schools just last year after receiving his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in strategic management.
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