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Howard Lin

Lin, Howard




B.A., M.S., and PhD




416-979-5000 x 6719

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Howard Lin  

Dr. Howard Lin received an MA in economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and a PhD in marketing/international business from Oklahoma State University. He was a faculty member of Pennsylvania State University’s School of Graduate Professional Studies and University of Windsor. Howard has published his research on international business in scholarly journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, and International Marketing Review. A 2006 report by Michigan State University has ranked him among the top 90 most prolific scholars in IB research based on the cumulative publication counts in five leading international business journals. He has studied immigrant entrepreneurship in relation to the international dynamic due to growing immigrant populations in Canada from the Pacific-Rim countries. Lin was the founder of the Centre for the Study of Canada-Asia Business at Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, an economist in the International Business Department with the Bank of China, and director of international business assistance at the Center for International Trade Development, a regional hub for international business affiliated with U.S. Department of Agriculture. He currently serves as chair of the Academy of International Business Canada Chapter and vice president (research) of the Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship.


Global Management Studies

Research Interests

International joint ventures, foreign direct investment, emerging markets, cross-cultural & comparative management, transnational & immigrant entrepreneurship, innovation & commercialization.

MB8 401 Marketing Management
MB8 107 Advanced International Marketing
GMS 724 Management of International Enterprise
GMS 691 The Asian Business Environment
Honours & Awards
Top Researcher of the Year (2006) Commerce Society, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor  
Awards for Excellence in Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity (2005) University of Windsor
Recognition for Contributions to Employment Equity (2002-04) University of Windsor  
Research Excellence Award (2003) Odette School of Business, University of Windsor  
Honorable Professor (2000-2002) Chinese Enterprise Confederation, China  
Ph.D. Thesis Examiner (2000) Victoria University of Technology, Australia
Diversity Recognition Award (2000) Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley  
Doctoral Symposium Fellow (1996) University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Exceptional Leadership Award (1991) Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
International Banking Fellow (1988) Barclays International Banking Group, London
Professional Affiliations
Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Vice President (2008-Current)
Canadian Entrepreneurship & Innovation Platform
Chairman (2008-Current)
Contemporary Management Review
Editorial Board (05-Current)
Academy for International Business
Canada Chapter Chair (2006-08)
Centre for the Study of Nascent Entrepreneurship and eXploitation of Technology, WLU
Research Associate (2006-Current)
Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
IB Division Chair (2004-05)
Academy of Management
IM Communication Committee (2008)

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