Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Strategic management in developing country environments; Regional areas of expertise include South and Southeast Asia
Professor Davis has over twenty-five years of experience working closely with corporations, universities and non-profit organizations with interest and involvement throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He is closely involved with the private business sectors both in the United States and throughout South Asia. Professor Davis is among Washington's foremost authorities for his knowledge of the Business/Investment Environment throughout South Asia including: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. Dr. Davis is actively engaged with the International Division of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and works closely with senior officials of the governments throughout South Asia as well as those at the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy as well as the Trade and Development Administration and the National Security Council, among others.
The School of Business and Public Management recognized Professor Davis as Global Management Research Professor in 1996. Previously he was a Distinguished Scholar at the East-West Center, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Dhaka. His publications include "National Culture and Innovation: Implications for Locating Global R&D Operations," in Management International Review (2000). His current research focuses on national culture as a factor in business and economic development throughout Southeast Asia.