Professor Elizabeth L. Rose

Professor Elizabeth L. Rose


Elizabeth L. Rose is Professor of International Business at the University of Leeds. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Policy and Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (India). A dual citizen of New Zealand and the United States, her previous academic appointments have been in New Zealand, Finland, and the US.

Beth's work has appeared in a variety of top-tier journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of World Business. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

Beth has held leadership roles in several academic professional organizations. She served as Vice President for Administration for the AIB, where she worked closely with AIB chapters from around the globe. She was the founding chair of the AIB's Australia and New Zealand Chapter (AIB-ANZ, now AIB-Oceania), and is a past President of both the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) and the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS). She has also been Chair of the Strategic Management Society's Global Strategy Interest Group and Chair of the Academy of Management International Management Division. She is currently a Vice President of the Board of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), and serves on the Advisory Boardfor the School of Management and Entrepreneurship of the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur.

Beth is co-editor of Academy of Management Collections, a new journal being launched by the Academy of Management.

She is the 2019 WAIB (Women of the AIB) Woman of the Year.


LUBS 1140 Principles of International Business
LUBS 5214 Foreign Market Entry Strategy

Previous Teaching

LUBS 3860 International Strategic Management
LUBS 5906 Research Methods for International Business

External Responsibilities

Secretary-Treasurer, Fellows of the Academy of International Business (2017-2020)
Past Chair, Academy of Management International Management Division
Past Chair, Academy of International Business Oceania Chapter
Co-Editor, Academy of Management Collections

Co-Editor, Review of International Business and Strategy 

Vice-President of the Board, European Institute for ADvanced Studies in Management
Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Management International Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, and others



  • Director, CIBUL
  • Divisional Director of Internationalisation

Research interests

Beth's research addresses various aspects of how firms internationalise and compete across borders; she works at the intersection of international business and strategy. She has ongoing interests in the internationalisation activities of service-sector and smaller firms, especially in the context of the emerging markets of India and Africa. Not surprisingly, for someone who started her academic career as a statistician, most of her research is quantitative in nature, and emphasises the use of robust approaches in modelling.


  • PhD (Business Administration), University of Michigan
  • AM (Statistics), University of Michigan
  • MSE (Civil Engineering), University of Michigan
  • BSE (Civil Engineering), Princeton University

Professional memberships

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • European International Business Academy
  • Strategic Management Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds

Current postgraduate researchers