Professor Tamer Cavusgil

Professor Tamer Cavusgil



PhD  (Marketing & International Business), University of Wisconsin
MBA   University of Wisconsin
Middle East Technical University (Business and Economics)


Tamer currently serves as Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director, CIBER, at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Prior to that, he held the John W. Byington Endowed Chair in Global Marketing and served as the founding Executive Director of MSU-CIBER for nearly two decades. Tamer also served as Senior Fulbright Scholar to Australia and taught at Monash University. He also was Gianni and Joan Montezemolo  Visiting Chair at the University of Cambridge, the UK. Tamer specializes in the internationalization of the firm, global strategy, emerging markets, and buyer-seller relationships in cross-border business. Most recently, his research has focused on the rise and measurement of middle class consumers in emerging markets. Tamer has authored more than a dozen books and over 200 refereed journal articles.  His work is among the most cited contributions in international business.  His books include: Internationalizing Business Education (1993, MSU Press), and Internationalizing Doctoral Education in Business (1995, MSU Press).  He also edited reference books: Study Abroad for Business Schools and Emerging Frontiers in International Business Research and Theory.  His textbook, International Business: The New Realities, 5th Ed., 2020, co-authored with G. Knight and J. Riesenberger, is used by more than a hundred universities around the world, and has been translated into Mandarin, Korean, and Portuguese.  His newest book is  Doing Business in  Emerging Markets, 3rd Ed., co-authored with P. N. Ghauri, and L. A. Liu, London: Sage Publications, 2021.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds
  • Centre for Technology Innovation and Engagement