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Carolina B. Gomez

Carolina B. Gomez

Department of Global Leadership and Management

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 464
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-3269


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business
    Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina

Areas of Expertise

  • Cross-Cultural Management, Latin America
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • MNE Management

Professional Activities

Carolina Gómez is an associate professor at Florida International University.  Prior to joining FIU, she Towson University’s College of Business and Economics and at the University of Houston’s College of Business Administration. In the private sector, Dr. Gómez worked with Nortel in marketing and strategic planning. Subsequently, she worked with General Electric (GE) where she completed a leadership development program within GE Capital.

Dr. Gómez has consulted on empowerment, self-managed work teams, and cross-cultural values. Her research focuses mainly on cross-cultural organizational behavior, MNC management, and country differences.  Her interests within organizational behavior lie in motivation and the factors that affect critical constructs such as organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behaviors.  In addition, she does research on control and coordination in MNCs.  Finally, she has looked at how country institutions affect levels of entrepreneurship across countries.

She has presented and published papers in forums such as Academy of Management Conference, Academy of International Business Conference, International Association of Business and Society Conference, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, among others. Additionally, Gómez has made presentations for several years at the national meeting for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. She has served as a member on two steering committees: one for the first meetings of the newly created IberoAmerican Academy of Management as well as for the PhD Project Management Doctoral Students Association Conference (for which she also served as a faculty advisor). She is currently on the editorial board of the Journal Management Research, an international journal focused on IberoAmerican issues. Currently she is VP for the IberoAmerican Academy of Management.

Courses Taught

  • Colloquium in Managing Organizational Ethics
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Global Management Skills
  • Human Resource Strategy and Planning
  • International Business
  • International Business Honors Project Seminar
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Master's Seminar in Management
  • Organization and Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Professional Development Seminar II
  • Professional Development Seminar III
  • Special Topics in Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Nguyen, V., Gomez, C. B., Mishra, S., & Parhizgari, A. (2021). CEO vs. COO: Shareholder perceptions of M&A announcements based on insider trades. Managerial Finance. (Accepted)

Gomez, C., & Taylor, K. (2018). Cultural differences in conflict resolution strategies: A US–Mexico comparison. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management.

Fernandez, W., Burnett, M., & Gomez, C. B. (2018). Women in the Boardroom and Corporate Social Performance: Negotiating the Double Blind. Management Decision.

Alvarez, C. M., Taylor, K. A., & Gomez, C. (2017). The Effects of Hispanic Bilinguals' Language Use and Stereotype Activation on Negotiation Outcomes. Journal of Business Research, 72.

Vidaver-Cohen, D., Gomez, C., & Colwell, S. (2015). Country of Origin effects and Corporate Reputation in Multinational firms: Exploratory Research in Latin America. Corporate Reputation Review, 18(3).

Gomez, C. B., & Sanchez, J. (2013). Cultural boundaries of self-justification and prospect theories in explaining escalation of commitment in decision-making: A U.S.-Mexico comparison. International Journal of Human Resource Management. (Accepted)

Martinez, P., & Gomez, C. B. (2013). Trading telecommuting flexibility for fewer training opportunities. Journal of Management Research (Ibero-AoM). (Accepted)

Cremades, J. G., Flournoy, B., & Gomez, C. B. (2012). Motivators among male and female athletes: A test of cognitive evaluation theory. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 7(2).

Spencer, J., & Gomez, C. B. (2011). MNEs and corruption: The impact of national institutions and subsidiary strategy. Strategic Management Journal, 32.

Sanchez, J. I., Gomez, C. B., & Wated, G. (2008). A Value-based framework for understanding managerial tolerance of bribery in Latin America. Journal of Business Ethics, 83(2).

Wated, G., Sanchez, J., & Gomez, C. B. (2008). A Two -Factor Assessment of the Beliefs that Influence Attitudes toward Privatization: Evidence from a Developing Nation. Group and Organization Management, 33(1).

Gomez, C. B., & Cremades, J. G. (2007). Country differences in the acceptance of compliance goals: A US-Mexico comparison. Journal of Management Research (Ibero-AoM), 5(1).

Gomez, C. B., & Sanchez, J. (2005). Control Mechanisms in MNCs: A Study of the Factors Influencing the Use of Formal and Informal Mechanisms of Control. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(10).

Gomez, C. B., & Sanchez, J. (2005). HR’s Strategic Role Within MNC's: Helping Build Social Capital in Latin America. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(12).

Gomez, C. B. (2004). Environmental, Organizational, and HRM Factors Influencing Management Practices Abroad: A Mexican Case Study of Organizational Learning. Journal of World Business, 39(1).

Gomez, C. B., & Werner, S. (2004). The Effect of Strategic and Institutional Forces on Management Practices in Multinational Subsidiaries: The Case of Subsidiaries of U.S. MNCs in Mexico. Journal of Business Research, 57(10).

Spencer, J. W., & Gomez, C. B. (2004). The Relationship between National Institutional Structures and Domestic Entrepreneurship Activity: A Multi-Country Study. Journal of Business Research, 57(10).

Gomez, C. (2003). The Relationship Between Acculturation, Values, and Job Attribute Preferences: An Anglo-Hispanic Comparison. Journal of Management Studies, 40(5).

Gomez, C. B., & Ranft, A. (2003). The Influence of Organizational Variables on the Transferability of Management Practices: An Examination of Traditional and Learning Manufacturing Environments In Mexico. Journal of Business Research, 56(12).

Maznevski, M., DiStefano, J., Gomez, C. B., Noorderhaven, N., & Wu, P. (2002). Cultural Dimensions at the International Level of Analysis: The Cultural Orientations Frame Work. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 2(3).

Brockner, J., Ackerman, G., Greenberg, J., Gelfand, M. J., & Francesco, A. M. (2001). Culture and Procedural Justice: The Moderation Influence of Power Distance on Ractions to Voice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37(4).

Gomez, C. B., & Rosen, B. (2001). Employee Empowerment: The Role of Managerial Trust and the Leader-Member Exchange. Group and Organization Management, 26(1).

Busenitz, L., Gomez, C. B., & Spencer, J. (2000). Country Institutional Profile: Unlocking Entrepreneurial Phenomena. Academy of Management Journal, 43(5).

Gomez, C. B., Kirkman, B., & Shapiro, D. (2000). The Impact of Collectivism and Ingroup/Outgroup Membership on Evaluation Generosity. Academy of Management Journal, 43(6).

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