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David A. Wernick

David A. Wernick

Teaching Professor
Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 417
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-7050


  • PhD, Business Administration
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • Master of Arts, International Studies
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Areas of Expertise

  • Business and Public Policy
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Citizenship and Sustainable Innovation

Professional Activities

Dr. Wernick’s research focuses on global business strategy, innovation, and sustainable enterprise. He is the author of numerous academic and policy-oriented studies on global business and politics, including the book chapters “Innovation in Africa: The View from the Hilltops of a Spiky Continent” (forthcoming), and “Stakeholder Voice, Corporate Dysfunction and Change: An Organizational Learning Perspective” with William D. Schneper and Mary Ann Von Glinow (2013). Dr. Wernick is also the co-author with Mary Ann Von Glinow of the article “Reflections on the Evolving Terrorist Threat to Luxury Hotels: A Case Study on Marriott International,” in the Thunderbird International Business Review (September/October, 2012). 

Dr. Wernick works closely with FIU undergraduate business students in his capacity as Faculty Advisor for the College’s Honors in International Business Program and the International Business Honors Society (IBHS). He also is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Business and Community (JGBC) – an undergraduate e-journal focused on issues at the nexus of international business and society – and mentors a team of undergraduate business students that competes each year in the Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Business Case Competition.

Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Wernick worked as senior analyst with a Miami-based international security consultancy, and was director of communications for the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in New York. Dr. Wernick has also served as managing editor of the Latin America Advisor, a daily intelligence brief for senior executives of Fortune 500 companies with investments in the Americas. Dr. Wernick received his B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from FIU. 

Courses Taught

  • Business in Latin America
  • Contextual Intelligence in International Business
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Global Management Skills
  • Global Strategy and Business Models
  • International Business
  • International Business Honors Project Seminar
  • International Management
  • International Risk Assessment
  • Master's Seminar in International Business
  • MNC Strategy
  • Organization and Management
  • Special Topics in International Business
  • Special Topics in Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Study Abroad in International Business

Refereed Journal Articles

Wernick, D., & Haar, J. (2014). The Impact of Governing Institutions on Foreign Direct Investment Flows: Evidence from African Nations. International Journal of Business Administration.

Chambers, D., Wernick, D. A., Zdanowicz, J., & Von, G. (2010). How dangerous are measurement errors to homeland security? Thunderbird International Business Review, 52(6).

Wernick, D. A., & Von, G. (2010). Reflections on the evolving terrorist threat to luxury hotels: A case study on Marriott International. Thunderbird International Business Review.

Wernick, D. A., Haar, J., & Singh, S. (2009). Do governing institutions affect foreign direct investment inflows? New evidence from emerging economies. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 1(3).


Wernick, D. A. (2009). Research Monographs.

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