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Aya S. Chacar

Aya S. Chacar

Ingersoll-Rand Professor

Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 449
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-4219
E: chacara@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Management
    University of California, Los Angeles, California
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering
    University of Saint Joseph, Mansourieh, Lebanon

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Business Strategy
  • Innovation and Value Creation
  • Leadership and Chief Executives
  • Strategic and Institutional Change and its Management
  • Mergers Acquisitions and Integrations

Professional Activities

Professor Chacar is an expert on Global Business Strategy. She studies  the impact of institutions on global business strategy, firm performance, leadership, and value appropriation. She is the chairwomen of the Academy of Management International Management (IM) Division and a member of the Executive Committee (Board).  She also serves on the board of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Global Strategy Journal and Industry & Innovation. Previously she was an Assistant Professor at the London Business School, and had visiting appointments at INSEAD, H.E.C., Ohio State University, the University of Utah and Balamand University.


Professor Chacar earned her PhD from UCLA. Her research has been published in top journals and has been featured in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell. It has also received numerous accolades including the Best Paper Award from both the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management International Management Division. Her PhD students have also won best paper and proposal awards. She has received awards and grants including awards from CIBER and the Kauffman Foundation. Aya Chacar has taught in various face-to-face and online executive and graduate programs and company-specific programs and has received the Best Course Award.


Professor Chacar is committed to service and has served the field in numerous leadership roles. In 2017, she served as the Research Capacity Workshop co-chair and the Research Committee Chair at the AIB meeting; in 2016, as the AIB Junior Faculty Consortium co-chair; in 2015 as PDW Chair for IM; in 2014 as track chairwoman at the 2014 AIB conference and chair of the AOM IM Division Junior Faculty Consortium; in 2011 as the Associate Chair for the Strategic Management Society Meeting in Miami 2011, and other. She also serves or has served on numerous university committees including Screen and Search, and Ph.D. programs, and chairs the Research Committee, organizing a seminar series for the South Florida Community for over 10 years.

Courses Taught

  • Analysis of Corporate Policy Methods
  • Doctoral Research in Business Administration
  • Doctoral Seminar in Business Administration
  • Human Resource Strategy and Planning
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Seminar In Management
  • Strategic Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Celo, S., & Chacar, A. (2015). Journal of International Business Studies. International Coherence and MNE Performance. View Article

Wang, Y., & Chacar, A. S. (2012). Journal of Management and Marketing Research. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 10(May 2012). View Article

De, L., & Chacar, A. S. (2012). Global Strategy Journal. Network Coordination and Performance among MNEs in Latin America, 2(1). View Article

Tallman, S., & Chacar, A. S. (2011). Journal of International Management. Communities, Alliances, Networks and Knowledge in Multinational Firms: A Micro-analytic Framework, 17(3). View Article

Tallman, S., & Chacar, A. S. (2011). Journal of Management Studies. Knowledge Accumulation and Dissemination in MNEs: A Practice-based Framework, 48(2). View Article

Chacar, A. S., Newburry, W., & Vissa, B. (2010). Journal of International Business Studies. Bringing Institutions into Performance Persistence Research: Exploring the Impact of Product, Financial, and Labor Market Institutions, 41(7). View Article

Chacar, A. S., Celo, S., & Thams, Y. (2010). The Journal of Management Policy and Practice. The Performance of Multinational Affiliates versus Domestic Firms, 11(4). View Article

Chacar, A. S., & Surysekar, K. (2009). Review of Business Information Systems. A Survey of New Product Development: Can Decentralization Alone Deliver?, 3(4). View Article

Vissa, B., & Chacar, A. S. (2009). Strategic Management Journal. Leveraging Ties: The Contingent Value of Entrepreneurial Teams' External Advice Network on Indian Software Venture Performance, 30(11). View Article

Chacar, A. S., Russ, C., & Surysekar, K. (2008). Review of Business Information Systems. Implications of Incentives for Knowledge Workers, 12(3).

Chacar, A. S., & Hestely, W. (2008). Managerial and Decision Economics. Institutional Settings and Rent Appropriation by Knowledge Based Employees: The Case of Major League Baseball, 29(2-3).

Chacar, A. S., & Vissa, B. (2005). Strategic Management Journal. Are Emerging Economies Less Efficient? Performance Persistence and the Impact of Business Group Affiliation, 26(10).

Chacar, A. S., & Hesterly, W. (2004). Business History. Innovations and Value Creation in Major League Baseball, 1860-2000, 46(3).


Chacar, A. S., Celo, S., & Tallman, S. (2011). Country Embeddedness, Managerial Biases and International Investment Decisions.

Celo, S., Chacar, A. S., & Newburry, W. (2010). Home-Host Country Relatedness: A Multi-Level Reconceptualization and Examination in the Context of International Investment Decisions.

Chacar, A. S., Newburry, W., & Celo, S. (2010). Amending North’s Theory of Institutional Change.

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