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Aya S. Chacar

Aya S. Chacar

Ingersoll-Rand Professor

Department of Management & 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

  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Management of Innovation and Change
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Technological Innovation
  • Utility Industry
  • Value Creation

Professional Activities

Dr. Chacar has held visiting positions at Ohio  State  University, the University of Utah, and Balamand University.  Her research has received several awards including the Best Paper Award in International Management and a McKinsey & Company Best Conference Papers prize.

Dr Chacar has examined value creation, value appropriation and the distribution of rents, with a focus on Star employees.  She also conducts research on innovation from Major League Baseball to the pharmaceutical industry to the global electronics industry.

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). International Coherence and MNE Performance. Journal of International Business Studies.

De La Torre, J. R. & Chacar, A. S. (2012). Network coordination and performance among MNEs in Latin America. Global Strategy Journal. 2 (1), 3-25.

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

Tallman, S. & Chacar, A. S. (2011). Knowledge accumulation and dissemination in MNEs: A practice-based framework. Journal of Management Studies. 48 (2), 278-304.

Tallman, S. & Chacar, A. S. (2011). Communities, alliances, networks and knowledge in multinational firms: A micro-analytic framework. Journal of International Management. 17 (3), 201-210.

Chacar, A. S., Celo, S. & Thams, Y. (2010). The performance of multinational affiliates versus domestic firms. The Journal of Management Policy and Practice. 11 (4), 47-59.

Chacar, A. S., Newburry, W. & Vissa, B. (2010). Bringing institutions into performance persistence research: Exploring the impact of product, financial, and labor market institutions. Journal of International Business Studies. 41 (7), 1119-1140.

Chacar, A. S. & Surysekar, K. (2009). A survey of new product development: Can decentralization alone deliver?. Review of Business Information Systems. 3 (4), 79-87.

Vissa, B. & Chacar, A. S. (2009). Leveraging ties: The contingent value of entrepreneurial teams' external advice network on Indian software venture performance. Strategic Management Journal. 30 (11), 1179-1191.

Chacar, A. S. & Hestely, W. (2008). Institutional settings and rent appropriation by knowledge based employees: The case of major league baseball.  Managerial and Decision Economics. 29 (2-3), 117-136.

Chacar, A. S., Russ, C. & Surysekar, K. (2008). Implications of incentives for knowledge workers.  Review of Business Information Systems. 12 (3), 55-60.

Chacar, A. S. & Vissa, B. (2005). Are Emerging Economies Less Efficient? Performance Persistence and the Impact of Business Group Affiliation.  Strategic Management Journal. 26 (10), 933-946.

Chacar, A. S. & Hesterly, W. (2004). Innovations and value creation in major league baseball, 1860-2000.  Business History. 46 (3), 407-438.

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