Usha Haley is W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business & Professor of Management at the Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. She is Director, Center for International Business Advancement & Chair, World Trade Council of Wichita. She has lived and worked on 5 continents. She researches multinational corporations and international strategic management, especially in Asian and emerging markets, including business-government relations, innovation, technology development, strategic decision-making, sanctions and subsidies, and the impact of scholarly research, with over 315 publications/presentations in these areas.

Her research has been directly incorporated into federal regulation around the world, and she has provided numerous Congressional testimonies: e.g., she testified before the US Senate on Shuanghui’s takeover of Smithfield Foods, considered the most important case on FDI in a decade; she also testified on federal legislation, the Non-market Economy Trade Remedy Act whose findings were incorporated into US regulation (HR 1229). Her research on Chinese subsidies has supported 3 pieces of anti-dumping regulation in the European Commission.

Competitive research grants she received include from the National Science Foundation for international technology development; Academy of Management for a strategic initiative on scholarly impact; USCC; the National Research Center for Coal & Energy; and, WVU Research, Global Affairs and Energy for reliable, global supply chains.

She serves on several journal, corporate, non-profit and governmental advisory boards. Her research has been profiled over 500 times in the international media including multiple times in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Businessweek, Guardian, CNN, Economist, Washington Post, PBS, and NPR. Her numerous awards include the Academy of Management’s Practice Impact Award for scholarly impact and Economist's "thought leader" on emerging markets. Her PhD is from the Stern School of Business, NYU.


Academic Interests and Expertise

Business-Government Relations; Innovation & Creativity; Technology Development; Trade & Subsidies; Global Strategic Management, especially in Asian & Emerging Markets; Global, High-Reliability Organizations; Global Supply Chains; Scholarly Impact; Energy Sector; Food Sector.

Areas of Teaching Interest

Global Strategy; Cross-cultural Issues; International Management; International Business; Business-Government Relations; Asia-Pacific Business; Strategic Management; Business Policy; Technology Management.