Andrew C. Inkpen is professor of management and the J. Kenneth and Jeanette Seward Chair in Global Strategy at Thunderbird. His research focuses on global strategy, the management of multinational firms, and the management of strategic alliances and international joint ventures. In recent years he has been focused on the global energy industry.
Inkpen has published his research in various journals including Academy of Management Review, California Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Organizational Dynamics, Organization Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and European Management Journal. He is actively involved in teaching case development and has written more than 50 cases. He is on the editorial boards of Organization Studies, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of International Management, Journal of Trust Research, and Management and Organization Review.
He teaches various courses including Competitive Strategy, Corporate Strategy, and the Global Energy Industry. He is actively involved in executive education programs and has been academic director on programs for various firms including ExxonMobil, RasGas, CEMEX, Ericsson, Teleflex, Volvo Penta, Brunswick, DENSO, and Cisco Systems. He has taught in programs developed for other firms including Alcatel, Alticor, Apache, Baker Hughes, BP, Pfizer, Caremark, Dow AgroScience, General Motors, Goodyear, Honeywell, Integra, LG Electronics, Mattel, McDonald’s, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Phelps Dodge, Raytheon, SABIC, Solar Turbines, Textron, TRW, Vitro, and Warner-Lambert.
He is a co-author of "The Global Oil and Gas Industry: Management, Strategy, and Finance" and "The Global Oil and Gas Industry: Case Studies from the Field" (both with Pennwell). He is the author of a book examining automotive supplier alliances titled "The Management of International Joint Ventures: An Organizational Learning Approach" (Routledge) and a book on global strategy called "Global Strategy: Value Creation and Advantage in the International Arena" (Oxford).
Andrew has a bachelor's degree in commerce from St. Mary’s University and was a Chartered Accountant in Canada. He earned an master's in business administration and doctorate from the Ivey School, University of Western Ontario. He has taught at the National University of Singapore, Ivey School, Temple University, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and European Business School (Germany).