Prof. Robert Grosse
Robert Grosse is Professor of International Business and Director for Latin America at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined the University in August of 1994, and rejoined in 2016. He was Director of Leadership Development at Standard Bank in South Africa during 2006-9, Dean of the graduate business school, EGADE, at Monterrey Tec in Mexico after that, and then Dean of the business school at American University of Sharjah in the UAE before returning to Thunderbird.
He holds a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, both in international economics. He has taught international finance and global strategy as a full-time faculty member in the MBA programs at Thunderbird, the University of Miami, the University of Michigan, and at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain). He has also taught in many universities throughout Latin America.
Professor Grosse is a leading author on international business and on business in emerging markets. He edited the Oxford Handbook on Management in Emerging Markets (Oxford, 2019) with Klaus Meyer. His book on Emerging Markets: Strategies for Competing in the Global Value Chain was published in 2016 by Kogan Page. His latest book is People Are People: A New Approach to Cross-Cultural People Management (Routledge 2023). He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and of the Business Association for Latin American Studies. He was President of the Busine