Dr. Saul Klein
Dean; Director, Executive Programs; Lansdowne Professor of International Business
BA, Jerusalem; MBA, PhD, Toronto
|Office: BEC 254|
- Global business
- Strategic alliances
- Marketing strategy
- Emerging markets
- Market entry modes
- Competition policy
Saul Klein serves as the Dean and Lansdowne Professor of International Business at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. Prior to joining UVic, he was the SA Breweries Professor of International Business at Wits Business School in South Africa. Previously, he was Senior Fellow in Marketing in the Postgraduate School of Management at the National University of Singapore. He has also held full-time positions at Wake Forest University and Northeastern University in the United States, and has been a visiting professor in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Melbourne (Australia).
Professor Klein’s primary interests are in the areas of marketing management, marketing strategy, global business, and international marketing. He has a particular interest in issues relating to global competitiveness, particularly with respect to emerging markets. His current research focuses on inter-firm relationships and organizational competitiveness.
Professor Klein has been a consultant to a variety of multinational companies as well as to a number of smaller firms in the US, Canada, Singapore and South Africa. He has been actively involved in advising clients on competition and liquor regulation. He serves as a non-executive member on the board of the Primeserv Group, a South African-listed productivity and training organization.
Klein, S. & Wocke, A. (2009). The protective incubator and the growth of South African MNEs. Thunderbird International Business Review, 51(4), 341-354.
Klein S. & Wocke, A. (2007). Emerging global contenders: The South African experience. Journal of International Management, 13(3), 319-337.
Pangarkar, N. & Klein, S. (2004). The impact of control on international joint venture performance: A contingency approach. Journal of International Marketing, 12(3), 86-107.
Klein, S. & Steadman, I. (2004). Management and transformation in a transition economy: Lessons from the Chinese experience. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 9.
Klein, S. & Wocke A. (2002). The Implications of South Africa’s Skills Migration Policy for Country Competitiveness. Development Southern Africa, 19(4), 441-454.
Pangarkar, N. & Klein, S. (2001). The Impacts of Alliance Purpose and Partner Similarity on Alliance Governance. British Journal of Management, 12(4), 341-353.
Klein, S. (1999). Marketing Norms Measurement: An International Validation and Comparison. Journal of Business Ethics, 18(1), 65-72.
- International Business Environment (MBA core)
- International Business Specialization (MBA)
- Emerging Markets (BCom elective)
The Gustavson School of Business has built a reputation for doing business differently. It puts a focus on entrepreneurship, service management, international business, and social and sustainable innovation. Students reinforce their learning through multiple experiences including paid work terms and international study opportunities. In this video Dean Saul Klein comments on the unique aspects of studying business at the Gustavson School of Business.