Dr. Wade Danis

Dr. Wade Danis
Position
Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business; Champion, International Business Specialization

Credentials

BA in Psychology, University of Vermont; MBA in Management, New York University; PhD in Strategy and International Business, Indiana University

Contact
Office: BEC 230

Expertise

  • Global strategy
  • International business
  • International entrepreneurship
  • International strategic alliances
  • Emerging markets

Dr. Wade Danis concentrates his research and teaching on global strategic management, international comparative management, and international entrepreneurship, particularly in the context of emerging economies. His entrepreneurship interests focus on those firms that started in an international context, often described as “born global” firms, and on how and why entrepreneurial activities differ across national contexts.

Through his recent research, Wade hopes to better understand and share knowledge about how entrepreneurs identify and pursue international opportunities, in order to help nations better understand how they can promote international entrepreneurship and become more competitive in the world economy. Wade has published numerous scholarly articles in journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics and European Management Journal, and has been awarded several competitive research grants. He is also an active member of the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.

Wade has lived and worked in the US, Canada, Hungary, and Poland, has lead student-focused study-programs in Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and has consulted for large and small organizations in North America and Europe.

Prior to joining the Peter B Gustavson School of Business in 2011, Wade served on the business school faculties of Georgia State University and Marquette University.

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Journal Publications

Forthcoming

Kiss, A. N., Danis, W. M., Nair, S., & Suddaby, R. (2019). Accidental tourists? A cognitive exploration of serendipitous internationalisation. International Small Business Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242619884032

Completed/Published

Szymanski, M., Fitzsimmons, S. R., & Danis, W. M. (2019). Multicultural managers and competitive advantage: Evidence from elite football teams. International Business Review, 28(2), 305–315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.10.003

Banalieva, E. R., Karam, C. M., Ralston, D. A., Elenkov, D., Naoumova, I., Dabic, M., … Danis. W. (2017). Communist Footprint and Subordinate Influence Behavior in Post-Communist Transition Economies. Journal of World Business, 52(2), 209–229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2016.12.002

Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Furrer, O., ..., & Danis, W. (2014). Societal-Level versus Individual-Level Predictions of Ethical Behavior: A 48-Society Study of Collectivism and Individualism. Journal of Business Ethics, 122, 283–306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-013-1744-9

Danis, W., & Shipilov, A. V. (2012). Knowledge acquisition strategies of small and medium-sized enterprises: Evidence from Hungary and Ukraine. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(3), 327–345. https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.21465

Kiss, A. N., Danis, W., & Cavusgil, S. T. (2012). International entrepreneurship research in emerging economies: A critical review and research agenda. Journal of Business Venturing, 27(2), 266–290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2011.09.004

Elg, U., Deligonul, S., Ghauri, P. N., Danis, W., & Tarnovskaya, V. (2011). Market-driving strategy implementation through global supplier relationships. Industrial Marketing Management, 41(6), 919-928. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.11.001

Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Reynaud, E., ..., & Danis, W. (2011). A 21st century assessment of values across the global workforce. Journal of Business Ethics, 104(1), 1–31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-1106-4

Danis, W., de Clercq, D., & Petricevic, O. (2011). Are social networks more important for new business development in emerging than developed economies? An empirical extension. International Business Review, 20(4), 394–408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2010.08.005

Danis, W., Liu, L. A., & Vacek, J. (2011). Values and upward influence strategies in transition: Evidence from the Czech Republic. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(3), 288–306. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022110396924

de Clercq, D., Danis, W., & Dakhli, M. (2010). The moderating effect of institutional context on the relationship between associational activity and new business activity in emerging economies. International Business Review, 19(1), 85–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2009.09.002

Kiss, A., & Danis, W. (2010). Social networks and speed of new venture internationalization during institutional transition: A conceptual model. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 8(3), 273–287. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10843-010-0051-0

Danis, W., Chiaburu, D., & Lyles, M. (2010). The impact of managerial networking intensity and market-based strategies on firm growth during institutional upheaval: A study of small- and medium-sized enterprises in a transition economy. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(2), 287–307.

Furrer, O., Egri, C. P., Ralston, D. A., & Danis, W. (2010). Attitudes toward corporate responsibilities in western Europe and in central and eastern Europe. Management International Review, 50(3), 379–398.

Presentations

Danis, W., M. & Shi, L. (2019, summer). Dynamic Capabilities and International Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition: Discovery, Creation, and Serendipity. Copenhagen, Denmark: Academy of International Business 2019 Conference.

Kalra, K. & Danis W., W.M. (2018, summer) Towers of Babel: The influence of linguistic diversity on knowledge transfers within the MNE. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Academy of International Business 2018 Conference.

Recognition & Awards

2013 Gustavson Leader of Excellence (2013-2016), Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
2012 Award for Research Excellence, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
2007 Study Abroad Program Director of the Year, Georgia State University

Grants

Completed

  • International Opportunity Recognition Archetypes: Creation, Discovery and Serendipity, Funded by Gustavson Executive Programs Research Grant (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017), awarded April 1, 2016 ($2,500.00), Funded - In Progress, Spring 2016, PI Wade Danis

  • The Role Of Serendipity in International Opportunity Recognition, Funded by Gustavson Executive Programs Research Grant (June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016) ($2,500.00), Completed, Summer 2015, PI Wade Danis

  • McGill International Entrepeneurship Conference, Funded by UVic Office of Research Services (September 2, 2014 - September 6, 2014), awarded June 12, 2014 ($1,250.00), Completed, Summer 2014, PI Wade Danis

  • Contextualizing International Entrepreneurship: The Case of India, Funded by University of Victoria (June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013), awarded June 1, 2012 ($7,000.00), Completed, Summer 2013, CoInvestigator Wade Danis with PI Sudhir Nair

  • Contextualizing International Entrepreneurship: The Case of India, Funded by Gustavson Executive Programs Research Grant (June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013), awarded June 1, 2012 ($2,500.00), Completed, Summer 2013, CoInvestigator Wade Danis with PI Sudhir Nair

  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Funded by UVic Office of Research Services (August 3, 2012 - August 7, 2012), awarded April 23, 2012 ($1,350.00), Completed, Spring 2012, PI Wade Danis

In-Progress

  • International Opportunity Recognition Archetypes: Creation, Discovery and Serendipity, Funded by Gustavson Executive Programs Research Grant (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017), awarded April 1, 2016 ($2,500.00), Funded - In Progress, Spring 2016, PI Wade Danis

 

Current & Upcoming Courses

  • Global Management & Society I (PhD)
  • Seminar: International Management (PhD)
  • International Marketing & Global Strategy (MGB)
  • International Business Environment I (MBA)
  • International Business Environment II (MBA)
  • Special topics: International Business (MBA)
  • Selected Topics: International Business Management (BCom)