Michael R. Czinkota is on the faculty of marketing and international business of the Graduate School and the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is the chair emeritus of International Marketing at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and has held professorial appointments at universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
Dr. Czinkota served in the U.S. government as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce. He also served as head of the U.S. Delegation to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris and as senior trade advisor for Export Controls.
Dr. Czinkota’s background includes eight years of private sector business experience as a partner in a fur trading company and in an advertising agency. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Commission of Jobs and Small Business, the Organization of American States, and the U.S. government.
Dr. Czinkota has testified twelve times before Congress and is a sought-after speaker for businesses. He was listed as one of the three most published contributors to international business research in the world by the Journal of International Business Studies. His key books (of 42) are International Marketing (10th edition), with I. Ronkainen, and International Business, (8th edition) with I. Ronkainen and M. Moffett.
Dr. Czinkota serves on the Global Advisory Board of the American Marketing Association. For his work in international business and trade policy, he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom, and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Marketing Association. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the Universidad Pontificia Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic and the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. In the fall of 2012, the Universidad Ricardo Palma of Lima, Peru, named its new International Business and Marketing School after Czinkota.
Dr. Czinkota serves on several corporate boards and has worked with corporations such as AT&T, IBM, GE, Nestlé, and US WEST. He serves as advisor to the National Economic Council, the General Accountability Office, United Nations, and the World Trade Organization’s Executive Forum on National Export Strategies.
Dr. Czinkota was born and raised in Germany and educated in Austria, Scotland, Spain, and the United States. He studied law and business administration at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and was awarded a two-year Fulbright Scholarship. He holds an MBA in international business and a Ph.D. in logistics from The Ohio State University.