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Andrew Thomas, Ph.D.


Andrew Thomas, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business
Department: Department of Marketing
Office: CBA 321
Phone: (330)972-7119
Fax: 330-972-5798
Email: art@uakron.edu
Website: http://andrewrthomas.us/


Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Academia de Studii Economice, International Business
    Dissertation: “Analysis of Global Sales and Distribution Strategies of U.S. Firms in Romania”
  • M.A., The University of Akron, International Political Economy
  • B.A. The University of Akron, Political Science and History

Biography

Professional & Academic Experience:

  • Professional Experience
    • Weekly online column as a Contributing Editor for Industry Week: “The ART of Business"
    • Traveled to and done business in 120 countries on all seven continents.
    • Founding Editor-in-Chief Journal of Transportation Security
  • Academic Experience
    • Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business, University of Akron, 2012 to Present
    • Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business, University of Akron, 2006 to 2012
    • Visiting Professor of Marketing and International Business, University of Akron, 2003 to 2006

Teaching Interests:

  • Global Sales Strategy
  • International Business Practices
  • International Business Environments
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Principles
  • Professional Selling

Research Interests:

  • Global Sales and Distribution Strategy
  • Supply Chain Security


Research Accomplishments

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • (2014) Wilkinson, Timothy J. and Andrew R. Thomas “Innovation’s Second Step” Thunderbird International Business Review 58:3, pp. 273-284.
  • (2011) Wilkinson, Timothy, Andrew R. Thomas, and Mary McNally “The Impact of U.S. Sponsored Foreign Trade Offices” Journal of Global Marketing 24:2, pp. 181-195.
  • (2010) Thomas, Andrew R., Todd Finkle, and Timothy Wilkinson “Timko Export Management Company: The Dynamics of International Entrepreneurship” Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies 16: 1, pp. 57 – 72.   
  • (2010) Thomas, Andrew R., Todd Finkle, and Timothy Wilkinson “Instructor’s Notes for Timko Export Management Company: The Dynamics of International Entrepreneurship” Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies Instructor’s Notes 16:2, pp.61 – 74. 
  • (2009) Hawes, Jon, Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy Wilkinson “Managing Relationships with Chinese Joint Venture Partners” Journal of Global Marketing 22:2, pp. 109 – 119.
  • (2008) Thomas, Andrew R. , Timothy Wilkinson, and Jon Hawes “Making It in China” MIT Sloan Management Review’s Business Insight (published in collaboration with Wall Street Journal), May, pp. 10 – 13.
  • (2007) Thomas, Andrew R. and Nicolae Alexandru-Pop “The Impact of EU Accession on Marketing Management in Romania” Marketing Management 17:2, Fall, pp. 218 – 225.
  • (2007) Thomas, Andrew R. and Timothy Wilkinson “The Distribution Trap”  MIT Sloan Management Review’s Business Insight  (published in collaboration with Wall Street Journal), October, pp 4 – 9.
  • (2007) “The End of Mass Marketing: or, Why All Successful Marketing is Now Direct Marketing” Direct Marketing: An International Journal, 1:1, pp. 6 – 16.
  • (2006) Thomas, Andrew R. and Timothy Wilkinson, “The Outsourcing Compulsion: How the Colonization of American Manufacturing by Distributors Has Pushed U.S. Companies Overseas” MIT Sloan Management Review 48:1, pp. 10  - 17.                                
  • (2005) Thomas, Andrew R. and Timothy Wilkinson” It’s the Distribution, stupid!” Business Horizons 48:2, pp. 34 - 43.

Books

  • (2015) Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy Wilkinson The Customer Trap: Avoiding the Biggest Business Mistake (New York; Apress)
  • (2014) Andrew R. Thomas Ed. Global Supply Chain Security (New York; Springer)
  • (2014) Sebastian Vaduva and Andrew R. Thomas Ed. Geopolitics, Development, and National Security: Romania and Moldova at the Crossroads (New York; Springer)
  • (2013) Andrew R. Thomas Ed. The Changing Business Landscape of Romania: Lessons for and from Transition Economies (New York; Springer)
  • (2012) Andrew R. Thomas and Paul Thomarios The Final Journey of the Saturn V  (Akron, Ohio; University of Akron Press).
  • (2011) Soft Landing: Airline Industry Strategy, Service, and Safety (New York; Apress).
  • (2010) Supply Chain Security: International Practices and Innovations in Moving Goods Safely and Efficiently, 2 Vo.(London; Praeger Security International).        
  • (2010) Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy Wilkinson The Distribution Trap! Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities (Santa Barbara; ABC-Clio)
  • (2009) Aviation Security Management: A Three-Volume Set (London; Praeger Security Series
  • (2007) Wilkinson, Timothy and Andrew Thomas Ed. The New World Marketing, Volume 3 of Marketing in the 21st Century , Bruce Keillor General Editor (London; Greenwood).
  • (2006) Thomas, Andrew R., Dale Lewison, William Hauser, and Linda Foley Direct Marketing in Action, (Westport; Praeger).
  • (2006) Dealy, David M. and Andrew R. Thomas Managing by Accountability: What Every Leader Needs to Know About Responsibility, Integrity… and Results (London; Quorum).
  • (2005) Dealy, David M. and Andrew R. Thomas Change or Die! How to Transform Your Organization from the Inside Out,  (Westport ; Praeger).
  • (2004) Dealy, David M. and Andrew R. Thomas Defining the Really Great       Boss (Westport; Praeger).
  • (2004) Aviation Insecurity: The New Challenges of Air Travel (Amherst; Prometheus).
  • (2003) Halladay-Coughlin, Jeanne with Andrew R. Thomas The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: People, Processes, and Global Trends (London; Quorum).          
  • (2002) Caslione, John and Andrew R. Thomas Global Manifest Destiny: Growing Your Business in a Borderless Economy (Chicago; Dearborn).
  • (2001) Caslione, John and Andrew R. Thomas Growing Your Business in Emerging Markets: Promise and Perils,  (London; Quorum).
  • (2001) Air Rage: Crisis in the Skies (Amherst; Prometheus).

Honors and Professional Memberships

  • The Distribution Trap chosen as the winner of the 2010 Berry – American Marketing Association Book Prize for the Best Book of the Year.
  • Outstanding Honors Faculty Advisor, University of Akron, 2010
  • Direct Marketing in Action selected as a finalist for the 2008 Berry – American Marketing Association Book Prize for the Best Book of the Year.
  • National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Training and Education Subcommittee, 2008 – present
  • CNBC “Favorite Guest Author”, 2007
  • Phi Eta Sigma Student’s Choice Award for Favorite Faculty Member, University of Akron, 2006.
  • Fulbright Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, 2005 & 2006.
  • Honorary Member of Mu Kappa Tau Marketing Honor Society, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award from Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice, 2004
  • Honorary Member of Golden Key Honor Society, University of Akron, 2004
  • The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: People, Processes, and Global Trends selected as Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge Recommended Book on Entrepreneurship, February 2003.
  • Global Manifest Destiny: Growing Your Business in a Borderless Economy selected as Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge Recommended Book on Global Marketing, December 2002.

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