Rugman, Alan (economist)
Alan Rugman was born in Bristol, England in 1945 and died in Reading, England in 2014. He graduated with a B.A. Hons in Economics in 1966 from University of Leeds; an M.Sc. in Economic Development from University of London in 1967; and an M.A. from Oxford University, England in 1998. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada in 1974 after becoming a Canadian citizen in 1973.
He was a member of the Academic staff in the Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg from 1970-1979; from 1980-1987 he was in turn Associate Professor, Director of the Centre of International Business and Professor at Dalhousie University, School of Business Administration, Canada. He was Professor of International Business at the University of Toronto, Canada from 1987-1998 and Research Director at Ontario International Business Centre, 1988-1992. He was visiting Professor, during his career, at a number of Graduate Schools of Business including Columbia University, New York and Harvard University, Center for International Affairs, Boston, USA. He was the Thames Water Fellow in strategic management at Templeton College, University of Oxford from 1998-2001 and Professor of international business, business economics and public policy at Indiana University from 2001-2009. He ended his career at Henley Business School, University of Reading as Professor of International Business, 2009-2014, while also undertaking the roles of Research Director, School of Management, 2009-2011 and Head of School of International Business and Strategy, Henley Business School, 2011-2014 and a founding fellow of the John H Dunning Centre for International Business.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the North American Economics and Finance Association from 1979-1991 and their President from 1984-1985. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Academy of International Business and president of the Academy, 2004-2006. He was on the Editorial Board of a number of International Journals including the Academy of International Business; the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of International Business Studies and the author of over 300 publications, articles and papers on subjects dealing with the economic, managerial, and strategic aspects of multinational enterprises and with trade and investment policy . He was the outside advisor on free trade, foreign investment and international competitiveness for two Canadian prime ministers, 1986-1993. A member of the international trade advisory committee, Government of Canada, 1986-1988, and the Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade, 1988-1994.
The papers in this collection contain material relating to his academic career at a number of institutions in various countries and to his work with the Academy of International Business and as an advisor to the Canadian Government during and after the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement negotiations. It includes examples of his writing process, including finished articles, and his work as an Editor and reviewer, plus details of many conferences attended by Rugman, usually in the role of a speaker. There are some photographs, biographical material and information on professional awards gained during his lifetime.
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