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P. Roberto Garcia

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(812) 855-2744
prgarcia [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Clinical Professor of International Business


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996
  • MBA, The University of Toledo, 1988
  • BA, The University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983

Professional Experience

  • Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, August 2000-Present, Clinical Associate Professor of International Business
  • MBA Program, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2005-Present, Supply Chain & Global Management Academy, Co-director
  • MBA Program, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2001-2005, Global Experience Academy, Director
  • Center for International Business Education and Research, Indiana University, September 2002–2003, Director
  • United Way of Greater Toledo, June 1999-August 2000, Executive Vice President of Resource Development
  • Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, September 1997-1999, Assistant Professor of International Business
  • Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, 1994-1997, Assistant Professor of International Business

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Frequently invited to lecture on a variety of International Business topics
  • "Favorite Professor," IU Scholastic Achievement Award Reception - By Student Athletes Kelly Ross and David Bubenicek, 2002 & 2006
  • Board member, United Way of Monroe County, Bloomington, Indiana, March 22, 2001-2004
  • Nominated for Innovative Teaching Award, Kelley School of Business, 2003
  • Nominated for Panschar Undergraduate Teaching Award, Kelley School of Business, 2002
  • "Building a Life and A Career Through International Business," New Horizons in International Business Presentation, International Business Institute, University of Toledo, College of Business Administration, February 22, 2001
  • Instructional Support Services Active Learning Grant, Indiana University, 2001
  • Twenty under Forty Leadership and Community Service Award, City of Toledo, OH and Toledo Business Journal, October 12, 2000
  • Graduation Commencement Address - Main Speaker, University of Toledo, College of Business, May 5, 2000
  • Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, The National Honorary Business Administration society. The University of Michigan, School of Business, May 2, 1997
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Sphinx & Mortar Board Senior Honorary Societies, The Ohio State University, 1997
  • Faculty Nomination, President's Salute to Undergraduate Academic Achievement, The Ohio State University, 1997
  • Competition for Travel Grants for Research in Latin America, The Ohio State University, 1996
  • Presidential Fellowship to Pursue Ph.D. Study, The University of Toledo, 1989-1991
  • Recipient of the Kelley Direct “Teaching Excellence Award," 2010
  • Recipient of the “Kelley Service Award” for contributions to international business teaching and programming, 2009
  • Nominated for the “John W. Ryan Award” for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies, 2009
  • Recipient of the “Innovative Teaching Award” by the Kelley School of Business, 2008

Professional Interests

The Environments of International Business, Management of Multinational Firms, Global Leadership, International Competitive Strategies, Cross-Cultural Management, The Global Auto Industry, Managing in Emerging Economies, International Business Teaching Effectiveness

Personal Interests

International Travel, Running, Hiking, Bicycling, Skiing

Current Projects

  • Session Chair and Presenter, International Business Pedagogy Sessions, Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, Milan, Italy, 2008
  • Visiting Lecturer, Heilbronn Business School, Heilbronn, Germany, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Garcia, P. Roberto, Maureen Maguire Lewis, Richard J. Bradberry (2006), “Ford Mexico: Bridging the Learning Divide,” CIBER Case Collection at European Case Clearing House.

  • Garcia, P. Roberto, Stephen Hills, and G. Keong Leong (1999), "Grupo UNIKO," in John B. Cullen (ed.), Multinational Management: A Strategic Approach, Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing, pp. 541-551. 
  • Garcia, P. Roberto and Stephen Hills (1998), "Meeting 'Lean' Competitors: Ford de Mexico's Industrial Relations Strategy," in S. Babson and H. Juarez Nunez (eds.), Confronting Change: Auto Labor and Lean Production in North America, Wayne State University. 

  • Garcia, P. Roberto (1998), "Adopting the Web to Teach International Business," Indiana University CIBER, No. 11, Kelley School of Business, Spring.

  • Garcia, P. Roberto (1997), "The Competitiveness of Mexico's Auto Industry in the New Global Environment: The Case of Ford," Chapter 9, in H. Thomas, D. O'Neal and R. Alvarado (eds.), Strategic Discovery: Competing in New Arenas, West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons.
  • "International Business World Wide Web Page." To accompany International Business: Environments and Operations, Eighth Edition, by John Daniels and Lee Radebaugh, Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 1997.
  • Garcia, P. Roberto (1997), "Nissan Mexicana: A Response to an Evolving Mexican Government Policy," International research-oriented teaching case, The University of Michigan, School of Business Administration, Center for International Business Education.
  • Garcia, P. Roberto (1997), “Volkswagen de Mexico: Toward Conversion to World-Class Performance,” International research-oriented teaching case, The University of Michigan, School of Business Administration, Center for International Business Education.