Paul Vaaler

Paul Vaaler is the John and Bruce Mooty Chair in Law and Business and an Associate Professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He earned his B.A. in History from Carleton College; M.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics  from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; J.D. from Harvard University; and Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organization from the University of Minnesota.

Professor Vaaler studies issues in strategic management and international business with special interests in risk and investment behaviour by foreign firms and individuals doing business in developing countries.

Representative Publications

Flores, Ricardo, et al. “How well do supranational regional grouping schemes fit international business research models?.” Journal of International Business Studies 44.5 (2013): 451-474.

Vaaler, Paul M., and Gerry McNamara. “Are technology-intensive industries more dynamically competitive? No and yes.” Organization Science21.1 (2010): 271-289.

Vaaler, Paul M., and Gerry McNamara. “Changing corporate effects on US business performance since the 1970s.” International Journal of Strategic Change Management 1.4 (2009): 377-400.

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