Gerald A. McDermott
Title of the talk: Public-Private Institutions as the Foundations for Innovation and Firm Upgrading in Developing Countries
Gerald A. McDermott is Professor of International Business at the Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina, where he is the Faculty Director of the Folks Center for International Business, and is a Senior Research Fellow at IAE Business School in Argentina. He was previously Assistant Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. McDermott specializes in international business and political economy, particularly on issues of innovation, risk, corporate strategy, and institutional change in emerging market countries. He regularly writes and speaks about alternative paths for societies and their firms to become globally competitive. He has published two books and numerous articles in the leading scholarly journals in management, international business, and political economy and has won grants and awards for his research. His most recent book, with Laszlo Bruszt, is Leveling the Playing Field: Transnational Regulatory Integration and Development (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Dr. McDermott lived in Prague for over 4 years and in Buenos Aires for over 8 years, being proficient in Czech and fluent in Spanish. His Research Website is: www.geraldamcdermott.com.