Tagi Sagafi-nejad, Ph.D.

Director, PhD program in
International Business
Administration

Office: WH 219C
Tel: (956) 326 2512
Fax: (956) 326 2554
Email:tagi.sagafi@tamiu.edu

More about Dr. Sagafi-nejad

Radcliffe Killam Distinguished Professor of International Business and Director of the PhD Program in International Business at Texas A&M International University. Professor Emeritus of International Business and former Chair of the Department of Management & International Business at the Sellinger School of Business & Management at Loyola College in Maryland. Taught undergraduate, evening MBA, Executive MBA programs, and was a leader in the internationalization of the Sellinger School, including the development of the International Business Concentration (undergraduate), Master of International Business (MIB), the MBA-Plus in International Business and Global MBA.MA and Ph.D., The University of Pennsylvania, where he also taught doctoral level courses and conducted research on technology transfer at the Wharton School.

Extensive publications on international business including a Trilogy on technology transfer published by Pergamon Press, and publications on Iran, Egypt, Syria, Middle East political economy, Mexico, People's Republic of China, Taiwan, US, Europe and Japan. His publications have appeared in American Asian Review, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Journal, International Trade Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies, among others. He is currently writing a book on “The United Nations and Transnational Corporations” – an intellectual and future-oriented study of the role of the UN in the study of multinational corporations.

Recipient of two "Best Paper" awards. Besides his books, Dr. Sagafi-nejad has been a consultant to multinational corporations as well as the United Nations and other international organizations, governments and private firms, and has served on the board of directors of companies and non-profit organizations.

Founder and Director of Loyola Center for International Business Education and Research (Loyola CIBER) at Loyola College1986-96. Founder and Network Manager of AIBNET, an Internet-based bulletin board dedicated to the advancement of communication among international business academic professionals through the Internet, 1993 - 96.

Listed in Who is Who in America, Who is Who in International Business Education and Research, Who is Who in American Education, and Who is Who in Business Higher Education. Member of the Academy of International Business and former Chair of its Northeast USA Chapter, the Academy of Management, Middle East Institute, the Middle East Studies Association and Strategic Management Society.

Research interests:

  • International technology transfer
  • Trade and foreign investment policies
  • Competitiveness
  • Global strategy
  • Multinational corporations
  • Political economy of the Middle East.