Dr. C. Bülent Aybar is the Chair of International Business Department and the Director of Ph.D. Program. Dr. Aybar’s main teaching and research interests are in international corporate finance and risk management. His current research work include empirical analysis of various aspects of emerging market multinationals, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and risk management in Emerging Market context. His doctoral level teaching focuses on seminars in Multinational Corporate Finance and Globalization and Economic Reform in Emerging Markets.
Dr. Aybar is an active researcher and frequent participant in academic and professional forums in his field. His most recent publications appeared in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, Emerging Markets Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, Multinational Business Review, Journal of International Public Administration and Journal of East-West Business. Dr. Aybar is a member of Academy of International Business and European Finance Association. Dr. Aybar regularly serves as a referee for journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of World Business, European Management Review, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Global Finance Journal, Multinational Finance Journal, Emerging Markets Review and Thunderbird Review of International Business. In addition to his full time appointment at SNHU, Dr. Aybar regularly lectures in several short term graduate programs in Europe and Harvard Summer School.
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Dr. Broaden is currently a professor of International Business and Organizational Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University. She received her doctorate in International Business, with a concentration in International Finance. Her current research focus is in the area of small business development and foreign direct investment on a global basis. She is particularly interested in FDI to African nations and has recently published in this area. She is also interesting in the shifting patterns of FDI within emerging markets and the re-shoring of FDI by manufacturing firms.
Prior to her academic career, Dr. Broaden worked in a number of multinational firms where she was an executive managing international human resource activities as well as being a member of the company's strategic management team. In her last assignment she lived in Toronto Canada for three years and managed operations in Canada and France. A key assignment was talent management and Dr. Broaden was responsible for recruiting and placing global talent.
Dr. Broaden holds the Certified Global Business Professional designation from NASBITE International , which is the qualification in Global Commerce and she is a member of the Foreign Direct Investment Association. She is a member of numerous trade and professional groups in her field.
Tej S. Dhakar is a professor in the Quantitative Studies, Operations and Project Management (QSOPM) department at the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). He teaches the advanced quantitative methods classes in the Ph.D. program and has assisted with many Ph.D. students in their dissertation research.
Before arriving in the USA, Tej taught MBA students at the Institute of Management Technology and the University of Delhi. His business experience includes managing printing operations at the Times of India and the Tata Press Limited for nine years.
Tej received his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Master in Business Administration from the University of Delhi, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science from the University of Alabama. He has also been certified as Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.
While at the University of Alabama, Tej was selected for the Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award and the Excellence in Research by the University. He was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Business. He is a life member of the Production and Operations Management Society and a member of the Project Management Institute and the Decision Sciences Institute. He is also serving as the Secretary of the India Association of New Hampshire.
Tej’s current research interests include sales forecasting, multiple level lot sizing, anomalies in the behavior of the stock market, and mixed model assembly line sequencing. His research has been published in many international journals including Computers and Operations Research, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Journal of Applied Economics, International Finance Review. Communications in Statistics, Benchmarking, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, and Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Aysun Fiçici received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UMass Lowell in 1986, a Master of Arts in Political Science from Harvard University in 1993, a Master in Business Administration from New Hampshire College in 1999, a Master of Science in International Business from SNHU in 2001, a Master of Science in Business Education in 2002, and Doctor in Business Administration in International Business from SNHU in 2005. Dr. Ficici teaches Theories of Globalization in the doctoral program and her teaching portfolio includes International Corporate Governance, International Business Negotiations, Survey of International Business, International Business Project as well as special topics in international business.
Dr. Ficici’s research spans a wide range of macro and micro issues in international business including Globalization; Emerging Markets and Transition Economies; European Union and its Trade Negotiations; Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures; Economic Geography; and Political Economy. Geographic areas of her research are focused on Latin America; China, South East Asia, South Asia, and West Asia – Eurasia.
Education: DBA in International Business from SNHU, MS in Business Education and MS in International Business from SNHU, MBA in Business Administration from SNHU, MA in Political Science from Harvard University, B.A. in Political Science from UMass Lowell.
Massood Samii is professor of International Business and director of the Institute for International Business at Southern New Hampshire University. Previously he directed the Ph.D. program and chaired the International Business Department. He was a senior lecturer at MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1992 to 2007. Previously, he was with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he did research on global energy and oil markets. He served OPEC Secretariat in Vienna Austria for a number of years as a senior economist and the head of the finance section. During his tenure at OPEC, he was involved in a numerous projects including OPEC Long Term Strategy, and Oil Pricing Strategy.
Dr. Samii has also directed numerous projects for the U.S. Department of Education. In 2004, he was recognized by the Governor of State of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire International Trade Association (NHITA) for outstanding contribution to the State’s International Business and Trade. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Governor Office of International Commerce (OIC) and of the Texas A & M International University Ph.D. program. In addition, he has done numerous executive training and consulting internationally.
Dr. Samii has lectured and published widely on issues of energy, economic development, risk analysis, and international business. His articles have appeared in the journals of Energy Policy, Energy and Development, OPEC Review, Petroleum Management, the International Trade Journal, and Thunderbird International Business. He was an official observer representative to the IMF Interim Committee, World Bank Development Committee, and UNCTAD Trade and Development Committee. He is on the editorial board of a number of International Journals. His book titled International Business and Information technology was published by Rutledge. His area of research includes Risk Analysis and Management for Foreign Direct Investment, International Business Strategy, Dynamic Strategy, and International Oil Market.