Executive Director

S. Tamer Cavusgil

tamer-cavusgilS. Tamer Cavusgil is Regents’ Professor, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair, and executive director of the Center for International Business Education & Research (GSU-CIBER). He is a trustee of Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a visiting professor at Leeds University Business School in the United Kingdom.

Professor Cavusgil has been mentoring students, executives, and educators in international business for the past four decades. A native of Turkey, his professional work has taken him to numerous other emerging markets.

Previously, Tamer served as Senior Fulbright Scholar to Australia and taught at Monash University. Tamer also served as a visiting professor at Manchester Business School and held the Gianni and Joan Montezemolo Visiting Chair at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, where he is an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. At Michigan State University, where he served for 21 years, he was the inaugural holder of the John Byington Chair in Global Marketing and founding director of CIBER.

The author of several dozen books and more than 200 refereed journal articles, Cavusgil is among the most cited international business scholars. Various reviews have listed him as one of the most influential and prolific authors in international management. Google Scholar indicates over 55,000 citations as of late 2022 (h-index of 96) and lists him among the top scholars in the world in international business, international marketing, emerging markets, and export marketing.

Tamer is the founding editor of the Journal of International Marketing and Advances in International Marketing. He is co-editor in chief of Rutgers Business Review.

He has been awarded two honorary doctorates: Doctor Honoris Causa from Belgium’s Hasselt University in 2014 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern Denmark in 2017. In 2018, Tamer was honored as an Honorary Professor by Atilim University in Ankara, Turkey.

Professor Cavusgil is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), a distinction earned by a select group of intellectual leaders in international business. He has served as vice president of AIB and on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association. Tamer was named International Trade Educator of the Year in 1996 by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE).

Tamer holds a bachelor of science in business and economics from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.