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J.M.A. (Jean-Francois) Hennart


Hoogleraar

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Management

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Expertise

 I apply transaction cost theory to the study of international business institutions, and in particular the multinational enterprise. I research the determinants of the mode of foreign market entry, such as contracts (licensing, franchising) and equity modes, and in particular equity joint ventures.

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Publications

Most recent publications

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Education

  • 1982: D.E.S., en Sciences Economiques, University of Lille
  • 1977: Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland
  • 1971: M.A., Economics, University of Maryland
  • 1969: Maitrise en Sciences Economiques, University of Paris
  • Career

    Current position

    • Professor of international management

    Professional experience

    Professor of International Management, Tilburg University, (1999-.) Teaching and Research in International Management.

    Visiting Professor, Institute of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, September-December 1996.Professor (1994-1999) and Associate Professor (1990-1994) of International Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Teaching and research in international business, international management, foreign market entry strategies, and international business policy.

    Anheuser Busch Term Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1984-1990. Teaching and research in international business, international management, and foreign market entry strategies.

    Associate Professor of International Business, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1981 - 1984. Teaching and research in international business, international management, and international business policy.

    Senior Economist, Fondation pour la Nouvelle Economie Politique, Paris, France, 1979 - 1981.

    Expert, United Nations, Office of Technical Cooperation, 1977 - 1979.

    Economist, Office of Research, Department of Economic and Community Development, State of Maryland, 1972 - 1977. Applied economic analysis to issues relevant to the Maryland economy.

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    Publications

    Most recent publications

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    Projects

    Work in progress

    • Chen, S., and Hennart, J.F., "A New Theory of International Business".
    • Hennart, J.F., Roehl, T., and Zeng, M., "A Typology of Japanese Exits from the United States".
    • Tan, D. and Hennart, J.F., "Are There Advantages to Being the First to Manufacture in a Foreign Market?
    • Zeng, M., and Hennart, J.F., "From Learning Race to Cooperative Specialization: Toward a New Framework for Alliance Management".

    External accreditation

    Honors

    • Fellow of the European International Business Academy, 2007
    • Vrije Universiteit Brussel Honorary Chair in Strategy for 2000-2001
    • Fellow of the Academy of International Business, 1999
    • Ph.D, Honoris Causa, University of Vaasa, 1998

    Editorial boards

    • Journal of International Business Studies
    • Global Strategy Journal
    • Management International Review
    • Journal of World Business
    • Internationl Journal of Research in Marketing

     

    Teaching


    J.M.A. (Jean-Francois) Hennart teaches the following subjects:

    Teaching activities elsewhere

    • Executive MBA Program in International Management, Catholic University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
    • Executive MBA Program, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
    • Doctoral Program, ICSTE
    • Doctoral Program, FIGSIB, Finland
    • Doctoral Program, HEC

    Other activities

    Principal Consulting Activities:

    • Monsanto (1997)
    • Caterpillar, Inc. (1995)
    • Arthur Andersen (1995)
    • American Oil Chemists' Society (1994)
    • Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS), College Park, Maryland (consulting on their project with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Chad [1991] and on their Mongolian project [1992]).

    Editorial activities

    Consulting editor, Journal of International Business Studies (2007-

    Editorial Board member of:

    • Journal of International Business Studies (1991-2003)
    • Strategic Management Journal (1992-2010)
    • Global Strategy Journal (2010-
    • Management International Review (1994-
    • Journal of World Business (1996-
    • International Journal of Research in Marketing (2001-2007)
    • European Management Review (2003-
    • Journal of International Management (2004-

    Memberships in Professional Organizations:

    Member of the Board and U.S. Representative, European International Business Academy, 1990-2001.

    Member of:
    European International Business Academy
    Academy of International Business
    Academy of Management

    Recent Activities in Professional Organizations:

    Member of the Conference Board, Annual Conference on Corporate Strategy, WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, 2005-2008.

    Member of the Conference Board, Vaasa International Business Conference, since 1989.

    Chairperson, Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management, International Management Division, 1993 and 2008.

    Track Chair, Academy of Management, International Management Division, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. 

    Faculty Member, Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management, International Management Division, 1987, 1991, 2009.

    Faculty Member, Junior Faculty Consortium, Academy of Management, International Management Division, 1994, 2010.

    Faculty Member, Paper development workshop, Journal of International Business Studies, 2009.

    Member of the Jury, Farmer Dissertation Prize, Academy of International Business, 1995 to 1998.

    Chairperson, Junior Faculty Consortium, Academy of International Business, 1993-1995

    Faculty Member, Doctoral Consortium, European International Business Association, 1989 to date

    Track coordinator, European International Business Academy Meetings, 2003.

    Contact details
    Room K 1009
    PO Box 90153
    5000 LE Tilburg 
    Phone+31 13 466 8086
    Secretary+31 13 466 2315
    Email j.f.hennart@tilburguniversity.edu

    Hoogleraar
    Tilburg School of Economics and Management
    Department of Management

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