Dr. Richard T. Mpoyi

Professor

Dr. Richard T. Mpoyi
615-898-5767
Room N146, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box X048, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
2342 N. Tennessee Blvd., Apt. 1403, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Degree Information

  • DBA, Southern Illinois University (1997)
  • MBA, Western Illinois University (1991)
  • BA, University of Kinshasa (1981)

Areas of Expertise

Africa's competitive disadvantage in the world marketplace

Love of money and African companies' global competitiveness

Emerging economies of Asia and Latin America

China's slowdown: An anomaly or a new normal

Vertical integration strategies

International business curriculum

 

 

Biography

Richard Mpoyi (Doctor of Business Administration, Southern Illinois University) is a Professor of Management. Since 1998, he has been a faculty in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He teaches Strategic Management, International Business, and Global Comparative Management. His areas of expertise include the study of various aspects of the new global competitive landscape such as rising competitive strength of emerging economies, development challenges f...

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Richard Mpoyi (Doctor of Business Administration, Southern Illinois University) is a Professor of Management. Since 1998, he has been a faculty in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He teaches Strategic Management, International Business, and Global Comparative Management. His areas of expertise include the study of various aspects of the new global competitive landscape such as rising competitive strength of emerging economies, development challenges facing African nations, and internationalization of business curriculum. He has presented numerous papers at professional conferences in the United States and a few other countries. He has published several articles in scholarly journals. As his research involves global competition, he has taken part in many foreign trips. He has travelled to Canada, Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom), Asia (China and Japan), and Africa (Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa, and Zambia). Prior to joining MTSU, he taught at Western Illinois University (visiting assistant professor), and at Southern Illinois University (teaching assistant). However, his academic career started much earlier in Congo where he was an instructor at the University of Kinshasa (D.R. Congo).

 

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Publications

Mpoyi, R. 2020. Natural Resources, Love of Money, and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Competitive Disadvantage. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 21(1), 126-134).

Mpoyi, R. & Nkongolo-Bakenda, J. 2018. Mixed Development Messages from Africa: Macro-Economic Performance versus Poverty Models’ Test Results. Journal of Business and Economics, 8(4), 302-317. 

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H.,...

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Mpoyi, R. 2020. Natural Resources, Love of Money, and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Competitive Disadvantage. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 21(1), 126-134).

Mpoyi, R. & Nkongolo-Bakenda, J. 2018. Mixed Development Messages from Africa: Macro-Economic Performance versus Poverty Models’ Test Results. Journal of Business and Economics, 8(4), 302-317. 

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H., Arias-Galicai, F., Garber, I. E., Chiu, R. K. K., Charles-Pauvers, B., Luna-Arocas, R., Vlerick, P., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Al-Zubaidi, A. S., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Cheng, B. S., Correia, R., Du, L. Z., Garcia de la Torre, C., Ibrahim, A. H. S., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Liang, J., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T.,  Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Özbek, M. F., Pereira, F. J. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sard┼żoska, E., Skobic, P., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Urbain, C., Trontelj, M., & Chen, J. Q., Tang, N. Y. 2018. Monetary Intelligence and Behavioral Economics Across 32 Cultures: Good Apples Enjoy Good Quality of Life in Good Barrels. Journal of Business Ethics, 148, 893-917.  

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H., Arias-Galicai, F., Garber, I. E., Chiu, R. K. K., Charles-Pauvers, B., Luna-Arocas, R., Vlerick, P., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Al-Zubaidi, A. S., Borg, M. G., Cheng, B. S., Correia, R., Du, L. Z., Garcia de la Torre, C., Ibrahim, A. H. S., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Liang, J., Malovics, E., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T.,  Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Özbek, M. F., Pereira, F. J. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sard┼żoska, E., Skobic, P., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Urbain, C., Trontelj, M., Canova, L., & Manganelli, A. M., Chen, J. Q., Tang, N. Y., Adetoun, B. E., & Adewuyi, M. F. 2018. Monetary Intelligence and Behavioral Economics: The Enron Effect—Love of money, corporate ethical values, Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), and dishonesty across 31 geopolitical entities. Journal of Business Ethics, 148, 919-937.  

Mpoyi, R. 2017. Has Africa Started to Rise? Promising Competitive Prospects. European Journal of Business Research, 17(1), 63-72.

Mpoyi, R. 2016. China at a Crossroad: The Middle-Class Paradox. European Journal of Management, 16(1), 63-72.  

Mpoyi, R. 2014. African Companies’ Quest for Competitive Advantage: Insights from a Survey of the Congolese Elite. International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, 4(3), 17-23.  

Mpoyi, R. 2013. China’s Economic Slowdown: An Anomaly or a new Normal? International Journal of Strategic Management, 13(2), 11-16  

Mpoyi, R. 2012. The Rising Competitive Power of BRIC Economies: Will Sub-Saharan Africa Join the Club of Emerging Markets? International Journal of Strategic Management, 12(1), 76-81  

Mpoyi, R. 2012. The Impact of the BRIC Thesis and the Rise of Emerging Economies on Global Competitive Advantage: Will there be a Shift from West to East? Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 13(3), 36-47  

Mpoyi, R. 2011. Advanced Economies’ Competitive Advantage under Threat: Are Emerging Economies Catching Up or Forging Ahead? Competition Forum, 9(1), 49-57  

Mpoyi, R. 2009. Doing Business in the new World Marketplace: Can African Companies achieve a Global Competitive Advantage? International Journal of business Research, 9(3), 1-6  

Mpoyi, R. 2008. Impact of National Institutions on Companies’ Global Competitive Advantage: Dominance of Companies from Countries with Advanced Social Capabilities. Journal of Business Administration Online, 7(2), 1-13  

Mpoyi, R. & Thomas, E. 2008. International Business Education: An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Curriculum Coverage on Student Knowledge of Global Issues. Review of Business Research, 8(5), 174-178

Mpoyi, R. 2007. Trends of Vertical Integration in the Manufacturing Sector: Company’s Strategic Choices or Industry Phenomenon. International Journal of Business Strategy, VII(1), 158-165  

Mpoyi, R., Festervand, T., & Sokoya, K. 2006. Creating a Global Competitive Advantage for Sub-Saharan African Companies. Journal of African Business, 7(1/2), 119-137  

Thomas, E., Mpoyi, R., & Sutarso, T. 2005. International Business Education: How much do our Students Know? Journal of Current Research in Global Business, 8(12), 1-8  

Mpoyi, R. & Bullington, K. 2004. Performance Implications of Changing Vertical Integration Strategies. American Business Review, XXII(1), 93-101  

Mpoyi, R. 2003. The Impact of Industry Characteristics on Vertical Integration Strategies. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 2(2), 94-98  

Mpoyi, R. & Thomas, E. 2003. Coverage of International Issues: Curriculum Assessment from a Student Perception Prospective. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 2(2), 139-143  

Mpoyi, R. 2003. Vertical Integration: Strategic Characteristics and Competitive Implications. Competitiveness Review, 13(1), 44-55  

Mpoyi, R. 2003. A Cross-Industry Analysis of Vertical Integration Strategies: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Business Administration Online, 2(1), 1-14  

Mpoyi, R. & Bullington, K. 2003. Strategic Change and Performance: The Impact of Changes in Vertical Integration Levels on Costs. Business Research Yearbook, X, 1069-1073  

Bullington, K. & Mpoyi, R. 2002. The Impact of Supply Chain Improvement Initiatives on Cost Performance of Vertically Disintegrating Companies. Global Competitiveness, 10(2), 76-90  

Festervand, T. & Mpoyi, R. 2001. US Executives’ Perceptions of Emerging Nations as FDI Options. Journal of Business in Developing Nations, 5(1), 1-12  

Mpoyi, R. 2000. Changing Corporate Strategies: Restoring Competitive Advantage through Vertical Disintegration. Advances in Competitiveness Research, 8(1), 71-80

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Presentations

Mpoyi, R. 2020. Natural Resources, Love of Money, and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Competitive Disadvantage. 5th Biennial Conference of the Africa Academy of Management, Lagos, Nigeria.  

Mpoyi, R. 2019. Kleptocracy: Congo Politicians’ Relentless Pursuit of Money Results in Poverty and Economic Failure. International Convention of Psychological Science Conference, Paris, France.  

Mpoyi, R. & Nkongolo-Bakenda, J. 2018. Mixed Development Messages...

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Mpoyi, R. 2020. Natural Resources, Love of Money, and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Competitive Disadvantage. 5th Biennial Conference of the Africa Academy of Management, Lagos, Nigeria.  

Mpoyi, R. 2019. Kleptocracy: Congo Politicians’ Relentless Pursuit of Money Results in Poverty and Economic Failure. International Convention of Psychological Science Conference, Paris, France.  

Mpoyi, R. & Nkongolo-Bakenda, J. 2018. Mixed Development Messages from Africa: Macro-Economic Performance versus Poverty Models’ Test Results. Africa Academy of Management Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  

Mpoyi, R. 2017. Has Africa Started to Rise? Promising Competitive Prospects. International Academy of Business and Economics Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida  

Mpoyi, R. 2016. China at a Crossroad: The Middle Class Paradox. International Academy of Business and Economics, Orlando, Florida  

Mpoyi, R. 2016. Africa’s Economic Prospects in a Changing Global Competitive Landscape. Africa Academy of Management, Nairobi, Kenya  

Mpoyi, R. 2014. China’s Rising Economic Power at a Crossroad: The Middle Class Paradox. Association for Global Business Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida  

Mpoyi, R. 2014. Good Governance of African Companies in the Global Marketplace: Insights from a Survey of the Congolese Elite. Africa Academy of Management, Gaborone, Botswana  

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H., Arias-Galicai, F., Garber, I., Vlerick, P., Adetoun, B. E., Adewuyi, M. F., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Chen, J. Q. , Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Correla, R., Du, L. Z., Garcia de la Torre, C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Liang, J., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T., Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Özbek, M. F., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, N. Y., Tang, T. L. N., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., & Urbain, C. 2014, July 13. Monetary Intelligence: Money attitudes and satisfaction with pay and life: Data from 32 entities. Paper presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.  

Mpoyi, R. 2013. China: The Middle Class Paradox. Society of Business, Industry and Economics, Destin, Florida  

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H., Arias-Galicai, F., Garber, I., Vlerick, P., Adetoun, B. E., Adewuyi, M. F., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Correla, R., Du, L. Z., Garcia de la Torre, C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Liang, J., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T., Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., OsmanGani, A., Özbek, M. F., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., Urbain, C., & Chen, J. Q. 2013. Are money smart people satisfied with pay and life? A theory of monetary intelligence. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, August 9-13, 2013.    

Mpoyi, R. 2012. The Rising Competitive Power of BRIC Economies: Will Sub-Saharan Africa join the Club of Emerging Markets? International Academy of Business and Economics, Key West, Florida  

Mpoyi, R. 2011. The Impact of the ‘BRIC’ Thesis and the Rise of Emerging Economies on Global Competitive Advantage: Will there be a Shift from West to East? Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii  

Mpoyi, R. 2011. Advanced Economies’ Competitive Advantage under Threat: Are Emerging Economies catching up or forging ahead? American Society for Competitiveness, Orlando, Florida  

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Garber, I., Vlerick, P., Arias-Galicai, F., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H., Liang, J., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Codoban, I., Du, L. Z., Garcia de la Torre, C., Higgs, R. C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T., Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., & Urbain, C.,  2011, August 12-16. The love of money is the root of all evil: Corporate ethical values and CPI as moderators. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.    

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Garber, I., Vlerick, P., Arias-Galicai, F., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H., Liang, J., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Codoban, I., Du, L. Z., Garcia de la Torre, C., Higgs, R. C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T., Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., & Urbain, C.,  2011, August 12-16. The love of money is the root of all evil: Pay satisfaction and CPI as moderators. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.  

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Garber, I., Vlerick, P., Arias-Galicai, F., Lim, V. K. G., Teo, T. S. H., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Codoban, I., Du, L. Z., Garcia de la Torre, C., Higgs, R. C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T.,  Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., & Urbain, C.,  2010, August 6-10. Whoever loves money is never satisfied with his or her pay: Income and CPI as moderators. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.  

Tang, T. L. P., Liang, J., Sutarso, T., Ansari, M. A., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Arias-Galicai, F., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Codoban, I., Du, L. Z., Garber, I., Garcia de la Torre, C., Higgs, R. C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Lim, V. K. G., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T., Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Teo, T. S. H., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., Urbain, C., & Vlerick, P. 2009, August 7-11. A cross-level study of entity affluence, money attitude, pay satisfaction, and corrupt intent. Paper presented at Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.  

Mpoyi, R. 2009. African Companies in the Global Competitive Landscape: A Survey of the African Elite. Association for Global Business, Orlando, Florida  

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Ansari, M. A., Arias-Galicai, F., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Codoban, I., Du, L.Z., Garber, I., Garcia de la Torre, C., Higgs, R. C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Lim, V. K. G., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T., Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Teo, T. S. H., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., Urbain, C., & Vlerick, P. 2008, August 8-13. The love of money and pay level satisfaction: Does GDP per capita make a difference? Paper presented at Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.  

Tang, T. L. P., Sutarso, T., Akande, A., Allen, M. W., Alzubaidi, A. S., Ansari, M. A., Arias-Galicai, F., Borg, M. G., Canova, L., Charles-Pauvers, B., Cheng, B. S., Chiu, R. K., Codoban, I., Du, L.Z., Garber, I., Garcia de la Torre, C., Higgs, R. C., Jen, C. K., Kazem, A. M., Kim, K., Lim, V. K. G., Luna-Arocas, R., Malovics, E., Manganelli, A. M., Moreira, A., Mpoyi, R. T., Nnedum, A. U. O., Osagie, J. E., Osman-Gani, A., Pereira, F. C., Pholsward, R., Pitariu, H. D., Polic, M., Sardzoska, E., Stembridge, A. F., Tang, T. L. N., Teo, T. S. H., Tombolani, M., Trontelj, M., Urbain, C., & Vlerick, P. 2008, August 8-13. Antecedents and consequences of unethical behavior: Does the level of CPI make a difference? Paper presented at Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.  

Mpoyi, R. & Thomas, E. 2008. International Business Education: An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Curriculum Coverage on Student Knowledge of Global Issues. International Academy of Business and Economics, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Thomas, E. & Mpoyi, R. 2008. A Study of the Relationship between Student Perception and Level of Knowledge of International Business Education. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Mpoyi, R. 2007. Doing Business in the New Global Marketplace: Do National Characteristics affect Companies’ Competitive Strength? Association of Global Business, Washington, D.C.  

Mpoyi, R. 2007. Trends of Vertical Integration in the Manufacturing Sector: Company’s Strategic Choices or Industry Phenomenon. International Academy of Business and Economics, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Mpoyi, R. 2006. Applying the Convergence Theory to Africa’s Competitiveness: Is Africa Catching up? International Academy of African Business and Development, Accra, Ghana  

Thomas, E., Mpoyi, R., & Sutarso, T. 2005. International Business Education: How much do our Students Know? Association for Global Business, Miami Beach, Florida  

Mpoyi, R. 2005. Aftermath of Vertical Disintegration Decision: Why some Disintegrating Firms Implement Supply Chain Improvements while others do not? Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii  

Mpoyi, R. 2003. The Impact of Industry Characteristics on Vertical Integration Strategies. International Academy of Business and Economics, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Mpoyi, R. & Thomas, E. 2003. Coverage of International Issues: Curriculum Assessment from a Student Perception Prospective. International Academy of Business and Economics, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Mpoyi, R. & Bullington, K. 2003. Strategic Change and Performance: The Impact of Changes in Vertical Integration Levels on Production and Inventory Costs. International Academy of Business Disciplines, Orlando, Florida  

Mpoyi, R. 2002. A Cross-Industry Analysis of Vertical Integration Strategies. Society of Business, Industry and Economics, Gulf Shores, Alabama  

Bullington, K. & Mpoyi, R. 2002. The Impact of Supply Chain Improvement Initiatives on Cost Performance of Vertically Disintegrating Companies. American Society for Competitiveness, Alexandria, Virginia  

Mpoyi, R. 2001. Vertical Integration: Strategic Characteristics and Competitive Implications. American Society for Competitiveness, Arlington, Virginia  

Mpoyi, R. 2001. Vertical Integration Strategy: An Empirical Test of Industry-Specific Effects. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Mpoyi, R. 1999. Changing Corporate Strategies: Restoring Competitive Advantage through Vertical Disintegration. American Society for Competitiveness, Atlanta, Georgia  

Mpoyi, R. & Liao, J. 1996. Asset Specificity, Efficient Boundaries, and Vertical Disintegration. Midwest Academy of Management, South Bend, Indiana  

Mpoyi, R. & Fraedrich, J. 1994. Determinants of International Strategies: An Administrative Behavior Approach. Academy of Business Administration, London, England  

Mpoyi, R. Liao, J. 1994. Processes of Formation of International Strategies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Organizational Studies Doctoral Student Conference, Seattle, Washington  

Liao, J. & Mpoyi, R. 1994. Schooling of Organization Studies: The Second Day of Schooling. Organizational Studies Doctoral Student Conference, Seattle, Washington  

Mpoyi, R. 1993. The Impact of Information Technology on Organizational Change: Organizational Studies Doctoral Student Conference, Albany, New York

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Courses

Strategic Management

International Business

Global Comparative Management