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Robert Salomon

Robert Salomon

Joined Stern 2005

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 711
New York, NY 10012

E-mail rsalomon@stern.nyu.edu
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Robert Salomon is an Associate Professor of International Management and a Faculty Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business. He held previous appointments as the Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow of Business and Ethics at NYU Stern, as a Visiting Professor at the IESE Business School in Spain, and as an Assistant Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Robert is an award-winning scholar and educator who has been teaching and conducting research on globalization and global strategy for nearly 20 years. He has been recognized as an outstanding educator and has received more than 10 commendations for “Excellence in Teaching” at NYU Stern. He was nominated for NYU Stern Professor of the Year, awarded the NYU Stern Faculty Leadership Award, and was named a NYU Stern Faculty Scholar in recognition of his outstanding teaching and dedication to student mentorship. He has been described in The Wall Street Journal as an educator who provides “brilliant distilled advice on business strategy.”

In addition to being a leading educator, Robert is also an award-winning management researcher. He received the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award in 2015. He won the 2006 IABS Best Article Award, the 2003 Haynes Best Paper Prize, the 2003 William H. Newman Award, and the 2002 Barry M. Richman Prize. He was nominated for the Richard N. Farmer Award; was a finalist for the Gunnar Hedlund Medal; and was runner-up in the 2001 INFORMS Dissertation Competition. His research articles have been nominated four times for Best Paper at the Academy of Management meetings. Members of the International Division of the Academy of Management recognized him as a “Thought Leader” in 2013.

Robert’s book entitled “Global Vision: How Companies Can Overcome the Pitfalls of Globalization” was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. It has been hailed as “a must read” that will “help business managers to navigate the political, cultural, and economic complexities of globalization and steer their companies toward great success.”

Professor Salomon holds a B.B.A. in Finance magna cum laude from Michigan Ross School of Business. He earned his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in International Business Strategy from New York University Stern School of Business.

Research Interests

  • International Expansion and Governance
  • Foriegn Entry and Location Decisions
  • Cross-Border Knowledge Transfer
  • International Trade
  • Globalization

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Business

Academic Background

Ph.D., Strategy and International Business, 2002
NYU Stern School of Business

M.Phil., Strategy and International Business, 2000
NYU Stern School of Business

B.B.A., Finance, 1995
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Awards & Appointments

NYU Stern Professor of the Year Nominated 2010
AOM Emerald Best Symposium Award Finalist 2010
IABS Best Published Article Award Winner 2006
Richard N. Farmer Dissertation Award, AIB Finalist 2003
Barry M. Richman Dissertation Award, AOM Winner 2003
Gunnar Hedlund Medal, EIBA Finalist 2003
Haynes Best Paper Prize, AIB Winner 2003
USC Dean's Commendation for 2003
Newman Dissertation Prize, Academy of Management Meetings Winner 2002
INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Competition Runner-up 2001

Selected Publications

Salomon, R. & B. Jin. (2008)
Convergence or Capabilities? Explaining Firm Heterogeneity in Learning by Exporting

Martin, X., R. Salomon & Z. Wu (2008)
The Institutional Determinants of Location Choice: An Examination of Agglomeration in the Global Semiconductor Industry

Martin, X., R. Salomon, & Z. Wu (2008)
When in Rome? Exploring the Institutional Determinants of Agglomeration for Foreign Entrants

Salomon, R. & X. Martin (2008)
Learning, Knowledge Transfer and Technology Implementation Performance: A Study of Time-to-Build in the Global Semiconductor Industry
Management Science, 54 (7): 1266-1280

Salomon, R. & B. Jin (2008)
Does Knowledge Spill to Leaders or Laggards? Exploring Industry Heterogeneity in Learning by Exporting
Journal of International Business Studies, 39 (1): 132-150

Salomon, R. & B. Jin (2008)
Does Knowledge Spill to Leaders or Laggards? Exploring Industry Heterogeneity in Learning by Exporting
Journal of International Business Studies, 39 (1): 132-150

Barnett, M. & R. Salomon (2006)
Beyond Dichotomy: The Curvilinear Relationship Between Social Responsibility and Financial Performance
Strategic Management Journal, 27: 1101-1122

Mayer, K. & R. Salomon (2006)
Capabilities, Contractual Hazards, and Governance: Integrating Resource-based and Transaction Cost Perspectives
Academy of Management Journal, 49 (5): 942-959

Salomon, R. (2006)
Spillovers to Foreign Market Participants: Assessing the Impact of Export Strategies on Innovative Productivity
Strategic Organization, 4(2): 135-164

Salomon, R. & J. M. Shaver (2005)
Export and Domestic Sales: Their Interrelationship and Determinants
Strategic Management Journal, 26: 855-871

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Areas of Expertise


  • Business Strategy
  • Currencies & Foreign Exchange
  • Emerging Markets
  • Globalization & Trade
  • International Economic Policy


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Executive Pay
  • Mergers & Acquisitions