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Sinziana Dorobantu

Sinziana Dorobantu

Joined Stern 2012

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 707
New York, NY 10012

E-mail sdoroban@stern.nyu.edu

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Sinziana Dorobantu joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2012.

Professor Dorobantu's research interests span the areas of international business, strategic management and political economy. Her research addresses questions relating to multinational firms' stakeholder engagement strategies and the international expansion of state-owned and private firms in infrastructure industries. In two recent papers, she showed the financial value of positive relationships formed by corporate entities with various stakeholders including political representatives, local communities and non-governmental organizations.

Prior to joining Stern, Professor Dorobantu was a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at The Wharton School and the Lauder Institute at University of Pennsylvania, and a consultant at the International Finance Corporation.

Professor Dorobantu received a B.A. in International Relations and Communications from the American University in Bulgaria. She earned an M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.

Research Interests

  • Stakeholder relations and engagement strategies
  • International Expansion and Governance
  • Business-government relations

Academic Background

Ph.D., Political Science
Duke University

M.A., Economics
Duke University

B.A., International Relations and Communications
American University, Bulgaria

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Reputation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Crisis Communications/Catastrophe Preparedness
  • Global Expansion