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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

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Robert Salomon is Professor and NEC Faculty Fellow of International Management at the NYU Stern School of Business. In addition to his faculty appointment, he serves as Vice Dean, Dean of Executive Programs for NYU Stern. He held previous appointments 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 was named a "Favorite Business School Professor" in Poets and Quants and 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. In 2019, the Academy of International Business awarded him the Silver Medal for exceptional intellectual contributions to the field of international business. 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, and again in 2019.

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Global 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

Silver Medal for exceptional intellectual contributions to the field of International Business Academy of International Business 2019

Related News & Research

How the World Stays Open for Business

Professor Robert Salomon shares his outlook on the global economy next year

In a trend story highlighting top Executive MBA programs in the New York Metro Area, Professor and Vice Dean of Executive Programs Robert Salomon underscores Stern's focus on developing a cohort of students with high-quality management experience.

Stern EMBA Speaker Series: Alex Anyse (TRIUM ‘11)

In a trend story, Professor and Vice Dean of Executive Programs Robert Salomon highlights Stern’s global approach to Executive Education, citing short courses including "Sustainability Training for Business Leaders" and "Leading Global Organizations."

Stern EMBA Speaker Series: Charlie Reinhard (MBA ‘94)

Professor Robert Salomon offers advice for global companies to combat economic nationalism, drawing from his book, "Global Vision;” the DHL Global Connectedness Index, co-authored by Professor Pankaj Ghemawat, Senior Research Scholar Steven Altman and Ass

Stern EMBA Speaker Series: Tom Monahan (MBA ‘95)

Stern EMBA Speaker Series: Baly Ambegaoker (MBA ‘15)

Professor Robert Salomon discusses Starbucks' expansion strategy in China

Stern EMBA Speaker Series: Brian Brooks

Robert Salomon, Deputy Vice Dean of Executive Programs, Paula Steisel Goldfarb, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions, Financial Aid and Academic Affairs, and incoming student Fabrice Coles are interviewed about the inaugural class in the new EMBA D.C.program

Professors Robert Salomon and Jay Rubin are highlighted as favorite faculty by Poets & Quants 2018 Best & Brightest Business Majors Michelle Enkerlin (BS '18) and Shobhit Jain (BS '18)

Professor Robert Salomon is interviewed about the continuing concerns of a potential U.S. China trade war in response to the current tariffs situation

Professor Robert Salomon comments on misconceptions about U.S. trade deficits

Professor Robert Salomon analyzes the Trump Administration's approach to international trade

Professor Robert Salomon discusses the potential impact of new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports

Professor Robert Salomon is interviewed about Nestle's partnership with Starbucks

Professor Robert Salomon shares his views on trade tensions between the US and China

Professor Robert Salomon shares his views on business conglomerates

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