AIB Fellow - Farok J. Contractor
Dr. Farok Contractor is Professor in the Management and Global Business department at Rutgers Business School. He has taught at the graduate level and conducted executive seminars in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Ph.D. and MBA, the University of Michigan, where he received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and the University of Bombay where he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Farok Contractor's research has focused on foreign direct investment, in particular the negotiated, inter-firm aspects of International Business such as alliances including joint ventures, licensing and negotiations between investors and governments. His research has focused on the knowledge transfer process, financing, negotiations, setting a price on technology, and the strategic implications of companies sharing their expertise and markets with other firms, and has involved gathering data from a large number of companies. Other publications treat government policies towards foreign investment, and valuation of intangible assets. Dr. Contractor has written over one hundred scholarly papers on these topics, and nine authored or edited books, and has been rated by several surveys as among the top-ranked contributors of scholarly papers to the field.
Among the conferences organized by Dr. Contractor, two in particular had a catalytic influence on the field of Alliances and Cooperative Strategies. The first in 1986 was the Rutgers/Wharton Conference on Cooperative Strategies in International Business, and a follow up conference, Cooperative Strategies and Alliances in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2001.
At Rutgers he has chaired or been on the supervisory committees of 14 doctoral dissertations on International Strategic Management topics, been Department Chair for the International Business Department, Research Director of the CIBER, Coordinator of the Ph.D. program in International Business, the Dean's Leadership Council, and other key school and university initiatives.
Dr. Contractor's interests include canoeing, skiing, trekking, history and restoring antiques.
Last Updated: August 2011