Douglas Dow

Professor in Business Strategy

Douglas Dow joined Melbourne Business School in 1993 and is currently Professor of Business Strategy and an Executive Director of the School.

After completing his MBA at the University of Western Ontario, Douglas finished his PhD at Melbourne Business School. In addition to conducting his own research, Douglas is a consulting editor with the Journal of International Business Studies (since 2013), and serves on the Editorial Review Boards of four other IB-oriented academic journals.  Douglas is also the current President of the Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA).

Before academia, Douglas was a consultant with Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne for five years and, prior to that, an Aeronautical Engineer with Pratt & Whitney Canada in Montreal for six years.

Douglas’ research has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of International Marketing, Global Strategy Journal and Management International Reviewand explores how cross-national differences like religion, language, culture and education & political systems influence performance and decision making.

Douglas teaches Business Strategy and Capstone on the MBA programs.

Most Notable Research

'The Kogut and Singh national cultural distance index: Time to start using it as a springboard rather than a crutch', Maseland, R, Dow, D, & Steel, P, 2018, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 1154-1166.

The effects of within-country linguistic and religious diversity on foreign acquisitions’, Dow, D, Cuypers, I & Ertug, G, 2016, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 319–346.

Confirmation bias in individual-level perceptions of psychic distance: An experimental investigation’, Baack, DW, Dow, D, Parente, R & Bacon, DR, 2015, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 938–959.

Disentangling the roles of international experience and distance in establishment mode choices’, Dow, D & Larimo, J, 2011, Management International Review, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 321–355.

Developing a multidimensional scale to measure psychic distance stimuli’, Dow, D & Karunaratna, A, 2006, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 578–602.

A note on psychological distance and export market selection’, Dow, D, 2000, Journal of International Marketing, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 51–64.