Mary Teagarden

Professor of Global Strategy & Editor, Thunderbird International Business Review
Faculty
THNDRBIRD Campus
Mailcode
0158

Biography

Professor of Global Strategy

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Strategy
  • Global Mindset
  • Strategic Human Resources and Talent Management
  • Offshoring, Outsourcing and Supply Chain Management
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Doing Business in China, India and Southeast Asia

Languages of Instruction:

  • English
  • Spanish

Dr. Mary B. Teagarden is professor of global strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management and editor-in-chief of Thunderbird International Business Review. She is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management. Mary is recognized and sought after in academic, corporate and government sectors for her teaching, executive training and consulting. She is an active international consultant who advises technology-intensive manufacturing and service firms in China, India, Mexico, Malaysia, and Brazil.

She has published more than 130 articles, books, chapters, and case studies in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Review and Organizational Dynamics among others. Her research focuses on global competitiveness and capability building with an emphasis on offshore manufacturing and service, innovation, high technology transfer, sustainable development, developing global mindset, and talent management.

Mary works with a variety of clients including AKZO-Nobel, ALFA, AMEX, Avnet, AT&T, Bancomext, Bank of China, Bank Negara Malaysia, Baxter International, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Mexico, CNOOC, China Mobile, China Netcom, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cisco, ExxonMobil, Fengzheng (Founders), Ford, General Motors, Honeywell, Huawei, Hyundai, Intel, International Federation of the Red Cross-Red Crescent, Intuit, Lenovo, LG Group, Lucent Technologies, Maybank, Motorola, NCR, Northern Telecom, NZTE, Qualcomm, Reserva del Senior, Shanghai Automotive International Corporation (SAIC), Sony, SK Group, Televerde, Tropicana Peninsular, UTStarcom, Vitro, Xilinx, Yantian International Container Terminals, and Zhezhang Mobil, among others. Mary has lived or worked in 11 Latin American countries, five European countries and eight Asian countries – in addition to the United States and Canada. Mary is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.

Top media outlets call on her expertise regularly, including: CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, CCTV, ABC, NBC, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, CIO and IEEE Spectrum. She serves as a director the American University of Rome board, Mary previously served as an advisor to China’s Huawei, the US Airways Educational Foundation, and as a director of the West Valley Child Crisis Center and Arhaus University..

She received her Ph.D. in global strategic management from the University of Southern California.

Mary and her husband reside in Cave Creek, Arizona. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the deserts of the Southwest and rock climbing in her Jeep.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 489Mltntnl Organizational Ldrshp
TAM 541Strat in a Competitive World
TGM 541CompettveStrategyGlblPerspecti
TGM 546Regional Industrial Analysis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 548Global Strategy
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 541CompettveStrategyGlblPerspecti
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 541CompettveStrategyGlblPerspecti
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 548Global Strategy
TGM 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 541CompettveStrategyGlblPerspecti
TGM 546Regional Industrial Analysis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 541CompettveStrategyGlblPerspecti
TBX 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics