Usha Haley

Usha Haley, Ph.D.

Management Department

Professor of Management


  • Ph.D., Stern School of Business, New York University
  • M.Phil., Stern School of Business, New York University
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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T: 304.293.7948

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Usha Haley is a Professor of Management at the College of Business & Economics, West Virginia University. She joins WVU from Auckland, New Zealand, where she was Professor of International Business at Massey University. Previously, she was Asia Programs Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She has lived and worked on four continents. 

Her research focuses on the Multinational Corporation and International Strategic Management, especially in Asian and Emerging Markets, including business-government relations, strategic decision-making, sanctions and subsidies. She has more than 200 publications and presentations including 24 journal articles (in California Management Review, Harvard Business Review and Journal of Management Studies among others), 36 book chapters and 7 books, 2 of which have been on international best-seller lists. Her latest book Subsidies to Chinese Industry (Oxford University Press) was profiled in the April 27th issue of the Economist.  Her other books include Multinational Corporations in Political Environments (reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and Academy of Management Review); The Chinese Tao of Business (reviewed in the Wall Street Journal as the only business book on Asia to buy); and, New Asian Emperors (reviewed in the Economist as an "important study").  She is co-Editor-in-Chief of the new book series Multinational Investment and Business for Imperial College Press.

Professor Haley has testified on her research on China/Asia to the Congressionally mandated US-China Economic and Security Review Commission and twice before the Committee on Ways and Means, including on the federal legislation, the Non-market Economy Trade Remedy Act.  She has presented on her research on China before the US International Trade Commission, US Department of Commerce and US Trade Representative. Her research on Chinese subsidies has served as the basis of three pieces of anti-dumping regulation in the European Union. She provided expert testimony before the US Senate on Chinese company Shuanghui's proposed takeover of Virginia-based Smithfield Foods.

She serves or has served on 7 corporate, non-profit and governmental planning and advisory boards, sits on 5 academic journals’ editorial boards, serves as Regional Editor (Asia Pacific) for 2 journals and has edited 4 journal special issues on strategic management in the Asia Pacific. She has served on national and international review boards including the Networks of Centers of Excellence, Canada and the Marsden Fund, New Zealand.

She has served 17 times as keynote speaker including at the Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong, ITESM, Mexico, National Committee on US-China Relations , TIE-The Indus Entrepreneurs , and, Trinity College, Cambridge University .  Her expertise has been profiled more than 350 times in the international media including the New York Times,Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Investor’s Business Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, International Herald Tribune, CNN, BusinessWeek, Economist, Barron’s, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, National Business Review, Australian, PBS, CNBC, and NPR.

In 2012, she received the Academy of Management’s Practice Impact Award for scholarly impact.  In 2011, she was featured as “thought leader” on emerging markets at The Economist’s flagship High-Growth Markets Summit, London.  In 2003, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Literati Club (UK) and a panel of academics, businesspersons and policy makers for contributions to understanding business in the Asia Pacific. In 2010, she was named an American Made Hero for her work with US Congress. 

Her PhD and MPhil (co-majors Management and International Business) are from the Stern School of Business, New York University.  Her academic degrees also include an MA (Political Science) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.