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 full (tenured) Professor of Management at West Virginia University. Usha has lived and worked on four continents. Prior to joining WVU, she was full Professor of International Business (US chaired professor equivalent) at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. She has taught graduate courses at Harvard University, and Purdue University among others, and in executive-development programs in the USA, Australia, Russia, Hungary, Mexico, Vietnam, Italy, Finland, India and Singapore.

Her research focuses on multinational corporations and international strategic management, especially in Asian and emerging markets, including business-government relations, governance, business and society, strategic decision-making, sanctions and subsidies. She has more than 250 publications and presentations including 28 journal articles (in Journal of International Business Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, California Management Review, and Harvard Business Review among others), 7 books, 2 of which have been on international best-seller lists, and 38 book chapters. Her books include Subsidies to Chinese Industry (headlined twice in the Economist and reviewed in Strategy+Business as “important” and “influential”); Multinational Corporations in Political Environments (reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and Academy of Management Review); 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”).

Usha testified on her research before the US Senate (2013) on Shuanghui’s takeover of Smithfield Foods, considered the most important case on FDI in a decade. She also testified on her research on China/Asia to the United States China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC, 2006) and twice before the Committee on Ways and Means (in 2007), including on federal legislation, the Non-market Economy Trade Remedy Act (2008) whose findings were incorporated into US regulation (HR 1229). She presented her research before the US International Trade Commission (2007, 2009, 2010), US Department of Commerce and US Trade Representative (2009, 2010). Her research on Chinese subsidies has served as the basis of 3 pieces of anti-dumping regulation in the European Union (2009, 2010).

She serves/served on 8 corporate, non-profit and governmental planning and advisory boards, including currently on USGlass Inc. (Delaware), sits on 5 academic journals’ editorial boards, serves as founding co-Editor in Chief for the new Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation (Sage), served as Regional Editor for 3 journals, and edited 4 journal special issues on strategic management. She is co-Editor-in-Chief of the new book series Multinational Investment and Business for Imperial College Press. Her service on national and international review boards includes the Networks of Centers of Excellence, Canada (2007) and Marsden Fund, New Zealand (2009). Competitive research grants she received as principal investigator/product champion include from the Academy of Management (AOM, 2015), the leading association for management scholars to study scholarly impact; the USCC (2014); and, the National Research Center for Coal & Energy (2014). She is the AOM’s Director of Scholarly Impact.

She has served 21 times as keynote/profiled speaker including at the Latin American Steel Industry Association, Argentina (2015), Global Economic Summit, India (2014), Organization for Women in International Trade (2014), Center for Strategic and International Studies (2013), Timbro, Sweden (2013), Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong (2013), ITESM, Mexico (2009), National Committee on US-China Relations (2007), and TIE-The Indus Entrepreneurs (2006. Her expertise has been profiled more than 450 times in the international media including multiple times in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Fortune, Investor’s Business Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, Guardian, 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 Emerald Publishing’s Lifetime Achievement Award from a panel of academics, businesspersons and policy makers for contributions to understanding Asia Pacific business. In 2010, she was named an American Made Hero for her work with US Congress. In 2015, she was named a Dean’s Scholar. She has also received awards for teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA levels as well as for on-line instruction. Her PhD is from the Stern School of Business, New York University (co-majors Management and International Business) with Master’s degrees from New York University (in Business Administration), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in International Relations) and a Bachelor’s degree from Elphinstone College, Bombay, India (in Politics).