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. Previously, she was full Professor of International Business (US chaired, tenured, full-professor level) at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Usha has lived and worked full time on four continents. She has taught at all levels (bachelors, masters, executive, PhD) including graduate courses at Harvard University, and Purdue University, 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, innovation, sanctions and subsidies. She has 264 publications and presentations including 31 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 on international best-seller lists, and 38 book chapters. Her books include “Subsidies to Chinese Industry” (headlined twice in the Economist, reviewed in Strategy+Business as “important” and “influential”, and China findings described by JP Morgan as “with no equal in terms of scope, breadth and impact”); “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 has testified before the US Senate 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 Congressionally mandated US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) and twice before the US Senate Committee on Ways and Means including on federal legislation, the Non-market Economy Trade Remedy Act whose findings were incorporated into US regulation (HR 1229). She has presented her research before the US International Trade Commission, US Department of Commerce and US Trade Representative. She was nominated to join the US delegation on the Steel Dialogue with China. Her research on Chinese subsidies has served as the basis of 3 pieces of anti-dumping regulation in the European Union.

She serves/served on 8 corporate, non-profit and governmental planning and advisory boards, including currently on USGlass Inc. and the World Affairs Council. She 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 and Marsden Fund, New Zealand. Competitive research grants she received included from: the Academy of Management for a study she is leading on developing holistic metrics for scholarly impact; the USCC; and, the National Research Center for Coal & Energy. She co-Chairs the Academy of Management’s All-Academy Practice Theme Committee on external engagement and impact through research.

She has served 23 times as keynote speaker including at the Brazilian Steel Institute, Brazil; Latin American Steel Industry Association, Argentina; Global Economic Summit, India; Organization for Women in International Trade; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Timbro, Sweden; Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong; ITESM, Mexico; National Committee on US-China Relations; TIE-The Indus Entrepreneurs; and, Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK. Her expertise has been profiled more than 480 times in the international media (almost weekly over the last decade) 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.

Her national and international awards include: the Academy of Management’s Practice Impact Award for scholarly impact; identification as “Thought Leader” on emerging markets at the Economist’s flagship High-Growth Markets Summit, London; Emerald Publishing’s Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to understanding Asia Pacific business; and, identification as an “American Made Hero” for her work on behalf of US manufacturing. Her numerous teaching awards include University Lecturer of the Year. Her PhD is from the Stern School of Business, New York University, with Master’s degrees from New York University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor’s degree from Elphinstone College, Bombay, India.