Skip to main content

Roger J. Kashlak

Professor Emeritus of Management and International Business
Roger Kashlak


Roger J. Kashlak is Professor of International Business at the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. He has been with Loyola since 1993. During the past ten years, he has also served as Department Chair and Senior Associate Dean of the Business School, chaired the university's NCAA Cycle 3 Recertification, and was a member of the university's Executive Governance and Budget Committees. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in International Business from Temple University and a Ph.D. in International Business and Strategy from Temple University.

Dr. Kashlak was a member of the International Business Department at the University of Auckland (2000-2002) and subsequently served as Visiting Professor of International Business there. He has been a Research Fellow at the Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University and has been an invited lecturer and developed courses and seminars at institutions including: Thunderbird (The American Graduate School of International Management); Temple University-Japan; Manipal University (India); Katholiek University Leuven (Belgium); Institut Technologi Mara (Malaysia); and, Universidad Jesuita Alberto Hurtado (Chile).

Dr. Kashlak's research has focused on topics such as international reciprocity, international alliances, global expansion in telecom, health care and other industries, global control and corporate governance issues, executive education pedagogies, and comparative analyses of leadership and work attitudes. His research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, Long Range Planning and Journal of International Management, and presented at over 60 national and international conferences since 1993. He is a co-author of the book, International Management: Managing in a Diverse and Dynamic Global Environment, published in 2005 by McGraw-Hill, with Chinese editions published through 2011. The American 2nd edition was published in 2009, and the international edition in 2010. The text has been used by universities in 22 countries. He has also served on various editorial boards and as a reviewer for international business and strategic management journals.

Dr. Kashlak's teaching focuses on International Management and Global Strategy at undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA levels. He has developed and conducted Executive MBA courses throughout the world including, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. He is the recipient of Loyola's 1997 Distinguished Teacher Award and other teaching honors from Beta Gamma Sigma, The Sellinger School and Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society.

Prior to academia, Dr. Kashlak worked for AT&T-Communications International, where he developed the initial international rate negotiation strategy and was responsible for financial negotiations with host governments and telecom entities throughout the world. Subsequent to that job, he established AT&T-Communication's Italian subsidiary. Dr. Kashlak has continued to be involved in the corporate world through executive education with firms such as AEGON, AT&T, Ericsson, Northrop-Grumman, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, and various sub-Saharan African public and private entities.

Dr. Kashlak sees his most important role as focusing on the next generation, including his children and his students, and the most recent edition of his textbook is dedicated to "the next generation of scholars." He is the father of two sons: Adam, who has degrees from McGill University and Johns Hopkins University and who is currently pursuing a Mathematics at Cambridge University, and Jake, who graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2012, and just recently completed his Masters of Philosophy In Theater and Analysis at Trinity College Dublin.

Academic Degrees

Ph D, Temple University.
MBA, Temple University.
BS, University of Pennsylvania.

Representative Publications

Strategic Management Journal: Kashlak, R. and M. Joshi. Core Business Regulation and Dual Diversification Patterns in the Telecommunications Industry. Vol. 15(8): 603-613.

Journal of International Business Studies: Kashlak, R., R. Chandran and A. Di Benedetto. Reciprocity in International Business: A Study of Telecommunications Alliances and Contracts. Vol. 29(2): 281-304.

Management International Review: Hamilton, R. and R. Kashlak. National Influences on Multinational Corporation Control System Selection. Vol. 39(2): 1067-1089.

Group and Organization Management: Konrad, A., R. Kashlak, I. Yoshioka, R. Waryszak and N. Toren. What Do Managers Like To Do: Managerial Preferences in Five Countries. Vol. 26(4): 401-433.

Journal of International Management: Kashlak, R. Establishing Financial Targets for Joint Ventures in Emerging Countries: A Conceptual Model. Vol. 4(3): 241-258.

Journal of International Management: Sherman, H., R. Kashlak and M. Joshi. The Effect of the Board and Executive Committee Characteristics on the Degree of Internationalization. Vol. 4(4): 311-335.

Journal of Business Research: Jones, R. and R. Kashlak. Socio-Regulatory Upheaval, Reference Points and Strategic Evolution of the Cigarette Industry. Vol. 51(3): 193-200.

Long Range Planning: Joshi, M., R. Kashlak and H. Sherman. 1998. The Changing Boundaries of Telecom: How Strategic Alliances are Reshaping the Industry. Vol. 31(4): 542-549.

Long Range Planning: Hamilton, R., V. Taylor and R. Kashlak. Diagnosing Multinational Control Systems for Global Competitiveness. Vol. 29(6): 857-868.

Journal of Asia Pacific Business: Kashlak, R. J., Sherman, H., Understanding Trade Balances and Reciprocity in Global Telecom between Asia and the United States

Other Selected Publications

Women in Management Review: Toren, N., A. Konrad, I. Yoshioka and R. Kashlak. Managerial Task Preferences of Job Attributes: Are They Different for Women and Men? Vol. 12(6):234-243.

International Journal of Organizational Analysis: Sherman, H., R. Kashlak and M. Joshi.. Inside Board Members, Regulatory Change and Internationalization: The Case of the Telecommunications Industry. Vol. 6(1).

Hospital and Health Care Services Administration: Zinn, J., R. Kashlak, and E. Balotsky. Selecting Markets Strategically for International Competition: Lessons from the For-Profit Hospital Industry. Vol. 39(1): 17-30.

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Jones, R., R. Kashlak and A. Jones. Knowledge Flows and Economic Development Through Micro-Enterprise Collaboration In Third Sector Communities. Vol. 7(1): 39-49.

Journal of Current Research in Global Business: Kashlak, R., M. Joshi and H. Sherman. Board of Director Composition and Foreign Direct Investment: A Longitudinal Study. Vol. 5(8): 1-11.

Journal of Current Research in Global Business: Sherman, H., R. Kashlak and M. Joshi. Corporate Governance and Industry Convergence. Vol. 2(3): 32-39.

International Journal of Public Administration: Kashlak, R. and S. Beldona. Partner Reciprocity, Telecommunications Flows and Balance of Trade Patterns between the United States and Latin America. Vol. 23(5/6): 1161-1180.

Journal of Global Business: Lorenzi, P. and R. Kashlak.Self-Ascribed, Ideal and Stereotypical Leader Behaviors of Chilean and American Managers.

Thunderbird International Review (International Executive):. Kashlak, R. and R. Chandran. International Reciprocal Service Agreements: An Analysis of the International Long Distance Service Industry. Vol. 35(3): 237-252.

Selected Pedagogical Publications

Journal of Teaching in International Business: Kashlak, R. J., Lorenzi, P., Cummings, J. L., Strategically assessing international business learning aims: A proposed model. Vol. 18(2/3).

Journal of Teaching in International Business: Kashlak, R. and R. Jones. Internationalizing Business Education: Factors Affecting Participation in Overseas Study Programs. Vol. 8(2): 57-75.

Journal of Teaching in International Business: Cotner, J., R. Jones and R. Kashlak. Effectively Integrating an International Field Study into the EMBA Curriculum. Vol. 15(1): 5-20.

Journal of Teaching in International Business: Kashlak, R., R. Jones and J. Cotner. Strategically Rethinking the Executive MBA International Business Experience. Vol. 10(3).

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business: Kashlak, R., R. Jones and J. Cotner. Integrating Organizations, Strategies, Environments and Social Awareness into the Global Learning Experience. Vol. 7(2): 36-45.

Journal of College Teaching & Learning: Smith, D., Desai, H. B., Cotner, J. S., Kashlak, R. J., International Field Studies: Tools for Enhancing Cultural Literacy. , Vol. 2(2): 9-17.