Kishore C. Dash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Studies
Areas of Expertise: 

International Political Economy, Contemporary Business in Asia, Political Risk Management in Asia, International and Regional Trade, Foreign Direct Investment Management in India and Asia


Big Emerging Market: India, Contemporary Business in Asia, Global Competitiveness in High-Performance Economies, Global Political Economy, Regional Business Environment: Asia

Professional Bio: 

Dr. Kishore C. Dash is associate professor of global studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is the winner of Thunderbird’s prestigious William Hacker Faculty Award for excellence in research and teaching and has also received the Thunderbird Outstanding Core Faculty Teaching Award several times.

He has more than ten years of experience in the area of executive education. He leads field seminars for Thunderbird’s EMBA and MBA students in China, India, Thailand, and Singapore and has provided consulting services to global corporations, including ExxonMobil, Motorola, American Express, Honeywell, AOL, Boeing, Dupont, Raytheon, LG, SABIC, SK, and Hewlett Packard.

He has taught at the University of Delhi, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. Before joining Thunderbird, Kishore was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where he worked closely with the World Bank group and the Asian Development Bank on foreign direct investment issues in Asia; he also worked with the IMF on a third world debt restructuring program. At the East-West Center, he designed and conducted training programs for business executives and government officials from Korea, Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Kampuchea and Vietnam.

Kishore has published his research in refereed journals as well as several book chapters, commentary in newspapers and magazines, case studies in the Thunderbird Case Series, and articles in trade journals. He is a regular contributor to Euro Money’s annual country risk analysis. An updated edition of his award winning book, Regionalism in South Asia: Negotiating Cooperation, Institutional Structures, was published in 2012. He is the co-editor of International Political Economy: State-Market Relations in Changing Global Order, a widely used book in the field of International Political Economy. His forthcoming book, Dynamics of the Business Environment in Asia will appear in 2014.

His media commentaries, interviews, and write-ups have appeared in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, British Broadcasting Corporation, the Arizona Republic, the Honolulu Advertiser, the Phoenix Business Journal, Forbes, Economic Times, the Times of India and The Hindu.

He is a member of the American Political Science, Asian Studies, and International Studies associations. He is also on the editorial boards of the South Asian Journal of Development and Thunderbird International Business Review, and is a consultant to Harvard business school publishing. 

Kishore holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Delhi (India) and a Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He also holds an MBA Diploma from Georgetown University. 

He lives in Glendale, Arizona, with his wife and two children.