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Clinical Professor of International Business; Director, Center for Global Business Studies; Associate Dean for International Programs, Penn State

Terrence Guay is Clinical Professor of International Business at the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as Associate Dean for International Programs and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies. Previously, he was a faculty member in the School of International Service at American University and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Prior to earning his PhD, Guay worked in commercial and international banking as an Assistant Loan Officer. He holds a BS in Engineering & Management from Clarkson University, MBA from Ohio State University, and MA and PhD from Syracuse University. At Penn State, Guay teaches undergraduate and MBA international business courses. Guay's research focuses on the competition between governments, international organizations, NGOs, and other non-state actors to shape business behavior and the international business environment. He has published or co-authored seven books and over 25 journal articles and book chapters on: the effects of government policies on the global defense industry; cooperation and competition in transatlantic economic relations; the impact of economic sanctions on international business; NGOs and corporate codes of conduct; corporate social responsibility; and corporate political strategy.


  • 2004–present
    Clinical Professor of International Business, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2021–present
    Director, Center for Global Business Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2022–present
    Associate Dean for International Programs, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2003–2004
    Assistant Professor, American University
  • 1996–2003
    Assistant Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Syracuse University


  • 2017
    Emerging Powers and Future Threats: Implications for the U.S. and Global Defense Industry, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
  • 2016
    European Competition Policy and Globalization , Co-author Chad Damro (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • 2014
    The Business Environment of Europe: Firms, Governments, and Institutions, Cambridge University Press
  • 2006
    Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Policy, and NGO Activism in Europe and the United States: An Institutional-Stakeholder Perspective, Co-author Jonathan Doh (Journal of Management Studies)
  • 2006
    The Role of Multinational Corporations in Transnational Institutional Building: A Policy-Network Perspective, Co-authors Nicolas Dahan and Jonathan Doh (Human Relations)
  • 2004
    Nongovernmental Organizations, Shareholder Activism, and Socially Responsible Investments: Ethical, Strategic, and Governance Implications, Co-authors Jonathan Doh and Graham Sinclair
  • 2004
    Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility: How Nongovernmental Organizations Influence Labor and Environmental Codes of Conduct, Co-author Jonathan Doh (Management International Review)
  • 2000
    Local Government and Global Politics: The Implications of Massachusetts’ ‘Burma Law’, Political Science Quarterly
  • 1999
    The United States and the European Union: The Political Economy of a Relationship, Sheffield Academic Press
  • 1998
    At Arm’s Length: The European Union and Europe’s Defence Industry, Macmillan Press and St. Martin’s Press
  • 1997
    The European Union, Expansion of Policymaking, and Defense Industrial Policy, Journal of European Public Policy

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • European Union Studies Association
  • International Association for Business and Society
  • Academy of International Business


Recipient of the Fred Brand, Jr. Outstanding Teacher Award – the Smeal College of Business’s highest honor for teaching.