Byington Endowed Chair and Professor of International Business, Michigan State University

Dr. Tomas Hult is Professor, Byington Endowed Chair, and Director of the International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He is also Executive Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB), President and Board Member of the Sheth Foundation, and serves on the U.S. District Export Council. Tomas Hult hosts the radio show globalEDGE Business Beat on the Michigan Business Network.

Hult is one of the world’s leading academic authorities (citations, publications) in marketing strategy, international business, international marketing, strategic management, global supply chains, and complex multinational corporations. He is one of only about 90 Elected Fellows of the Academy of International Business, an accolade achieved by only the elite international business scholars. In 2016, Professor Hult was selected the Academy of Marketing Science / CUTCO-Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator as the 2016 top marketing professor in the world for career scholarly career achievements.

He regularly speaks at high profile events (e.g., European Commission, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, United Nation's Conference on Trade and Development, U.S. Department of Education, World Investment Forum) and publishes op-ed articles (e.g., Time, Fortune, Fortune, World Economic Forum, The Conversation).

Professor Hult is coauthor with Charles W. L. Hill on the market-share leading textbooks in international business: Global Business Today 10e (2018) and International Business 11e (2017). He has also done popular business trade books on Second Shift (2016), Global Supply Chain Management (2014), and Total Global Strategy (2012), and had works published in Time, Fortune, World Economic Forum, Lansing State Journal, and The Conversation, among others.

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    Byington Endowed Chair and Professor of Marketing, Michigan State University


Elected Fellow, Academy of International Business