Dr. Jamal Maalouf

Bio 

Dr. Jamal Maalouf (PhD, University of Alabama) is an official Affiliate with the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network under the leadership of Professor Michael Porter in the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Studies at the Lebanese American University. She is an active researcher in the topics of micro-foundations of strategic management, franchising and organizational routines, internationalization in emerging economies, competitiveness, strategic alliances, and entrepreneurial orientation. Her research has appeared in highly ranked journals such as: Journal of Knowledge Management, Competitiveness Review, and Human Resource Development International. She is a professional member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Academy of Management (AoM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), and European Academy of Management (EURAM).

Research Interests

  • Sources of strategic competitive advantage
  • Enhancing firm performance
  • Micro-foundations of Strategic Management 
  • Organizational Routines
  • Franchising
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Leadership

Honors/Awards     

  • Recipient of the Jonathan and Kaia Goldstein scholarship from Harvard Business School (2020-2021). This scholarship was established in 2005 by Jonathan and Kaia Goldstein to fund professors that are advancing the Microeconomics of Competitiveness agenda throughout the world.
  • Lifetime member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Alabama.
  • Life-time member of the honor society of Beta Gamma Sigma at the University of Alabama
  • Recipient of the Langston T. Hawley Management Graduate Award in recognition of academic and managerial excellence (University Of Alabama, 2012).
  • Honor Society member and recipient of Honor’s scholarship award, Computer Engineering with high distinction, Lebanese American University (1998-2003).

Professional Memberships

Dr. Maalouf is a professional member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Academy of Management (AoM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), and European Academy of Management (EURAM).

Online Webinar Panelist/Key Expert Speaker

  • Maximize your Business Impact  “Digital Transformation Strategies: Competing in the Era of Digital Platforms & Artificial Intelligence” , February 2021Organized by the Decision Institute, Netherlands – Attendees: CEOs and CTOs from MNCs in Europe     (primarily Netherlands and Germany).
  • Internationalization and Current Challenges, December 2020. Multinational webinar (Germany, Lebanon, Brazil, and Kazakhstan). Organized by Hochschule Bremen City University of  Applied Sciences, Germany.
  • Maximize your Business Impact – “Creating Shared Value and Gaining Competitive Advantage”, October 2020. Organized by the Decision Institute, Netherlands – Attendees: CEOs and CTOs from MNCs in Europe (primarily Netherlands and Germany). 

Journal Articles

Crawford, W.S., Valenzuela, M.A., Ross, J., Zare, M., Maalouf, J., & Abi Aad (2021). High-Quality Relationships with the Violated Leader: Testing an Assumption of Leader-Member Exchange. The Leadership Quarterly, Advanced review for conditional acceptance (Ranking: ABDC List: A*, Scopus Q1).

Maalouf, J., Abi Aad, A., & El Masri, K. (2020). “Competitiveness of Sharing Economy Companies in Emerging Markets”, Competitiveness Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.1108/CR-05-2019-0058

Maalouf, J., Combs, J., Gillis, W., & Perryman, A. (2020) “Replicate or Adapt? Franchising and     Organizational Routines”. Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 775-798, https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-09-2019-0493

Liu, Y., Abi Aad, A., Maalouf, J. & Abou Hamdan, O. (2020) “Self- vs. other-focused mentoring motives in informal mentoring: conceptualizing the impact of motives on mentoring behaviours and beneficial mentoring outcomes”. Human Resource Development International, https://DOI.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1789401

Conference Proceedings

Maalouf, J., Chahine, L., & Abi Aad, A. (December, 2020). Staffing for Competitiveness of Multinational Enterprises in Emerging Markets. Accepted for Presentation at European Academy of Management (EURAM) annual conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Maalouf, J., Abi Aad, A., & El Masri, K. (June, 2019). An Overview of the Determinants of Competitiveness of Sharing Economy Companies in Emerging Markets. Accepted for Presentation at European Academy of Management (EURAM) annual conference, Lisbon, Portugal (June, 2019).

Maalouf, J., Abi Aad, A., El Masri, K., & Srour. J. (June, 2019). Internationalization of the Sharing Economy in Emerging Markets: A Study of Car-Hailing Apps in Lebanon. Accepted for Presentation at INEKA Academy annual conference, Verona, Italy (June, 2019).

Lorenz, M., Ramsey, J., Abi Aad, A., & Maalouf, J. (August, 2018). Self-Initiated Expatriates’ International Opportunity Recognition in an Informal Economy Context. Accepted for Presentation at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM) conference, Chicago, USA (August, 2018).

Abi Aad, A., Combs, J., & Maalouf, J. (June 2018). How Do Business Managers in Emerging Markets Decide Between Formal and Informal Economy? Accepted for Presentation at European Academy of Management (EURAM) annual conference, Reykjavik, Iceland (June, 2018).

Lorenz, M., Ramsey, J., Abi Aad, A., & Maalouf, J. (June 2018). Determinants of Self-Initiated Expatriates’ International Opportunity Recognition in an Informal Economy Context. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB). Minneapolis, USA.

Lorenz, M., Franke, G., Ramsey, J., Clampit, J., Maalouf, J., Abi Aad, A., & Barakat, L. (July, 2017). The Cultural Intelligence Scale: Level of Analysis, Aggregations, and Misspecifications.  Accepted for Presentation at the Academy of International Business (AIB), Dubai, UAE (July, 2017).

Marino, L., Strandholm, K., Hultman, C., Maalouf, J., & Drenevich, P.  2011. Strategic alliance portfolio flexibility and firm satisfaction with alliance usage in manufacturing SMEs:  The moderating effects of technological uncertainty and firm size. Accepted for Presentation at the Academy of Management (AoM) annual conference, San Antonio, TX (August, 2011).