Tatiana Kostova

  • Title Carolina Distinguished Professor, Buck Mickel Chair and Professor of International Business
  • Department International Business, Center for International Business Education and Research
  • Email kostova@sc.edu
  • Phone 803-777-3553

Tatiana Kostova is a Carolina Distinguished Professor, the Buck Mickel Endowed Chair and a professor of international business at the Moore School. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to the United States, Kostova was on the faculty of the Department of Management at the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria, and was the associate director of the Graduate School of Management at the university. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles and subsequently at WU, Vienna, Austria. She has been a Visiting or Affiliated Professor at WU, Vienna, Austria, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, Tec de Monterrey Guadalajara and Monterrey, Mexico, EGADE, King’s College London UK, and other institutions.

Kostova completed her Ph.D. degree in 1996. Her dissertation, “Success of the transnational transfer of organizational practices within multinational companies,” was awarded the Barry Richman Best Dissertation Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management and the Richard Farmer Best Dissertation Award of the Academy of International Business.

Kostova has taught various international management courses in top-ranked graduate programs at USC and other universities around the world and is the recipient of many teaching awards in programs such as MIBS, IMBA, and PMBA at USC, and the CEMS consortium in Europe. She has also taught in the Faculty Development in International Business Program at the Moore School, where she helps colleagues from other business schools develop their international management courses. She is a regular guest professor in the summer program of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is involved in executive programs offered by USC and some other schools.

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