Professor Chacar is an expert on Global Business Strategy. She studies the impact of institutions on global business strategy, firm performance, leadership, and value appropriation. She is the chairwomen of the Academy of Management International Management (IM) Division and a member of the Executive Committee (Board). She also serves on the board of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Global Strategy Journal and Industry & Innovation. Previously she was an Assistant Professor at the London Business School, and had visiting appointments at INSEAD, H.E.C., Ohio State University, the University of Utah and Balamand University.
Professor Chacar earned her PhD from UCLA. Her research has been published in top journals and has been featured in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell. It has also received numerous accolades including the Best Paper Award from both the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management International Management Division. Her PhD students have also won best paper and proposal awards. She has received awards and grants including awards from CIBER and the Kauffman Foundation. Aya Chacar has taught in various face-to-face and online executive and graduate programs and company-specific programs and has received the Best Course Award.
Professor Chacar is committed to service and has served the field in numerous leadership roles. In 2017, she served as the Research Capacity Workshop co-chair and the Research Committee Chair at the AIB meeting; in 2016, as the AIB Junior Faculty Consortium co-chair; in 2015 as PDW Chair for IM; in 2014 as track chairwoman at the 2014 AIB conference and chair of the AOM IM Division Junior Faculty Consortium; in 2011 as the Associate Chair for the Strategic Management Society Meeting in Miami 2011, and other. She also serves or has served on numerous university committees including Screen and Search, and Ph.D. programs, and chairs the Research Committee, organizing a seminar series for the South Florida Community for over 10 years.
Global Business Strategy; Innovation and Value Creation; Leadership and Chief Executives; Strategic and Institutional Change and its Management; Mergers Acquisitions and Integrations