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Jack Marr, Ph.D.

Jack Marr

Clinical Associate Professor and COBE Global Programs Director
Mail Stop: 1625
Office: MBEB 3217 • Office Hours: by appointment

Dr. Jack Marr is a clinical associate professor in international business and as director of global programs works on COBE’s global outreach. His research and teaching areas are around East Asia, global business, economic clusters, networks and emerging markets.

Previously, Jack was on the faculties of City University of Hong Kong, New York University’s Stern School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management. He was a consultant with McKinsey and Company in Greater China, served the U.S. Foreign Agriculture Service in Shanghai and the State of Missouri in Tokyo, and has held numerous other advisory positions globally. Jack holds a Ph.D. from Boise State in Public Policy and Administration, an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Teaching Areas

  • International Business
  • International Management
  • Political Economy of Asia-Pacific

Areas of Expertise

  • Regional economic development and economic clusters
  • Global talent attraction
  • Cross-cultural management and negotiation
  • China-US relations/US- Indo-Pacific relations

Featured Publications

Aaron, J., Dunne, T., Mahto, R., Marr, J., McDowell, W. (forthcoming) “That leader is hard to beat: why words matter in international qualitative research.” European Journal of International Management.

Marr, J. (2017). “Clusters in the Wilderness: Knowledge Spillovers based on Outdoor Recreation.” American Journal of Management.

Marr, J (2018). “Limits on Chinese graduate student visas may protect US intellectual property but drive away talent.” The Conversation.

Marr, J. (2017). “The Pitfalls of Being an American Businessperson in China.” RealClear World.