Center for International Business

Daniel M. Shapiro

Dean and Lohn Foundation Professor 
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC





Daniel M. Shapiro (PhD, Cornell) is Dean and Lohn Foundation Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University. He has worked for over thirty years as an educator and researcher. He has published five books and monographs and over fifty scholarly articles on corporate performance and strategy, corporate ownership and governance, foreign investment and MNEs, industrial structure, and various aspects of public policy.

His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Industrial Economics, among others. His current research is in the areas of corporate governance and the determinants of foreign direct investment. His article with Peter Klein, and Jeff Young on Board Independence and Family Firms was published in Canadian Investment Review as Winner of the 2004 Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd. Research Award.

He has taught courses in managerial economics, strategic analysis, international business strategy and business and government. In 1995 and again in 2002 he was awarded the TD Canada Trust Teaching Award. He has fifteen years of experience in the administration of undergraduate and graduate programs. From 1985-1991 he was Principal of the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University. He has been Director of the Executive MBA program at Simon Fraser University and Associate Dean responsible for executive programs. Most recently he was Director of the CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management and co-academic director of the Vancouver Directors Education Program offered through the ICD Corporate Governance College. He has designed and delivered executive programs to managers in the private and public sectors, both in Canada and abroad (including Russia, Guyana, Indonesia and China). He has served as a consultant to various organizations in the public and private sectors in the areas of foreign investment, mergers, competition policy, strategy and industrial policy. He has also had international experience in a variety of countries including El Salvador, Belarus, Germany and Hong Kong. He has been visiting professor at McGill University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), Monash University, and CEIBS (China).