Beverly Tyler, professor of strategy in the NC State Poole College of Management’s Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been awarded a 2017 Outstanding Global Engagement Award. The award was presented by Bailain Li, vice provost for NC State’s Office of International Affairs at its Global Engagement Exposition held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Read more about the award and award ceremony.)
Tyler was one of four winners of this NC State University award, selected from among 15 finalists from colleges across campus. Selection was based on the caliber of the candidates’ research, teaching and learning, service to the profession and engagement.
“Professor Tyler is the embodiment of someone who has had tremendous impact in international management and global engagement. This comes through strongly in her research, teaching, and service to her profession. We are fortunate to have someone as globally engaged as Professor Tyler here in the Poole College of Management,” said Bradley Kirkman, General (Ret.) H. Hugh Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership and head of the MIE department.
Kirkman highlights her cross-disciplinary international research in areas including strategic alliance selection, innovation management, global industry evolution, and cross-sector alliances, in collaboration with colleagues in the U.S., China, Denmark, France, Italy, Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom. Her research has been published in top tier journals and has been presented at major international conferences, including the Strategic Management Society and European Academy of Management conferences. She also has been an invited visiting speaker at universities in Copenhagen, Germany, Italy, and the UK.
Tyler currently is a senior visiting fellow at Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK, and has served as a senior visiting fellow at Manchester University, UK and a distinguished associate at the Centre of Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply at University of Bath, UK. She also received a grant from a Denmark foundation to work as a visiting professor at Copenhagen University, mentoring junior faculty there as they developed their research agendas. This role has led to her involvement with a four-year grant from Novo Nordisk to the faculty at Copenhagen University, to investigate the micro-foundations of the socioeconomic impact of university-industry relationships in Denmark.
These highlights reflect Tyler’s long-standing commitment to the globalization of her teaching and research. She served on the University Standing Committee on International Programs at NC State for the 10 of her first 12 years at NC State, working with the committee to raise the visibility of international programs at the university. She taught in NC State’s summer study abroad programs in Austria, which also involved 2-3 day visits to Hungary and the Czech Republic. She was also one of three NC State faculty taking 41 students on NC State’s first study abroad to Hangzhou, China.
Tyler also has led a research task force for the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), a role that led to a series of case studies and research projects focused on the wine industry in multiple countries. Poole College is one of the IPBS partner schools, a relationship that provides opportunities for students to study business in other countries,
“I am thrilled that Professor Tyler has been recognized with the university’s 2017 Outstanding Global Engagement Award. Her exceptional talent and work are truly deserving of this distinction. Through world-class scholarship, teaching and engagement, our faculty are enhancing our reputation as a future-focused college of management,” said Annette L. Ranft, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair and dean of the Poole College of Management.
View photos below taken at the Global Engagement Exposition.