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Garcia, P. Roberto
Clinical Associate Professor of International Business
Co-Director, Supply Chain & Global Management

Kelley School of Business
1309 East Tenth Street, Suite 650B
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
Phone: (812) 855-2744     Fax: (812) 855-8679       E-mail: prgarcia@indiana.edu    

P. Roberto Garcia is Clinical Associate Professor of International Business in the department of Management at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He is Co-Director of the Supply Chain and Global Management Academy (MBA program) and the faculty advisor for the International Business Society.

Garcia holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in International Business with a functional area minor in Organizational Behavior and an MBA from the University of Toledo (International Business). He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Psychology. Before going on to pursue a Ph.D., Garcia gained three years of full-time management experience. (From 1999-2000 Garcia took a leave from academia to serve full-time as Executive Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of Greater Toledo, Ohio). While pursuing his MBA, he held part-time positions with Dun & Bradstreet, General Mills, and United Way of Greater Toledo. Garcia has worked as a consultant for Edwards Brothers Printing, Philips, AT&T, ALCOA, U.S. Department of Justice, Unext.com, and has done executive training for Chrysler Corporation and General Motors. From 1990 to 1994 he was a regular presenter in the General Motors-UAW Paid Educational Leave Program (PEL) administered by the University of Michigan.

Garcia currently teaches various international business courses in the KSB undergraduate, Full-time MBA, and Kelley Direct programs. He is a regular instructor in the Kelley Executive Partners Executive Education Program as well as in a number of customized executive programs delivered through the Global Programs office. His teaching content has been delivered to various groups including IUís Mini University Program and Cummins Inc. Local Diversity Council. In Spring of 2007 he was the faculty advisor to the KSB-MBA Kelley International Perspectives (KIP) course traveling to China to conduct international business research and in Spring 2004 he was the faculty advisor with the KIP going to Chile. He is currently collaborating on the research and write-ups of a number of international business cases. He also serves as the faculty coordinator for the annual Pedagogy in International Business Conference sponsored by IUís Center for International Business Education and Research.

Dr. Garcia's previous research is strongly focused on Organizational Effectiveness in a variety of industries and settings. His international research is focused on Foreign Direct Investment and the management and organizational effectiveness of Multinational Corporations. His research is field-based and oriented toward improving organizational practice in emerging economies and international restructuring in the NAFTA environment. He is interested in the effective organizational learning that can improve a firm's overall competitiveness. He has written and published on such topics as: Organizational Learning and Competitiveness in Mexico's Automotive Industry, the diffusion of "lean production" at Ford, Nissan, and Volkswagen in Mexico, International Labor Migration, and Human Capital Investment and Competitive Advantage. He is also involved in computer-assisted teaching methods that incorporate the World Wide Web, video conferencing, and other internet sources to enhance his students' learning.

Dr. Garcia lives happily in Bloomington in the constant company of his spouse, Peggy, and their three daughters (Rebecca, Isabel, and Sofia).

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