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Jeffrey Gale, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jeffrey Gale, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University



You can contact Jeffrey Gale at Jeffrey.Gale@lmu.edu.

Jeffrey Gale is emeritus professor of strategic management at LMU College of Business Administration. He was chair of the Management Department from 2008-2016. Gale was previously on the faculty at the University of Washington and University of Texas at Dallas, and has held visiting appointments at several international universities. He published a number of articles in academic journals on strategic management, international management, and business and public policy.

Gale has been a member of the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, International Association for Business and Society, Strategic Management Society and Western Academy of Management. He was also involved in the Academy of Legal Studies in Business where he served as president of their International Division. Gale is a member of the California State Bar and served as a long-time consultant to businesses on strategic issues.

Education (4)

UCLA: Ph.D., Management 1976

UCLA: J.D., Law 1975

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: M.S. 1971

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: B.S. 1970


Areas of Expertise (9)

Business and Corporate Strategy

Global Business Strategy


Strategic Management

Legal Environment of Business

Real Estate

Management Consulting


Organizational Development

Industry Expertise (5)

Management Consulting


International Affairs

Legal Services

Business Services

Affiliations (6)

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business
  • International Association for Business and Society
  • Strategic Management Society
  • Western Academy of Management

Articles (6)

A Comparative Analysis of Training Method Convergence vs. Divergence in East Asia

International Journal of Learning and Development


This exploratory study examined the nature of convergence versus divergence among perceptions of 440 host country national employees in Thailand, Hong Kong, and PRC China related to widely recognized methods for conducting workforce training. Results revealed differences among five resulting major training method factors. In addition, the Hong Kong and PRC samples showed a more similar pattern, suggesting that shared Chinese ethnicity can have a stronger influence on perceptions of effective training practice than the pull toward convergence from globalization and exposure to Western practices. These results discourage assumptions of universal training method applicability and homogeneity among East Asian countries.

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A Taxonomy of Potential Contributions of the Host Country National Local Liaison Role in Global Knowledge Management

Thunderbird International Business Review


This article builds on the existing conceptualization of multinational corporation (MNC) knowledge management by exploring the critical liaison role played by host country nationals (HCNs), especially those working directly with expatriate managers.

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Cross-Cultural Knowledge Sharing for Competitive Advantage

Journal of Management Inquiry


The contemporary business organization functions in a global economy operating in multiple country environments and with competitive advantage based largely on the ability to develop and manage knowledge. In this interview, Nigel Holden, a prominent expert and contributor to both cross-cultural management and knowledge management, explores his current views of the relationship between the two in the modern multinational company.

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Would Future Entrepreneurs Be Better Served by Avoiding University Business Education? Examining the Effect of Higher Education on Business Student Thinking Style

Journal of Entrepreneurship Education


This study empirically examined the impact of undergraduate business education on entrepreneurial thinking style by comparing thinking styles of 275 entering freshmen and 247 graduating seniors who were general business and accounting majors enrolled in a private university in southwest United States.

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Improving global knowledge management through inclusion of host country workforce input

Strategic Knowledge


Within a framework of international strategy for multinational corporations, this chapter examines the important opportunities afforded by taking a more inclusive approach to the foreign subsidiary host country workforce (HCW).

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Organizational Transformation And E-business Implementation

Journal of Organizational Change Management


Much, if not most, attention, in both the literature related to the "digital economy" and in the activities of those within the consulting community working on internet applications for business, has been addressed to electronic commerce in its more traditional definition as "focused around individual business transactions that use the net as medium of exchange, including business to business as well as business to consumer."

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