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Kate Gillespie - The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business. Austin, TX, US

Kate Gillespie Kate Gillespie

Associate Professor, Department of Marketing | The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business


International Marketing, and Business in Emerging Markets


Areas of Expertise (2)

International Marketing Business in Emerging Markets


Kate Gillespie is an educator and researcher in the areas of international marketing, and business in developing countries. She studies global trade and investment, international consumer attitudes and behaviors, new venture startup, and political risk impacting markets, trade and expansion.

Gillespie is an associate professor of international business in the department of marketing at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. She joined the faculty in 1984. Her previous appointments include associate director for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UT Austin, the director of the Middle Eastern program, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina, and research associate to the president, Iran Center for Management Studies in 1978-79.

She received the College of Business Administration Foundation Award for teaching excellence in 1988-1989. Gillespie has worked overseas in Europe and the Middle East and has taught a doctoral course in Mexico.

Gillespie is the co-author of the textbook Global Marketing, fourth edition forthcoming, and has written chapters, essays and cases in numerous other books, including the Handbook of Islamic Marketing, and the International Encyclopedia of Marketing.

Her work has been cited over 750 times as recorded by Google Scholar.



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Education (3)

University of London - London Business School: Ph.D., International Business, Policy, and Marketing 1983

First Place, Doctoral Dissertation Competition, Academy of
International Business, 1983.

University of Virginia: MBA., Business 1976

Harvard University: B.A., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations 1972

Magna Cum Laude in Near Eastern Languages and
Civilizations. Attended the American University in Cairo, Egypt. 1972-73.

Articles (6)

Counterfeit Smuggling: Rethinking Paradigms of Diaspora Investment and Trade Facilitation Journal of International Management


In this paper we explore the phenomenon of Chinese counterfeits smuggled into Mexico, the world's fourth largest counterfeit market, particularly highlighting the role played by Chinese transnational crime in the production and financing of these illegal exports and the role of the Korean diaspora in the distribution of Chinese counterfeits within Mexico.

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The Role of Severity in Consumer Attributions of Blame: Defensive Attributions in Product-Harm Crises in Mexico Journal of International Consumer Marketing


This paper presents results from a study in Mexico which suggest that observers' perceptions of the severity of a product-harm crisis affect their assessment of blame to the firm when culpability is ambiguous.

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Differences in Consumer Attributions of Blame Between Men and Women: The Role of Perceived Vulnerability and Empathic Concern Psychology & Marketing


This article explores differences in blame attributions between men and women in a consumer context.

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Diaspora Interest in Homeland Investment Journal of International Business Studies


This paper examines four diaspora communities resident in the United States that were targeted by their homelands as foreign investors during the 1990s. The homelands comprise Armenia, Cuba, Iran, and Palestine.

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SMEs and Export Involvement: Market Responsiveness, Technology and Alliances Journal of Global Marketing


The study particularly examines the importance of (1) market responsiveness, (2) investments in information and technology, and (3) export cooperation among small- and medium-sized businesses.

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Common Factors Underlying Barriers to Export: Studies in the U.S. Paper Industry Journal of International Business Studies


This paper identifies five factors that cluster belief about the importance of barriers to export held by executives in strategic business units involved in export of paper products or contemplating such export.

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