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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

Kang Rae Cho, Associate Professor of International Business


  • ​PhD International Business, University of Washington

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to International Business, INTB6000
  • Cross-Cultural Management, INTB6020
  • International Business Policy, INTB6200

Areas of Expertise

  • Foreign direct investment
  • International business strategies
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Asian business management.

Professional History

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor of International Business, University of Colorado at Denver, 1990-present
  • Visiting Professor of International Business, National University of Singapore, 1998-99
  • Assistant Professor of International Business, Pennsylvania State University, 1983-90

Selected Publications


  • "Revisiting the Role of Cultural Distance in MNC’s Foreign Ownership Mode Choice: The Moderating Effect of Experience Attributes", International Business Review, 2005(with Prasad Padmanabhan)
  • "Firm Characteristics and MNC’s Intra-network Knowledge Sharing", Management International Review, 2004 (with Jangho Lee)
  • "The Relative Importance of Old and New Decision Specific Experience in Foreign Ownership Strategies: An Exploratory Study", International Business Review, 2001 (with Prasad Padmanabhan)
  • "Decision Specific Experience in Foreign Ownership and Establishment Strategies: Evidence for Japanese Firms", Journal of International Business Studies, 1999 (with Prasad Padmanabhan)
  • "Ownership Strategy for a Foreign Affiliate: An Empirical Investigation of Japanese Firms", Management International Review, 1996 (with Prasad Padmanabhan)

Current Research

  • Firm characteristics and MNC's intra-network knowledge sharing
  • Revealed foreign divestment behavior of MNCs
  • Revisiting the role of cultural distance in MNC's foreign ownership mode choice

Achievements and Honors

  • One of the Ten Most Prolific International Business Authors, Management International Review, 1976-90
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Business School at the University of Colorado at Denver, 1996

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Member: Academy of International Business, Academy of Management
  • Presented papers at various international conferences in London, Sydney, Montreal, Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Toronto, Tokyo, Vienna, and Brussels

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