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Bissett Profile Photo Frank Cotae

Frank Cotae

Associate Professor
International Business
 
Office:  EB 3027
Phone:  403.440.8449
Email:  fcotae@mtroyal.ca

Linkedin:  http://www.linkedin.com

Degrees
PhD - International Business Management
MBA - Management
BA - Finance
 

BIO
Dr. Frank F. Cotae is an associate Professor of international business at Mount Royal University, Canada. His research interests focus on internationalization theory, strategy, emerging and developing markets and international development. He has over 2 decades experience as operations director, global strategist and international trade consultant with completed expat assignments in over 90 countries. He has taught in Switzerland, USA, China, UK, India and France. The results of his research have been published in over 30 countries, with a total of over 100 professional and academic publications. He has earned his BA in Finance from California State University, Fullerton, USA; MBA in General Management from University of Arizona, USA and PhD in International Business Management from ISM at St. John’s University, USA.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Academic Appointments

2011, August 15 - Present. Associate Professor. Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, Canada

2010, August 12 - 2011, August 16. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Full Time). School of Business and Social Sciences, West Virginia State University, United States.

2009 - 2013, December 30. Lecturer (Visiting Faculty). Business Department - MBA, Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland

Teaching Experience
Global Business Environment (Mount Royal University)
International Market Entry Strategies (Mount Royal University)
International Trade Management (Mount Royal University)
Doing Business in Emerging and Developing Markets (Mount Royal University)
Special Topics in International Business: International Development (Mount Royal University)
Strategic Management: Senior Business Seminar (West Virginia State University)
Managing Service Operations in the Evolving International Business Environment (Glion Institute of Higher Education - MBA Program)

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY WORK


Current Projects:

  • Addressing Microfinance Criticism: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Millennium Development Goals and Corruption Reduction
  • Millennium Development Goals and Public Governance
  • EMF or IMF: New lifeline or more of the same

Sample Publications and Major Contributions

  • Nov 25, 2016 - Cotae, F., Musabende, J. (2016). Experiential Learning: GlobalDNA Simulation for Teaching International Business Courses. 27th International Academic Conference Proceedings (ISBN 978-80-87927-29-8 ISSN 2336-5617 ed. Vol. 7(2) pp. 106 - 112). Prague, Czech Republic: International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. (In Print / Published). Retrieved from http://iises.net/proceedings/27th-international-academic-conference-prague/table-of-content/detail?cid=53&iid=032&rid=7051. doi: DOI: 10.20472/IAC.2016.027.032
  • Nov 15, 2016 Cotae, F., Musabende, J. (2016). Experiential Learning: Looking at CountryManager Simulation for Teaching International Business Courses. Proceedings of the 4th Business & Management Conference, Istanbul (ISBN 978-80-87927-30-4 ISSN 2570-6543 ed. Vol. 4(5) pp. 44 - 50). Prague, Czech Republic: International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES). (In Print / Published). Retrieved from http://iises.net/proceedings/4th-business-management-conference-istanbul/table-of-content/detail?cid=44&iid=005&rid=6980. doi: DOI: 10.20472/BMC.2016.004.005
  • Mar 31, 2016 Cotae, F.F. (2016). Globalization Through The Lens of Leadership and Learning Organizations: A Conceptual Framework. Journal of American Academy of Business (Vol. 21(1)). (In Print / Published)
  • Dec 10, 2014 Cotae, F. (2014). Employee-firm related conflict factors and the strategies for remedy: a conceptual framework. The Business Review (Vol. 22(2)). (In Print / Published)
  • May 5, 2010 Cotae, F. (2010). Internationalization: Learning Curve and Transfer Costs. A Case Study: Harman International - Revel Brand. Journal of American Academy of Business (Vol. 15(3) pp. 97 - 115). (In Print / Published)

Academic and Professional Presentations (samples)

  • Dec 21, 2016 - Musabende, J., Cotae, F. (2016). Information Technology Innovation Role in International Business. 5th Business and Social Science Research Conference: Paris 2016, Paris, France. (Role: Presenter)
  • Dec 20, 2016 - Musabende, J., Cotae, F. (2016). Heterogeneous Information Technology: Challenges, Literature Review and Gaps. 5th Business and Social Science Research Conference: Paris 2016, 5th Business and Social Science Research Conference: Paris 2016. (Role: Presenter)
  • Oct 20, 2016 - Musabende, J., Cotae, F. (2016). Experiential Learning:GlobalDNA Simulation for Teaching International Business Courses. 27th International Academic Conference, Prague; October 20 - 23, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. (Role: Presenter)
  • Oct 12, 2016 - Musabende, J., Cotae, F. (2016). Experiential Learning: Looking at Country Manager Simulation for Teaching International Business Courses. 4th Business & Management Conference, Istanbul, Turkey: October 12 - 14, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. (Role: Presenter)
  • Jun 27, 2016 - Cotae, F.F., Valladares, H. (2016). 'Experiential Learning: Integrating Simulations into International Business Curricula'. Academy of International Business, New Orleans. (Role: Presenter)
  • May 11, 2014 - Cotae, F. (2014). Strategies for Remedying Conflict: a Conceptual Framework. International Conference of Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)/Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia, Paris, France. Paris, France: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS). (Role: Presenter)
  • Jun 11, 2013 - (2013). Employee - Firm Related Conflict and Strategies for Remedy: a Conceptual Framework. 21st International Business Research Conference, Toronto, Canada. (Role: Presenter)
  • Jun 2, 2013 - (2013). Organizational Learning and the Internationalization Sigmoid. International Conference on Computer and Business Management/Journal of Economics, Business and Management (ISSN: 2301-3567), Paris, France. International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT). (Role: Presenter)
  • Oct 24, 2009 - Cotae, F. (2009). Second Annual International Conference of The Journal of Global Commerce Research. Second Annual International Conference of The Journal of Global Commerce Research, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Global Commerce Forum. (Role: Invited Speaker)

Editorial Activities

  • 2010 - 2013. Editor Journal of Global of Commerce Research. Global Research Forum.

Research /Teaching Grants

  • 2015, April 28 - 2016, June 30. Mount Royal University Provost's Office. Teaching Learning Innovation Grant Proposal. International Market Entry Strategies (simulation pilot). Received $10,000 (CAD). Investigators: Cotae, F., Valladares, H. (Role: Co-principal Investigator)
  • 2015, April 28 - 2016, June 30. Mount Royal University Provost's Office. Teaching Learning Innovation Grant Proposal. Change in Delivery Mode: INBU 3301, INBU 3302, INBU 3304 and INBU 3305. Received $10,000 (CAD). Investigators: Cotae, F., Valladares, H. (Role: Co-principal Investigator)

Community and University Service
    Appointments, Tenure and Promotion Committee
    Bissett Curriculum Committee
    AIESEC Faculty Advisor
    General Faculties Council
    MRFA Scholarship Committee

Non-Peer Reviewed Scholarly Activity

  • 2017, February 9 on CTV News - Daylight Saving Time: "Daylight Saving Time effect on businesses".. (Role: Subject Matter Expert Being Interviewed). (Type: Broadcast Interview)
  • 2016, November 14 on CTV - ^ PM NEWS - Fraser Institute Report: "Effect of tax increases on Alberta economy and competitiveness going forward.". . (Role: Subject Matter Expert Being Interviewed). (Type: Broadcast Interview)
  • 2016, October 23 on CTV - 6 PM NEWS: "Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)". . (Role: Expert being Interviewed). (Type: CTV- Broadcast Interview)
  • Perrier, C. (2013). Outsourcing at Hudson's Bay Company, is it still a Canadian company?. The Global Journal. . (Type: Text Interviews).
  • 2012, October 6 on Global Calgary - News: "International Conference on Global Commerce and Sustainability - Dialogue and Opportunities for Canadian Companies". CICT-DT. (Type: Broadcast Interviews)

Professional Development

  • 2016, November 10. CAPSIM Global DNA Simulation Training Session I, Chicago, USA. (Type: Conference)
  • 2016, August 30. Tenure and Promotion Committee Training, Arts Building. (Type: Workshop)
  • 2015, December 1 - 2015, December 1. EDC's 2015 Fall Global Export Forecast. (Type: Professional Currency)
  • 2015, October 29 - 2015, October 29. Canada & the World Speaker Series: The Use of Energy for Geopolitical Ends - speaker series organized by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. (Type: Professional Currency)
  • 2015, October 23 - 2015, October 23. 'Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide' with Dr. Helen Kara. Event organized by Mount Royal University Library. (Type: Professional Currency)
  • 2015, October 13 - 2015, October 13. Cornell University's Emerging Markets Institute and Northeastern University's Center for Emerging Markets webcast on the "Modi-fication of the Indian Economy". (Type: Professional Currency)
  • 2015, March 25 - 2015, March 27. 2015 Forum for International Trade Training Educational Partners Meeting. (Type: Professional Currency)

Professional Experience

  • 2017 - Present. Chief Financial Officer. Solar Steam, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2000, August 12 - 2010, November 24. Management Consultant. Ammermon & Ammermon, CPA, DBFA, CFE, United States (Type: Employment)
  • 2000, May 1 - 2011, July 15. Director of Operations. F & M Enterprises, United States (Type: Employment)
  • 1991, June 20 - 1999, November 26. Senior Corporate Instructor and Operations Manager. Pepsi Cola, United States (Type: Employment)

Professional Memberships

  • 2014, April 25 - Present. Member, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • 2007, July 7, To Present - Academy of Management (AOM)
  • 2007, January 20 - Present. Member, To Present - Academy of International Business (AIB)