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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 ACCOMPLISHMENT

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
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) - Developing and Emerging Markets Experiential Learning

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)
  • 2018, January 1 - 2018, October 30. United Nations Association in Canada and Green Corps Grant. Sustainability Innovation Technology for Industry, C/O Solar Steam Inc. Received $17,500. Investigators: Cotae, F. and Bobitch, D. (Role: Co-principal Investigator)
  • 2018, April 28 - 2019, June 30. Mount Royal University Provost's Office. Teaching Learning Innovation Grant Proposal. Experiential Software Programs.  Received $5,000 (CAD). Investigators: Cotae, F., Musabende, J. (Role: Co-principal Investigator)

Research Awards (recent)

Academy of International Business (AIB Annual Meeting 2018) Award for Best Paper on International Business Education. (CUIBE Sponsored). The paper title is: “A Student and Instructor Review of Simulations as Experiential Learning Tools for IB Courses.” Authors: Cotae,  F. and Musabende, J.

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