Hemant Merchant
Dr. Hemant Merchant

University of South Florida



Dr. Hemant Merchant (PhD, Purdue) is a Professor of International Business Strategy at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg (USA). He has taught at prestigious universities in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, and the United States where he has been consistently recognized for his unconventional and innovative approach to strategic problem-solving. Dr. Merchant is currently ranked as the 10th most prolific International management scholar in the world. An award-winning researcher, his work examines the performance drivers of firms who compete in Emerging markets worldwide and also service sector firms.

Research areas:

– Emerging markets;
– International joint ventures;
– Service sector firms.

Teaching areas:

– Emerging Markets;
– International Business;
– International Management.