Prof. Douglas Dow

    Market and competitor intelligence

    International expansion

    Business and corporate strategy

  • Country Expertise
Prof. Douglas Dow
Prof. Douglas Dow

Professional Information

An expert in business and corporate strategy, Doug is Professor in Business Strategy at Melbourne Business School Limited (MBS) at The University of Melbourne. Doug has been a Director of the MBS Board for the past nine years and served as Head of Department at MBS from 2013 to 2016.

In recent years, Doug has pioneered the use of indices of psychic distance between and within countries. These indices can help firms avoid cultural pitfalls in international ventures.

After working as an aeronautical engineer with Pratt & Whitney Canada from 1979 to 1984, Doug received his MBA from Ivey Business School in 1984 and then worked as a Senior Manager at Boston Consulting Group. In 1997, he completed his PhD in Business Strategy and International Business at the University of Melbourne and joined the faculty of MBS.

Doug is a charter member of Pelham Associates.