I am the Vinod Sood Professor of International Business Studies, Strategy and Business Economics in the Sauder School of Business, and a Professor in the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. I am also an associate of the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies and a former Distinguished Scholar in Residence of the Institute. I am a faculty fellow of St John’s College as well as a member of “the common room” of Green College. I received my PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous to arriving to UBC I served on the Faculty of Northwestern University. I have published more than 250 refereed journal articles, book chapters and books in economics, international business, organizational behavior, policy analysis, strategy and operations research. My research awards include the University’s Killam Research prize, The Sauder School Faculty’s Professional Research Excellence Prize, AGSM’s Outstanding Scholarship Award and the Seagram Senior Faculty Award. I am a former co-editor of the journal Information Systems and Operational Research (INFOR) and currently am serving on the editorial boards of several international Journals.
My current research projects include the following: A study of inter-firm networks, cooperation and competition. In particular I am interested in identifying the conditions under which collaborations in alliances result in increases in fiercer competition and rivalry. A related project explores patent infringement lawsuits that are launched by high technology firms against firms with which they continue to collaborate. This project combines insight from law and economics to build statistical models that predict vulnerability of innovations to patent infringement litigation by partners in alliances. Another area in which I do research is decision and sense-making in crisis and disaster situations (these are organizational decisions made while coping with events that involve high levels of threat (e.g., earthquake, terrorist attacks), stress and uncertainty and require urgent response. I am currently also involved in a policy oriented project to investigate the efforts of China and India to provide affordable essential medicines to their people and a project that explores through experiments (economic games) economic decisions that may involve a variety of motives such as trust, unconditional generosity and commitment to collective goals. These experiments are conducted in First Nations communities living on distant reserves.
Refereed Journals (Past 10 years)
Kant S. , I. Vertinsky, B. Zheng. Valuation of First Nations Peoples’ Social, Cultural, and Land Use Activities Using Life Satisfaction Approach. Forest Policy and Economics, Accepted for Publication March 2016
Park C. & Vertinsky. Reverse and Conventional Knowledge Transfers in International Joint Ventures, Journal of Business Research, published online February 2016
Pe’er, A., Vertinsky, I., Keil, T. (forthcoming). Growth and Survival: The Moderating Effects of Local Agglomeration and Local Market Structure. Strategic Management Journal, published online September, 2014.
Cui, V., Vertinsky, I., Robinson, S., Branzei,.o. (forthcoming). Trust in the workplace: The role of social interaction diversity in the community and in the workplace. Business and Society, published online October 29, 2015.
Park, C., Vertinsky, I., & Becerra, M. (2015). Transfers of tacit vs. explicit knowledge and performance in international joint ventures: the role of age. International Business Review, 24(1): 89–101.
Li,Y, Vertinsky, I., & Li, J. (2014). National distances, international experience, and venture capital investment performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(4): 471–489.
Kant, S., Vertinsky, I., Zheng, B., & Smith, P. (2014). Multi-Domain Subjective Wellbeing of Two Canadian First Nations Communities. World Development, 64:140–157.
Branzei, O., Camp R.D., Vertinsky I. (2013). In Whom Collectivists Trust: The Role of (in) Voluntary Social Obligations in Japan. Management and Organization Review, July, pp. 319 – 343.
Chen J., Chen T., Vertinsky I., Yumagulova L., Park C.,(2013) Public-Private Partnerships for the Development of Disaster Resilient Communities and Social Systems, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, September , pp. 130 – 143.
Li J., Vertinsky I., Zhang H. (2013) The quality of domestic legal systems and export performance: theory and evidence from China, Management International Review, June, pp. 361 – 390.
Kant S., P. , Vertinsky I. , Zheng B., Smith P., (2013), The Social Cultural and Land Use Determinants of the Health and Well-being of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: A Path Analysis, Journal of Public Health Policy, June, pp. 462 – 476.
Kornreich, Y., Vertinsky, I., Potter, P.B. (2013). Consultation and Deliberation in China: The Making of China’s Recent Healthcare Reform. The China Journal, 3(68) 176-203.
Park, C., Vertinsky, I. Lee, C. (2013). Korean International Joint Ventures; How the Exchange Climate Affects
Tacit Knowledge Transfer from Foreign Parents. International Marketing Review, 29(2) 151-174.
Du, Q., Vertinsky, I. (2011). International Patterns of Ownership Structure Choices of Start-ups: Does the Quality of Law Matter? Small Business Economics, 37(2) 235-254.
Branzei, O., Nakamura, M., Vertinsky, I. (2010). Learning in Collaborative R&D :When Multinationality Matters. Asian Business and Management Journal, 10 9-36.
Vertinsky, I. (2009). Debate: Public management in recessions and economic crises. Strategic options and political constraints, Public Money and Management, 29(5) pp. 256-267. [Invited Contribution]
Pe’er, A., Vertinsky, I., King, A. (2008). Who Enters, Where and Why? The Influence of Capabilities, Initial Resources and Endowments on Location Choices of de novo Enterprises. Strategic Organization, 6(2) 119-149.
Mathey, A., Krcmar, E., Innes, J., Vertinsky, I. (2008). Opportunities and Costs of Intensification and Clustering of Forest Management Activities. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 38(4) 711-720.
Mathey, A., Krcmar, E., Dragicevic, S., Vertinsky, I. (2008). An Object-Oriented Cellular Automata Model for Forest Planning Problems. Ecological Modeling, 212(3-4) 359-371.
Pe’er, A., Vertinsky, I. (2008) Firm Exits as a Determinant of New Entry: Is There Evidence of Local Creative Destruction? Journal of Business Venturing, 23(3) 280-306.
Niquidet, K., Nelson, H., Vertinsky, I., (2007). Pricing the Social Contract in the British Columbian Forest Sector.Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 37(11) 2250-2259.
Branzei, O., Vertinsky, I., Camp, R. (2007). Culture-Contingent Signs of Trust in Emergent Relationships. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 104(1) 61-82.
Mathey, A., Krcmar, E., Tait, D., Vertinsky, I. (2007). Forest Planning using Co-Evolutionary Cellular Automata. Forest Ecology and Managemen, 239(1) 45-56.
Krcmar, E., van Kooten, G.C., Nelson, H., Vertinsky, I. Webb, J. (2006). The Little Red River Cree Nation’s Forest Management Strategies under a Changing Forest Policy. The Forestry Chronicle, 82(4) 529-537.
Fuller, K., Vertinsky, I. (2006). Market response to ISO 9000 certification of software engineering processes. International Journal on IT Standards and Standardization Research, 4(2) 43-54.
Branzei, O., Vertinsky, I. (2006). Strategic Pathways to Product Innovation in SMEs. Journal of Business Venturing, 21(1) 75-105.
Hickey, G.M., Innes, J.L., Kozak, R.a., Bull, G.O., Vertinsky, I. (2006). Monitoring and information reporting for sustainable forest management: An inter-jurisdictional comparison of soft law standards. Forest Policy and Economics, 9(4) 297-315.
Refereed Proceedings(full paper publications) Past 10 years
Cui, V., Yang H., Vertinsky, I. “Do Alliances Lead to Competition? An Empirical Analysis of the US Biopharmaceutical Industry.” The Academy of Management Proceedings 2015.
Yumagulova, L., Vertinsky, I. A Study of Climate Change Adaptation Responses With Regard to Flood Management in Metro Vancouver Area: Can an Exercise of Herding Cats Be Successful? Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. SDEWES2015.0455, 1-18 (2015).
Cui, V., Vertinsky, I. (2011). The impact of knowledge resource similarity between competitors on innovation performance: A longitudinal study in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Best Paper Proceedings of the Fifty- Fourth Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Montreal, Canada, 2011.
Li, J., Li, Y., Zhang, L., Vertinsky, I. (2010). National Institutional Differences and Performance of International Venture and Capital Syndicates. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2010 American Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, 2010.
Park, C., Vertinsky, I., Lee, C. (2010). The Transfer of Explicit and Tacit Knowledge to Korean IJVs from Foreign Parents and Their Impact on Performance. Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC), Conference Proceedings, Regina, Canada, 2010.
Fuller, K., Vertinsky, I. (2007). Antecedents to Certification of Software Development Processes. 5th IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, Proceedings, Calgary, Canada, 2007, pp 81-90.
Pe’er, A., Vertinsky, I. (2006). The survival value of clusters: Comparing new enterprises in clusters and isolation. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Wellesley, U.S., 2006.
Pe’er, A., Vertinsky, I. (2006). The survival value of clusters for de novo entrants. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2006 American Academy of Management, Atlanta, U.S..
Monograph (Past 10 years)
Ilan Vertinsky and Marty Luckert, Design of Forest Tenure Institutions: The Challenge of Governing Forests, NCE: Sustainable Forest Management Network, Alberta, 2010. Also published in French, Conception de nouveaux modes de tenure, Les defis de la gouvernance forestiere. Programme transfert des connaissances et exploitation des technologies (TCET). Reseau de gestion durables des forets 2010.
Book Chapters (Past 10 years)
Jacobs, L., Vertinsky, I., “Fairness in Business,” in Sarra, J. (ed.), An Exploration of Fairness: Interdisciplinary Inquires in Law, Science and the Humanities, Carswell: Toronto, 2013.
Lee, C., Park, C., Vertinsky, I., “Relational Capital, Knowledge Transfer and Performance in International Joint Ventures in Korea,” in Mahlich, J., Pascha, W. (eds.), Innovations and Technology in Korea: Challenge of a Newly Advanced Economy, Physica-Verlag: Springer, 2012, pp. 223-237.
Nelson, H., Nikolakis, W., Vertinsky, I., Vertinsky, P., “Resolving a Persistent Disagreements Among Friends: A Case Study of Canada U.S. Softwood Lumber Dispute,” in Barzilai, S., Churchman, A., Zysblat, H. (eds.), Coping with Crises: Conflict Management and Resolution, Hebrew University, Magness Press, Jerusalem, 2008, pp. 177-204.
Bryant, T., Smart, C., Vertinsky, I., “The Fit between Crisis Types and Management Attributes as a Determinant of Crisis Consequences,” in Hodgkinson, G., Starbuck, W. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2008, pp. 174-193.
Fuller, K., Vertinsky, I., “Market Response to ISO 9000. Certification of Software Engineering,” in Standardization Research in Information Technology: New Perspectives, Vol.2 of Advances in Technology Standards and Standardization Research, Idea Group Publishing: Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2007, pp. 203-213.
Bryant, T., Vertinsky, I., Smart, C., “Globalization and International Communicable Crisis: A case Study of SARS,” in Gibbons, D. (ed.), Communicable Crisis: Prevention, Response and Recovery in the Global Arena, Information Age Publishing, 2007, pp. 265-300.
Vertinsky, I., “Operations Research,” in Durlauf, S., Blume, L. (eds.), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2007.
Comm 498 International Business Management
Comm 548 Organization and System Crises and Disaster Management Policies.