Dennis A. Rondinelli, Ph.D.


Dennis A. Rondinelli, Ph.D.

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:50

Dennis Rondinelli is Glaxo distinguished international professor of management at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a teacher, researcher, and advisor on international management, international economic development policy, and private enterprise development. Prior to joining the University of North Carolina, Dennis was principal research scientist and senior policy analyst in the Office of International Programs at the Research Triangle Institute. He was also a professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and has held faculty positions at the Owens Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He also served as a Senior Fellow at the Technology and Development Institute of the East-West Center in Honolulu.

Dennis has done applied research on competitiveness issues, economic reform policy, privatization, corporate environmental management, urban and regional development strategy, business opportunities in emerging market economies, employment generation policies in developing countries, international trade and investment, and program and project management for economic development. He has carried out research in Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, and Africa. He has authored or edited 16 books and published more than 200 articles in scholarly and professional journals and book chapters.

In addition, he has served as an advisor, consultant, or expert to the U.S. State Department's Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency, the International Labour Office, the United Nations Development Program, and to private corporations. During the 1970s, Dr. Rondinelli was decorated by the government of the Republic of Vietnam for service as an advisor to the Ministry of Rural Development and for the ethnic minorities development program. In 1989, he received the Julio Lleras Order of Merit for outstanding service to the Central Mortgage Bank of the Republic of Colombia. He received the Warner Bloomberg Award for Excellence in Futures Studies in 1997, and the Weatherspoon Distinguished Research Award from the Kenan Flagler Business School in the same year.

He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from Cornell University.