Ratan Dheer

Ratan Dheer

Associate Professor


512 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. Management 
  • MBA
  • MS

Professional Summary

Dr. Dheer's research has appeared in peer-reviewed and high impact journals, such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, Small Business Economics, International Journal of Cross-cultural Management.

Dr. Dheer has received several awards for his scholarly work from leading academic institutions, including the Best Paper Award from Academy of Management, Outstanding Researcher Award from the College of Business and Department of Management at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Dheer also received the Best Reviewer Award from Southern Management Association and the Academy of International Business. Dr. Dheer is a passionate educator who aims to help students understand the issues that established and new businesses face, especially in a culturally diverse and integrated world, and identify resolution to these.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 600 Leading Innovation and Change
  • MGMT 603 Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 602 Theory and Techniques of Organizational Development
  • MGMT 388 Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 490 Business Policy

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Dheer's research focuses on topics in Entrepreneurship, Cross-cultural Research and Strategy. Dr. Dheer is particularly interested in research on multicultural individuals, in analyzing how they contribute to the creation of new ventures, to established organizations and to societies. He is also interested in research about Entrepreneurial Cognitions and Minority and Women Entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications

Dheer, R. J. (2023). Cultural diversity: an impetus to economic growth–under what conditions?. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 1-26.

Kara, A., & Dheer, R. J. (2023). The relationship between culture and entrepreneurship: the role of Trust. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 1-31.

Yapici, N., & Dheer, R. J. (2023). Forgetting Corporate Irresponsibility: The Role of Corporate Political Activities and Stakeholder Characteristics. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-29.

Dheer, R. J., & Castrogiovanni, G. J. (2023). Cognitive adaptability’s impact on entrepreneurial intent: The mediating roles of entrepreneurial passion and efficacy. Journal of Business Research160, 113798.

Dheer, R. J., & Salamzadeh, A. (2022). Pandemic threats: how SMEs can respond to the challenges from global crises. International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business13(1), 1-17.

Dheer, R. J., & Treviño, L. J. (2022). Explaining the rate of opportunity compared to necessity entrepreneurship in a cross-cultural context: Analysis and policy implications. Journal of International Business Policy, 1-27.

Cox, K. C., Lortie, J., & Dheer, R. J. (2021). Influence of national and regional level social capital on entrepreneurial activity. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management29(1), 195-218.

Dheer, R. J., Egri, C. P., & Treviño, L. J. (2021). A cross-cultural exploratory analysis of pandemic growth: The case of COVID-19. Journal of International Business Studies, 1-22.

Dheer, R. J., & Treviño, L. J. (2021). Explaining the rate of opportunity compared to necessity entrepreneurship in a cross-cultural context: Analysis and policy implications. Journal of International Business Policy, 1-27.

Dheer, R. J., & Lenartowicz, T. (2020). Effect of generational status on immigrants’ intentions to start new ventures: The role of cognitions. Journal of World Business, 55(3), 101069.

Dheer, R. J., Li, M., & Treviño, L. J. (2019). An integrative approach to the gender gap in entrepreneurship across nations. Journal of World Business, 54(6), 101004.

Dheer, R. J., & Lenartowicz, T. (2019). Cognitive flexibility: Impact on entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 115, 103339.

Dheer, R. J. (2018). Entrepreneurship by immigrants: a review of existing literature and directions for future research. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 14(3), 555-614.

Dheer, R. J., & Lenartowicz, T. (2018). Career decisions of immigrants: Role of identity and social embeddedness. Human Resource Management Review, 28(2), 144-163.

Dheer, R., Lenartowicz, T. (2018) Multiculturalism and Entrepreneurial Intentions: Understanding the Mediating impact of Cognitions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Dheer, R. J. (2017). Cross-national differences in entrepreneurial activity: role of culture and institutional factors. Small Business Economics, 48(4), 813-842.

Dheer, R. J., Lenartowicz, T., & Peterson, M. F. (2015). Mapping India’s regional subcultures: Implications for international management. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(4), 443-467.

Dheer, R., Lenartowicz, T., Peterson, M. F., & Petrescu, M. (2014). Cultural regions of Canada and United States: Implications for international management research. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 14(3), 343-384.