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Nir Kshetri

Nir Kshetri

Professor of Management, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

Nir Kshetri is Professor at Bryan School of Business and Economics, The University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG). He is a research fellow at Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration - Kobe University, Japan.

Nir is the author of seven books. His 2014 book Global Entrepreneurship: Environment and Strategy (Routledge: New York) (http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415888004/) was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine (January 2015 Issue).

Nir has published over one hundred articles in journals such as Foreign Policy, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Marketing, Third World Quarterly, Journal of International Management, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE Security and Privacy, IEEE Software, Electronic Commerce Research, Electronic Markets, Small Business Economics, Thunderbird International Business Review, Telecommunications Policy, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Baltic Journal of Management, IT Professional, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, East Asia, Big Data and Society, and others.

Nir participated as lead discussant at the Peer Review meeting of the UN’s Information Economy Report 2013 and Information Economy Report 2015. Other UN Agencies such as International Telecommunications Union, Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) and the Internet Governance Forum, the US Army War College and private organizations have invited him to give talks on cybersecurity and other topics. Nir has travelled to about 100 countries. He has given lectures or presented research papers (about 200) at various national and international meetings/conference in Azerbaijan, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Romania, Serbia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.K., the U.S., Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda and Vietnam.

Nir has been recognized by Business Week as a "prominent faculty” in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is a two-time winner of the Bryan School Teaching Excellence Award (2012 and 2008). Nir’s recent research related awards include Best Academic Paper Award at The Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference (May 2013) and best paper award at the 5th International Conference on Information Systems and Economic Intelligence (2012). A 2012 study ranked him # 2 in terms of the number of articles published in Journal of International Management over a 13-year period (1998-2010). Nir received Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence in 2013 and 2010. He is a two time winner of the Pacific Telecommunication Council’s Meheroo Jussawalla Research Paper Prize (2010 and 2008).

Nir has appeared in Bloomberg TV, New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV), Brazil’s ABF TV and WFMY News 2. He has also been interviewed by and/or quoted in over 60 magazines and newspapers worldwide such as Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor, Leadership Magazine, HPC in the Cloud, cardhub.com, Data Manager, The Business Journal, Jamestown News, Greensboro News and Record, and High Point Enterprise.

The lack of women in cybersecurity leaves the online world at greater risk

May 20, 2020 15:58 pm UTC| Technology

Women are highly underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity. In 2017, womens share in the U.S. cybersecurity field was 14%, compared to 48% in the general workforce. The problem is more acute outside the U.S. In...

Chinese internet users turn to the blockchain to fight against government censorship

Feb 26, 2019 15:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Thanks to blockchain, internet users have achieved some victories in the fight against Chinas strict internet censorship. A historic moment was made on April 23. Peking Universitys former student, Yue Xin, had penned a...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

Nov 26, 2018 17:04 pm UTC| Technology

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labeled Australian beef, theres only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat or a mixture of them...

As digital threats grow, will cyber insurance take off?

Oct 28, 2018 11:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Cyberattacks cost the world more than natural disasters US$3 trillion in 2015, a price that may climb to $6 trillion annually by 2021 if present trends continue. But most people and even most businesses dont have...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Can blockchain technology help poor people around the world?

May 01, 2017 03:59 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Big Wall Street companies are using a complicated technology called blockchain to further increase the already lightning-fast speed of international finance. But its not just the upper crust of high finance who can benefit...

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Economy

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Imports of Japanese beer fell 89 percent to $630,000, while Japanese vehicles dropped 59 percent to $62 million

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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Tesla Cybertruck’s size can’t be scaled down, Elon Musk confirms

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