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Nikolai Wasilewski Associate Professor of Strategy

Nikolai Wasilewski, PhD

Associate Professor of Strategy
Graziadio Business School


Dr. Wasilewski focuses on strategic management and international business. He has broad international corporate experience with large multinational enterprises in engineering project management, consumer products market research, and international business development. He serves on the board of directors and as the president of a non-profit corporation; he has advised corporate management in such areas as: strategic direction and planning, strategic product positioning, and competitive strategies/tactics. Dr. Wasilewski is widely published, has made academic and professional presentations at international conferences and to foreign embassy staff and international executives, serves on the editorial board of several academic journals, serves on the board of directors of IMDA, and is a member of several academic and honorary associations.


  • New York University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • New York University, Latin Magister Philosophiae

  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Master in Management

  • University of Cincinnati, Master of Science

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Wasilewski has published in the areas of international business strategy, strategic decision-making, and strategic information processing. His publications have appeared in Advances in Strategic Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Global Competitiveness, Advances in Competitiveness Research, Competition Forum, and Advances in Global Management Development. He is also a member of the editorial board of: Advances in Competitiveness Research, Competitiveness Review, International Journal of Commerce and Management, Journal of East-West Business, and Journal of Transnational Management Development.

Dr. Wasilewski's academic and professional presentations include those at international conferences and to foreign embassy staff and international executives. He is a member of the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, American Association of University Professors, American Society for Competitiveness, International Management Development Association (also serves on the Executive Board), and Beta Gamma Sigma (The National Scholastic Honor Society for Business Administration).