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Martina Musteen, Ph.D.

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Dr. Musteen received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas (KU) and her master’s from CIMBA, Italy. She completed her undergraduate work at the European Division of the University of Maryland in Heidelberg, Germany, where she graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Musteen has won multiple awards for her teaching performance and presented her research at numerous international conferences. In 2008, she was awarded a national teaching award – the Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award, in 2009, she won the Faculty Recognition Award in Teaching for the College of Business Administration. In 2010, Dr. Musteen was awarded the Outstanding Teacher recognition by the SDSU Senate and in 2011, the Outstanding Professor recognition at the Executive MBA (EMBA) program.

Dr. Musteen has taught in executive programs in SDSU, Taiwan and CIMBA, Italy. She has conducted workshops and led classes in France, Mexico, Italy and onboard MV Explorer at the Semester at Sea. In SDSU, Dr. Musteen has taught undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in strategic management, international entrepreneurship and international business environment. Her research interests include international and social entrepreneurship, entry mode decisions, corporate reputation and strategies of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). Dr. Musteen is currently involved in several research projects designed to examine factors influencing the internationalization of entrepreneurial ventures and the offshoring practices of SMEs. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Management International Review, British Journal of Management, Current Topics in Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Journal of International Business Studies. She serves as a Senior Editor for Journal of World Business.

Dr. Musteen is an active member of the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business. She leads the international online community of scholars focused on international entrepreneurship research ( At SDSU, Dr. Musteen serves as the Faculty Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (SDSU CIBER).