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Portrait of Elie Chrysostome

Dr. Elie Virgile Chrysostome

Professor of International Business & Strategic Management

Dr. Elie Chrysostome is Professor of International Business and Strategic Management at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and Founding Director of CEDIMES Institute USA (Centre for Research in International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship). He was the chair of the division of International Business of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC). He is also the chair of the International Conference of CEDIMES Institute USA and the chair of the International Workshop of Ivey Business School Case Teaching in West Africa.

Dr. Elie Chrysostome is a research associate at the Strategy and Society Chair of Management of HEC-Montreal (Canada) and at the Montreal Local Global Research Group at the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University at Montreal (Canada). He is also a research associate of SOAS at University of London (UK) and advisor at The Cambridge Learning Gateway of the University of Cambridge (UK). He taught at Laval University and at University of Moncton in Canada and was invited speaker or visiting scholar at several leading business schools including Thunderbird School of Global Management (Arizona, USA), Haute Ecole de Gestion de Fribourg (Fribourg, Switzerland), HEC-Montreal (Canada), Laval University (Quebec, Canada), Universite Paris-Dauphine, Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland) and Alfred Nobel University (Ukraine).

His research works have focused on issues related to International Joint-Ventures and Strategic Alliances, internationalization of small businesses and international entrepreneurship with a particular interest for diaspora and immigrant entrepreneurship, capacity building in developing countries. He supervised, co-supervised or served as external examiner of many graduate student dissertations including Ph.D. students from prestigious universities such as Ivey Business School, John Molson Business School of Concordia University and Laval University in Canada. He’s author and co-author of more than 40 publications in academic journals of International Business and Management including Thunderbird International Business Review,  Journal of International Entrepreneurship,  Transnational Corporations Review,  Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship,  Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship,  Journal of Competitiveness,  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business,  International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Countries,  International Journal of Economics and Business Research. His most recent book (edited) is entitled: Capacity Building in Emerging and Developing Countries: From a Mindset Transformation to Entrepreneurship and Diaspora Involvement. He also edited Building Businesses in Emerging and Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities with Dr. Rick Molz of John Molson School of Business of Concordia University (Canada). He has served on the editorial board of several well-known international journals of international business and management and is a member of Academy of International Business and Academy of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Administration Sciences with specialization in International Strategic Management from Laval University in Canada.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Management, Laval University (Canada)
    • Dipl. d’Administrateur en Gestion, National University of Benin
    • Maitrise Es Sciences Economiques, National University of Benin
    • B.B.A., National University of Benin
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