Dr. F. Robert Buchanan

Robert BuchananAssociate Professor

Eberly, 308-B
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
724-357-3871

If unable to reach me by the number listed above, please call 724-357-2535 to speak with the department secretary, or leave a message.

Fall 2021 Office Hours

  • Monday: 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday 5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Course Schedule
MGMT 300  MW   3:35 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
MGMT 401/501  Th 6:35 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

Academic Background

  • PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, OB/HR - Int'l Management Minor, 2006
  • MBA, California State University, 1995
  • BS, Finance California State University, 1994

Research Interests

Global competitiveness/sustainability in industry and higher education, emerging markets corporate social responsibility, gender/diversity, oil/energy management

Journal Publications

  • Buchanan, F. & Bharadwaj, P. (2021 In Press). Crossvergence in International Management Education: Acquisition of Skills and Career Outcomes. Journal of Management Education.
  • Buchanan, F. (2020). Hopefulness and hardship: Ethical business orientations of the Palestinian diaspora. International Journal of Ethics and Systems. 36(4): https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOES-04-2020-0049
  • Buchanan, F. (2019). International student perceptions of experience in the West. Journal of International Education in Business. 12(2): 147-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIEB-06-2018-002 
  • Jose, S., Buchanan, F., & Khare, N. (2018) Customer perceptions of CSR authenticity. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. 26(4): 614-629.
  • Bin Ahmad, S.Z., Buchanan, F. & Ahmad, N. (2017) Born into luxury: Paris Gallery of Dubai. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. 7(4) 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-04-2014-0088
  • Bin Ahmad, S.Z. & Buchanan, F. (2017) Motivation factors in students decision to study at international branch campuses in Malaysia. Studies in Higher Education. 42(4): 651-668.
  • Bin Ahmad, S.Z. & Buchanan, F. (2016) Examination of students' selection criteria for international education. International Journal of Educational Management. 30(6): 1088-1103.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-11-2014-0145
  • Bin Ahmad, S.Z. & Buchanan, F. (2016) Choices of destination for transnational higher education
    "Pull" factors in an Asia Pacific market. Educational Studies Journal. 42(2): 163-180.
  • Bin Ahmad, S. Z. & Buchanan, F. (2015) Entrepreneurship Education in Malaysian Universities. Tertiary Education and Management. 21(4): 349-366.
  • Bin Ahmad, S. Z. & Buchanan, F. (2015) Motivation factors in students decision to study at international branch campuses in Malaysia. Studies in Higher Education. 30 July. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1067604: 1-18.
  • Jose, S., Khare, N. & Buchanan, F. (2015). Serving the poor: Captive market CSR and repurchase intention. International Journal of Bank Marketing. 33(3).
  • Abu Bakar, A. R., Bin Ahmad, S. Z. & Buchanan, F. (2015) Trans-generational success of family businesses. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development. 8(3): 248-267.
  • Buchanan, F. & Chacko, J. (2015) Super-Connectors Case Study ??? Commentary. Thunderbird International Business Review. 57(2): 181-182.
  • Bin Ahmad, S. Z., Ismail, M. Z., & Buchanan, F. (2014) Examining the entrepreneurship curriculum in Malaysian polytechnics. International Journal of Management Education. 12(3): 397-406.
  • Buchanan, F. & Ahmad, S. Z. (2014) Business in developing countries: Globalization of a large emerging market bank. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. 4(6): 1-20.
  • Buchanan, F. (2014). Higher education in emerging markets: A comparative commentary. Development and Learning in Organizations. 28(1): 12-15.
  • Jose, S. & Buchanan, F. (2013). Marketing at the bottom of the pyramid: Service quality sensitivity of captive borrowers. Journal of Consumer Marketing. 30(7): 573-582.
  • Buchanan, F., Anwar, S., & Tran, T. (2013). Spotlight on an emerging market: Assessing the footwear and apparel industries in Vietnam. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 32(2): 38-51.
  • Buchanan, F., & Warning, R. (2012). Dichotomy of Individual Ethics: Personal Standards vs. Public Expectations. Ethics & Critical Thinking Journal, 2012(3): 61-80.
  • Buchanan, F., Warning, R., & Tett, R. (2012). Trouble at the top: Women who don???t want to work for a female boss. Journal of Business Diversity, 12(1): 33-46.
  • Warning, R., & Buchanan, F. (2010). Social networking web sites: The legal and ethical aspects of pre-employment screening and employee surveillance. Journal of Human Resources Education, 4(2): 14-23.
  • Buchanan, F., & Clinton, M. (2010). Customer service in the United States. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 11(3): 279-303.
  • Buchanan, F., Anwar, S. (2009). Resource nationalism and the changing business model for global oil. Journal of World Investment and Trade, 10(2): 241-254.
  • Warning, R., & Buchanan, F. (2009) An exploration of unspoken bias: Women who work for women. Gender in Management, 24(2): 131-145.
  • Basham, R. & Buchanan, F. (2009) A survey comparison of career motivations of social work and business students. Journal of Social Work Education, 45(2), 187-208.
  • Buchanan, F., Kim, K., & Basham, R. (2007) Career orientations of business master???s students as compared to social work students: Further inquiry into the value of graduate education. Career Development International, 12(3): 282-303.
  • Price, K., Lavelle, J., Henley, A., Cocchiara, F., & Buchanan, F. (2006) Judging the fairness of voice-based participation across multiple and interrelated stages of decision making. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 99(2): 212-226.
  • Buchanan, F. (2003) International accounting harmonization: Developing a single world standard. Business Horizons, 46(3): 61-70.

Conferences and Proceedings

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  • Buchanan, F. (2020) Power, greed, and dominance in a local health care market: UPMC vs. Highmark. Southwest Case Research Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • Buchanan, F. (2019) A socially constructed identity: Business orientations and home country nationalism of the Palestine diaspora. British Academy of Management Annual Conference. Birmingham, UK.
  • Buchanan, F. (2018) Perceivedpreeminence of American universities: Diminishing disparity between Western and emerging market education? Academy of International Business – U.S. Southeast Chapter. Nashville, TN.
  • Buchanan, F. (2018) Trends impacting transnational business education: Challenges to the West. Academy of International Business – Central and Eastern European Chapter 5th Annual Conference. Krakow, Poland.
  • Buchanan, F. & Al-Shammari, H. (2018) Walmart’s failures in entering three developed markets: Institutionalized misunderstanding. Southwest Case Research Association Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Jose, S., Buchanan, F., & Khare, N. (2017) Ethics and legitimacy: CSR perceptions. Third International Conference on Organization and Management. College of Business at Abu Dhabi University, in collaboration with Asia Academy of Management. Abu Dhabi.
  • Hussain, M., Buchanan, F. & Ahmad, S. Z. (2016) Sustainability in non-manufacturing supply chains. British Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Newcastle, UK.
  • Buchanan, F. & Ahmad, S. Z. (2015) Emerging market development of a low cost airline. Southwest Case Research Association. Houston, TX.
  • Jose, S., Khare, N., & Buchanan, F. (2014) International CSR and repurchase intention at the bottom of the pyramid. Academy of I.
  • Jose, S. & Buchanan, F. (2013) Marketing Microfinance - Service expectationsof captive customers. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meetings. Baltimore, MD.
  • Buchanan, F. (2013) Higher education in emerging markets: A sustainabilityand global competitiveness comparison in MENA, Asia, and South America Academy of International Business MENA Chapter.  Cairo, Egypt.
  • Buchanan, F., & Warning, R. (2012) Trouble at the top: Women's antipathytoward the female boss. Western Academy of Management. La Jolla,CA.
  • Buchanan, F., & Warning, R. (2011) Do We Expect Organizations to be asEthical as We Are Personally?Western Academy of Management Conference Proceedings. Victoria, BC.
  • Buchanan, F., Warning, R., & Tett, R. (2010) Perpetuating the glass ceiling: Subordinates' Perceptions of female leadership. Eastern Academy of Management. Portland,ME.
  • Warning, R. & Buchanan, F. (2010) Social networking web sites: The legaland ethical aspects of pre-employment screening and employee surveillance. Southwest Business Symposium Proceedings. Edmond,OK.
  • Warning, R., & Buchanan, F. (2009) Unspoken Bias: Women Who Work for Women. Oklahoma State HR Conference. Oklahoma City(May).
  • Buchanan, F. (2009) The building of trustworthiness. Western Academy of Management Conference Proceedings. Midway, UT.
  • Buchanan, F., & Clinton, S. (2009) Customer service in the United States. Southwest Case Research Association. Oklahoma City.
  • Warning, R., & Buchanan, F. (2008) Searching for hidden bias: Women who work for women. Southern Management Association annual meetings. St. Pete, FL.
  • Buchanan, F. (2008) Resource nationalism and the changing business model forglobal oil. Southwest Business Symposium Proceedings. Edmond,OK.
  • Buchanan, F., & Gerlich, N. (2007) Goals and intentions of MBA students: What do they want from their degrees? Western Academy of Management Conference Proceedings. Missoula, MT.
  • Buchanan, F., & Gray, D. (2006) Is tuition reimbursement considered valuableby employees?WesternAcademyof Management ConferenceProceedings. Long Beach, CA.
  • Price, K., Lavelle, J., Henley, A., Cocchiara, F., & Buchanan, F. (2004) Theeffects of voice-based participation across multiple and interrelatedstages of decision making. Academy of Management Best Conference Paper Proceedings. Honolulu,HI.
  • Buchanan, F. (2003) High turnover trap and awareness gap: Rushing toward that next bad job. Southern Management Association Proceedings. Clearwater Beach, FL.

Book Contributions

Buchanan, F., Missien, T., Al-Shammari, H. (2020) Walmart’s Failures in Entering Three Developed Markets. In: Daft, R., Organization Theory and Design (13th edition). Boston: Cengage.

Buchanan, F. (2013) Under the Lens:Vietnam- The union role in achievingmanufacturing sustainability and global competitiveness. In: Deresky, H., International management: Managing across borders and cultures (8th edition).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Dissertation Committee Chair

Chris Simone: Employee Burnout: Interventions in the Remote Workplace. 2021.

Ahmed Shabeeb Al-Dhaheri: UAE Decision Making in Foreign Aid. 2013.

Ahmed Al Sharaf: Strategic Implementation in Public Organizations. 2013.

Dissertation Committee Member

Kathleen Baker: The Management and Prevention of Fraud in the Multinational

   Health Care Corporation. 2021.

Lemya Hassan Al Shanasi: Assessment of Knowledge Sharing inLocal and Foreign Banks in UAE. 2015.

Hajar Saeed Hamad Alhubaishi: M-Government Service Quality. 2015.

Afif Naser Harhara: Turnover Intentions in Oil & Gas Industry in the UAE. 2014.

Moza Al Mazrouei: Gender-related barriers in the UAE. 2014.

Conference Session Chair

British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK. 2019.

Academy of ManagementAnnual Meetings, Vancouver. 2015.

Abu Dhabi UniversityAnnual Research Conference, UAE. 2013

Southern Management Association Annual Conference, St. Pete, FL. 2008

Southwestern Academy of Management Annual Conference, San Antonio. 2005.

Conference Caucus Organizer

Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Vancouver. 2015. Measurement construct development for CSR.

Panel Discussant

AcademyofManagementAnnual Meetings,Anaheim. 2008. \

Professional Presentations

Igniting Minds International Lecture Series 2020. Jagran Lakecity Business

School, JLU School of Commerce and Economics Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal M.P. India. Webex lecture and Q&A for faculty, current and former graduate students, and members of the communities. Topic: International Human Resource Management. September 28, 2020.

Global Academy in Business Leadership,Eberly College,IndianaUniversity ofPennsylvania. July 2017 & 2018.

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST).

Islamabad, Pakistan. Skype lecture and Q&A for MBA students in HR / International Business. April 31, 2017.

Human Resource Professionals Workshop,Abu DhabiUniversity. March 12,2013.

Ad-Hoc Reviewer

Development & Learning in Organizations. 2019-2021.

Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. 2020-2021.

Globalisation, Societies and Education. 2020.

Journal of Education for Business. 2019.

British Academy of Management. 2016, 2019.

Journal of Consumer Marketing. 2016-18

Gender in Management Journal. 2013-18

Academy of International Business, U.S. SE 2018

Academy of International Business, C. Europe 2018

Academy of International Business, MENA 2013, 2017

Academy of Management, Mgmt. Educ. Div. 2017-18

Southwest Case Research Association. 2007-18

Academy of Management, Pub/Nonprofit Div. 2016-17

Southern Management Association 2008-17

BritishAcademyof Management:2016

Management Research Review: 2014-16

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies:2015-16

Gender in Management Journal:2013-16

International Journal of Commerce and Mgmt:2011-15

AcademyofInternationalBusiness, Southeast:2014

Journal of Family Business Management:2014

AcademyofInternationalBusiness, MENA:2013

Employee Relations: The International Journal:2012

AcademyofManagement, Careers Division:2003-15

Journal of Enterprising Communities:2012

WesternAcademyof Management:2011-12

EasternAcademyofManagement:2010

Human Resource Management Journal:2009

WesternAcademyof Management:2009

Southwest Case Research Association:2009

Southern Management Association:2008

Group and Organization Management Journal:2007

Southwest Case Research Association: 2007

AcademyofManagement, Gender, and Diversity: 2005

Honors and Awards

IUP Research Institute Outstanding Researcher in Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. 2021

International Friendship Student Sponsor, IUP. 2014 - 2020

Reviewer Appreciation Award: Taylor & Francis Group: Journal of Education for Business. 2019

Annual Award for Meritorious Scholarship, Indiana Univ. of Penn.  2019

Faculty Achievement in Scholarship, Indiana Univ. of Penn.  2017, 2018

Highly Commended Award: Emerald Publishing: Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. 2018

Dean’s Outstanding Researcher, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  2016

Scholarly Activity Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  2015

Annual Teaching Award, University of Central Oklahoma.  2011

Outstanding Paper Award: Emerald Research. Best of year in Gender in Management. 2009