Andrew Spicer



Geographical Expertise:

Europe and Eurasia

Dr. Andrew Spicer is an associate professor of international business in the Sonoco International Business Department and the MBA Program Academic Director in the Darla Moore School of Business  at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and his B.A. from Yale University in 1990.  He previously taught at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Business, University of California, Riverside.

His research and teaching focuses on the intersection of business and society in a global economy.  His research has examined privatization policies and outcomes in post-communist countries; the effects of national context and identity on managers’ ethical evaluations and behaviors; the processes that lead to the spread of corrupt business practices across regions and companies; and the role of institutional context in shaping business models designed to combat poverty around the world. He has published articles on these topics in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial and Corporate Change and Strategic Organizations.  He has also written a series of teaching cases about the formulation and implementation of Walmart’s sustainability strategy.

He teaches courses on globalization, international business and sustainable development.  He also serves as lead instructor for the survey course on international business offered through the Moore School’s Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) program.