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david berg

Contact Info

David Berg
651 523-2505
East Hall 218E
Hamline University MS-A1740
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

David Berg

Associate Professor

Contact Info

David Berg
651 523-2505
East Hall 218E
Hamline University MS-A1740
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

David Berg teaches international business and strategic management courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He holds a PhD in Business Administration (specializing in international strategy) from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, a Master in International Business Studies (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina, and a BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College. Professor Berg has worked in the areas of technology export, import/export compliance, and international finance - helping set up operations in Europe to centralize foreign currency exposures for a U.S. multinational corporation.

Berg's research interests are in the areas of globalization, firm action and reaction in a global economy, and the ways in which firms from different national backgrounds are prepared for global competition. A special area of expertise is short-term study abroad courses within the undergraduate and graduate business curriculum. He has developed and led more than a dozen such courses for undergraduate and MBA students at Hamline and other schools, and several of his recent publications have focused on the benefits and logistics of these experiences.

Prior to joining Hamline in 2009, Professor Berg served on the business faculties of the University of Texas-Dallas and the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, and as a visiting faculty member at the David Eccles School of Business within the University of Utah. In the field, he is a Certified Management Accountant and an active member of both the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.

Teaching Style

Professor Berg believes in the importance of thinking globally, both personally and professionally, and his teaching reflects that. Many of the illustrations he uses in class have an international flavor and he pulls many examples from companies where he has worked as well as from those he has visited with students on his diverse study abroad courses. His classroom is very interactive and he expects students to have read the assigned material and be ready to discuss and apply the concepts. In his undergraduate strategic management course, students manage a virtual firm and compete with other student-run firms while making decisions on production, logistics, marketing, finance, and management—all in connection with the course material. Berg says that Hamline students bring a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives to the classroom, and they can often learn from each other as well as from him.

"Even if you don’t work for an organization that operates internationally, you live and work in a globalized world, so it’s important to broaden your perspective in any way you can. One of the things I really enjoy about teaching in the Hamline School of Business is the ability to discuss business in a liberal arts environment, where we encourage students to focus on both the tools and the context of business."

- David Berg

Publications

Berg, D.M., and J.M. Hagen. "Short Term Study Abroad Programs as Experiential Learning." The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business. Eds. Vas Taras, et al. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Print.

Berg, D. M., and S. E. Guisinger. "Capital Flows, Capital Controls and International Business Risk." The Oxford Handbook of International Business. Eds. A. Rugman and T. L. Brewer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 259-281. Print.

Hagen, J. M., and D. M. Berg. "International Business for Domestic Students." Journal for Global Business Education. 12 (2012): 47-59. Print.

Berg, D. M., and J. M. Hagen. "Experiential Pluralism: Gains from Short-Term Study Abroad Programmes in the Business Curriculum." International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 2.4 (2011): 408-420. Print.

Sethi, D., Guisinger, S.E., Phelan, S. & Berg, D.M.  "Trends in Foreign Direct Investment Flows: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis." Journal of International Business Studies 33.4 (2003): 315-26. Print.