Dr. Hamid Etemad joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1978. Prior to that time, he had taught at the University of California at San Francisco and at Berkeley, and at Boston University.
In recognition of his outstanding teaching in the undergraduate program, Dr. Etemad was presented the McGill Faculty of Management Distinguished Teaching Award in 1991. He teaches such courses as International Business Environment, International Business Policy, International Marketing and Management of Technology for International Competitiveness to undergraduate and MBA students. His teaching activities also include seminars on Exporting Techniques, Importing and Management of Technology for export managers and international marketing executives
The management of technology, international marketing issues (including exporting, importing and countertrade) and the role of technology in multinational subsidiaries and its impact on host countries are among Dr. Etemad's areas of expertise. He has recently co-authored articles which have appeared in such publications as Journal of Research Policy and Technovation and contributed chapters on "Production Management and Structure" to International Business in Canada (1989, A. Rugman Ed.) and "International Production Networks and Alliances" to Competitive and Cooperative Macro-management (1995, G. Boyd, Ed.).
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Etemad has been committed to administrative and professional service. He has served as President, Vice President and Membership Chairman of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Social Science Federation of Canada and as a member of the Editorial Board for Canadian Public Policy. He has also been a leader in directing the Faculty's linkage with People's University, Beijing.