David Louis Bartlett
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David Bartlett

Senior Lecturer
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


  • Ph.D. 1990
    Political Science University of California, San Diego

  • M.A. 1984
    International Relations University of Chicago

  • B.A. 1979
    Management Science University of California, San Diego


  • Emerging Markets Global Strategy International Economics
  • Global business consultant, educator, and scholar with 25 years of experience in international education, corporate strategy, and economic development
  • Research, teaching, and consulting focus on global business strategy, emerging markets, and international technology commercialization
  • Regional specialization in Central and Eastern Europe, Former Soviet Union, and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Faculty leader of Carlson School programs in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Turkey, and the Russian Federation
  • Author of a prize-winning book on the East European transition and numerous articles on emerging markets, foreign investment, and related topics
  • Global consulting practice covers advanced manufacturing, food and agriculture, environmental management, and renewable energy
  • Economic Advisor to RSM International, a global network of accounting/consulting firms
  • Holder of faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University (U.S.), Tamkang University (Taiwan), University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan), and Yerevan State University (Armenia)
  • Winner of a Fulbright Scholarship, Salzburg Seminar Fellowship, ACLS/SSRC Scholarship, and other awards

Selected Works

"Africa: The Last Frontier of the World Economy," RSM International, May 2013
"The Future of Renewable Energy," RSM International, April 2013
"International Tax Reform: The Drive to Close Tax Loopholes in the OECD," RSM International, September 2013
"Productivity Growth in the Developed Economies," RSM International, March 2013
"The Road to Recovery: Insights from an International Comparative Study of Business Birth and Death Rates," RSM International, July 2013

Current Activities

Current Research

  • Commercialization of next-generation biomaterials technology in Eastern Europe

  • Deployment of advanced technologies and business model innnovations to boost agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Reforms of international tax regimes in the OECD