Dr. F. Robert Buchanan

  • Robert BuchananAssociate Professor

    Eberly, 308-B
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    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 2020 Office Hours

    • Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 1:25 p.m.–3:25 p.m.
    • Thursday: 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Course Schedule
    MGMT 300 -B01/NB1
    TR 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    ECB 309
    MGMT 451/551-001 TR 3:30 p.m.–4:50 p.m.
    ECB 311
    MGMT 820-501 S 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. MONRV

    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., (In Press) International student perceptions of experience in the West.  Journal of International Education in Business. 
    • Jose, S., Buchanan, F., & Khare, N. (In Press) Customer perceptions of CSR authenticity.  International Journal of Organizational Analysis.
    • 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.  
    • 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

    • 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 expectations of captive customers. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meetings. Baltimore, MD.
    • Buchanan, F.  (2013) Higher education in emerging markets: A sustainability and 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 antipathy toward the female boss. Western Academy of Management. La Jolla, CA.
    • Buchanan, F., & Warning, R. (2011) Do We Expect Organizations to be as Ethical 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 legal and 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 for global 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 valuable by employees? Western Academy of Management Conference Proceedings. Long Beach, CA.
    • Price, K., Lavelle, J., Henley, A., Cocchiara, F., & Buchanan, F. (2004) The effects of voice-based participation across multiple and interrelated stages 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. (2013) Under the Lens: Vietnam- The union role in achieving manufacturing 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

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

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

    Dissertation Committee Member

    Lemya Hassan Al Shanasi: Assessment of Knowledge Sharing in Local 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

    Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Vancouver. 2015.  

    Abu Dhabi University Annual 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

    Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Anaheim. 2008. \

    Professional Presentations

    Global Academy in Business Leadership, Eberly College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. July 2017 & 2018.

    Human Resource Professionals Workshop, Abu Dhabi University. March 12, 2013.

    Ad-Hoc Reviewer

    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   

    British Academy of 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

    Academy of International Business, Southeast: 2014

    Journal of Family Business Management: 2014

    Academy of International Business, MENA: 2013

    Employee Relations: The International Journal: 2012

    Academy of Management, Careers Division: 2003–15

    Journal of Enterprising Communities: 2012

    Western Academy of Management: 2011–12

    Eastern Academy of Management: 2010

    Human Resource Management Journal: 2009

    Western Academy of Management: 2009

    Southwest Case Research Association: 2009

    Southern Management Association: 2008

    Group and Organization Management Journal: 2007

    Southwest Case Research Association: 2007

    Academy of Management, Gender, and Diversity: 2005