By Dr. Gerhard Apfelthaler

Dr. Gerhard Apfelthaler is a professor of International Management and Dean of the School of Management at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. Previously, he served as the Chair of the Department of International Management at FH Joanneum University in Austria, the Chair of the Department of International Business at FH Kufstein in Austria, as Austria’s Deputy Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles, and as Commercial Attaché at the Austrian Embassy in Singapore.


With research and writing assistance from Naman Shah, Graduate Assistant at the School of Management, California Lutheran University.