Denise Dimon, Ph.D.

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Denise Dimon, Ph.D.

Denise Dimon, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for International Affairs
Director, Ahlers Center for International Business

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    Associate Provost for International Affairs
    Director, Ahlers Center for International Business

    • Ph.D. University of Illinois, Economics
    • M.S. University of Illinois, Economics
    • M.I.M. University of Denver, Masters of International Management
    • B.A. University of Colorado, Economics

    Denise Dimon has served as the Director of the Ahlers Center for International Business since 1999. She has always had an interest in international business having received a Masters in International Management from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois with a specialization in international economics and economic development.

    In addition to her activities within the Ahlers Center, she is also serving as the Associate Provost for International Affairs and Director of the International Center at the University of San Diego.

    She has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and Uruguay, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership of at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (EGADE Campus Monterrey); a Visiting Professor at ESC Reims, France, Université Robert Schuman, ICES, Strasbourg, France, and EADA in Barcelona, Spain. She has held positions at numerous institutions as a visiting scholar and consulted for private companies on four continents. Professor Dimon has worked with several international organizations on consulting and educational programs including the Academy for Educational Development, Educational Development Center, United Nations Development Programme, and the Interamerican Development Bank. She has coordinated consulting projects and executive education programs in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, China and India in a variety of industries including telecommunications, health care, tourism, and manufacturing.

    Her current areas of research and teaching include topics in international business, international economics, and the role of business in poverty reduction. She has taught internationally, published many articles and also is co-editor of the Latin American Business Review. Additionally, she is co-director of the Latin American Network (an internet-based publishing service as a part of the SSRN network providing abstracts of research papers and professional announcements worldwide).

    She was selected Women of the Year by the Women in International Trade (WIT, San Diego) and recognized as one of the top 25 outstanding Women Business Leaders in San Diego (San Diego Business Journal). She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the San Diego World Trade Center. She has twice been recognized with a Steber Professorship from the School of Business Administration for outstanding contributions to the School and the University of San Diego. In 2009 she received a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ahlers Center to develop additional initiatives in Latin America and Asia. In 2013 she was recognized by the Univeristy of San Diego as a "Woman of Impact."

    Dr. Dimon teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in Sustainable Business Model Design, Latin America Business Environment, International Comparative Management, International Economy and Business and Peace Through Commerce.

    Selected Current Research

    Conference Proceeding

    Dimon, D. (2005). Regional Trade Agreements in Latin America. Proceedings of the International Trade and Finance Association Annual Conference

    Anderson, J.,Dimon, D. (2001). A Comparison of U.S and Mexican Gender Wage Gaps by Selected Occupations. Proceedings of the 2001 Conference of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies

    Instructor's Manual

    Allen, A.,Dimon, D. (1993). Using Minitab for Business Statistics: Elements and Applications. Harper-Collins


    Dimon, D. (2005). Management in Iberoamerica: Lessons and Challenges in the Global Arena. 2005 Proceedings of the Business Association of Latin America

    Dimon, D. (2003). Managing in Turbulent Times: Lessons from Latin American Business. 2003 Proceedings of the Business Association of Latin America

    Anderson, J.,Dimon, D. (2001). Designing the 21st Century Latin American Organization. Proceedings of the Business Association of Latin American Studies


    Dimon, D. Latin American Business Review. Co-Editor, Publisher: Taylor and Francis

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Dimon, D. (2006). EU and US Regionalism: The Case of Latin America. The International Trade Journal, 20 (2)

    Dimon, D.,Guerrieri, P. (2006). Trade Regionalism of the US and the EU: Cooperative or Competitive Strategies. The International Trade Journal, 20 (2)

    Dimon, D. (1999). Formal Sector Job Growth and Women’s Labor Sector Participation: The Case of Mexico. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 39

    Dimon, D. (1998). Married Women’s Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries: The Case of Mexico. Estudios Económicos, 13 (1), 3-34.

    Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal

    Dimon, D. (2011). The Legacy of C.K. Prahalad: Business at the Base of the Pyramid. Administradores

    Book, Scholarly-New

    Baber, H.,Dimon, D. (2013). Globalization and International Development: The Ethical Issues. Broadview Press

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

    Dimon, D. (1999). Women's Participation in a Two Tiered Informal Labor Sector. Women in the Informal Sector: Case Studies and Theoretical Approaches