Paul Miesing

Position: Associate Professor
Office: (518) 956-8348
Email: paul.miesing (at)
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1977

Paul Miesing conducts research and training in the various areas of "Strategic Management" in particular cross-culture management and organization, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics. He has published dozens of articles and papers in both academic and practitioner journals including several of the top business journals across all disciplines. He has also held appointments as MBA Director and Department Chair, served on the Faculty Board of his campus’ Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, has several joint appointments including on two different Ph.D. programs, and is a recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in the School of Business. He has helped many audiences, including companies, civic groups, industry associations, and government agencies, both locally and internationally. He was a Fulbright lecturer at Fudan University in Shanghai during 1998-1999 and has delivered lectures, seminars, and scholarly presentations on various management and organization issues and topics around the world.  

Academic Subfields
Business Ethics; International Business

Research Interests
Current research projects in Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance, and Environmental Sustainability.

Applied Interests
Facilitating strategic change; Strategic leadership; Organizational learning 

Professional Honors
Mentioned in several editions of "Who's Who in America"

Received or contributed to numerous grants and awards, including from General Electric Fund, Sloan Foundation, the Center for Creative Leadership, New York State, and multiple campus grants

Served as reviewer for Fulbright Senior Specialists Program and National Science Foundation

Obtained a Fulbright Scholar Award to the People's Republic of China

Article on "Using Electronic Networks in Management and Executive Learning" in the Journal of Workplace Learning” received one of MCB's Awards for Excellence and article on "How Important Are Stakeholder Relationships?" received Allied Academies International's Distinguished Research Award.

Joint Appointments to Rockefeller College's Department of Public Policy, PhD Program in Information Science, and Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research

Member of Academy of Management; Beta Gamma Sigma (national honor society in business); International Association for Business and Society (charter member)

Teaching Philosophy
If a single approach characterizes my teaching philosophy, it is to create the learning environment and get out of the way. In pursuit of a lively and healthy learning environment that is intellectually stimulating, I have used and developed cases, exercises, in-baskets, and simulations. I have extensively integrated information technologies that are changing the way we work, teach, learn, and live into my teaching. 

Recent Publications

Technology Transfer Institutions in China: A Comparison of Value Chain and Organizational Structure Perspectives, P. Miesing & M. Tang (2017). Chapter 3 in D. Libaers and D. Dunlap (eds.), University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship (World Scientific Publishing Co.) Vol. 1 in The World Scientific Reference on Innovation series Edited by D. Siegel.


Social and Economic Development in Transitioning and Market-Based Economies: Social Enterprises, Entrepreneurship, and Microenterprise as Integrating Institutions, B. Ramos, P. Miesing, & K. Briar-Lawson (eds.), (SUNY Press, in press)

Educating Social Entrepreneurs: A Workbook of Cases, Exercises, and Commentaries, P. Miesing & M. Aggestam (eds.), Business Expert Press as part of the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Book Collection, in press 2016.

Enabling Sustainability in Management Education, P. Miesing, L. Krzykowski, and E. Rich (forthcoming 2015).  S.F. Mitchell and J.A. Arevalo (eds.), Sustainability in Management Education: In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach through University Leadership, Scholarship and Partnerships (Edward Elgar Publishing)

Lessons on Microenterprise Development from a University-Based Microlending Development Program, P. Miesing, B. Watts, D. Siegel, and K. Briar-Lawson (forthcoming 2015).  Chapter 23 in D.B. Audretsch, A.N. Link, & M.Walshok (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness (Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management)

Enabling the Sustainable Community: The Opportunity for Libraries, Universities, and Businesses, L. Krzykowski, P. Miesing, and E. Rich,  Journal of the Leadership and Management Section of the New York Library Association, 11 (1): 29-39 available at

Culture Perspectives of Sino-US Trade Friction Governance, S. Jian-lin and P. Miesing (2014). US-China Education Review, 4 (5): 324-330 available at

University Technology Transfer in China: How Effective are National Centers? P. Miesing, M. Tang, and M. Li (2014). Ch. 5 in A.C. Corbett, J.A. Katz, and D.S. Siegel (eds.), Academic Entrepreneurship: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Vol 16. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth): 115-136.

What Motivates Me? P. Miesing and E.J. Pavur (2011). in J.F. Marques, S. Dhiman, & J. Biberman (Eds.), Managing in the Twenty-first Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth (Palgrave-MacMillan): 195-200

Board of Director Composition and Financial Performance in a Sarbanes-Oxley World, R.K. Van Ness, P. Miesing, and J. Kang (2010). Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 10 (5): 56-74

The Impact of Illegal Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing on the Media Industry, Goel, S., Miesing, P., & Chandra U. (2010). California Management Review.


BUS 590: Business Sustainability in Global Perspectives (MBA)
MGT 460: Social Entrepreneurship(Undergrads) 

MGT 513: Organizational Behavior & Managerial Skills (Graduates)
MGT 682: Strategic Management (MBA)
MGT 685: Global Strategic Management (MBA)
MGT 693: Internship in SEED (Graduates)