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Rene Mueller, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of International Business Program

Address: Beatty Center, Suite 300, Room 303
Office Hours: T-R: 7:30-8:00 am; 9:20-11:20 am; and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.5394
E-mail: muellerr@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


  • Director of Global Business Resource Center (2007-present) – managing the SB’s international education efforts.  $350,000 (recurring funding) initiative focused on international business/global trade.
  • Co-Director Global Scholars Program (2007 – present)
  • Visiting Professor (summer course) at Management Center Innsbruck (2006-present)
  • Grant reviewer and evaluator for US Department of Education, International Education grants (FIPSE Brazil, FIPSE)
  • Excellence in Mobility and Title VIB  programs.

Education

Ph.D. Marketing (International) (1994) De Montfort University, Leicester, ENGLAND

MBA (1990) University of North Carolina at Wilmington                                                                

BA Economics (1983) University of North Carolina at Wilmington

OTHER HIGHER EDUCATION (German language):

Deutsch als Fremdspache Kurs, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA (Summer 2000)

Institute of Linguists, Leicester, ENGLAND (1990-91)  

City College of Chicago, Overseas Division, Wildflecken, GERMANY (1987-88)

Foreign Language Training Center Europe, Munich GERMANY (1987)

Defense Language Institute, Presidio San Francisco, CA USA (1985)


Research Interests

  • National identity
  • Cross Cultural Marketing
  • Global Diversity
  • Ethnocentrism
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship Education

Courses Taught

  • MKTG 326 International Marketing
  • MKTG 302 Marketing Concepts
  • MBAD 520 Global Commerce

Honors and Awards

2017 Fulbright Scholar - as a Visiting Professor of Marketing and International Business at the Management Center Innsbruck, University of Applied Sciences. 
Rene was nominated by the Fulbright Austria (Austrian-American Educational Commission, AAEC) and selected by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board in Washington, DC, a 12-member selection board appointed by the President of the United States. 

2015 Howard F. Rudd Distinguished Award

Distinguished Paper Award (with Drs. M. Gonzalez and R. Mack), 28th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute November 18-21, 2006.

Distinguished Service Award, 2002 School of Business and Economics, College of Charleston,

Intellectual Contributions Award, 2001, School of Business and Economics, College of Charleston

Chartered Institute of Marketers’ Award for Research Excellence (2000).  This is a research excellence award given by the world’s largest group (over 60,000) of professional marketers.

Best Paper, European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC 1998), for paper entitled, Consumer Involvement for International Decision-making in the Food Retail Market. The EMAC is Europe’s largest and most prestigious academic marketing conference and organization, Stockholm Sweden.

Appointments

  • Council Member - South Carolina District Export Council (2016) 

Grants

  • Principle Investigator (2008-2012) International Entrepreneurship Education, US Department of Education, Title VIB, $180,000.
  • Principle Investigator (2008-2012) Global Scholars Program, US Department of Education, TitleVIA, $180,000
  • Co-author, Principle Investigator, sub-grantee (2005-2009))  $209,000 FIPSE- North America Grant
  • Co-author, Principle Investigator, sub-grantee (2005-2009) $200,000 FIPSE-CAPSES (Brazil) grant

Publications

Mueller, R.D., Wang, G., Liu, G. and C.C. Cui (2016), Consumer Xenocentrism in China: An Exploratory Study, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 28, 1: 73-91.

Kipnis, E; Broderick, A; Demangeot, C; Adkins, N R; Ferguson, H S; Henderson, G R; Johnson, G; Mandiberg, J M; Mueller, Rene; Pullig, C; Roy, A; ZUnia, M A; (2013), 'Branding Beyong Prejuidice: Navigating Multicultrual Marketplaces for Consumer Well-being', Journal of Business Research. 

Demangeot, C; Fergusin, G R; Mueller, Rene D.; Henderson, G; Kipnis, E; Zuniga, E; Abhijit, M; Pullig, C; Mandiberg, R D; Johnson, J; Broderick, A; & Admkins, N R (2013) 'A Framework for Intercultural Competency', Journal of Public Policy Marketing.

Broderick, A, Demangeot, C, Adkins,  N, Ferguson, N, Henderson, G, Johnson, G., Kipnis, E, Mandiberg, J, Mueller, R.D., Pullig, C, Roy, A and M Zuniga   “Consumer Empowerment in Multicultural Marketplaces: Navigating Multicultural Identities to Reduce Consumer Vulnerabilities”, Journal of Research for Consumers: Transformative Consumer Research Special Issue, Issue 19.

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Rene Dentiste Mueller's research, please see her CV.