Antony Girlando was born and raised in Rome, Italy, and was educated
in a multicultural and multilingual environment. He is fluent in English,
Italian, and Spanish, and has studied Russian. He earned both his bachelor's
and master's degrees in finance and his doctorate in international management.
His early research focused on cultural change and, in particular, on
Russians’ assimilation of U.S. values following the collapse of the former
Soviet Union. He found that cultural values, for the most part, are permanent.
His more recent cross-cultural research on Russians and Italians has come to
the same conclusion.
Professor Girlando has been published in the Journal of Transnational Management and the Journal of East West Business. His
studies have been used by researchers from Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland,
Italy, Australia, and England. Locally, he has consulted on culture for Sappi,
Ltd., and the Maine International Trade Center. He has almost four decades of
experience with technology in the academic world. His current projects are
centered on researching how new information technologies can be best utilized
in higher education. He is currently experimenting with the use of iPads, the
“flipped classroom” model, and various business simulations. His goals are to
help students think globally and to make their learning experience more
practical and interesting. Previously, he worked for American Express Latin
American Division and owned part of small manufacturing firm in Chile. At Saint
Joseph’s College, he is an associate professor of business, as well as the
director of the Faculty Center for Innovation.
Professorship Award, Three year grant to implement project
revolving technology and teaching &
learning (Saint Joseph's College, 2011).
Teaching and Scholarship Award, (Saint Joseph's College, 2010).
Sappi Fine Papers Ltd. A cross cultural perspective of Austrians,
South Africans, and Americans for Sappi middle managers who were moving to a
Matrix Organization wherein they would be required to report to both national
and international managers (October 2012).
Girlando, A. &
Eduljee, N. (2010). The convergence, divergence and crossvergence debate
revisited: An empirical investigation of the influence of U.S. national values
on a new generation of Russians. Journal
of Transnational Management, 15, 265-289. DOI 10.1080/15475778.2010.514201.