Antony Girlando was born and raised in Rome, Italy, and was educatedin a multicultural and multilingual environment. He is fluent in English,Italian, and Spanish, and has studied Russian. He earned both his bachelor’sand master’s degrees in finance and his doctorate in international management.
His early research focused on cultural change and, in particular, onRussians’ assimilation of U.S. values following the collapse of the formerSoviet Union. He found that cultural values, for the most part, are permanent.His more recent cross-cultural research on Russians and Italians has come tothe same conclusion.
Professor Girlando has been published in the Journal of Transnational Management and the Journal of East West Business. Hisstudies 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 ofexperience with technology in the academic world. His current projects arecentered on researching how new information technologies can be best utilizedin higher education. He is currently experimenting with the use of iPads, the“flipped classroom” model, and various business simulations. His goals are tohelp students think globally and to make their learning experience morepractical and interesting. Previously, he worked for American Express LatinAmerican Division and owned part of small manufacturing firm in Chile. At SaintJoseph’s College, he is an associate professor of business, as well as thedirector of the Faculty Center for Innovation.
Professorship Award, Three year grant to implement projectrevolving 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 aMatrix Organization wherein they would be required to report to both nationaland international managers (October 2012).
Girlando, A. &Eduljee, N. (2010). The convergence, divergence and crossvergence debaterevisited: An empirical investigation of the influence of U.S. national valueson a new generation of Russians. Journalof Transnational Management, 15, 265-289. DOI 10.1080/15475778.2010.514201.