Thomas DeBerge

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 707

Phone: 312.915.7366

Email: tdeberge@luc.edu


Thomas DeBerge received his PhD in Business Administration (Major: International Business; Minor: Strategy) from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and he is currently an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at Loyola. His research - which focuses on the strategies of multinational enterprises with reference to political and social concerns - has been published in journals such as the International Business Review, Global Strategy Journal, and AIB Insights.

Professor DeBerge teaches both Strategic Management and International Management, in which his aim is to provide students with an appreciation for the complexity of strategic decision-making using real-world case studies and collaborative group work.

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  • PhD, Business Administration (International Business), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MBA, Business Administration, North Central College
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Chicago

Professional Employment

  • Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, 2023-Present

Research Interests

  • Market and Non-Market Strategies
  • Political Behavior of Multinational Enterprises
  • Political Conflict
  • Ethical SUpply Chain Management
  • Business History
  • Business in Africa

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • Business History Conference

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 304: Strategic Management
  • MGMT 315: International Management

Selected Publications

DeBerge, T. (2024). Responsibility boundaries and the governance of global value chains: The interplay of efficiency, ethical, and institutional pressures in global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 14(1), 196-222. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1498

Bucheli, M., & DeBerge, T. (2024). Multinational enterprises' nonmarket strategies: Insights from history. International Business Review, 33(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2023.102198

DeBerge, T. (2023). Should we stay or should we go? MNE decisions to withdraw or remain during geopolitical crises. AIB Insights, 23(2). https://doi.org/10.46697/001c.72795