Eva Alfoldi is an assistant professor of global studies at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. Before joining UD, she held assistant professor positions in the United Kingdom at the University of Manchester and the University of Bradford. She is a visiting professor at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Alfoldi holds a doctorate in international business, an M.Sc. in international finance from the University of Leeds and a B.Sc. in economics from the University of Hull. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked as a financial analyst for JPMorgan Chase in London. She is a dual British-Hungarian citizen.
Dr. Alfoldi’s teaching and research interests include the drivers and impacts of globalization and the internal workings of multinational corporations (MNCs). She is particularly interested in strategic decision-making and implementation in MNCs, the management of complex organizational structures, cross-cultural management, regional headquarters and foreign subsidiaries. Her specific areas of expertise include qualitative research methods, the fast-moving consumer goods industry, the European Union and emerging markets.
She has traveled widely and taught courses in several countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Finland, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. From 2013-2015, Dr. Alfoldi served as the director of the International Business and Management Masters Programme at Manchester Business School, and she completed the prestigious International Teachers Programme (Shanghai/Beijing) in 2015. She is a member of the Academy of International Business and a regular reviewer for top international business and management journals.