Richards, Malika

Malika Richards
Professor of Management
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Gaige, 336

Malika Richards is a Professor of Management at Penn State Berks. She obtained her Ph.D in International Business and Strategic Management from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Prior to graduate studies, she studied in Japan and Taiwan, and worked in Thailand for five years. In 2010, she was a Fulbright scholar at Soochow University, Taiwan. Subsequently, she was invited back to Soochow University three times as a Visiting Professor. In 2013, She was a Visiting Professor at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. Her research interests are the impact of culture on international management and multinational firm strategy. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Management, International Business Review, and the Journal of International Business Studies. Malika has served several years in the role of Treasurer to the International Management division of the Academy of Management. This is one of the largest divisions in the Academy. In 2015 she was elected Vice President of the Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB). 2017-2019 she served as President of WAIB.


Chong, M. P.M., Shang, Y. F., Richards, M. (Co-Author), & Zhu, X. (2018). "Two Sides of the Same Coin? Leadership and Organizational Culture". Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 39(8), 975-994.

Chong, M. P., Peng, T. K., Fu, P. P., Richards, M. (Co-Author), Muethel, M., Caldas, M. P., & Shang, Y. F. (2015). "Relational Perspectives on Leaders' Influence Behavior: The Mediation of Western Leader–Member Exchange and Chinese Guanxi". Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46(1), 71 - 87.


Ph.D., International Business and Strategic Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

M.B.A., Finance and International Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN