|Lowell R. Jacobsen, B.A., M.I.M., Ph.D.
Department of Business & Economics
Lowell Jacobsen is the Elizabeth H. Rhodes Professor of International Business in the Department of Business & Economics in Baker University. He has held this position since 1998. Prior to coming to Baker, he was Professor of Economics in William Jewell College.
His human capital investments include a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, M.I.M. from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Finance and Political Economy from Buena Vista University.
Jacobsen has accepted many visiting professor invitations including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Universidad de Cordoba (Spain), Nottingham Trent University (England), University of Kansas, and University of Hertfordshire (England). As a Fulbright Fellow in 2002, he participated in seminars with academics, government officials, and businessmen in Poland and Slovakia.
In addition, he has served in various capacities (i.e., board director, officer, consultant, and analyst) with many professional and academic organizations. In many cases, the organizations are international in nature and purpose. Some of these organizations include the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City, International Relations Council of Kansas City, Kansas City Council of Business Economists, Missouri Valley Economic Association, and Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars.
In 2005, during a sabbatical, he served as a "visiting professor" with Baillie Gifford & Co. Ltd., one of Britain's leading independent investment management firms. He was especially active in the analysis of British small cap firms.
Jacobsen is the author of two critically-acclaimed books, The Small Entrepreneurial Firm and Profiles in Small Business: A Competitive Strategy Approach (both with Gavin Reid), and several papers in academic and business publications. Theory of the firm, business strategy, and investments are current areas of research and practice.