Ishva Minefee

Ishva Minefee

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., International Business, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • B.A., Global Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Gies College of Business, Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University, 2017-2021

Recent Publications

  • Minefee, I., & Bucheli, M. (2021). MNC responses to international activist campaigns: Evidence from Royal Dutch/Shell in apartheid South Africa. Journal of International Business Studies, 52 (5), 971-998.
  • Minefee, I., McDonnell, M., & Werner, T. (2021). Reexamining investor reaction to covert corporate political activity: A replication and extension of Werner (2017). Strategic Management Journal, 42 (6), 1139-1158.
  • Minefee, I., & Bucheli, M., da Silva Lopes, T., Lubinski, C., and Tworek, H. (Ed.) (2019). Combatting Corruption. The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Minefee, I., Rabelo, V., Stewart, O., & Jones-Young, N. (2018). Repairing leaks in the pipeline: A social closure perspective on underrepresented racial/ethnic minority recruitment and retention in business schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 17 (1), 79-95.

Other Publications


  • Viswanathan, M., Venugopal, S., Minefee, I., J. Marinas, B., S.Guest, J., Bauza, V., Valentino, L., Kupaza, R., & Jones, M. (2016). A Bottom-Up Approach to Short-Term Immersion in Subsistence Marketplaces: Methodological and Substantive Lessons on Poverty and the Environment from Tanzania. Organization & Environment, 29 (4), 438-460.
  • Minefee, I., Neuman, E., Isserman, N., & Leblebici, H. (2015). Corporate Foundations and their Governance: Unexplored Territory in the Corporate Responsibility Agenda. Annals in Social Responsibility, 1 (1), 57-75.

Book Chapters

  • Perkins, S., & Minefee, I., Lawton, T. and Rajwani, T. (Ed.) (2015). Jeitinho Brasiliero: Adopting Nonmarket Strategies in Brazil. The Routledge Companion to Non-Market Strategy ( pp. 390-411). New York: Routledge.


  • The Power to Resist: An Evolution of Corporate Responses to Anti-Apartheid Activism in South Africa, University of Illinois Campus Research Board, 2014-2015

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include International Business and Global Strategy.

Research Interests

I examine corporate responses to social movement activism as well as the (non)-financial consequences of those responses. I invoke a range of theories to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved. I explore this topic using qualitative, quantitative, and quasi-experimental methods.

Current Courses

  • International Business (BADM 380) Introduces the field of international business and management. Examines the economic, political, and legal environments of international business. Analyzes differences in financial management, marketing, and management practices for firms doing business abroad.

  • Global Challenges in Bus Cap (MBA 590) This course covers various topics from each iMBA Specialization. Group projects and individual assignments will be required. Students are required to take 2 Specialization Capstones for their iMBA degree.


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