Information about Center Director

Portrait of Terrence Guay.

Professor Terrence Guay joined the Smeal College of Business in 2004. Previously, he was a faculty member in the School of International Service at American University and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He served for six years as the Graduate Director of the Maxwell School's International Relations Program. He also was a Regional Visiting Fellow at Cornell University's Institute for European Studies, and a Regional Advisory Board Member for the European Union Center and the Center for West European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Professor Guay completed the National Bank of Detroit's Commercial Loan Officer Training Program and worked as an Assistant Loan Officer.


At Smeal, Professor Guay teaches BA835 Global Perspectives in the residential, executive, and on-line MBA programs, and undergraduate courses IB403 International Business and National Policies, IB404 Contemporary Issues in International Business, and IB450 Business Environment of Europe. He has led numerous MBA Global Immersion trips to China, Central Europe, and South Africa, and has taught Smeal summer courses in Denmark and Italy.


Professor Guay's research focuses on the competition between governments, international organizations, NGOs, and other non-state actors to shape business behavior and the international business environment. He has published or co-authored seven books and over 25 journal articles and book chapters on: the effects of government policies on the global defense industry; cooperation and competition in transatlantic economic relations; the impact of economic sanctions on international business; NGOs and corporate codes of conduct; corporate social responsibility; and corporate political strategy. Some of his more influential publications include:

“Free Trade Agreements and Regional Trade Agreements with Third Counties and European Business,” in The Routledge Companion to European Business, Gabriele Suder, Monica Riviere, and Johan Lindeque, eds., (Abingdon, UK: Routledge), 2019, pp. 148-158.

Emerging Powers and Future Threats: Implications for the U.S. and Global Defense Industry. (Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute), 2017.                                          

European Competition Policy and Globalization (with Chad Damro). (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan), 2016

The Business Environment of Europe: Firms, Governments, and Institutions. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2014.

“Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Policy, and NGO Activism in Europe and the United States: An Institutional-Stakeholder Perspective” (with Jonathan Doh) in Journal of Management Studies, 43 (1), January, 2006, pp. 47-73.

“Nongovernmental Organizations, Shareholder Activism, and Socially Responsible Investments: Ethical, Strategic, and Governance Implications” (with Jonathan Doh and Graham Sinclair) in Journal of Business Ethics, 52 (1), 2004, pp. 125-39.

“Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility: How Nongovernmental Organizations Influence Labor and Environmental Codes of Conduct” (with Jonathan Doh) in Management International Review, 44 (2), 2004, pp. 7-29.

“The Transformation and Future Prospects of Europe’s Defense Industry” (with Robert Callum) in International Affairs, 78 (4), Fall, 2002, pp. 757-76.

"Local Government and Global Politics: The Implications of Massachusetts’ ‘Burma Law’” in Political Science Quarterly, 115 (3), Fall, 2000, pp. 353-76.

“The European Union, Expansion of Policymaking, and Defense Industrial Policy,” in Journal of European Public Policy, 4 (3), September, 1997, pp. 404-21.

At Arm’s Length: The European Union and Europe’s Defence Industry. (Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan Press and New York: St. Martin’s Press), 1998.


Ph D, Political Science, Syracuse University, 1996

MA, International Relations, Syracuse University, 1992

MBA, International Business and Finance, The Ohio State University, 1989

BS, Industrial Distribution, Clarkson University, 1987