Dr. Robert Mefford has been a distinguished professor at USF
since 1985. Before coming to USF Robert worked all over the world.
He has spent time in China, South Korea, and Denmark. Robert has
also worked in various management development courses for
executives from global companies such as, Hyundai Precision
Industries, China Resources, Guangdong Enterprises, and other firms
and universities under the auspices of USF and the UN. Robert is
also passionate about international service; he spent two years
volunteering with the Peace Corps in Bucaramanga, Columbia.
During Robert's career as an educator he has taught
business courses at universities across the United States, from the
U.C Berkeley Haas School of Business to Northeastern University in
Boston. Internationally, he has taught at the Copenhagen Business
School in Denmark. His research interests include lean production,
exchange rate forecasting, behavioral finance, and ethics in global
supply chains. Over the course of Robert's career his
research has been published over 25 times in both national and
international journals. His most recent article is titled,
"Increasing Productivity in Global Firms: The CEO Challenge" and
was published in the Journal of International Management. Robert is
currently teaching "Systems in Organizations" at a graduate and
Ph.D., International Business, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
- MBA616: Systems in Organizations
- BA308: Systems in Organizations
"Increasing Productivity in Global Firms: the CEO Challenge",
Journal of International Management, 2009.
"Technology Transfer, Economic Development, and the Toyota
Production System", Proceedings of the International Conference on
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Beijing, China,
"Lean Production and Global Economic Development." 4th ANZAM
Operations Management Symposium 2006, Wellington, New Zealand, June
2006. Published in the Proceedings.