Prof. Audra I. Mockaitis

Brief biography

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Work experience

I am a Full Professor of International Business at the School of Business, Maynooth University, Ireland. Prior to moving to Ireland, I was an Associate Professor in International Business in the Department of Management at Monash University, Australia, Senior Lecturer in International Business at the Victoria University of Wellington, School of Marketing and International Business in New Zealand, and also worked in Lithuania in the Department of Marketing at Vilnius University.

Originally from the USA, I have lived, worked and studied in ten countries. My global experience has naturally sparked my interest in international and cross-cultural management issues.

Research interests

My research interests center on International Business and International Management. I am most interested in cross-cultural management, global leadership, global teams and the influence of cultural values in shaping our identities, perceptions, interactions and behaviors in the workplace and beyond. My current research focuses on these areas.


In 2002 I obtained my PhD degree in Comparative Management and began working as Lecturer at Vilnius University in the Department of Marketing. Dissertation title: The Influence of National Cultural Values on Management Attitudes: A Comparative Study Across Three Countries.

I have a MIB (International Business) from Vilnius University. Thesis title: The International Joint Venture: When Values Differ (Thesis evaluation: 10/10). During my master studies I also spent a semester at Aalborg University in Denmark.

In the US I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), BA Russian-East European Studies and Economics. I spent my third year abroad at the Plekhanov Institute of Economics in Moscow, Russia and Vilnius University in Lithuania.