Dr. Jean D. Kabongo

USFSM professor teams with World Bank on project, research

Title: Associate Professor

Area of Interest: Management

Phone: 941-359-4234

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: jkabongo@sar.usf.edu

Office: C216

Dr. Jean D. Kabongo is an associate professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the College of Business at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus, USA. Prior to joining USF Sarasota-Manatee in the fall of 2010, Dr. Kabongo was an assistant professor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at Virginia State University. His current research focuses on the analysis and promotion of sustainable practices in organizations, sustainable entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship education in developing economies. His recent papers have been published in Journal of Business Ethics, Business Strategy & the Environment, International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, Journal of the World Business, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research and Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. He holds a Ph.D. in management from Université Laval, Canada.


Okpara, J., & Kabongo, J. (2017). The effect of cross-cultural training on expatriates adjustment: Evidence from an emerging African economy. Journal of Management Development. 36 (9): 1114–1124. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-09-2016-0166

Kabongo, J., & Boiral, O. (2017). Doing more with less: Building dynamic capabilities for eco-efficiency. Business Strategy and the Environment. DOI: 10.1002/bse.1958

Lakshman, C., Ramaswani, A., Alas, R., Kabongo, J., & Pandian, J.R. (2014, forthcoming), “Ethics trumps culture? A cross-national study of CSR perceptions regarding employee downsizing”, Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-013-1907-8.

Kabongo, J., & Okpara, J. (2014), “ICT possession and usage among Congolese SMEs: An exploratory study”, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 2 No. 2.

Kabongo, J., Chang, K., & Li, Y. (2013), “The impact of operational diversity on corporate philanthropy: An empirical study of U.S. companies”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 116 No. 1, pp. 49–65. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-012-1445-9.

Okpara, J., & Kabongo, J. (2011), “Cross-cultural training adjustment: A study of Western expatriates in Nigeria”, Journal of World Business, Vol. 46 No.1, pp. 22-30.

Kabongo, J., & McCaskey, P.H. (2011), “An examination of entrepreneurship educator profiles in business programs in the United States”, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 18 No.1, pp. 27–42.

Kabongo, J., & Boiral, O. (2011), “Creating value with wastes: A model and typology of sustainability within firms”, Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 20 No. 7, pp. 441–455.

Kabongo, J. (2010), “Strategic challenges of creating value with wastes: What’s inside residual materials reclamation?”, International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 184–203.

Kabongo, J., & Okpara, J. (2010), “Entrepreneurship education in sub-Saharan African Universities”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 296–308.

Okpara, J., & Kabongo, J. (2010), “Export barriers and internationalization: Evidence from SMEs in an emergent African economy”, International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Vol. 5 No 2, pp. 169–187.

Okpara, J., & Kabongo, J. (2010), “Corporate governance in a developing economy: A study of barriers and issues in Nigeria”, SAM Advanced Management Journal, Vol. 75 No 3, pp. 41–51.