David Reid

David Reid, PhD

David McHardy Reid, PhD

David Reid joined Albers in 2006 as the Thomas F. Gleed Endowed Chair in Business Administration. In 2008, he migrated from that visiting position to a tenure track line as Professor of Management.

Reid started his full-time academic career in 1978. Previous institutions he has taught in include the Rochester Institute of Technology, Curtin University in Australia, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Hong Kong, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Years as a university professor
Countries worked in
CEOs and senior business leaders interviewed in Asia


Courses David Reid has Taught

Courses David Reid has taught


Reid has published over 40 journal articles and six books or monograms during the course of his career. This includes publications in highly regarded outlets such as the Strategic Management Journal and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Since joining Albers in 2006, he has published more than 10 articles in publications included Business and Society and the Thunderbird International Business Review. He also has many conference presentations and nine book chapters. In 2008, he published an article in the Wall Street Journal and, while not a refereed outlet, it is widely read and circulated.


Reid he was keen to share his expertise on China upon his arrival at Seattle University. He set about organizing a series of Gleed Chair Lectures and China CEO Clinics. Both were very successful and attracted a number of people from on and off campus because of the timeliness of his topics.

Reid was also behind the creation of the Albers Center for Global Business, serving as co-director, and has played a role in the assessment process for Albers’ international business undergraduate program and the former Master of International Business degree.

Off-campus, Reid has served on several local Asian trade-related boards, including the Washington State Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Seattle Chongqing Sister Cities Association, Asia Business Forum, and the Trade Development Alliance.

As Department Chair, part of my job is to staff courses with appropriate faculty. David made my job easier given his expertise in Chinese Business Practice, International Management, and Strategic Business Policy. He was a great resource for the Department and a joy to work with.

Greg Prussia Management Department Chair, 2010 - 2022

David is retiring after more than four decades as an academic, which is an amazing legacy to have established. Perhaps his greatest contribution to Albers has been the wealth of contacts and connections he has around the globe, particularly in China. He has been instrumental in allowing us to deliver a truly global education to our students.

Joe Phillips Dean, Albers