Dr. Robert Rolfe to speak on Doing Business in Africa Friday March 31, 2017 at Main Street United Methodist

Dr. Rolfe came to USC in 1983 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma.  He has also been a visiting professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria.  From August 2001 to May 2005, he was Executive Director of the International MBA Program at the Moore School of Business.

His research focuses on foreign investment in Africa.  He has been published in several publications including Advances in International Accounting, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, South African Journal of Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, and the  Journal of African Business .  Dr. Rolfe has received several awards for his research and teaching including the Cramer Fellow of International Taxation, the Alfred G. Smith Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the MIBS Outstanding Professor Award.  He is a member of the Academy of International Business and the African Finance and Economics Association.  He also serves as a board member for the South Carolina Export Consortium and the International Council of African Professionals.   His hobbies include biking, and traveling through Africa with his family.


  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1983
  • B.S., Southern College, 1978

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