Faculty and Instructor Profiles

Paul Komiak
Assistant Professor

Paul Komiak

BA, MBA, PhD

Phone: 709.864.4637
Email: pkomiak@mun.ca
Office: BN-2040
Areas of Expertise

Finance, International Business

Personal Profile

Dr. Paul Komiak is an assistant professor of international business and finance at the Faculty of Business
Administration at Memorial University. He holds a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in International business
administration from Texas A&M International University as well as a bachelor of arts (BA) in economics
and a master of business administration (MBA) in international business and finance from the University
of Chicago.


Dr. Komiak holds professional certifications such as accredited senior appraiser in business valuation and
as certified fraud examiner. His research focuses on the relations among international governance,
strategy and policy from a multi-disciplinary perspective. He is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions.

Honours/Awards/Accreditations
  • Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators Research Competition Winner.
  • Two research awards from the International Academy of Business and Public Administration
    Disciplines.
  • Grant recipient from U.S. D.O.E., IRIF, CICBV, VP SSHRC (internal), and numerous travel
    grants.
Research Highlights
  • Komiak, P. (2011). Acquisitions via the Bankruptcy Venue: Bankruptcy Sales as a Cleansing
    Mechanism in the Acquisition Process. The Academy of Management Perspectives (under
    review).
  • Komiak, P. (2011). Intensity, Extensity, and Geographic Concentration: Indicators of Value in
    Domestic and Cross-Border Acquisitions. Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Komiak, P. (2011). Culture‚Äôs Effect on International Diversity in the Upper Echelon. Academy of
    International Business, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Sector Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Classified Stock and Market Valuation: the Contemporary Canadian Experience