Dr. Rusty Karst


Assistant Professor of Management 

Office: OCNR 320

Phone: (361) 825-2357
Email: rusty.karst@tamucc.edu


Ph.D. Management: University of North Texas, 2016
MBA Management: Our Lady of the Lake University, 2005
BBA Management: Texas State University, 1990

Joined the faculty in 2018

  • Research Interests: Multinational internationalization, New Multinationals, Latin American studies, complex systems, cross-border acquisitions, international and strategic human resource management
  • Teaching Interests: Small Business Strategy, Multinational Management, Strategy, Staffing in Organizations, Leadership, Strategic Human Resource Management


Dr. Karst graduated from University of North Texas in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Management, building upon his BBA and MBA degrees in Management. His research largely centers on international business and strategy, as well as international strategic human resource management, which has led to publication in journals such as International Business Review. Due to the international scope of his research, Dr, Karst routinely travels abroad. He previously served professionally as manager and leader over small and large groups within insurance and financial services organizations, and focuses course curriculum on blending theory and practice in the classroom for his students. He has helped organizations through consultation and individuals through professional development and branding. Dr. Karst has been a faculty member within the Texas A&M University System since 2014, and joined The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as Assistant Professor of Management in 2018.

Selected Publications

  • Business Internships: A Practical Framework. Business Education & Accreditation (2018)
  • Emerging market MNE cross-border acquisition equity participation: The role of economic and knowledge distance. International Business Review (2016)
  • A Complex Systems Model of Multinational Enterprise Internationalization, Emergence: Complexity and Organization (under review)
  • Supranational institutional effects on Multilatina FDI: Implications for regional policy development in Latin America, Third World Quarterly (under review)
  • New Multinational FDI: The Role of Political and Economic Institutions (working paper)

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