Joel Ian Deichmann


Joel Ian Deichmann is Associate Professor of Bentley University. He teaches Global Regions (“World Regional Geography”), Contemporary Europe, International Transportation and Tourism, International Perspectives (study tours to Prague and Berlin), and Geographic Information Systems.

In his long research he has focused on international flows of investment (FDI) and tourists, with special emphasis on transition economies of Europe. He has recently published in peer reviewed journals including Comparative Economic Studies, Eastern European Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, and Journal of Tourism Studies.

Professor Deichmann is a founding member of the interdisciplinary and International Data Analytics Research Team (“DART”), which in its first five years has published more than ten articles, including “Geography matters: Kohonen classification of determinants of foreign direct investment in transition economies” in the Journal of Business Strategies.

He’s also Editorial Board Member for Regioinal Science Inquiry, Academic Board and Editor (peer-reviewed quarterly) for Studia Buuro Analiz Sejmowych (Bureau of Research).

His most recent publications include (2006-2013):

Recent Publications

- Deichmann, J. I., Haughton, D. M., Malgwi, C. A., Soremekun, O. (2013). Kohonen Self-Organizing Maps as a Tool for Assessing Progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. Forthcoming
- Deichmann, J. I., Senjalia, S. R. (2013). Public Perceptions of Political and Economic Transformation in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Pilot Study. Regional Science Inquiry,TBA(TBA).Forthcoming.
- Deichmann, J. I. (2012). Historical Legacies as Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Bosnia-Herzegovina. South East European Journal of Economics and Business,17,(1),7-18.
- Deichmann, J. I., Malgwi, C. A. (2012). The Geography of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Mid-Point for the UN Millennium Goals of 2000. African Journal of Business and Economic Research/Adonis and Abbey Publishers, Ltd., 7 (2-3), 45-80.
- Deichmann, J. I. (2010). Origin-Effects and Foreign Direct Investment in the Czech Republic: The Role of Government Promotion Abroad. Comparative Economic Studies (Palgrave),53,(2),273-285.
- Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Woolford, S. W., Sayek, S. (2007). Measuring the International Digital Divide: An Application of Kohonen Self-Organizing Maps. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 3 (6), 552-575.
- Deichmann, J. I. (2007). International Tourism from the Perspective of Czech Hospitality Professionals: A Pilot Study for Exploring Origin-Specific Stereotypes. E-Review,of,Tourism,Research,5,(a).
- Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Sayek, S., Teebagy, N., Topi, H. (2006). Understanding Eurasian Convergence 1992-2000: Application of Kohonen Self-organizing Maps. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 5 (1), 72-93.
- Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Masnaghetti, M., Sayek, S., Topi, H. (2006). Exploring Break-points and Interaction Effects Among Predictors of International Digital Divide. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 9 (4), 47-71.
- Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Masnaghetti, M., Teebagy, N., Sayek, S. (2006). Determinants of the international digital divide: an analysis using MARS. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 9 (4), 47-71.
Books
- Deichmann, J. I. International Tourism in St. Petersburg, Russia. College of DuPage, Illinois.
Book.Chapters
- Deichmann, J. I. (2012). Origins of Foreign Direct Investment in Croatia: Application of an Expanded Gravity Model. In Anastasios Karasavvoglou and Persefoni Polychronidou (Eds.), Balkan and Eastern European Countries in the Midst of the Global Economic Crisis (pp. 3-21). Springer (Physica-Verlag)
- Deichmann, J. I, Haughton, D. M, Phong, N, Ting, P. S. (2001). Correlates of Living Standards: a Graphical and Statistical Analysis. In Dominique Haughton, Jonathan Haughton (Eds.),. Hanoi:. UNDP and GSO.

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