Joel Deichmann

  • Professor, Global Studies
  • Ph.D. SUNY Univ. at Buffalo
  • M.A. University of Cincinnati
  • B.A. SUNY Geneseo
  • Office: Morison Hall - 208 | 781.891.2745 | jdeichmann@bentley.edu
  • Department Phone: 781.891.2691 | Department Fax: 781.891.2172

Teaching Interests

Global Regions; Contemporary Europe; Globalization; Global Tourism and Transportation

Research Interests

Spatial Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment; International Tourism; Socio-economic Convergence; Central and Eastern Europe; International Education; Transition Economies; Millennium Development Goals; Multinational Corporations.

Consulting/Practice Interests

Transition Economies; International Tourism; International Education.

Bio

An economic geographer, Professor Deichmann earned his PhD from the University at Buffalo (1999). His research focuses upon the spatial aspects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and International Tourism, with special emphasis on Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe. He is editor and co-author of the book entitled Foreign Direct Investment in the Successor States of Yugoslavia: A Comparative Economic Geography 25 Years Later (Springer, 2021). He has also published in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Economic Studies, Eastern European Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Applied Economics, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, and Journal of Tourism Studies. He teaches Globalization, Global Regions, Comparative Government, Contemporary Europe, Global Transportation and Tourism, and short-term study tours to Central Europe (including Prague, Berlin, Warsaw, Zagreb, and Sarajevo).

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • Eurasian Business and Economics Society 2012 - Present
  • Fulbright Association 2007 - Present
  • Academy of International Business 1999 - Present
  • American Association of Geographers 1992 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2017, Dean's Internatonal Fund to Present Paper at EBES in Madrid, Spain, Bentley University
  • 2010, Deans International Fund to Present Paper at Two International Locations, Academy of International Business/Ankara University Turkey
  • 2007, Bentley Publication Award for Scholarly Publication in Previous Calendar Year
  • 2007, Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholarship, Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2006, Dean's International Fund Grant to Present Paper at ATHE Conference, Cambridge, UK.
  • 2006, Rauch Grant for Participation in Bentley's Ghana Project
  • 2005, Bentley Publication Award
  • 2005, Bentley Summer Research Grant
  • 2005, Faculty Affairs Committee Grant
  • 2004, Bentley Publication Award
  • 2004, Bentley Summer Research Grant
  • 2004, Rauch Faculty Development Grant
  • 2003, Bentley College Publication Award
  • 2002, Bentley College Publication Award
  • 1998, Association of American Geographers Middle States Division Student Paper Award.
  • 1997, Buffalo World Trade Association Scholarship.
  • 1995, Robert Bruce McNee Award for thesis research on multinational firms.
  • 1992, Geneseo Foundation Community Service Award
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Deichmann, J. I., Grubaugh, S. G., Scholten, P. A. (2022). FDI Propensity and Geo-Cultural Interaction in Former Yugoslavia: Pairwise Analysis of Origin and Destination Countries. Eurasian Economic Review. 31. (Link) Forthcoming.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2021). Foreign Direct Investment in Turkey: Enhancing its Impact on Economic Development.. Ekonomi-tek, (10) 2 69-87. (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I., Liu, D. (2017). Determinants of International Tourism Flows to the Republic of Croatia: An SUR Analysis of Panel Data from 1993-2015.. Journal of Economic and Social Sciences, (7) 1 5-28. (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Li, M. (2017). Using SOMbrero to Examine the Economic Convergence of European Countries from 2001-2013. . WSOM +2017, (Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps and Learning Vector Quantization, Clustering and Data Visualization (WSOM+) 2017) 8. (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Li, M. (2017). Socio-Economic Convergence in Europe One Decade after the EU Enlargement of 2004: Application of Self-Organizing Maps.. Eastern European Economics, (55) 3 236-260. (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I., Frempong, F. (2016). International Tourism in Ghana: A Survey Analysis of Traveler Motivations and Perceptions. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 29 176-183. (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2015). Miami, New Orleans, London, Belfast, and Berlin: The Geography of U2's Music Lyrics. Rock Music Studies, (2) 2 32. (Link)
  • Frempong, F., Deichmann, J. I., , . (2015). Ghanaian hospitality professionals' perceptions of international tourism impacts.. GeoJournal. 5
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2014). Analysis of U2's Concert Performance Location Choice. International Business Research. 7 190-202. (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I., Senjalia, S. (2014). Domestic Perceptions of Internatonal Tourism in Croatia: A Survey Analysis. Tourism Today. 13 31-47. (Link)
  • Frempong, F., Deichmann, J. I., Kpanga, C. D. (2013). Domestic Tourism Participation by Public Sector Workers: A Case Study from Accra, Ghana. Tourism Today, (12) Special Issue 91-112. (Link)
  • 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, (V) 1 23-42. (Link)
  • 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, (14) 3 393-419. (Link)
  • 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. (Link)
  • 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. (Link)
  • 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. (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I., Malgwi, C. A. (2010). The Geography of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa at Mid-Point for the UN Millennium Goals. , (African Journal of Business and Economics Research) 72(2) 45-80.
  • 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 (Link)
  • 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., 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.
  • 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., 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. (Link)
  • Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Topi, H., Deichmann, J. I. (2005). Digital Divide and Consumption Patterns in the U.S.: An Exploratory Investigation. Marketing Management Journal, (15) 4 108-122.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Karidis, S. (2005). Special Economic Zones and Foreign Direct Investment in Poland. Applied Economics Quarterly, (51) 1 83-106.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2004). The Origins of Foreign Direct Investment in Poland, 1989-2001. Journal of Business and Economic Studies, (10) 1 12-28. Forthcoming.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Sayek, S., Karidis, S. (2003). Foreign Direct Investment in Turkey: Regional Determinants. Applied Economics.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Sayek, S., Teebagy, N., Topi, H. (2003). Geography Matters: Kohonen Classification of Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Transition Economies. Journal of Business Strategies, (20) 1 23-44.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Sayek, S., Teebagy, N., Topi, H. (2003). Foreign Direct Investment in the Eurasian Transition States. Eastern European Economics, (41) 1 5-34.
  • Haughton, D. M., Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Sayek, S., Teebagy, N., Topi, H. (2003). A review of software packages for data mining. American Statistician, (57) 4 290-309.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Sayek, S., Teebagy, N., Topi, H. (2002). Application of Multiple Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS) in Direct Response Modeling. Journal of Interactive Marketing, (16) 4 15-27.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2002). International Tourism and the Sensitivities of Central Prague's Residents. Journal of Tourism Studies, (13) 2 41-52.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2002). The Spatial Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment in Poland: An Integrated Methodology. Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, (17) 3 193-206.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2001). Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment among Transition Economies in Central and Eastern Europe. Post-Soviet Geography and Economics, (42) 2 142-152.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2000). Foreign Direct Investment in Canada through 1997: A Spatial Assessment of Origins and Distribution. The Pennsylvania Geographer, (XXXVIII) 1 94-112.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (1998). Foreign Direct Investment in Poland: Subnational Distribution and Location Factors. Middle States Geographer, (31) 1 83-92.

    Books


  • Deichmann, J. I. (2021). Foreign Direct Investment in Former Yugoslavia: A Comparative Economic Geography 25 Years Later. 226. Basel: Springer Nature Publishing (Link)
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2015). Passion for Place: Embracing Global Wanderlust. 398. Fairfield, Iowa: 1st World Publishing

  • Book Chapters


  • Deichmann, J. I. (2013). 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. 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

  • Book Reviews


  • Deichmann, J. I. (2018). [Review of the book Teaching the 21st Century Student: Methods and Activities through Critical Thinking and Interaction ]. Science & New Media Passau-Berlin-Prague.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2000). [Review of the book Modern Europe: Place, Culture, and Identity ]. The Professional Geographer, (52) 3
  • Deichmann, J. I. (1998). [Review of the book The Dynamics of Industrial Location ]. Growth and Change, (29) 4
  • Spohn, R. A., Deichmann, J. I. (1996). [Review of the book Geography on File ]. Reference Quarterly, (Fall)

  • Cases


    Deichmann, J. I. (2010). International Tourism in St. Petersburg, RussiaCollege of DuPage, Illinois.

    Conference Papers


  • Deichmann, J. I. (2013). Central and Eastern Europe: Human Geography Data Sources (session 16835)Association of American Geographers, AAG National Meetings.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Senjalia, S. (2013). Economic and Political Transformation in the Western Balkans: Understanding Public Perceptions in Croatia and BiHNational Business and Economics Society, NBES Conference.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2012). Assessing the Origins of FDI in Croatia on the Eve of EU AccessionEBES, Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conferenece.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2011). Origins of Foreign Direct Investment in Croatia: Application of an Expanded Gravity ModelEconomies of the Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the Changed World, EBEEC 2011.
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2006). International Tourism from the Perspective of Czech Hospitality Professionals: A Pilot Study for Exploring Origin-Specific StereotypesAssociation of Tourism in Higher Education, ATHE Conference.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Karidis, S. (2004). Special Economic Zones and Foreign Direct Investment in Poland, 1989-2002Association of American Geographers, Annual Meetings of the AAG.
  • Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Sayek, S., Nicholas, T. (2003). Foreign Direct Investment in the Eurasian Transition StatesAssociation of American Geographers, Annual Meetings of the AAG.

  • Other(s)


  • Deichmann, J. I. (1999). The Origins, Industrial Composition, and Spatial Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment in Poland, 1989-1998.
  • Presentations

  • Deichmann, J. I. (2019). “A Comparative Analysis of FDI in the Western Balkans: The Role of Geo-Cultural Proximity” Presented at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Geography CAT-ference “Comparing Cities after Transition” Belgrade, Serbia
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2019). “A Geographic Perspective on Foreign Direct Investment in the Successor States of Yugoslavia:One Quarter Century after Dissolution.” Presented at the Faculty of International Business and Economics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies 11th International Conference The Economies of Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the Changed World Bucharest, Romania
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2018). “Foreign Direct Investment Turkey: How can its Effect on Economic Development be Enhanced?” Presented at the Istanbul Technical University and Invest in Turkey International Multidisciplinary Conference on Foreign Direct Investment, Investment Promotion, and Economic Development Istanbul, Turkey
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2018). “Foreign Direct Investment in the Western Balkans from 2001-2016: Preliminary Analysis of Origins and Location Choice” Presented at the American Association of Geographers AAG National Meetings New Orleans, Lousiana
  • Deichmann, J. I., Murphy, B. (2017). “Motivations and Impediments to Tourism in the Republic of Croatia: A Working Pilot Survey Investigation” Presented at the EBES Eurasian Business and Economics Society Madrid, Spain
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2017). “Employing Terry Jordan's Socio-Economic and Political Definition of Europeans as a Framework to Understand European Convergence from 2001-2013.” Presented at the AAG American Association of Geographers Boston, MA
  • Deichmann, J. I., Liu, D. (2016). “Determinants of International Tourism Flows to Croatia from 1993-2015” Presented at the EBES Eurasian Business and Economics Society Vienna, Austria
  • Deichmann, J. I., Li, M., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M. (2016). “Socio-Economic Convergence in Europe One Decade after the EU Expansion of 2004”” Presented at the EBEEC Economies of Balkan and East European Countries Split, Croatia
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2016). “International Tourism in Ghana: A Survey Analysis of Traveler Motivations and Perceptions.” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings of the AAG San Francisco, California
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2015). ““Miami, New Orleans, London, Belfast, and Berlin”: An Analysis of Geographic References in U2’s Recordings” Presented at the ISSC Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference Split, Croatia
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2014). “Preparing the Business Leaders of Tomorrow: Developing Talent through University Short Term Programs Abroad” Presented at the Academy of International Business AIB Northeastern Providence, Rhode Island
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2014). “Analysis of U2’s Concert Performance Location Choice: Application of an Adapted Gravity Model” Presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences IJAS Conference Prague, Czech Republic
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2014). “Domestic Perceptions of International Tourism in Croatia: A Survey Analysis” Presented at the Eurasian Business and Economics Society EBES Conference Singapore
  • Deichmann, J. I., Senjalia, S. (2013). “Economic and Political Transformation in the Western Balkans: Understanding Public Perceptions in Croatia and BiH” Presented at the National Business and Economics Society NBES Conference Costa Rica
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2013). “Central and Eastern Europe: Human Geography Data Sources (session 16835)” Presented at the Association of American Geographers AAG National Meetings Los Angeles
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2013). “I Go There With You: A Spatial Analysis of the Work of U2” Presented at the @U2.com U2 Trans- 2013: A Conference Exploring the Music, Work, and Influence of U2 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2012). “Assessing the Origins of FDI in Croatia on the Eve of EU Accession” Presented at the EBES Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conferenece Warsaw, Poland
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2012). “Historical Legacies and Foreign Direct Investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina” Presented at the AAG Annual Meetings of the Associatioin of American Geographers New York
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2011). “Origins of Foreign Direct Investment in Croatia: Application of an Expanded Gravity Model” Presented at the Economies of the Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the Changed World EBEEC 2011 Pitesti, Romania
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2011). “"The Republic of Croatia and its return to Europe"” Presented at theBentley Global Living Center Colloquium Orchard North
  • Deichmann, J. I., Malgwi, C. A. (2010). “The Geography of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Mid-Point for the Millennium Development Goals” Presented at the Academy of International Business AIB Annual Meeting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Deichmann, J. I., Malgwi, C. A. (2010). “University of Ankara, Turkey. (co-authored by Charles Malgwi). Presented to 70 faculty and students. April 2010. ” Presented at the University of Ankara The UN Millennium Development Goals of 2000 and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa Ankara, Turkey
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2009). “A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of International Students in the USA: Comparing Bentley to National Trends” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings Boston, MA
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2008). “International Tourism in St. Petersburg, Russia.” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings of the AAG San Francisco, California
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2006). “International Tourism from the Perspective of Czech Hospitality Professionals: A Pilot Study for Exploring Origin-Specific Stereotypes” Presented at the Association of Tourism in Higher Education ATHE Conference Cambridge, UK
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2006). “FDI in Poland: Spatial Challenges of U.S. Firms One Year After EU Accession” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings of the AAG Chicago, IL
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2006). “FDI in Poland: Spatial Challenges of U.S. Firms One Year After EU Accession” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings of the AAG Chicago, IL
  • Deichmann, J. I. (2005). “International Education at the Business University: The Role of Short-Term Programs Abroad” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings of the AAG Denver, CO
  • Berdrow, I., Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, G. S. (2004). “Bentley, the Global Business University: The Realities and Benefits of a Globalized Curriculum”
  • Deichmann, J. I., Karidis, S. (2004). “Special Economic Zones and Foreign Direct Investment in Poland, 1989-2002” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings of the AAG Philadelphia, PA
  • Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Sayek, S., Nicholas, T. (2003). “Foreign Direct Investment in the Eurasian Transition States” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meetings of the AAG New Orleans, LA
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Individual Reviewer for Reviewer of International Courses for Cronin Office 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for Internship Committee 2018 - Present
  • Faculty Advisor for Sigma Iota Rho 2017 - Present
  • Normal full-time faculty responsibility for Tenure Track and Adjunct Faculty Reviewer 2011 - Present
  • LSM/Dept Representative for Majors/Minors Fair 2007 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for GLS 421 Internship Coordinator 2003 - Present
  • Other for Principal Evaluator for TT Faculty Member 2021 - 2022
  • Responsible for writing rationale for courses I teach for FA2 Course Approval Team 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Hiring Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for GLS Department Major Review Committee 2017 - 2019
  • Course Coordinator for GLS110 Course Coordinator 2011 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Global Studies Faculty Awards Committee 2016 - 2018
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  • Other for Fulbright Program Advisor ("FPA" for Bentley campus) 2009 - Present
  • Coordinator and Advisor for Liberal Studies Major- Global Perspectives 2020 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for Teaching and Scholarly Affairs Committee 2018 - 2020
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  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Eastern European Economics 2020 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for Turkish Journal of Human Geography 2014 - Present
  • Scientific Committee for Regional Science Inquiry 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Europe-Asia Studies 2008 - Present
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  • Academic Board, Editor (peer-reviewed quarterly) for Studia Buuro Analiz Sejmowych (Bureau of Research) 2005 - 2007