Professor Rajneesh Narula

Co-Director of the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business (stakeholder engagement)

Professor Rajneesh Narula

Professor Rajneesh Narula

Professor of International Business Regulation
International Business and Strategy
By area: International business, innovation, economic development
Whiteknights campus
+44 (0) 118 378 5247
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Rajneesh Narula is the John H. Dunning Chair of International Business Regulation at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. His research and consulting have focused on the role of multinational firms in development, innovation and industrial policy, R&D alliances and outsourcing. He has published over a 100 articles and chapters in books on these themes. He regularly acts as a consultant and advisor to the European Commission, UNIDO, UNCTAD and the OECD, and a variety of other international organisations. He holds honorary appointments at UNU-MERIT, Norwegian School of Business and Oxford University. His publications have appeared in leading journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Oxford Development Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies and Management International Review.

In January 2018, Professor Narula was awarded an OBE in recognition of his services to business research.

Additional Information

Module Convenor for International Strategic Management, Contemporary Issues in International Business, and Industrialisation and the Multinational Enterprise.

Research supervision

Professor Narula is currently supervisor for the following students:

Jill Juergensen - 'Stuck in the middle? Exploring international diversification and innovation in German mid-sized firms.'

Mohammad Wahed - 'Looking at the Segment of Supplier Firms along the GVCs from an IB Perspective: Aspects of Productivity, Linkage, and Fragmentation Revisited.'

Sabreena Zaman - 'Supplier switching in GVCs is not costless: A developing country perspective.'