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Professor Rajneesh Narula

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

Professor of International Business Regulation

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  • By area: International business, innovation, economic development


Whiteknights campus

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.

International Business, Development and Policy

This module is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. It will provide an introduction to the role multinational enterprises (MNEs) can play in development, and how governments are able to...

Module code: MMD006

Past Events

Academy of International Business (AIB) Intercontinental Conference

2nd July 2020

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

Maite Alves-Bezerra "Reverse knowledge transfer and dual embeddedness impact: an exploratory view about Brazilian multinational enterprises"

Alexander Cats "Performance implications, learning and parter effects in international strategic alliances"

Andre De Miranda Pineli Alves - "Is the international business canon capable to explain the patterns of internationalization of firms from emerging economies"

Jose Luis Quintana-Goyeneche "Why and with what impact does business group affiliation affect innovation? Colombia, 1982-2012.

Mohammad Wahed "Is there a correlation between higher quality of FDI?"