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Members of the John H. Dunning Centre

Professor Rajneesh Narula, Director of the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business

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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 100 articles and chapters in books on these themes. He is currently an editor of Journal of International Business Studies. Prof. Narula was Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Development Research from 2009-2013, and Editor-in-Chief of Multinational Business Review from 2014-2016.

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 has travelled widely, having undertaken research and consultancy projects or taught in Tanzania, Uganda, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Russia, India, Qatar, UAE, Colombia, Australia, Japan, Mauritius, Senegal, in addition to almost all the countries of the EU. He holds honorary appointments at UNU-MERIT, Norwegian School of Business and Oxford University.

He is listed as one of the top 20 most cited academic authors worldwide in the fields of international business, emerging markets, economics of innovation, and economic development, according to Google Scholar. His publications with John Dunning and Sanjaya Lall on FDI-assisted development are especially well-cited contributions on the subject.

He is the author or editor of ten books, including Globalization and Technology (Polity Press), Multinationals and Industrial Competitiveness (with John Dunning, Edward Elgar), Understanding FDI-assisted Economic Development (with Sanjaya Lall, Routledge), Multinationals on the Periphery (with Gabriel Benito, Palgrave). 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. His 2003 book, Globalization and Technology has been translated and published in Chinese and Arabic.

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