About us

About us

International Business and Strategy, led by Professor James Walker, is one of six academic areas within Henley Business School at the University of Reading. Our faculty members are:

Professor, Head of School: Professor James Walker, B.Com Otago; MSc, PhD London School of Economics


Associate Professors/Senior Lecturers

Assistant Professor/Lecturers

Teaching and Research Fellows

Visiting Research Fellows

  • Dr Paloma Almodovar, PhD, Complutense University of Madrid
  • Dr Marcelo Bucheli, PhD, Stanford University
  • Dr Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, BBA Complutense Madrid; PhD MIT; PhD Salamanca
  • Dr Luis Alfonso Dau, BA University of San Diego; MBA School of Global Management; PhD University of South Carolina
  • Dr Stefano Elia, MSC Katholieke University; PhD Politecnico di Milano
  • Dr Ajai Gaur, PhD (Business Policy and Strategy) National University of Singapore
  • Dr Jenny Hillemann, MSc University of Antwerp; PhD (Business Economics) Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Dr Liena Kano, MBA University of Calgary; PhD Haskayne School of Business
  • Dr Marcus Larsen, BA, MSc Copenhagen Business School; PhD Copenhagen Business School
  •  Dr Xufei Ma, PhD, National University of Singapore; MBA, University of Saskatchewan
  •  Dr Alessandra Perri, MSc Luiss Guido Carli University; PhD (Management) Luiss Guido Carli University
  •  Dr Vittoria Scalera, Phd, Politecnico di Milano

Visiting Fellows

  • Dr Peter McManners
  • Dr Rehan ul-Haq, BEd, MBA, PhD, FCIM, Chartered Marketer, FRSA, FHEA, FIo
  • Dr Narendra Laljani, BA, University of Delhi; MSc, University of Bombay; DBA, Cranfield School of Management

Executive Fellow

Visiting Professors

For over 40 years we have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in international business. We continue to help define the research agenda in the fields of international business and international business history.

We are home to two of the world's premier research centres in international business and international business history, the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the Centre for International Business History (CIBH). See further information on our research.

Within International Business and Strategy, we contribute to the full range of Henley Business School's offering, including undergraduate and postgraduate Masters programmes, the world-renowned Henley MBA and its executive programmes. We also provide PhD opportunities and funding for high-quality doctoral candidates from all over the world, wanting to conduct full-time postgraduate research in International Business and Strategy.

High-quality teaching focuses on critical developments in international business and strategy and organisations' strategic response to these. See further information on our programmes and teaching.

Our current International Business and Strategy Associates are: 

  • Dr Edmund Akehurst
  • Prof Martin Aylward
  • Mr Colin Clarke-Hill
  • Mr Tom Connor
  • Mr Roger Dence
  • Dr Susan Geringer
  • Dr Anne Graham Cagney
  • Mr Henning Grossman
  • Dr John Hawkins
  • Dr Mary Hogan
  • Mr Walid Hejazi
  • Prof Douglas Hyatt
  • Mr Allan Kinross
  • Dr Scott Lichtenstein
  • Mr Peter McManners
  • Mr Paul McWhinnie
  • Mr Igor Richter
  • Dr Bill Ryan
  • Dr Rehan ul-Haq
  • Richard Frost 
  • Garry Elliot
  • Paul Ketchley

Our current International Business and Strategy PhD students are:

Steven A. Altman supervised by Professor Alain Verbeke

Maite Alves Bezerra supervised by Professor Rajneesh Narula

Alexander Cats supervised by Professor Rajneesh Narula

Chun Wai Chu supervised by Dr Rita Fontinha

Uros Delevic supervised by Dr Davide Castellani

Federica Fiorini supervised by Dr Davide Castellani

Andre De Miranda Pineli Alves supervised by Professor Rajneesh Narula

Eko Budi Harjo supervised by Dr Chul Chung

Karina Pavlisa supervised by Professor Peter Scott

Jose Luis Quintana-Goyeneche supervised by Dr Elena Beleska-Spasova

Tunde Togay supervised by Dr Elena Beleska-Spasova

Tommaso Vallone supervised by Dr Peder Greve