Professor Pervez N. Ghauri

Professor Pervez N. Ghauri

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Professor of International Business

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Pervez N. Ghauri is Professor in International Business and chaired Professor of Strategy and International Business, BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, June 2015 – Present. From September 2015 to March 2018, he was Director of PhD Programmes. This role entailed, management, education and policy issues for all (150) PhD students and supervisors in the school. The programme was reorganized to introduce several new policy issues.

Professor Ghauri was founding Editor in Chief for International Business Review (IBR) and Consulting Editor for Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) since 2017, and is a Fellow of AIB and EIBA. He is an academic advisor and keynote speaker for several universities and institutions and appeared at many TV and social media across the academic discipline and industry, including:

  1. Interview with Academy of International Business
  2. Q&A with Birmingham Chambers of Commerce on Brexit deal
  3. The Inclusive Digital Model (IDModel) with Oxford University Department of International Development
  4. Article ‘Why the UK should stop talking tough on a no-deal Brexit’, The Conversation (2020)
  5. Panel discussion on ‘Brexit Talks: Deal or no deal?’, TRT WOrld (2020)

Detailed social media engagement activities are available at Professor Ghauri's personal website.  

Previous appointments:

  1. Chaired Professor of Strategy and International Business and Director for Post Graduate Programmes, Department of Management, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, United Kingdom, 2008 – 2015. During this period, Pervez developed and launched a new MSc (International Marketing) and reorganized and repositioned MSc in International Management. Both programmes attracted more than 2500 applications each.
  1. Member Executive Board, Department of Management, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, UK, July 2008 - 2010.
  1. Chaired Professor for International Business, MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL, 2001 – 2008. At joining the MBS, Pervez was given the responsibility of starting an International Business Group and a Master programme in IB/IM. In 2007, the IB subject area in Manchester Business School was rated No. 5 in the world, 2nd in Europe and 1st in the UK by the Financial Times.
  1. Founding Director of Centre for International Business Research (CIBR), MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL, the University of Manchester, UK, 2003 - 2008. This Centre was developed to encourage research and interaction with professionals and managers, and held regular seminars with UKTI and local Chamber of Commerce.
  1. Dean, Faculty of Management & Organization, UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, Netherlands, 1997 – 2000. Pervez's main task was the management of the faculty and staff development to enhance the research profile and the ranking of the faculty. He also helped in the preparation of the faculty’s case for EQUIS accreditation.
  1. Chaired Professor and Director for Postgraduate Programmes for Marketing and International Business, Faculty of Management & Organization, UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, Netherlands, 1993 – 1997. Professor Ghauri developed and launched two Masters programmes (MSc International Business and MSc in International Financial Management) in collaboration with Uppsala University and University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
  1. Appointed Member of Central Scientific Committee, UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, Netherlands, 1997-2000.
  1. Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Pro-rektor), OSLO BUSINESS SCHOOL, Oslo, Norway, 1989 – 1993 (Merged with Norwegian School of Management - BI in 1993). Pervez's main responsibility was to develope MBA and Executive MBA programmes. Under this role, his responsibilities included curriculum development, staff development and development of post-graduate programmes including budgetary responsibilities. 
  1. Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Masters Programmes, Department of Business Studies, UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, Uppsala, Sweden, 1985 - 1988.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Business Studies (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Master of Business Studies (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)

Biography

Prof. Ghauri is a scholar with extensive experience in teaching, research and institution building. Before joining Oslo Business School in Norway (later merged with the Norwegian School of Management) as an Associate Dean, responsible for developing MBA and Executive MBA programmes, which became the flagship programmes for the school, professors Ghauri graduated from Uppsala University in Sweden with a Master and PhD and worked there as Assistant and Associate Professor for several years. He then joined the University of Groningen in Netherlands as Professor and Chair in the Faculty of Management & Organization, where he served the faculty as Dean between 1997 and 2001. During this period, he developed several international Master programmes in collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden and University of Florida Gainesville, USA.

In 2001, Prof. Ghauri was invited to join Manchester Business School as Professor and Chair, where his main task was to develop an International Business Group and a Master programme in International Business and Management. In 2007, the International Business subject area at Manchester Business School was ranked as fifth in the world, second in Europe and number one in the UK by the Financial Times annual rankingHe then joined King’s College London as a Chaired Professor in May 2008 and worked there until he was approached by the University of Birmingham in 2015, where he is working at present. During the 7 years at King’s, he developed the MSc International Marketing and totally reorganised the MSc in International Management programmes. These 2 programmes are still the flagship programmes at King’s Business School.

During the years at King’s, he had an exciting portfolio of three fully funded research projects (funded by FP7- EU, ESRC and Soderberg’s Foundation Sweden). The focus in these projects has been multinational enterprises and their strategies and activities in Emerging Markets. For example, in the FP7-EU funded project (€ 2.3 million); “The impact of Multinational Enterprises on poverty reduction and sustainable development in Emerging Markets” was investigated. 

At present, he is working on three research projects:

1.     Creating competitive advantage by serving marginalised communities in emerging markets: European firms in Latin America. With Axele Giroud, Manchester Business School, U.K. and Jorge Carniero, FGV, Brazil. Total funding of £1 million by ESRC – FAPESP, U.K.

 

2.     Creating Competitive Position through Ethical Behaviour: Swedish Firms in Emerging Markets, (with Ulf Elg, Lund University and Sara Hanell from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden). Total funding of 7.4 million SEK (£700,000) funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden. Three year project starting January 2019 (Extended for 1 year).

 

3.     ESRC-GCRF funding for the project, “Digital Technology-based New Business Model for Inclusive Development” (with X. Fu, Oxford University) at a total value of £ 772,000. Awarded in July 2018 with the project starting in September 2018 (Extended for 1 year).

 

For the IDMODEL project an APP has been developed and launched in Bangladesh that is now being used by people from poorer communities. Universty of Oxford and University of Birmingham are now registering a spin-off company and the idea is to expand the APP to more wider communities and perhaps to other developing countries. The project has thus an huge impact. Both Universities are also working on writing up impact cases.

Prof. Ghauri also sits on the Board of Directors for the Centre of International Business at Leeds University Business School in the U.K. Whilst serving on several review panels worldwide – from reviewing academic programmes through to external assessments for professorships. He is regularly invited to academic and professional conferences as a keynote speaker.

He has published more than 30 books and 160+ journal articles in top level journals. Some of his books have been translated in several languages and are used globally, including the USA, across Europe, China and other Asian countries.

Teaching

Teaching Experience:

Executive Education 

  1. nternational Business Negotiations (Also to organizations such as; Airbus Industries, Ericsson and BP) Entry Strategies into Foreign Markets (Also in China to Chinese Managers and Policy makers)
  2. Doing Business in Emerging Markets (Also to members of UK Trade & Investment office) 
  3. The Impact of Globalization on Company Strategies (Also to Chinese Managers) Courses to BP on International Communication and Negotiations, 2007 – 2013 (five years contract 4 - 6 times a year). 
  4. External examiner for MSc (International Management), School of Business, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, September 2009 - 2011.
  5. External examiner for MBA and MSc (Management) for Leeds University Business School, LEEDS UNIVERSITY, UK, 2002 – 2005. 

Postgraduate supervision

Pervez Ghauri is interested in supervising doctoral research in:

Internationalization process of the firm (e.g., entry strategies)
Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and emerging markets
the impact of MNEs on local development, poverty reduction and CSR
International business negotiations
Market driving strategies: Beyond market orientation

Professor Ghauri has supervised to completion more than 20 PhD candidates. All of them are now working as Lecturer / Senior Lecturer and Readers in top level Universities such as King’s College London, SOAS University of London, Manchester Business School, University of Groningen, University of Jakarta and National University of Taiwan. Several of junior faculty members whom I mentored are now Professors. At present Professor Ghauri is supervising two PhD students.

Research

1. Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and emerging markets
2. The impact of MNEs on local development, poverty reduction

3. MNEs and sustainable development reducing inequalities
4. International business negotiations
5. Market driving strategies: Beyond market orientation

Other activities

Over the years Professor Ghauri has served as:

  • Founding Editor in Chief International Business Review
  • Consulting Editor Journal of International Business Studies
  • Fellow Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Fellow European International Business Academy (EIBA)
  • Board Member EIBA
  • Vice President Academy of international Business (AIB) 2008 - 2010
  • Have organized and chaired several conferences such as; EIBA, AIB-UK, IMP and CIMAR.

In addition, he has served as Visiting Professor at:

University of South Australia, Australia; Uppsala University, Sweden; FGV, Sao Paulo, Brazil; PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lund University, Sweden; University of Vaasa, Finland; Complutense University Madrid, Spain; University of Pavia, Italy; PUC University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Maastricht University, The Netherlands; Heinrick-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany; Robert-Schuman University, Strasbourg, CERAM School of Management, Nice, University of Lyon and EM Lyon, France; ESCP-Europe, Berlin and Paris University of Kuwait, Kuwait; University of Bahrain, Bahrain; University of Valancia, Spain; Michigan State University, USA and Georgia State University, USA.

Publications

Highlight publications

Ghauri, PN, Fu, X & Minayora, A 2022, 'Digital technology-based entrepreneurial pursuit of the marginalised communities', Journal of International Management, vol. 28, no. 2, 100948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2022.100948

Fu, X, Fu, X, Ghauri, PN & Hou, J 2022, 'International collaboration and innovation: evidence from a leading Chinese multinational enterprise', Journal of World Business, vol. 57, no. 4, 101329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2022.101329

Fu, X, Ghauri, PN, Ogbonna, N & Xing, X 2022, 'Platform-based business model and entrepreneurs from Base of the Pyramid', Technovation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2021.102451

G. Rammal, H, L. Rose, E, Ghauri, PN, Ørberg Jensen, PD, Kipping, M, Petersen, B & Scerri, M 2022, 'Economic nationalism and internationalization of services: review and research agenda', Journal of World Business, vol. 57, no. 3, 101314. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2022.101314

Abosag, I & Ghauri, PN 2022, 'Et-Moone (ميانة) versus Wasta (واسطة): understanding the concept of Et-Moone-based Wasta', Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 100, pp. 88-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2021.10.013

Recent publications

Book

Ghauri, P 2021, Doing Business in Emerging Markets.

Ghauri, P 2020, International Business Negotiations: Theory and Practice.

Elahi, N & Ghauri, P (eds) 2020, Multinational Enterprises and Terrorism. https://doi.org/10.1108/s1876-066x202035

Article

Lee, JY, Yang, YS, Ghauri, PN & Park, BI 2022, 'The impact of social media and digital platforms experience on SME international orientation: the moderating role of COVID-19 pandemic', Journal of International Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2022.100950

Ghauri, P 2022, 'The role of multinational enterprises in achieving sustainable development goals', AIB Insights, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.46697/001c.31077

Nguyen, HTT, Larimo, J & Ghauri, P 2022, 'Understanding foreign divestment: the impacts of economic and political friction', Journal of Business Research, vol. 139, pp. 675-691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.10.009

Park, C, Ghauri, PN, Lee, JY & Golmohammadi, I 2022, 'Unveiling the black box of IJV innovativeness: the role of explicit and tacit knowledge transfer', Journal of International Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2022.100956

Elg, U & Ghauri, PN 2021, 'A global marketing logic: local stakeholders’ influence in diverse emerging markets', International Marketing Review, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 1166-1188. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-08-2020-0186

Fu, X, Avenyo, E & Ghauri, P 2021, 'Digital platforms and development: a survey of the literature', Innovation and Development, vol. 11, no. 2-3, pp. 303-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/2157930X.2021.1975361

Lee, JY, Choi, BC, Ghauri, PN & Park, BI 2021, 'Knowledge centralization and international R&D team performance: unpacking the moderating roles of team-specific characteristics', Journal of Business Research, vol. 128, pp. 627-640. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.06.052

Ghauri, P, Strange, R & Cooke, FL 2021, 'Research on international business: the new realities', International Business Review, vol. 30, no. 2, 101794. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101794

Villar, C, Pla-Barber, J & Ghauri, P 2020, 'Learning from foreign operation modes: The virtuous path for innovation', BRQ Business Research Quarterly, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 159-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/2340944420916341

Chapter

Ghauri, PN 2022, Introduction to the Research Handbook on Foreign Exit, Relocation and Re-entry. in Research Handbook on Foreign Exit, Relocation and Re-entry.

Other contribution

Elahi, N & Ghauri, P 2020, Case Studies.. https://doi.org/10.1108/s1876-066x20200000035006

Ghauri, P, Grønhaug, K & Strange, R 2020, Research Methods in Business Studies.. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108762427

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Media experience

Media Appearances:

  1. Interview with Academy of International Business. About Frontline IB 
  2. Q&A with Birmingham Chambers of Commerce on Brexit deal    
  3. The Inclusive Digital Model (IDModel) with Oxford University Department of International Development. Available at - https://www.oxfordtmcd.org/inclusive-digital-model-idmodel
  4. Article ‘Why the UK should stop talking tough on a no-deal Brexit’, The Conversation (2020). Available at - https://theconversation.com/why-the-uk-should-stop-talking-tough-on-a-no-deal-brexit-148459  
  5. Panel discussion on ‘Brexit Talks: Deal or no deal?’, TRT WOrld (2020)  
More social media engagement, please visit Professor Ghauri's personal website.

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