Bio: Ajai Gaur is a Professor in the Department of Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University. He is also an affiliate faculty member with the Division of Global Affairs at the Rutgers University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2007 at the National University of Singapore.
Ajai is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business since 2019 and a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies since 2017. Previously, he served as a senior editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2014-2018), a senior editor of the Journal of World Business (2014-2018), and the President of the Asia Academy of Management for two terms from 2015 to 2019.
Ajai is an author or co-author in more than 70 journal articles, case studies, and book chapters. His research has appeared in strategy and international business journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Management Journal amongst others. In his research, Ajai studies the distinct institutional influences on firms’ geographic and product growth strategies in diverse institutional contexts. A related focus of his research is to study institutional influences on various firm-level governance mechanisms and their strategic and performance consequences. Empirically, he has examined firms based in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, UK, and the USA.
Ajai has been an eight-time winner and nineteen-time finalist or nominee for various awards based on scholarship. He has won both the Richard N. Farmer Best Dissertation Award (in 2008) and SAMS/AIB Best Dissertation Proposal Award (in 2006). In the 2014 AIB conference, he won the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award.
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