Bio: Ram Mudambi is the Frank M. Speakman Professor of Strategy at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Previously he served on the faculties of Case Western Reserve University, the University of Reading (UK) and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is an Honorary Professor at the Center of International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL). He has served as a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Bocconi University (Italy), Uppsala University (Sweden) and the University of Sydney (Australia). He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. In addition to AIB, he is a Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA).
His research is at the intersection of international business, economic geography, and innovation. His current research projects focus on the geography of innovation and governance in knowledge-intensive firms. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including work in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Economic Geography, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). His work has been cited over 17,000 times according to Google Scholar
He is a Co-Editor of the Global Strategy Journal, a Consulting Editor of the JIBS, and a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Journal of Management Studies. He serves the editorial review boards of numerous journals.
He has served the AIB in numerous capacities: JIBS Area Editor (2014-2016), Junior Faculty Consortium Chair for AIB 2008 (Milan), Track Chair for AIB 2009 (San Diego), AIB 2011 (Nagoya), and AIB 2012 (Washington DC), and Vice-President of the Conference Program for AIB 2105 (Bangalore). He has held numerous administrative positions at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, including CIBER Director and department chair.
His practitioner pieces have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, and the California Management Review. His media appearances include the New York Times, The Atlantic magazine, National Public Radio and numerous local radio and TV programs.
He writes fiction under the pen name R.M. Burgess and has published seven novels as of 2021.
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