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About Ram Mudambi

Ram Mudambi is the Frank M. Speakman Professor of Strategy at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Previously he served on the faculties of Case Western Reserve University, the University of Reading in England, and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He received his M.Sc.(Econ) from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

His current research focuses on the geography of innovation particularly in the context of emerging economies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). He has published over 100 peer reviewed research papers.

His work has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Economic Geography, the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of International Business Studies among many others. 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 TimesThe Atlantic, National Public Radio and numerous local radio and TV programs. He writes fiction under the pen name R.M. Burgess, and has published six novels, with a seventh forthcoming in 2021. He writes in the fantasy / science fiction and adventure / romance genres.