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About Saul Estrin

Saul Estrin is a Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy and was the founding Head of the new Department of Management at LSE. He was formerly a Professor of Economics, and Associate Dean (Faculty and Research), at London Business School, where he served in 2001 as Acting Dean.  He also held the Adecco Professorship of Business and Society at London Business School and was the Research Director of its Centre for New and Emerging Markets. At LSE he is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Economic Performance.

His research covers a range of subjects in international business and entrepreneurship, especially with reference to emerging and transition economies.  He has analysed issues including the relative performance of state owned and private firms; FDI entry mode; the impact of business group affiliation on internationalisation; and emerging market multinationals. Much of his research interest has been with contextualising MNE performance, especially with respect to institutions, both formal and informal. Most of his work is empirical, drawing on both archival data and surveys that he has been involved in collecting.

He also has considerable practitioner experience. He was a non-executive Board member of Barings Asset Management, Emerging Markets Trust and a member of the Academic Panel of the UK postal regulator, Postcomm.

Saul has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, Michigan Business School, Cornell University and the European University Institute. He is an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford as well as the IZA, Bonn and a Fellow of the AIB.