About Vikas Kumar

Vikas Kumar is Head of Discipline and Professor in the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. His previous appointments were at Bocconi University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, and as Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and Dunning Fellow at University of Reading. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Management (JIM), and has previously served as Senior and Reviewing Editor at Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM) and as Associate Editor at Cross Cultural and Strategic Management (CCSM). He was the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Asia Business Studies (JABS) in 2019.

Vikas is interested in studying the internationalization strategies employed by firms from emerging markets such as India and China. His research involves understanding the unique aspects of the institutional and cultural context of emerging markets and the influence context has on firm strategies. Vikas was co-chair for the Sydney SMS Special Conference in 2014, program chair of the Australia New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference in 2016 and co-program chair for the Asia Academy of Management (AAOM) Conference in 2017. He is founding director of the Emerging Markets Research Group at the University of Sydney Business School. In a 2016 article published in the Journal of International Management, Vikas was ranked among the top 15 authors based on impact in the field of ’emerging market firm internationalization’. Vikas has co-edited a book on ‘Global outsourcing and offshoring’ published by Cambridge University Press and on ‘Emerging Market Firms’ published by Emerald.