Dr. Sudhir Nair
Assistant Professor; International Business
BS in Electrical Engineering, Wichita State University; MBA, Case Western Reserve University; PhD in Strategic Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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- International Strategy
- International Business
- Internationalization Processes
- Professional Service Firms
Sudhir’s research interests coalesce around firm international strategy. His current work involves examining the processes by which firms internalize new knowledge that they receive. In particular, he has been examining the role of external management consulting service firms to better understand why firms hire these professional service firms and how this interaction adds value. His research context has been Indian firms and he plans to continue to explore firm strategy from an emerging market perspective.
Prior to pursuing his PhD, Sudhir had 15 years of experience in large corporations (Citibank) and entrepreneurial entities that he founded.
*Tax, S., Kim, S. & Nair, S. (Forthcoming). Getting the right pay off from customer penalties. Business Horizons.
*Nair, S. & Skaggs, B.C. (In Press). Performance implications of cross-listing for emerging vs. developed market firms: An institutional legitimacy approach. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets.
Meyer, C.R., Cohen, D.G. & Nair, S. (2011). Agency, embeddedness and the financial crisis. Academy of Business Journal, 1, 80-100.
- Winner of Best Paper Award at Strategic Management Society’s Special India conference (2008) (sponsored by Wiley–Blackwell Publishing)
- COM 400 Strategy (BCom)
A Bent For Boundaries
At first glance they have nothing in common. One is a local firm that hires a professional management consultant and the other is an Indian entrepreneurial firm that pursues an opportunity in Angola. But when Dr. Sudhir Nair— assistant professor of international business at Gustavson— speaks about two of his research streams, the discussion sooner or later converges at the intriguing question of boundaries, or, more precisely, crossing boundaries. Read more in our Research@Gustavson newsletter.