In IIBG, seven external academic experts are appointed as Distinguished Professors to nurture and lead the research teams. The Distinguished Professors lead research workshops, support research activities of academics and facilitate the Institute to organize conferences.
Professor Tamer Cavusgil
Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, USA
Visiting professor, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK
Research areas: international business
Professor Cavusgil serves as Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair at Georgia State University, and directs the national resource center, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). He also serves as visiting professor, Leeds University Business School. Professor Cavusgil has authored more than two dozen books and more than 200 refereed journal articles. His work is among the most cited contributions in international business. He is the founding editor of the Journal of International Marketing now published by the American Marketing Association, and Advances in International Marketing published by Emerald Group Publishing. He serves on the editorial review boards of a dozen professional journals including the Journal of International Business Studies. Professor Cavusgil is an elected fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), a distinction earned by a select group of intellectual leaders in international business. He also served as vice president of the AIB, and on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association.
Professor Mario Kafouros
Professor of International Business and Innovation, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Research areas: international business and strategy, global innovation and foreign direct investment
Professor Kafouros serves as the Chair of International Business and Innovation, and Associated Head of Research in Alliance Manchester Business School (UK). He is also Associate Editor of the journal of International Business Review (IBR), and is appointed adviser to the Commonwealth, and elected Secretary of the Academy of International Business (AIB UKI). Previously, he was member of the Faculty Executive Group (FEG), leader for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and he also served as Research Director and Head of Department (IB) in the University of Leeds (UK). He has extensive industrial and academic experience in the fields of innovation and international business & strategy. His research has received strong recognition in the form of (1) Best Paper Awards (e.g. European International Business Academy 2013, Academy of International Business 2010, and the British Academy of Management 2008); (2) funding from research councils, government organizations and multinational companies; and (3) publications in leading international journals such as the Journal of Management, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Technovation, the Journal of World Business, the British Journal of Management and the Journal of Business Research.
Professor Graham Kendall
Professor of Computer Science, The University of Nottingham, UK
Research areas: operations research, scheduling, logistics, vehicle routing, and evolutionary computation and games
Professor Kendall is the Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), and is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of Nottingham. He has been in Malaysia since August 2011 and was previously the Vice-Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange. He is a Director of MyResearch Sdn Bhd, Crops for the Future Sdn Bhd and the Nottingham Green Technologies Sdn Bhd. He was awarded a BSc (Hons) First Class in Computation from The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), in the UK in 1997 and received his PhD from The University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) in 2000. Professor Kendall is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS). He has published over 100 refereed journal papers (the vast majority in ISI ranked journals) and over 250 peer reviewed papers in total. He has also edited 15 books and authored almost 20 book chapters. He is currently an Associate Editor of ten journals and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. As a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham, he is a member of the Automated Scheduling, Planning and Optimisation Group (ASAP) in the School of Computer Science.
Professor Raphael Nicholas Markellos
Professor of Finance, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK
Research areas: finance and responsible investment
Professor Markellos is currently a Professor of Finance and the Director of Research and Enterprise at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. His research has been published and cited widely in some of the most prestigious academic journals. With Terry Mills, he has published the third edition of the bestselling book The Econometric Modelling of Financial Time Series (by Cambridge University Press). This book is widely used for teaching at leading universities in the USA, UK and Asia. His work has often received much attention from the media.
Professor Michael Müller-Camen
Professor of Human Resource Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Research areas: sustainable human resource management
Professor Michael Müller-Camen is serving as a full Professor of Human Resource Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Apart from teaching, he is an outstanding scholar with over 80 publications related to Human Resource Management, and Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility. Serving at different refereed journals, he was the Editor of German Journal of Human Resource Management since 2009 and became the Editor-in-Chief between 2012 and 2016. Also, he is experienced in soliciting research funding and has been granted more than €500,000 from research councils in the UK, Austria and Germany.
Professor Bala Ramasamy
Associate Dean and Professor of Economics at China Europe International Business School, China
Research areas: asian economies, foreign direct investment, corporate social responsibility and international business strategy
Professor Bala Ramasamy is Associate Dean and Professor of Economics at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) since 2006. Before joining CEIBS, he was Professor of International Economics and Business at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia. Previously, he served on the Faculties at Massey University in New Zealand and University of Macau. He has been teaching at higher institutes of learning since 1988. He has had wide experience in teaching students of different backgrounds and culture in Mainland China, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and the UK. Professor Ramasamy received his PhD degree from University of Leicester, UK and his Master of Social Sciences from the University of Macau, both in Economics. His research has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, World Economy, Journal of World Business, Journal of World Investment and Trade, Journal of Business Research, among others. His views are regularly sought by the media. He has been interviewed by CCTV, Bloomberg, AP News, Al Jazeera, Channel News Asia etc. His comments have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, China Daily, Global Times and other newspaper around the world. Outside academia, Professor Ramasamy runs leadership and moral empowerment programmes for young teenagers.
Professor Chengqi Wang
Professor of Strategy and International Business at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK
Research areas: the role of multinational enterprises in the process of emerging economies' integration into the global economy, innovation and knowledge spillovers in emerging market enterprises.
Professor Wang is Professor of Strategy and International Business at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to this appointment, he served at the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL) at Leeds University Business School between 2000 and 2006. He undertakes external collaborative research with academic institutions throughout the world and has published around 50 papers. Many of these have appeared in UTD24, FT50, and ABS-4*/4 journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, British Journal of Management, and Journal of World Business. His papers have attracted over 4,000 citations in Google Scholar. Journal of International Management (2016, Volume 22, Issue 4) ranks him 11th in the world in research on multinational firms from emerging markets based on impact score.