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Arpit Raswant

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MA Korea; BCom Sydney
PhD Candidate; Postgraduate Fellow

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Arpit is a PhD Candidate and a Postgraduate Fellow in the University of Sydney Business School. His research focuses on the influence of home country environment on the internationalisation of firms. He is the recipient of the University of Sydney International Scholarship (RTP) and the Business School Research Scholarship.

Previously, he has received the Australian Research Council’s ITRH (SRH) Scholarship and the University Postgraduate Award (UOW). He did his bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, followed by the master’s degree with thesis sponsored by the POSCO Asia Fellowship at the Korea University. In 2018, he was inducted into the exclusive international business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma, for his scholarly achievements.

Prior to pursuing higher degree research, he worked in various organisations in Australia, India, and South Korea.

Thesis working title

The Impact of Subnational Home Country Factors on Internationalisation of Emerging Market Firms

Arpit’s research focuses on home country factors in the context of international business. This research aims to advance the scholarly debate by exploring the relationship between home country environment and firm’s internationalisation strategy. The findings of this study will have several academic and managerial contributions. The empirical findings could be included in strategy making process by managers in firms that are operating either in emerging markets especially in India, or elsewhere with strategic intent to develop locational linkages and/or inter-firm relationships in emerging markets.

Supervisors: Chinmay Pattnaik, Vikas Kumar

Selected publications


Journal Article

Nielsen B, and Raswant A (2018) The selection, use, and reporting of control variables in international business research: A review and recommendations Journal of World Business, In Press. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Nielsen B, and Raswant A (2018) Abuse of Control: A Review on Control Variables in International Business Research and Recommendations for Authors, Reviewers and Editors Academy of International Business AIB Conference; Academy of International Business, Minneapolis, USA.

Raswant A, and Pattnaik C (2018) The Role of Home Country Subnational Environment on the Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms Strategic Management Society SMS Special Conference 2018; Strategic Management Society, Hyderabad, India.


Journal Article

Raswant A (2017) Book Review: The Wide Lens - A New Strategy for Innovation International Journal of Innovation Management, 21 (4). [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Nielsen B, and Raswant A (2017) Control Variables in International Business Research: A Review and Recommendations Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) 2017 Conference; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Adelaide, Australia.

Book Chapter

Raswant A, and Sutton-Brady C (2017) Sustainable Supply Chain Management: The good, the bad, and the ugly Sustainability and Management - An International Perspective; Routledge, Abingdon, 277-287.


Book Chapter

Sutton-Brady C, and Raswant A (2016) Organic Cooperatives Facilitating Sustainable Consumption Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies; IGI Global, Hershey, 85-99. [More Information]