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Vikas Kumar

Vikas Kumar

BA Delhi U., MIB IIFT, PhD Saint Louis U.
Associate Professor and Director EMIRG

Rm 437
Storie Dixson Wing H10
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6438
Fax +61 2 9036 5378


Vikas is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy in the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. From 2004 to 2009 he was Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy in the Department of Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and a Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney from 2009 to 2011. He was a?? Visiting Scholar at the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects (CRGP) at Stanford University from 2008 to 2009. Vikas has been appointed as the John H. Dunning Visiting Scholar at the Henley Business School, University of Reading for 2012-213. He has been elected as the Representative-at-large (2013-14) for the Global Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society. He obtained his doctoral degree in International Business in 2004 from the Boeing Institute of International Business, John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

Vikas's research interests are in the areas of Internationalization, Emerging Market Firms, Emerging Markets, Business Groups, and Outsourcing/Offshoring. His research has been published in premier international business/management journals such as Journal of Management Studies (JMS), Management International Review (MIR), Coprorate Governance: An International Review (CGIR), Journal of World Business (JWB), British Journal of Management (BJM), European Journal of Marketing (EJM), and Thunderbird International Business Review (TIBR). He is co-guest editor of the special issue on 'Offshoring and Outsourcing of High Value Company Functions' in JMS (2010). Vikas is currently co-guest editing a special issue in the Journal of International Management (2012) on 'Emerging Market Firm Competitiveness' and one in MIR (2013) on 'Leveraging India: Strategies for Global Competitiveness'. Vikas serves on the Editorial Review Board of JMS, MIR, TIBR and the Global Strategy Journal (GSJ). He is the director of the Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG) at the University of Sydney Business School.

Vikas has taught International Business/Strategy courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has also been involved in Executive training and teaching international management modules to Executive MBAs at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is memeber of the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Australia-New Zealand International Business Academy, and the Indian Academy of Management. He has been a regular contributor to the above Academies as presenter, discussant, reviewer, chair, and panel organizer. Vikas received the Best Reviewer Award from the International Management Division at the Academy of Management Conference, 2007. His co-authored paper "The performance of group-affiliated firms during institutional transition: A longitudinal study of Indian firms", in 2009 won CGIR's Best Paper 'Runner Up' Award.

Newsroom articles

  • The future of India's street typists 10 Mar 2014

    ABC News The Business

    Dr Vikas Kumar was interviewed on how with the rise of technology and digital call centres thousands of Indian typists who use typewriters are facing extinction.

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