Prof Rudolf R. Sinkovics


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  • AMBS Internationalisation Lead (2019)
  • AMBS Director of Research (2014-2017)
  • Director Centre for Comparative and International Business Research (CIBER). (2009-2016)
  • Director of Postgraduate Research Training Programme and Masters of Research (MRes) programme at MBS (2009-2011)
  • Head of Comparative and International Business Group (CIB) (2009-2014)
  • Director of Postgraduate Exchange Programme (MSc-level, PIM, 2004-2007)


Rudolf R. Sinkovics is Professor of International Business at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), U.K. He holds a visiting professorial position at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland and is currently AMBS Internationalisation Lead (2019). From 2017-2019 he was Fox Visiting Scholar at Temple University, Philadelphia. From 2009-2016 he was Director of CIBER (Comparative and International Business Research Centre), served as AMBS Director of Research (2014-2017) and before that held a number of visiting scholar positions, including Michigan State University, University of Oklahoma, USA and at University of Otago at Dunedin, New Zealand.

His research writing has covered issues of inter-organisational governance, the role of ICT, and research methods in international business. Current work focuses on rising powers and responsible business.

He received his Ph.D. from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU-Wien), Austria.

His work has been published in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing and International Marketing Review. He is associate editor for Critical Perspectives on International Business and Transnational Corporations and serves on a number of editorial boards.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Academy of International Business (AIB USA & AIB-UKI, since 1998)
  • British Academy of Management (BAM, UK, since 2003)
  • European International Business Association (EIBA, since 2002)
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (former ILTHE Institute of Learning and Teaching, since 2004)
  • Executive Board Member (2005-2015), Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) peer review college member

External positions

Fox Visiting Scholar, Temple University

1 Aug 201730 Jun 2019

Visiting Professor of International Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology

1 Nov 20131 Nov 2019

Areas of expertise

Research Networks and Beacons


  • International Business, Global Value Chains, Research methods

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