Prof Rudolf R. Sinkovics

Professor of International Business

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  • AMBS Director of Research (2014-2017)
  • Director Centre for Comparative and International Business Research (CIBER). (2009-2016)
  • Director of Postgraduate Exchange Programme (MSc-level, PIM, 2004-2007)
  • 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)


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 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 International Business and International Marketing journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of International Marketing and International Marketing Review. He also serves on the editorial boards of international journals including International Business Review, Journal of World Business, Critical Perspectives of International Business, International Marketing Review, Research and International Business and Finance amongst others. He teaches in the areas of International Business Strategy, and Research Methodology. Born in Austria, he has lived and worked in Manchester for over 15 years.

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)

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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