Ram Mudambi is the Frank M. Speakman Professor of Strategy at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Previously he served on the faculties of Case Western Reserve University, the University of Reading (UK) and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. He is a visiting Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading, an Honorary Professor at the Center of International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL) and a member of advisory council of the University of Bradford Centre in International Business (BCIB). He has served as a Visiting Professor at a number of universities including Bocconi (Italy), Uppsala (Sweden), Sydney (Australia) and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
His current research projects focus on the geography of innovation and the governance of knowledge-intensive processes. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal (2010-2013) and is an Area Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies (2013-2016). He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, including work in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Economic Geography, the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of International Business Studies. He has been a special issue editor for the Journal of Economic Geography, the Journal of Management Studies and the International Business Review. He serves on the editorial boards numerous journals.
- Knowing when to leap: transitioning between exploitative and explorative R&D (with T.Swift), Strategic Management Journal, vol.35(1), pp.126-145, 2014.
- Clusters, connectivity and catch-up: Bollywood and Bangalore in the global economy (with M.Lorenzen), Journal of Economic Geography, vol.13(3), pp.501-534, 2013.
- Catch-up strategies in the Indian auto components’ industry: Domestic firms’ responses to market liberalization (with A.Kumaraswamy, H.Saranga and A.Tripathy), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.43(4), pp.368-395, 2012.
- Location, control and innovation in knowledge-intensive industries, Journal of Economic Geography, vol.8(5), pp.699-725, 2008.
- The survival of international new ventures (with S.Zahra), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.38(2), pp.333-352, 2007.
- MNE competence-creating subsidiary mandates (with J.A.Cantwell), Strategic Management Journal, vol.26(12), pp.1109-1128, 2005.
- Is knowledge power? Knowledge flows, subsidiary power and rent-seeking within MNCs (with P.Navarra), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.35(5), pp.385-406, 2004.
- The “close but adversarial model” of supplier relations in the US auto industry, (with S.Helper). Strategic Management Journal, vol.19(8), pp.775-792, 1998.
- A non-parametric investigation of duration-dependence in the American business cycle (with L.W.Taylor). Journal of Political Economy, vol.99(3), Jun., pp.654-656, 1991.
- Reverse knowledge transfers in MNEs: subsidiary innovativeness and entry modes (with L.Piscitello and L.Rabbiosi), Long Range Planning, vol.47(1-2), pp.49-63, 2014.
- How subsidiaries gain power in multinational corporations (with T.Pedersen and U.Andersson), Journal of World Business, vol.49(1), pp.101-113, 2014.
- MNEs as border-crossing multi-location enterprises: the role of discontinuities in geographic space (with S.Beugelsdijk), Journal of International Business Studies, vol.44(5): 413-426, 2013.
- The Red Queen in action: The longitudinal effects of capital investments in the mobile telecommunications sector (with R.Banker, Z.Cao and N.Menon), Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol.22(5), pp. 1195-1228, 2013.
- Advancing science on the knife’s edge: Integration and specialization in management Ph.D. programs (with T.J. Hannigan and W.Kline), Academy of Management Perspectives, vol.26(3), Aug., pp.83-105, 2012.
- EMNE catch-up strategies in the wind turbine industry: Is there a trade-off between output and innovation capabilities? (with S.Awate and M.M.Larsen), Global Strategy Journal, vol.2(3), pp.205-223, 2012.
Awards and Honors
- Elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business: 2012
- Global Enterprise Management. Fox Executive MBA program, Temple University, Philadelphia, 2001-2010; Singapore, 2012
- Strategy Formulation and Implementation (Capstone Course), Temple University Japan, Tokyo, Executive MBA program, Summer 2000 onwards. CV: Ram Mudambi, May 2014
- Competing on an International Scale, Senior Executive Program, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, March 2009.
- International Business Strategy, Steinbeis Executive Program, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, June 2006.
- Knowledge Management, Steinbeis Executive Program, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, June 2006.
- Motorola Corporate Executive Education Program, Temple University, 2004-05.
In the News
- News Works, “Does Philadelphia Pay More for Cable? It’s Hard to Know?”
- Michigan Business Network, “Discussion with Dr. Ram Mudambi About Knowledge Clusters”
- Business Line, “Tips for Research Scholars to Get Published”
- Harvard Business Review, “Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation”
- Region’s Business, “The Interconnectedness of Global Economic Geography and Innovation”
- Harvard Business Review, “Should Marketing or R&D Have More Power?”