Ram Mudambi

Ram Mudambi

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Strategic Management

      • Frank M. Speakman Professor


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.

Courses Taught




IB 3101

Fundamentals of International Business


BA 9783

Research Project II


BA 9803

Navigating the Global Marketplace


BA 9883

Directed Reading/Study


SGM 9001

Seminar: Strategic Form - Environmental Analysis


Selected Publications


  • Berman, A., Mudambi, R., & Shoham, A. Linguistic structures and innovation: A behavioral approach. JOURNAL of INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, 28(4). 10.1016/j.intman.2022.100943

  • Qiu, X., Cano-Kollmann, M., & Mudambi, R. (2022). Generating tacit knowledge across borders: international collaboration and design innovation in Norway. INDUSTRY and INNOVATION, 29(5), 597-622. 10.1080/13662716.2021.2007756

  • Cano-Kollmann, M., Mudambi, R., & Tavares-Lehmann, A.T. (2022). The geographical dispersion of inventor networks in peripheral economies. ZFW – Advances in Economic Geography, 66(1), 49-63. Walter de Gruyter GmbH. doi: 10.1515/zfw-2022-0002.

  • Berman, A., Cano-Kollmann, M., & Mudambi, R. Innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems: fintech in the financial services industry. Review of Managerial Science, 16(1), 45-64. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11846-020-00435-8.

  • Somé, H., Cano-Kollmann, M., Mudambi, R., & Cosset, J. (2021). The effect of privatization on the characteristics of innovation. Financial Management, 50(3), 875-898. doi: 10.1111/fima.12311.

  • Sinkovics, N., Liu, C., Sinkovics, R., & Mudambi, R. (2021). The dark side of trust in global value chains: Taiwan's electronics and IT hardware industries. Journal of World Business, 56(4). doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101195.

  • Anand, J., McDermott, G., Mudambi, R., & Narula, R. (2021). Innovation in and from emerging economies: New insights and lessons for international business research. Journal of International Business Studies, 52(4), 545-559. doi: 10.1057/s41267-021-00426-1.

  • Onuklu, A., Darendeli, I., & Mudambi, R. (2021). Regulative distance, international connectivity and innovation systems: Turkey’s links to the EU. Competitiveness Review, 31(2), 231-249. doi: 10.1108/CR-04-2020-0051.

  • Autio, E., Mudambi, R., & Yoo, Y. (2021). Digitalization and globalization in a turbulent world: Centrifugal and centripetal forces. Global Strategy Journal, 11(1), 3-16. doi: 10.1002/gsj.1396.

  • Moreira, S., Mudambi, S., Carleton, M., & Fare, T. Letter to the Journal: The COVID-19 Innovation Race, a Case Study. Journal of Precision Medicine. Retrieved from https://www.thejournalofprecisionmedicine.com/the-journal-of-precision-medicine/letter-to-the-journal-the-covid-19-innovation-race-a-case-study/.

  • Marino, A., Mudambi, R., Perri, A., & Scalera, V. (2020). Ties that bind: Ethnic inventors in multinational enterprises’ knowledge integration and exploitation. Research Policy, 49(9). doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2020.103956.

  • McWilliam, S., Kim, J., Mudambi, R., & Nielsen, B. (2020). Global value chain governance: Intersections with international business. Journal of World Business, 55(4). doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2019.101067.

  • Berman, A., Marino, A., & Mudambi, R. (2020). The global connectivity of regional innovation systems in Italy: a core–periphery perspective. Regional Studies, 54(5), 677-691. doi: 10.1080/00343404.2019.1672865.

  • Moreira, S., Mudambi, R., Carleton, M., Fare, T., & Majors Organizational Legitimacy and Rents from Blockbuster Innovation in the Biopharma Industry. Journal of Precision Medicine.

  • Kim, J. & Mudambi, R. (2020). An ecosystem-based analysis of design innovation infringements: South Korea and China in the global tire industry. Journal of International Business Policy, 3(1), 38-57. doi: 10.1057/s42214-019-00038-5.

  • Lorenzen, M., Mudambi, R., & Schotter, A. (2022). International connectedness and local disconnectedness: MNE strategy, city-regions and disruption. J Int Bus Stud, 51(8), 1199-1222. England. 10.1057/s41267-020-00339-5

  • Barnard, H., Deeds, D., Mudambi, R., & Vaaler, P. (2019). Migrants, migration policies, and international business research: Current trends and new directions. Journal of International Business Policy, 2(4), 275-288. doi: 10.1057/s42214-019-00045-6.

  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Mudambi, R., & Pedersen, T. (2019). Subsidiary power: Loaned or owned? The lenses of agency theory and resource dependence theory. Global Strategy Journal, 9(4), 491-501. doi: 10.1002/gsj.1362.

  • Saranga, H., Schotter, A.P., & Mudambi, R. (2019). The double helix effect: Catch-up and local-foreign co-evolution in the Indian and Chinese automotive industries. International Business Review, 28(5), 101495. doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.03.010.

  • Bhagavatula, S., Mudambi, R., & Murmann, J. (2019). Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India: An Overview. Management and Organization Review, 15(3), 467-493. doi: 10.1017/mor.2019.52.

  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Mudambi, R., & Pedersen, T. (2019). Clarifying the relationships between institutions and global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 9(2), 151-175. doi: 10.1002/gsj.1342.

  • Meouloud, T., Mudambi, R., & Hill, T. (2019). The metropolitan effect: Colonial influence on the internationalization of francophone african firms. Management and Organization Review, 15(1), 31-33. doi: 10.1017/mor.2019.3.

  • Sinkovics, N., Choksy, U., Sinkovics, R., & Mudambi, R. (2019). Knowledge Connectivity in an Adverse Context: Global Value Chains and Pakistani Offshore Service Providers. Management International Review, 59(1), 131-170. doi: 10.1007/s11575-018-0372-0.

  • Bathelt, H., Cantwell, J., & Mudambi, R. (2018). Overcoming frictions in transnational knowledge flows: Challenges of connecting, sense-making and integrating. Journal of Economic Geography, 18(5), 1001-1022. doi: 10.1093/jeg/lby047.

  • Foss, N.J., Mudambi, R., & Murtinu, S. (2018). Taxing the multinational enterprise: On the forced redesign of global value chains and other inefficiencies. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(9), 1644-1655. doi: 10.1057/s41267-018-0159-3.

  • Mudambi, R. (2018). Knowledge-intensive intangibles, spatial transaction costs, and the rise of populism. Journal of International Business Policy, 1(1-2), 44-52. doi: 10.1057/s42214-018-0005-0.

  • Awate, S. & Mudambi, R. (2017). On the geography of emerging industry technological networks: The breadth and depth of patented innovations. Journal of Economic Geography, 18(2), 391-419. doi: 10.1093/jeg/lbx032.

  • Perri, A., Scalera, V.G., & Mudambi, R. (2017). Corrigendum: What are the most promising conduits for foreign knowledge inflows? innovation networks in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(4), 745-745. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/icc/dtx025.

  • Fuchs, M., Henn, S., Franz, M., & Mudambi, R. (2017). Synopsis: Building a "global" company: Challenges of interspace and regional embeddedness. doi: 10.4324/9781315681207.

  • Cano-Kollmann, M., Hamilton, R., & Mudambi, R. (2017). Public support for innovation and the openness of firms' innovation activities. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(3), 421-442. doi: 10.1093/icc/dtw025.

  • Qiu, X., Cano-Kollmann, M., & Mudambi, R. (2017). Competitiveness and connectivity in design innovation: a study of Norwegian furniture industry. Competitiveness Review, 27(5), 533-548. doi: 10.1108/CR-03-2017-0025.