Funding & Awards

Latest Funding

Over the course of my career I have successfully raised approximately €10 million in research funding across the following topics:

  • Creating competitive position through ethical behaviour
  • The Impact of Multinational Enterprises on Sustainable Development and Poverty Reducation
  • Developing a Digital Framework Model to empower poorer youth and women in Emerging Markets
  • Market Driving Strategies
  • International Business Negotiations
  • Achieving a Competitive Position in Emerging Markets
  • Socio-Political Networks and Firm Performance
  • The Impact of Globalisation on Countries and Company Strategies

Recent Funded Projects

Creating competitive advantage by serving marginalised communities in emerging markets: European firms in Latin America. With Axele Giroud, Manchester Business School, U.K. and Jorge Carniero, FGV, Brazil. Total funding of £1 million by ESRC – FAPESP, U.K.

Creating Competitive Position through Ethical Behaviour: Swedish Firms in Emerging Markets, (with Ulf Elg, Lund University and Sara Hanell from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden). Total funding of 7.4 million SEK (£700,000) funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden. Three year project starting January 2019 (Extended for 1 year).

ESRC-GCRF funding for the project, “Digital Technology-based New Business Model for Inclusive Development” (with X. Fu, Oxford University) at a total value of £ 772,000. Awarded in July 2018 with the project starting in September 2018 (Extended for 1 year).

European Commission FP-7 (CP_FP), a collaborative research grant for the project, “A framework model on MNEs impact on global development challenges” (with Lappeenranta University, Oxford University, Brunel University, UNU-MERIT and Turku University) at a total value of € 2.3 million. A three year project between September 2014 – September 2017.

Ragnar Söderberg’s Research Foundation, for the project, “The role and benefits of marketing collaboration for international firms” (With Ulf Elg, Lund University, Sweden), 2013-2016. Total funding of 3,200,000 SEK (£320,000).

Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) UK, research grant for the project, “An Investigation into Factors Influencing Market Driving Strategies” (with Fatima Wang, King’s College London) Total funding of £357,000) across a three year project between 2012 – 2015.

Soderbergs Research Foundation, Sweden research grant for the project, “Creating Brand Value and Market Orientation on Emerging Markets: The Role of Business and Socio-Political Relationships” (with Ulf Elg, Lund University, Sweden). A four year project with funding of 4,250,000 SEK (£400,000), which ran between September 2011 – December 2016.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK research grant for the project, “Multinational Enterprise Acquisitions and Linkages in Emerging Markets” (with Mo Yamin and Marcela Miozzo). A three-year project with funding of £177,000), which ran between January 2005 – July 2008.

Handelsbankens Research Council (Sweden) research grant for the project, “The Impact of Market Orientation on Entry Strategies of Retailing Firms” (with Ulf Elg, Lund University, Sweden). A four-year project with funding of 3,900,000 SEK (£390,000), between January 2003-January 2008.

British Council – NWO research grant to study “Internationalization of British and Dutch SMEs” (with Simon Harris). With funding of £15,000) in 1996.

Norwegian Foreign Office (UD), research grant to study “Market Potentials for the Norwegian Business and Industries in the Baltic States”. With funding of 150,000 NOK in 1992.

Export Council of Norway (EKK), research grant to study “Export Behaviour of Smaller Norwegian Firms”. With funding of 250,000 NOK, running between 1989 – 1991.

Export Association of Sweden, research grant to study “Export Behaviour of Smaller Swedish Firms”. With funding of 75,000 SEK in 1983.

Humanities and Social Science Research Council of Sweden, Research Scholarship, with funding of 150,000 SEK in 1983.

Upplandsbankens Research fund of 75,000 SEK in 1981 and 1982.

Handelsbankens Research Council grants to attend international conferences, to the value of 175,000 SEK, in 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988.

Marketing Technique Centre, Research Scholarship of Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden to the value of 72,000 SEK, in 1982.

Faculty for Social Sciences Doctoral Research Award, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden to the value of 275,000 SEK) between 1980 – 1983.


Best European Dissertation of the Year Award given to the supervisor and the student by European Federation for Management Development (EFMD), for the best dissertation of the year: “The impact of service quality on customer retention”, by Karin Venetis, 1998.

Outstanding Paper Award (2006), by Emerald Literati Network for the paper, “Analyzing textual data in international marketing research”, published in Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 2005.

Best paper award at the British Academy of Management (BAM) annual conference, (with Naresh Pandit and Gary Cook), University of Oxford, 2005.

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