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Suresh George


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Suresh is an Associate Professor and Subject Lead for International Business.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and Arts (FRSA ) and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Adademy (FHEA). Prior to becoming an academic, Suresh held senior positions in the telecommunication industry in India and Oman. Suresh spent his childhood years in living in Kenya and Nigeria, before moving to being educated in India and the UK. He also lived across several countries in the Middle East. Suresh brings this global experience into his HE  teaching and consulting practice.

His research work primarily revolves around the following areas.

Strategic Management research that is evolves around the linkages around Global political positions, Non-Market resources and the Resource-based view of the State.

Pragmatic Global Strategy that is driven by over 23 years of a Global experience including living across Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe. My practice in this area also involves working with global firms and consultancy projects.

International Business Pedagogy based on experiential teaching, innovation in IB pedagogy, Open Educational Resources and Research-informed teaching.

Suresh has been involved in creating innovative experiential learning tools that have been used across the globe, designing successful postgraduate courses at Coventry University as well leading on Market entry consultancy projects for SMEs and medium to large firms across the globe.

He is also an occasional blogger on several topical issues and tweets as @sureshgeorge

Suresh is interested in the development of online teaching and learning solutions for education and is an an active consultant for several widely-used software solutions in strategic management and International Business pedagody. Some of the solutions include the Global Marketing management system platform,(GMMSO). In 2013, Suresh developed the GLOBESTRATEGY® system as an open education resource (OER) for international business.



Suresh is an active consultant around the world. His clients include non-profit enterprises, Higher educational institutions, IT companies, International trading houses, and SMEs.

Suresh’s consulting activities have included the following areas:

  • Corporate strategy
  • Business modelling
  • New market entry strategies
  • Online teaching and learning solutions
  • Training programmes on digital literacy for International Business teachers
  • Faculty Development seminars

Research Interests

Resources-based view of states ; Linkages in International business; Geopolitical context of doing business; Rising powers and business strategies ; E-learning tools in international business; Teaching apps and mobile learning platforms; India and China in the extractive industries

Education/Academic qualification

Strategy, Doctorate, Coventry University


Education, Postgraduate Certificate


International Businesss, MBA, Coventry University


Zoology, MSc, Mahatma Gandhi University


Zoology, Degree, University of Kerala


External positions

Chief External Examiner, Manchester Metropolitan University

1 Apr 2017 → …

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FAR: CoC: Branding FARGO Creative Village

Sukumar, A. P. C., George, S., Tomlins, R. & Anderson, A.


Project: Internally funded project

Telpa: Proof of concept project- State Aid GBER RD&I

Sukumar, A. P. C. & George, S.


Project: Internally funded project

Research Output

Creating a Pragmatic and Legitimate IB Curriculum: The Case of the GMMS pedagogical tool

George, S., Zoumpos, C., Mukerjee, K. & Janavaras, B., 29 Mar 2019, Proceedings of the Academy of International Business U.S. Midwest 2019 Conference. Chicago: Academy of International Business, p. 49-50 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Sustainable Economic and Emerging Markets

    Paladini, S. (ed.) & George, S. (ed.), 21 Nov 2019, 1 ed. Harlow: Routledge. 240 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Global Marketing Management System

    George, S. & Janavaras, B., May 2017, 2nd ed. Singapore: World Scientific. 340 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Nestlé in Mexico: The Good Food Versus The Good Life Dilemma

    Galalae, C. & George, S., 4 May 2017, Strategic Marketing Cases in Emerging Markets. Adhikari, A. & Roy, S. K. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Verlag, p. 1-10 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The Resource based view of the ‘state’: A case study of the Indian State in Africa

    George, S., Urwin, G. & Amayo, A., Sep 2017, Proceedings of the 2017 British Academy of Management conference, '2017 British Academy of Management Conference'. Warwick: British Academy of Management

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Activities

    • 6 Participation in conference
    • 6 Visiting an external academic institution
    • 4 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk

    Rajagiri Management Journal (Journal)

    Suresh George (Editorial Board Member)
    1 May 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    ESC Pau

    Suresh George (Visiting lecturer)
    Jan 2018Dec 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    The MADE institute, Sainte Marie Lyon

    Suresh George (Visiting researcher)
    Jan 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Toulouse Business School

    Suresh George (Visiting lecturer)
    Mar 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution


    Coventry.Domains Awards 2016-17

    Suresh George (Recipient), 14 Dec 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Press / Media