Mr Karim Kirollos

Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Department

I joined Aston Business School in 2014, having previously been a sessional lecturer and PhD researcher at Henley Business School at the University of Reading. I am currently the course director for the MSc International Business degree and sit on the Curriculum Development Sub Committee. I teach international business related courses at BSc, MSc and MBA level and regularly undertake consultancy work at UNCTAD. Prior to entering into academia, I was head of business development and strategy at an early stage internet company and was an international trade consultant.

Position: Teaching Fellow in International Business and Course Director for MSc International Business
Phone: +44(0)121 204 5270 
Room: SW911A
  • PhD (University of Reading) 
  • MSc (University of Birmingham) 
  • BSc (University of East Anglia)
  • 2014 – Present: Teaching Fellow in International Business, Aston Business School 
  • 2013 – 2014: Sessional Lecturer, Henley Business School 
  • 2011 – 2013: Research and Teaching Assistant, Henley Business School

Module leader for: 

  • BSM934 Advanced Topics in International Business (MSc) 
  • BSM692 International Business (MBA) 
  • BSM672 International Business (MBA Online) 
  • BS2209 International Business Environment 2 (BSc) 

Previously module leader for: 

  • BS3332 Economics of Multi-National Enterprise (BSc) 

Previously taught on: 

  • BS3357 Entrepreneurial Management (BSc)
  • Foreign Direct Investment 
  • Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Latin American Multinationals 
  • Institutional Distance
I have contributed to the following publications: 
  • UNCTAD (2016), ASEAN Investment Report 2016: Foreign Direct Investment and MSME Linkages 
  • UNCTAD (2015), ASEAN Investment Report 2015: Infrastructure Investment and Connectivity
  • Kirollos. K., The Heterogeneity of Latin American Multinationals: The Diversity in Global Strategies and their Evolution. 
  • Kirollos. K., Rethinking the Firm Level Analysis of the Motivations and Performance of Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions by controlling for Global Strategies 
  • Kirollos. K., The International Trajectories of Latin American Multinationals and the roles of Foreign Subsidiaries: Does Distance Matter Anymore?