Published on 01/12/2023
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Surender Munjal
  • Surender Munjal is professor of international business with a special focus on India
  • He is the founding secretary of the Indian Academy of Management
  • Professor Munjal has contributed extensively to the growth of Academy of International Business (AIB) and Academy of Management (AOM) in the UK, India and South Asia Region. 

Aston University is pleased to announce the arrival of a world-leading expert on emerging markets to its College of Business and Social Sciences.

Surender Munjal, who joins as professor of international business, specialises in the globalisation of the India economy and Indian multinational enterprises.

He has edited two books and published over 40 articles in top tier journals in the field of International Business, Economics and Management, including Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) and Journal of World Business (JWB) among others.

Professor Munjal is a qualified chartered accountant and management accountant and has worked at the University of Leeds and University of Delhi. At the former, he led James E. Lynch India and South Asia Business Centre – the corporate engagement arm of the University of Leeds – for nine years from 2013 to 2022.

Professor Munjal said:

“Aston University has proven its dominance in the UK for providing a world class environment for student education, research and impact. 

“I am thrilled to be part of this rapidly growing institution and its pool of talented academics. 

“Joining the University will not only provide me a great opportunity to learn and grow but also be part of its success story in the years to come.”

Professor Zoe Radnor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Munjal to Aston University.

“He will be an asset to Aston Business School, having contributed extensively to the growth of Academy of International Business (AIB) and Academy of Management (AOM) in the United Kingdom, India and South Asia region. 

“His experience as the advisory board member of the AIB South Asia Chapter will be key in the University evolving its reputation and impact at home and abroad.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

For over a century, Aston University’s enduring purpose has been to make our world a better place through education, research and innovation, by enabling our students to succeed in work and life, and by supporting our communities to thrive economically, socially and culturally.

Aston University’s history has been intertwined with the history of Birmingham, a remarkable city that once was the heartland of the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing powerhouse of the world.

Born out of the First Industrial Revolution, Aston University has a proud and distinct heritage dating back to our formation as the School of Metallurgy in 1875, the first UK College of Technology in 1951, gaining university status by Royal Charter in 1966, and becoming The Guardian University of the Year in 2020.

Building on our outstanding past, we are now defining our place and role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (and beyond) within a rapidly changing world.

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