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Dr Alexander Eapen

Research School of Management

Position: Senior Lecturer
Email: alex.eapen@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 57352
Office: Room 2.20, CBE Bld (26C)
CV: CV (.PDF, 84KB)

Dr Alexander Eapen


Dr. Alex Eapen earned his doctoral degree from Tilburg University, The Netherlands in June 2007, and is currently senior lecturer in Strategy and Deputy Director (Research) at the Research School of Management at ANU.

His current research seeks to better understand the impact of multinational enterprises (MNE) on host country firms and economies. The specific questions his research seeks to answer are (a) what are the conditions that make the presence of foreign MNEs beneficial to host country firms? and (b) empirically, how do we correctly estimate the magnitude of such 'external effects' of foreign MNEs? These issues have far reaching implications, not only theoretically, but also for practice and policy formulation.

His research has been published in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Dr. Eapen has received several international awards for his research. His doctoral thesis was one of the four finalists for the coveted Gunnar Hedlund prize (2007) given by the Stockholm School of Economics for the best dissertation in International business written at universities around the world. He also won the Verity Award for the most outstanding paper published in the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences in 2009. His publication titled 'Social structure and technology spillovers from foreign to domestic firms' was selected and highlighted by the editors of the Journal of International Business Studies as an example of 'groundbreaking scholarship'. He was also a finalist for the 2015 Alan Rugman Young Scholar award (formerly, Haynes Prize) and 2017 Carolyn Dexter Awards respectively at the Academy of International Business and Academy of Management.

In his free time, Alex likes to use a wrench to tinker with his car, compete in amateur-level motorsport, and spend time with his wife and three kids.


  • International business
  • Management

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