Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Sumit K. Kundu

Sumit K. Kundu

Associate Dean for CIBER and International Affairs

James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business

Eminent Scholar
Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 448
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-3251


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
  • Master of Business Administration
    Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade
    Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
    University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Market Multinationals
  • International New Ventures and Born Globals
  • Theory of Multinational Enterprise

Courses Taught

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Dissertation Prep
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Doctoral Research in Business Administration
  • Doctoral Seminar in Business Administration
  • Emerging Markets
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Global Management Skills
  • Global Strategy and Business Models
  • International Business
  • International Business Research Methods
  • Master's Project in International Business
  • Master's Seminar in International Business
  • Master's Seminar in Management
  • MNC Strategy
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Professional Development Seminar I
  • Professional Development Seminar II
  • Professional Development Seminar III
  • Special Topics in International Business
  • Strategic Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Andrews, D. S., Fainshmidt, S., Fitz, M., & Kundu, S. K.


The corporate effect in foreign affiliate performance: Integrating strategy and international business contingencies.

Strategic Management Journal



Singh, N., Munjal, S., & Kundu, S. K.


<span style="font-size:11pt;">Marketplace platforms as game changers: Internationalization of smaller enterprises<br><br></span>.

Journal of International Management



Singh, N., Munjal, S., Kundu, S. K., & Rangarajan, K.


<span style="font-size:11pt;color:#323130;">Platform-based internationalization of smaller firms: The role of government policy<br><br><br></span>.

Management International Review


Munjal, S., Bhasin, N., Nandrajog, D., & Kundu, S. K.


Examining the Evolution of Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises’ Competitive Advantages: Evidence from India.

Journal of Business Research



Renko, M., Katz, J. A., & Kundu, S. K.


How do internationalizing firms emerge?

Journal of Business Venturing Insights


Lahiri, S., Kundu, S. K., & Munjal, S.


Processes underlying interfirm cooperation.

British Journal of Management


Arregle, J., Chirico, F., Kano, L., Kundu, S. K., Majocchi, A., & Schulze, W. S.


Family firm internationalization: Past research and agenda for the future.

Journal of International Business Studies


Paul, K., Elango, B., & Kundu, S. K.


Social responsibility skepticism: shareholder and stakeholder perspectives.

Social Responsibility Journal

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Narula, R., Asmussen, C., Chi, T., & Kundu, S. K. (2019). Applying and advancing internalization theory: The multinational enterprise in the 21st century. Journal of International Business Studies.

Ciravegna, L., Kundu, S. K., Kuivalainen, O., & Lopez, L. (2018). The timing of internationalization - drivers and outcomes. Journal of Business Research.

Contractor, F. J., Foss, N. J., Kundu, S., & Lahiri, S. (2018). Microfoundations of Global Strategy: Role of Leadership and Manager Characteristics. Global Strategy Journal.

Kuivalainen, O., Ciravegna, L., Kundu, S., & Lopez, L. (2018). The antecedents of early internationalization: A configurational perspective. International Business Review.

Munjal, S., Requejo, I., & Kundu, S. K. (2018). Offshore outsourcing and firm performance: Moderating effects of size, growth and slack resources. Journal of Business Research.

Verbeke, A., Ciravegna, L., Lopez, L. E., & Kundu, S. K. (2018). Five Configurations of Opportunism in International Market Entry. Journal of Management Studies.

Misati, E., Walumbwa, F. O., Lahiri, S., & Kundu, S. K. (2017). The Internationalization of African Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A South-North Pattern. Africa Journal of Management. View Article

Borda, A., Geleilate, J. M., Newburry, W., & Kundu, S. (2016). Firm internationalization, business group diversification and firm performance: The case of Latin American firms. Journal of Business Research.

Ciravegna, L., Lopez, L., & Kundu, S. (2016). The internationalization of Latin American enterprises - Empirical and Theoretical perspectives. Journal of Business Research.

Kirca, A., Fernandez, W. D., & Kundu, S. (2016). An Empirical Analysis and Extension of Internalization Theory in Emerging Markets: The Role of Firm Specific Assets and Asset Dispersion in the Multinationality-Performance Relationship. Journal of World Business.

Renko, M. A., Kundu, S., Shrader, R., Carsrud, A., & Parhankangas, A. (2016). "Liabilities, advantages and buffers of newness: How young age makes internationalization possible". Group and Organization Management.

Kundu, S., & Lahiri, S. (2015). Turning the Spotlight on Service Multinationals: New Theoretical Insights and Empirical Evidence. Journal of International Management.

Abdelzaher, D. M., Newburry, W., & Kundu, S. (2014). The hidden costs to offshoring: Exploring the mediating effects of social responsibility and employee layoffs. International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice.

Contractor, F. J., Lahiri, S., Balasubramaniam, E., & Kundu, S. (2014). Institutional, Cultural, and Industry related determinants of Ownership Choices in Emerging Market FDI Acquisitions. International Business Review.

Balasubramaniam, E., Lahiri, S., & Kundu, S. K. (2013). How Does Firm Experience and Institutional Distance Impact Ownership Choice in High-Technology Acquisitions. R&D Management.

He, W., Zhao, J., & Kundu, S. (2013). Alliances? Partners? Or Both? The Effects of Alliance Portfolio Heterogeneity on Multinationals Firms Performance. International Journal of Business Strategy.

Jain, N. K., Kundu, S., & Newburry, W. (2013). Efficiency seeking Emerging Market Firms: Resources and Location Choices. Thunderbird International Business Review.

Lahiri, S., Balasubramaniam, E., & Kundu, S. (2013). Cross-border acquisition in Services: Comparing ownership choice of developed and emerging economy MNEs in India. Journal of World Business.

Bullough, A., Kroeck, K. G., Newburry, W., Kundu, S. K., & Lowe, K. B. (2012). Women's political leadership participation around the world: An institutional analysis. Leadership Quarterly, 23(3).

Ciravegna, L., Lopez, L., & Kundu, S. K. (2012). The Effects of Country of Origin and Networks on Internationalization - A Comparative Study of High Tech SMEs. Journal of Business Research.

Balasubramaniam, E., Paul, K., Kundu, S. K., & Paudel, S. (2010). Organizational ethics, individual ethics, and ethical intentions in international decision making. Journal of Business Ethics, 97(4).

Contractor, F. J., Kumar, V., Kundu, S. K., & Pedersen, T. (2010). Reconceptualizing the firm in a world of outsourcing and off-shoring: The organizational and geographical relocation of high-value company functions. Journal of Management Studies, 47(2).

Lopez, L. E., Kundu, S. K., & Ciravegna, L. (2009). Born global or born regional: Evidence from an exploratory study in the Costa Rican software industry. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(7).

Jain, N. K., Kundu, S. K., & Niederman, F. E. (2008). Offshoring Propensity in Information Technology Services: A Firm and Country Level Analysis. Management International Review. Management International Review, 48(4).

Kundu, S. K., & Kumar, V. (2008). Impact of Ownership and Location Factors on Service Multi-National Internalization. Service Industries Journal, 28(5).

Kundu, S. K., & Merchant, H. (2008). Service multinational: Their past, present and future. Management International Review, 48(4).

Contractor, F. J., Kumar, V., & Kundu, S. K. (2007). Nature of the relationship between international expansion and performance: The case of emerging market firms. Journal of World Business, 42(4).

Suh, T., Kundu, S. K., & Bae, M. (2007). Smaller firms perceived cost and attractiveness in international markets. Journal of Global Marketing, 21(1).

Niederman, F., Kundu, S. K., & Salas, S. (2006). IT Software Development Offshoring: A Multi-Level Theoretical Framework and Research Agenda. Journal of Global Information Management, 14(2).

Kundu, S. K., Contractor, F. J., & Hsu, C. (2005). Explaining Export Performance: A Comparative Study of International New Ventures in Indian and Taiwanese Software Industry. Management International Review, 45(3).

Kundu, S. K., & Contractor, F. J. (2004). The Role of Export Driven Entrepreneurship in Economic Development: A Comparison of Software Exports from India, China, and Taiwan. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 71(8).

Kundu, S. K., & Kumar, V. (2004). Ranking the International Business Schools: Faculty Publication as the Measure. Management International Review, 44(2).

Kundu, S. S., Pereira, A. E., & Hsu, C. (2004). Country-of-Origin Image: Measurement and Cross-national Testing. Journal of Business Research, 58(1).

Kundu, S. K. (2003). Born International SME’s: Bi-Level Impacts of Resources and Intentions. Journal of Small Business Economics, 20(1).

Kundu, S. K. (2003). Multinationality and Performance: Three stage Theory of International Expansion and Evidence from the Service Sector. Journal of International Business Studies, 34(1).

Kundu, S. K. (2003). The Relevance of Global Management Information Systems Research to International Business. Journal of Global Information Management, 11(1).

Kundu, S. K. (2002). A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Ethnocentrisim in China India and Taiwan. Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 15(1).

Kundu, S. K. (2002). Explaning the Growth of E-Commerce Corporations ( ECC’S ): An extension and Application of The Eclectic Paradigm. Journal of International Business Studies, 33(4).

Kundu, S. K. (2002). International Business and Global Information Management Research Towards a Cumulative Tradition. Journal of Global Information Management, 10(1).

Kundu, S. K. (2002). The Effect of Health Care on Globalization: Its Impact on Developing Nations. Academy of International Business Insights, 2(2).

Kundu, S. K. (2000). Country location choices of Service Multinationals: An Emperical study of the international hotel sector. The Journal of International Management, 5(1).


Kundu, S. K., & Munjal, S. (2016). Palgrave Studies in Global Human Capital Management - Innovation and Human Capital: Examining the Role of Globalization. Palgrave MacMillan.

Ciravegna, L., Fitzgerald, R., & Kundu, S. K. (2013). Operating in Emerging Markets - A Guide to Management and Strategy in the New International Economy. London, United Kingdom: Pearson Financial Times Press.

Contractor, F. J., Kumar, V., Kundu, S. K., & Pedersen, T. (2010). Global outsourcing and off-shoring: An integrated approach to theory and corporate strategy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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