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Sumit K. Kundu

Sumit K. Kundu

Associate Dean, International Programs

Director, Master of International Business Program

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

P: (305) 348-3251
E: kundus@fiu.edu


  • PhD, International Business
    Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance
    Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
  • Post Graduate Diploma, International Trade
    Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
  • Master of Business Administration, Marketing
    Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta, India
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting
    University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India

Areas of Expertise

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Internationalization of Service Industries
  • Emerging Market Multinational Corporations
  • Global Strategy and Alliances

Professional Activities

Dr. Sumit K. Kundu is the James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business in the College of Business at Florida International University.

Dr. Kundu is the Academic Director of the Masters of International Business program [2009-present] and served as the Faculty Director of the Executive MBA program [August 2004-June 2008] and Ph.D Coordinator [August 2004-June 2009].

Dr. Kundu has taught several international business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Florida International University, Saint Louis University, State University of New York, Northeastern University, and Rutgers University. His extensive international experience includes teaching at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), City University of Hong Kong (China), Saint Louis University Madrid Campus (Spain), and the Indian Institute of Management. Dr. Kundu has been the recipient of several teaching awards namely, Best Professor in Professional MBA program (2010), Best Professor in International MBA program (2007), Best Professor award in Masters in International Business program (August 2016, 2015, December 2012, May 2012, 2011, 2006), Outstanding Teacher in Executive MBA program (2004), and Best Course award in Masters in International Business program (2012). Dr. Kundu was named Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year (2003), Teacher of the Year for Executive Masters in International Business program (2003), and Teacher of the Year for the full-time MBA program (2003) at Saint Louis University.

Dr. Kundu was appointed in March 2017 as the Associate Editor for Journal of Business Research, as a Board Member for the European International Business Academy (2017-2019) and served as Vice-President (Administration) for the Academy of International Business (2014-2017).

On the research front, Dr. Kundu sits on the editorial board of several premier journals, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Teaching in International Business and Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management: An International Journal and International Journal of Emerging Markets. Dr. Kundu has published several articles in prestigious journals, namely, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Management, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, International Business Review, Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Small Business Economics. 

He has served as a Chair and member on many dissertation committees. Dr. Kundu has presented numerous papers in the Academy of International Business Academy of Management, and Strategic Management Society conferences. He served as the track chair for its annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden in July 2004; Milan, Italy in June 2008; San Diego, California, USA in June 2009 and Nagoya, Japan in June 2011. Dr. Kundu organized the Junior Faculty Consortium at the annual Academy of International Business 2006 conference in Beijing, China and the Doctoral Consortium at the annual Academy of International Business 2012 conference in Washington DC. He has also served as the president and program chair for the Midwest Academy of International Business Conference in 2003 and 2002.

His corporate experience includes cash flow management at Phillips Petroleum PLC and international and domestic marketing at Fedders Lloyd PLC, and India Foils PLC. Dr. Kundu has been a consultant to several multinational corporations – Novartis, MasterCard International, Ingersoll Rand-Hussmann International, Boeing, CPI-Sears Portrait Studio and Wipro Limited.

Courses Taught

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Doctoral Research in Business Administration
  • Doctoral Seminar in Business Administration
  • International Business
  • International Business Environment
  • International Business Policy
  • International Business Research Methods
  • International Management
  • Master's Project in International Business
  • Master's Seminar in International Business
  • Master's Seminar in Management
  • Multinational Strategy
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Professional Development Seminar I
  • Professional Development Seminar II
  • Professional Development Seminar III
  • Special Topics in Business Environment
  • Special Topics in International Business
  • Strategic Management

Refereed Journal Articles

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Kirca, A., Fernandez, W. D. & Kundu, S. (2016). (in press) 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.

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

Aulakh, P. S., Kundu, S. K. & Lahiri, S. (2016). (in press) Learning and knowledge management in and out of emerging markets: Introdcution to the special issue.  Journal of World Business.

Misati, E., Walumbwa, O., Kundu, S. & Lahiri, S. (2016). (in press) The Internationalization of African Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A South-North Pattern.  Africa Journal of Management.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Balasubramaniam, E., Lahiri, S. & Kundu, S. K. (2013). (in press) 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.

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

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), 398-411.

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), 543-561.

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), 1417-1433.

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), 1228-1238.

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), 447-461.

Kundu, S. K. & Merchant, H. (2008). Service multinational: Their past, present and future.  Management International Review. 48 (4), 371-377.

Kundu, S. K. & Kumar, V. (2008). Impact of Ownership and Location Factors on Service Multi-National Internalization.  Service Industries Journal. 28 (5), 567-580.

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), 401-417.

Suh, T., Kundu, S. K. & Bae, M. (2007). Smaller firms perceived cost and attractiveness in international markets.  Journal of Global Marketing. 21 (1), 5-19.

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), 54-76.

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), 83-110.

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), 799-822.

Kundu, S. S., Pereira, A. E. & Hsu, C. (2004). Country-of-Origin Image: Measurement and Cross-national Testing..  Journal of Business Research. 58 (1), 103-106.

Kundu, S. K. & Kumar, V. (2004). Ranking the International Business Schools: Faculty Publication as the Measure.  Management International Review. 44 (2), 213-228.

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), 5-18.

Kundu, S. K. (2003). Born International SME’s: Bi-Level Impacts of Resources and Intentions.  Journal of Small Business Economics. 20 (1), 25-47.

Kundu, S. K. (2003). The Relevance of Global Management Information Systems Research to International Business.  Journal of Global Information Management. 11 (1), 1-4.

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), 679-698.

Kundu, S. K. (2002). The Effect of Health Care on Globalization: Its Impact on Developing Nations.  Academy of International Business Insights. 2 (2), 7-10.

Kundu, S. K. (2002). A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Ethnocentrisim in China India and Taiwan.  Journal of International Consumer Marketing. 15 (1), 77-78.

Kundu, S. K. (2002). International Business and Global Information Management Research Towards a Cumulative Tradition.  Journal of Global Information Management. 10 (1), 33-47.

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), 299-317.


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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