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Dr. James Rajasekar

Title:Associate Professor
Room #:1031
Email:raja@squ.edu.om
Ext. #:1864

Fields of Interest:

Strategic Management in Diversified Companies - Business & Corporate Strategies of companies - The Impact of National Culture on Competitiveness - Cross Cultural Management - Leadership and Strategic Management - Globalization of Asian companies and Asian Management

Education:

DBA in Management, Golden Gate University, USA, 2000
M. Phil, University of Madras, India, 1992
M.Com, University of Madras, India, 1990
B.Com, Bharathiar University, India, 1988
James Rajasekar is an associate professor in the Management Department and specializes in the fields of Strategic Management and International Business. He has over twenty four years of teaching, research, training, and consulting experience. He has received many commendations for excellence in teaching from multiple universities. He received the ‘Best Teacher Award’ in 2015 from Sultan Qaboos University and ‘Best Paper Award” from Emerald Insight in 2010 for the article on ‘Strategic Alliances in the Airline Industry’. He published papers on competitive strategy, strategic alliances, culture shock, strategic planning in companies, business ethics of students, and mission statements of diversified companies. He is currently studying how national culture influences business strategies of diversified firms. He presented papers in academic conferences both nationally and internationally. He was also one of the Country Coordinators for India for the GLOBE Project – Phase III. His edited book, “Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia” was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

Selected Publications:

  • “Industrial Buyer-Seller Interactions: Negotiating the Arab Way” with Bachkirov, A., and Maithe de Silva. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 2016. Vol.26, Issue 2. [Forthcoming].
  • “Organizational Career Development Practices: Learning from an Omani Company”. International Journal of Business and Management, 2015. Vol.10. Issue. 9. 88-98.
  • “Differences in ethical perceptions of male and female business students of Oman and India” with Merlin Simpson. Journal of Accountability and Business Ethics. 2014. Vol.11, Issue.2, 99-114.
  • "Factors affecting Effective Strategy Implementation in a Service Industry: A Study of Electricity Distribution Companies in the Sultanate of Oman". International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2015. Volume. 5, Issue 9, 169-183.
  • “Organizations’ Use of Strategic Planning Tools and Techniques in the Sultanate of Oman” with Arooj Al Raee. International Business Research, 2014. Vol. 8, Issue.3. 159-177.