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Associate Professor Alexander Eapen

Research School of Management

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

Associate Professor Alexander Eapen


Dr. Alex Eapen earned his doctoral degree from Tilburg University, The Netherlands in June 2007, and is currently Associate Professor of Strategy 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, Economic Modelling, 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 joint recipient of the 2019 CEIBS Best Paper Prize given by the Academy of Management, finalist for the 2015 Alan Rugman Young Scholar award (formerly, Haynes Prize) given by the Academy of International Business, and finalist for the 2017 Carolyn Dexter Award given by the Academy of Management.

His teaching interests are concentrated on 'Strategic Management', and he has delivered courses to MBA and Executive Education audiences.  

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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