Sathees Kunjuthamby

Lecturer in International Business

School of Strategy and Leadership
Coventry Business School
Faculty of Business and Law 

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Sathees Kunjuthamby is an experienced, high performing and award - winning Lecturer in International Business at Coventry University with over 7 years of teaching experience in Higher Education. He has secured the CMBE accreditation since July 2019. Whilst leading the MSc Project Management course as a Course Director he has secured the APM accreditation successfully. Sathees has course directorship, teaching, module leadership and dissertation supervision experience both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Sathees Kunjuthamby is currently the International Partner Course Director within the School of Strategy and Leadership and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research focuses on alliances and risk (relational and performance).

He is an experienced & innovative educator and collaborative online international learning (COIL) project leader within the Faculty of Business and Law, with a portfolio of 15 COIL Projects with different international partners from Spain, Malaysia, Hong Kong, France, Oman and Germany that he has jointly designed and led. Moreover, he delivered COIL workshops to academics from Germany, South Korea, Turkey, South Africa and Malaysia. Furthermore he is an experienced international field trip leader within the Faculty of Business and Law and led international trips to Hong Kong (2x), New York (2x), Guangzhou, Delhi, Soul and Burgos.

He has additionally overseas teaching experience and taught in Europe (at Toulouse Business School (TBS) in France and Universidad de Burgos (UBU) in Spain) and in Asia (Hong Kong and Malaysia). Additionally, Sathees has over 2 years of experience of working as the Associate Link Tutor for one of Coventry University’s TNE partner at School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) in Hong Kong for the course BA Business Administration.

As the Director of COIL within the School of Strategy and Leadership, Sathees is providing strategic oversight, academic leadership and direction for COIL learning and has contributed to meet and exceed the COIL targets within the school (since 2018). In September 2018, Sathees was awarded the 'Exceptional Performance Award' and the 'Faculty of Business and Law Excellence Award for 'International Engagement' whilst in September 2019 he was ‘highly commended' in 'International Engagement' at the 2019 Faculty of Business and Law Excellence Awards, and recently he was nominated for the Faculty of Business and Law Excellence Award 2020 in the category 'Course Team' and 'International Engagement'.

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Teaching modules
  • 359SAM (UG) Principles of Strategy (Module Leader)
  • 366SAM (UG) Critical Issues in Globalisation
  • M109SSL (PG) The Postgraduate Research Project: Dissertation Route
  • M09SSL (PG) The Postgraduate Internship
  • 7048SSL (PG) International Trade Management
  • 7042SSL (PG) The Global Business Environment, Evolution amd Dynamics
Areas of expertise
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • Alliance termination
  • Relational and performance risk
  • Pg.Cert, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education , Coventry University, 2015
  • International Business MSc, (Distinction) Coventry University, 2013
  • Business and Economics BA (Hons), (First Class) Coventry University, 2012
Research interests
  • Alliance termination
  • Relational and performance risk
  • Alliance management
  • Kunjuthamby, S. (2019) Developmental paper titled “How does risk (relational and performance) influence alliance termination: a research framework” for the IOC track of British Academy of Management 2019 Conference, held at Aston Business School, Birmingham UK) between 3 – 5 September 2019
  • Kunjuthamby, S. (2018) Coventry University International Staff Conference, Keynote speech: Internationalisation and you – held on the 16th February at Techno Centre, Coventry, UK
  • Kunjuthamby, S. (2017) OIL Project 2.0: Building relationships and a global passport using innovative enhanced technology platforms: Presented at the Coventry University Staff Conference: Achievement, Equality and Diversity held on the 23rd and 24th June in Coventry, UK
  • Kunjuthamby, S. (2016) “Technology as an enabler. There are no barriers for learning: Best Practice from an OIL Project between Coventry University and Universidad de Burgos” Coventry University Conference 2016: Creating better futures. Held on the 24th June 2016 in Coventry, UK
  • Lausberg, I., Kunjuthamby, S., and Kaehler, K. (2021) ‘Internationalization in a COVID – world: Fostering 21st Century Skills in a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Project’, in Things will never be the same again’ – Lehre und Hoschulenentwicklung in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie, von Holger Angenent, Jörg Petri, Tatiana Zimenkova (Hrsg.), Bielefeld, transcript Verlag, Open Access und Print (forthcoming).
  • Lausberg, I., Kunjuthamby, S. & Kaehler, K. (2021).Mit COIL Studierende fit für die Zukunft machen’ in: Die Neue Hochschule DNH, Heft 2, Jahrgang 2021, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, S. 8 -11.
  • Kunjuthamby, S., Bennett, M. &  Zhou, X. (2021). COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) in UK Higher Education – Reloaded’ in British Educational Research Association. 
  • Kunjuthamby, S. (2020) ‘Creating opportunities through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)’, Case study, in Wolstencroft, P., De Main, L. and Cashian, P. (2020) Achieving Teaching Excellence: Developing Your TEF Profile and Beyond, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • Kunjuthamby, S. (2019) ‘Internationalisation of Education – How international field trips cultivate international immersion' in Teaching and Learning Excellence The Coventry Way ed. by Simmons, C [online] Coventry: Coventry University, 93-96. Available from 25 June 2019
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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021