Suresh George

Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Business and Management

School of Strategy and Leadership
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB

William Morris Building
Room: WMG15

Telephone: 02476888451
Email: aa3262@coventry.ac.uk


Main Duties: Senior Lecturer in Business, Strategy and Management


Biography:

Suresh’s research interests are in the linkages between International Business, the Institutional environment and the Geopolitical context of doing business. He has published on these themes within the context of states seeking resources. He also has an interest in development of web based learning solutions for education, having been advisor to several widely used solutions in strategic management and International Business education

He is currently the Principal investigator of a project that will see the development of a web-based Global Management system. He is also working on a project, analysing the route to market for the Wheelchair Stability Assessment System (WheelSAS) project at the HDTI institute in the University. More recently, he has been developing an interest in sustainable and ethical business strategies, particularly within emerging markets

With over 18 years of experiencing business within an international context, Suresh has lived or worked across India, Kenya, Nigeria, Oman and the UK. He has also taught at Universities in Portugal and India

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Academy of International Business

Before joining the University, Suresh worked for over 11 years in the Telecommunication Industry in Oman and India as well being a strategy consultant for a consultancy firm

Outside of the University, Suresh is on the board of a management consultancy firm as well as being an adviser to an International Trading house


Qualifications:

  • Pg.Cert., Higher Education, Coventry University
  • M.B.A., International Business, Coventry University
  • M.Sc., Zoology, MG University, India
  • B.Sc., Zoology, University of Kerala, India


Research Interests:

  • Rising powers and business strategies
  • India and China in the extractive industries
  • Resources-based view of states
  • E-learning tools in international business
  • Teaching apps and mobile learning platforms

Selected Outputs:

  • George, S. (2013) 'Prowling for Success. The revival of Jaguar Land Rover'. In International Business, The new Realities, Global Edition, 3/E. Ed. by Tamer Cavusgil, S., Knight, G., and Riesenberger, J.R. Harlow, Essex: Pearson
  • George, S., Paladini, S., and Janavaras, B. (2013) Going Global, a Practical Guide. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education Limited
  • George, S., and Paladini, S. (2012) 'Community cooperatives as a sustainable and responsible business model-The case of ULCC in India'. Proceedings of the 2012 British Academy of Management conference, '2012 British Academy of Management Conference'. Held 11-13 Sep 2012 in Cardiff, UK
  • George, S. (2011) 'The Dragon's Gift. The Real Story of China in Africa'. Regional Studies 45 (6),870-872
  • George, S. (2011) 'The Dragon's Gift. The Real Story of China in Africa'. Regional Studies 45 (6), 870-872
  • Paladini, S., and George, S. (2011) Chinese corporations and the scramble for resources. A study in the Oil Business. L'Espace Politique (online). Available from http://espacepolitique.revues.org/index2151.html
  • Paladini, S., and George, S. (2010) 'Chinese corporations and the scramble for resources. A geopolitical approach'. Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Firms, Geopolitics and Territories (colloque international FIRMES, GÉOPOLITIQUE ET TERRITOIRES), 'International Colloquium on Firms, Geopolitics and Territories '. Held 09-10 Sep 2010 in Paris, France
  • Suresh G., Gomes, E., and Donnelly, T. (2009) 'A Resource-Based View Theory of the Nation Based on the Resource-Seeking Activities in the Oil Industry'. Proceedings of the 2nd EuroMed Academy of Business Annual Conference, '2nd EuroMed Academy of Business Annual Conference'. Held 26-28 Oct 2009 in Salerno, Italy
  • Gomes, E., and George, S. (2009) 'Angola’s Geopolitical Strategy in the Context of Globalisation'. Proceedings of the XII Jornadas Tecnico Cientificas da Fundacao Eduardo dos Santos (Angola’s President Foundation): Angola and the New World Economic Order, 'Angola and the New World Economic Order'. Held 29 Sep-02 Oct 2009 in Luanda, Angola
  • Janavaras, B., Gomes, E., Cheema, P., and George, S. (2008) 'International Business Strategy: An Innovative Teaching and Learning Approach'. ICFAI Journal of Business Strategy 5 (2), 24-35
  • Janavaras, B., Gomes, E., Cheema, P., and George, S. (2007) 'Bringing Reality into the Classroom via Web-based Tools: The Case of the Global Marketing Management System Online'. Proceedings of the Global Business and Technology Association International Conference: Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Managing Global Resources, 'Global Business and Technology Association International Conference'. Held 03-07 Jul 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Gomes, E., and George, S. (2006) 'The Impact of Oman’s new Telecom deregulation on UK telecom companies: Is globalisation at work or is a new geo-political axis being drawn?'. Proceedings of the Global Business and Technology Association International Conference: Management and Technology in the Global Economy: Nurturing Innovations and National Heritage, 'Global Business and Technology Association International Conference'. Held 2006 in Moscow, Russia

 

Selected Funding:

  • 2012-2013, Development of the Global Management System, JAI Inc. USA, £7,260
  • 2012-2013, Market Analysis and Commercial Exploitation of the Wheelchair Stability Assessment System (SAS), National Institute for Health Research under the Invention for Innovation (i4i) scheme, £15,500
  • 2012, How Can Smart Home Data and Systems improve Assisted Living Services, Technology Strategy Board, £1,500

Selected Professional Activities:

  • 2004-present: Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, (IEEE)
  • 2008-2009: Visiting Lecturer, Universidade Moderna de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal


Teaching:

  • M28BSS: International Business and Global Strategy
  • M05BSS: Doing Business in Emerging Regions
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021