Ajai S. Gaur Rutgers Business School, USA
Ajay S Gaur is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School- Newark and New Brunswick since 2009. Prior to this, he was an Assistant professor at the Old Dominion University, VA (2007-2009) and a Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, India (2000-2003).
He had obtained a PhD in Business Policy and Strategy from NUS Business School under the supervision of Prof Andrew Delios (2003-2007). Prior to that, he obtained another PhD in Management from the Department of Management Studies at Indian School of Mines (ISM)(2000-2003), while working as a Research Fellow at IIFT. He also obtained an MBA from IIFT (1998-2000) and a B. Tech. (Mining Engineering) from ISM (1994-1998).
His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy and international business. Currently, he is working on understanding the strategic adaptation of emerging economy firms during institutional transition. This line of work focuses on the interplay between internal governance structure and external governance environment and its effect on firm strategies and performance. He has also worked on issues related to institutional distance between different governance environments, MNCs' ownership strategies, staffing strategies and entry mode choice in international investments. Empirically, he had examined firms based in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, UK and USA.