Curriculum VitaeUniversity Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy
Director, Center for Emerging Markets

Ravi Ramamurti

309 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




DBA, Harvard University
MBA, Indian Institute of Management
BS in Physics, St. Stephens College, Delhi University, India

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Ramamurti does research and consulting on corporate strategy and business-government relations in emerging economies. He is currently researching the internationalization strategies of multinationals from Emerging Markets. He teaches courses on the global business environment and global strategy.

Industry & Academic Experience

Besides Northeastern University, Professor Ramamurti has been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School in the Business-Government-and-Competition Area (1986-1988), MIT's Sloan School in the Strategy and International Management group (1998-2000), IMD-Switzerland (1999-2008), and the Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania, in the Management Department (2006-07). Ramamurti founded and heads NU's Center for Emerging Markets since 2007. Prior to joining the College of Business Administration in 1981, Professor Ramamurti served as a consultant to the Planning Commission of the Government of India and as executive assistant to the CEO of a large engineering company. He also served as a senior adviser to the United Nations in South Korea and Bangladesh. In addition, Professor Ramamurti has served as a consultant to firms or governments in Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. He has also advised international agencies, among them the World Bank, United Nations, US Information Agency, UNCTAD, and the US Agency for International Development. He has also been a consultant to several public and private firms in the US and in emerging economies. He was Programme Advisor to The Economist on the Economist Education offering.

Services to the Profession

Professor Ramamurti served as Division Chair, Program Chair, and Pre-Conference Chair for the Academy of Management's International Management Division. He was also a member of the Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award Selection Committee. Professor Ramamurti served as Chair for the AIB Doctoral Consortium and as Panelist for the AIB Junior Faculty Consortium. He was a member and Chair for the Richard N. Farmer Dissertation Award Committee. Professor Ramamurti was a presenter at the first Journal of International Business Studies Conference on Emerging Research Issues in International Business. Professor Ramamurti has served as a member of several editorial boards, including the Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, and Management International Review.

Awards & Recognition

Keynote Speaker, "China Goes Global Conference" at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Rollins College (2012).

First Prize at the European Business School's international competition for Best Paper published in 2011 on Innovation Management.

Invited to Review Moore School's Strategic Initiative in GIC, U. of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. (January 2008).


Selected Publications

Govindarajan, V., Ramamurti, R. (2013). "Delivering world-class healthcare, affordably." Harvard Business Review, November.

Fleury, A.C., Fleury, M.T., Ramamurti, R., Williamson, P.W., (2013). "The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Market Multinationals." Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

Ramamurti, R. (2012). What is really different about emerging market multinationals? Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1 (February): 41-47.

Govindarajan, V., Ramamurti, R. (2011). "Reverse innovation, emerging markets, and global strategy." Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 1 No.3/4 (November 2011): 191-205.

Ramamurti, R., Singh, J.V. (2009). "Emerging Multinationals in Emerging Markets." Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 


Selected Presentations

Ramamurti, R. (Keynote Speaker), Ivey Global Conference on Reverse Innovation in Healthcare, Toronto. (November 26, 2013).

Ramamurti, R. (Keynote Speaker), Conference on Impact of Emerging Multinationals on Global Development, Politecnico di Milano. (May 30-31, 2013).

Ramamurti, R. (Keynote Dinner Speaker), China Goes Global Conference, Harvard University. (October 9, 2012).

Ramamurti, R. (Keynote Speaker), CBS Conference on Emerging Market Multinationals, Copenhagen, (October 26, 2012).

Ramamurti, R. Harvard Law School, Eleventh Conference on Pensions and Capital Stewardship, Panel on Emerging Markets, and Panel on Infrastructure Investment in India. (May 2, 2013).

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