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Professor George Frynas

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of Strategic Management
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Business School
  • Department for Strategy and Marketing
  • george.frynas

Professional biography

Jedrzej George Frynas is Professor of Strategic Management. He published extensively on topics in strategic management, international business and corporate social responsibility (CSR). George authored or co-authored four books and over 40 academic articles in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Business Ethics, International Affairs and African Affairs, among others. He is an Associate Editor of Business Ethics: A European Review and sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Management.

Research interests

George's research interests are related to strategic management, international business and CSR. Particular areas of interest include:

  • strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging/developing countries
  • nonmarket strategies of MNEs
  • internationalization strategies
  • interactions between CSR and CPA
  • local community impact of companies in developing countries

Teaching interests

George has taught strategic management, international business and CSR at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Executive MBA at the University of Birmingham, University of Warwick and University of Bath.

Impact and engagement

George provided expert advice to firms and public sector organizations, including Oxford Analytica, Ernst & Young and the UK’s Department for International Development.

Publications

Essential Micro-foundations for Contemporary Business Operations: Top Management Tangible Competencies, Relationship-based Business Networks and Environmental Sustainability (2018-01)
Akhtar, Pervaiz; Khan, Zaheer; Frynas, Jędrzej George; Tse, Ying Kei and Rao-Nicholson, Rekha
British Journal of Management, 29(1) (pp. 43-62)
Management innovation made in China: Haier’s Rendanheyi (2018)
Frynas, Jędrzej George; Mol, Michael J. and Mellahi, Kamel
California Management Review, 61(1) ((Early Access))
Integration of Non-market and Market Activities in Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions (2017-10)
Ahammad, Mohammad F.; Tarba, Shlomo; Frynas, Jędrzej George and Scola, Andrew
British Journal of Management, 28(4) (pp. 629-648)
A Review of the Nonmarket Strategy Literature: Toward a Multi-Theoretical Integration (2016-01-01)
Mellahi, Kamel; Frynas, Jędrzej George; Sun, Pei and Siegel, Donald
Journal of Management, 42(1) (pp. 143-173)