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Professor George Frynas

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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 the journals British Journal of Management and International Journal of Management Reviews.

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.


Corporate-NGO Collaboration and CSR Disclosure – The Moderating Role of Corporate Profitability (2024)
Ali, Waris; Frynas, J. George and Wilson, Jeffrey
Journal of Applied Accounting Research ((Early Access))

Strategic agility in international business (2023-02)
Tarba, Shlomo Y.; Frynas, Jedrzej George; Liu, Yipeng; Wood, Geoffrey; Sarala, Riikka M. and Fainshmidt, Stav
Journal of World Business, 58(2) (p 101411)

The presource curse in Africa: Economic and political effects of anticipating natural resource revenues (2020-11)
Frynas, Jedrzej George and Buur, Lars
The Extractive Industries and Society, 7(4) (pp. 1257-1270)

Why do Emerging Market Firms Engage in Voluntary Environmental Management Practices? A Strategic Choice Perspective (2020-01)
Tatoglu, Ekrem; Frynas, Jedrzej George; Bayraktar, Erkan; Demirbag, Mehmet; Sahadev, Sunil; Doh, Jonathan and Koh, S.C. Lenny
British Journal of Management, 31(1) (pp. 80-100)

Big data-savvy teams’ skills, big data-driven actions and business performance (2019-05-08)
Akhtar, Pervaiz; Frynas, Jedrzej George; Mellahi, Kamel and Ullah, Subhan
British Journal of Management, 30(2) (pp. 252-271)

Management innovation made in China: Haier’s Rendanheyi (2018-11)
Frynas, Jędrzej George; Mol, Michael J. and Mellahi, Kamel
California Management Review, 61(1) (pp. 71-93)

Essential Micro-foundations for Contemporary Business Operations: Top Management Tangible Competencies, Relationship-based Business Networks and Environmental Sustainability (2018-01-17)
Akhtar, Pervaiz; Khan, Zaheer; Frynas, Jędrzej George; Tse, Ying Kei and Rao-Nicholson, Rekha
British Journal of Management, 29(1) (pp. 43-62)

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)

Political Corporate Social Responsibility: Reviewing Theories and Setting New Agendas (2015-10-14)
Frynas, Jędrzej George and Stephens, Siân
International Journal of Management Reviews, 17(4) (pp. 483-509)