Philosophy / Biodata
When firms call themselves global what they mean
is that their operations are global; for, how can an American firm
call itself an American global firm which is an oxymoron in terms.
Dr.Raghunathan argues that for a firm to be truly global, it should
also be owned globally. Over the past decade, this issue of global
ownership and, thus, the global citizenship of firms have dominated
his work. His empirical work on ownership strategies of multinational
corporations is an attempt to understand the experiments of firms
as they go about creating their global network of subsidiaries.
Dr. Raghunathan has presented papers at various
conferences internationally and his articles on foreign investment
policy issues have appeared in popular newspapers in the US and
India. His expertise lies in the strategic management of multinational
corporations, issues related to ownership of overseas subsidiaries,
and foreign trade and investment policies. His research has implications
for corporate executives and national policy makers.
Dr. Raghunathan earned his doctoral degree from
Temple University, Philadelphia. After his undergraduate degree
in Commerce and a degree in Law from the University of Madras, he
also graduated with a MBA degree from XLRI, India. He has had various
stints in the industry; having worked for four years in Banking;
he shifted to the Information Systems industry. His entrepreneurial
inclinations since his youth have led to successful efforts, the
latest being an information systems and international business consulting
firm in the US with its subsidiary in India. He is also active on
the academic front and teaches at The Emory University in Atlanta,
Dr. Raghunathan's interests include farming, table
tennis, ideation, and discussing futures.