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RAJEEV SOOREEA, Ph.D

Professional Master’s (ALM) in Management, Harvard University

COURSESrajeev

International Business
Global Business Environment
Emerging Markets & International Competitiveness
International Industry Focus (Biotechnology Business) 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Western Michigan University
MA in Economics, Leeds University Business School, UK
BA (Honors) in Economics, University of Bombay, India

Taught international business and economics courses including strategy, policy, and emerging markets at Penn State University for seven years. Worked in financial portfolio management for VP of Finance and Investments at Kellogg Foundation, Michigan. Performed business and management consulting domestically and internationally. Provided executive training to several banks including HSBC, Barclays, AfrAsia, and Standard Chartered in areas of trade finance, management and global business. Co-founded non-profit and for-profit businesses overseas.

Research areas encompass global business strategy especially Foreign Direct Investment; emerging markets; knowledge spillovers; asset pricing and global imbalances; and business of biotechnology.

Recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Dean’s list for Academic Achievement Award, Best Project in Investment Portfolio Analysis, and Topper (tie) in Strategic Management from Harvard; and Teaching Excellence Awards.

MBA graduate Eulalia Wycoff and Dr. Rajeev Sooreea received Best Case Research Paper Award by Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013.

Four business students (Alexis Bailey, Sydney Frazer, Shane Copeland and Phillip Lampe) mentored by Dr. Sooreea won the 1st Prize in 2013 Annual GLOBE-Without-Borders Global Case Competition hosted by Savannah State University. Read more.

Student Magdalena Fitipaldi co-mentored by Dr. Sooreea interviewed the First Lady of Uruguay, Senator Lucia Topolansky, for a major research project on female political leadership in emerging markets, July 2014. Read more.

Student Emerald Anderson co-mentored by Dr. Sooreea received Outstanding Poster Award for “Booming Benefits: India’s Preparedness to Maximize its Demographic Dividend” at Academic Scholars Showcase Poster Presentation, April 2014.

Student Sruthi Damodar co-mentored by Dr. Sooreea received Outstanding Poster Award for “R&D-Based Biotech Business: Is India the New Promise?” at Academic Scholars Showcase Poster Presentation, April 2013.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Anderson, E., Sooreea, R., Gokcek, G., and Tapia-Jimenez, D. “Will India’s Human Capital Deliver its Demographic Dividend?” Forthcoming in Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 13 (3), December 2014.

Ernst, B., Sooreea, R., Gokcek, G. and Spain, D. “The Economic Impacts of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Growth versus Level Effects,” International Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 10 (1/2/3), pp. 100-117, 2014.

Wycoff, E. and Sooreea, R. “How ‘American’ are “All-American” Brands? A Case of Gap, Inc. As ‘Made in America’ Brand,” (International Business Realisms) International Marketing and Management Research, pp. 66-84, July 2013.

Sooreea, R. and Sooreea-Bheemul , B. “Missing Causality Links between Foreign Direct Investment, Exports, Domestic Investment and Economic Growth,” International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, Vol. 11 (4), 2013.

Sooreea, R., Sharma, S. and Luong, L. “The Globalization of Northern California’s Biotechnology Industry” Journal of International Business Research, Vol. 11, SI(3), September 2012.

Sooreea, R. and Sooreea-Bheemul, B. “Mauritius as a Success Story for FDI: What Strategy and Policy Lessons can Emerging Markets Learn?” Journal of International Business Research, Vol. 11, SI(2), 2012.

Sooreea, R. and Wheeler, M. “U.S. and European Stock Market Crashes: Any Evidence of Interdependence?” International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 4(4), September 2011.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Ramirez, J. and Sooreea, R. “What does it take to Expand U.S. Higher Education to Mexico? Some New Insights,” International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2014.

Sooreea, R., Ghosh, J., Sharma, S. and Barahona, M. “Labcon North America: Reinventing Science Business or Fiction?” North American Case Research Association, Victoria, Canada, October 2013.

Ernst, B., Sooreea, R., Gokcek, G. and Spain, D. “The Economic Impacts of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Growth versus Level Effects,” International Studies Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.

Sooreea, R., Sooreea, V. and Rivera, N. “Can Nonprofits Enhance Sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid in Emerging Markets?,” International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology, Cairns, Australia, March 2013.

Sooreea, R., Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., Marciales, M., Luong, L. and Damodar, S. “Indzimes: Strategy of a Large Biopharmaceutical Company in Emerging Markets,” APUGSM International Winter Conference on Business and Economics Research, Beppu, Oita, Japan, January 2013.

Sooreea, R., Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., Damodar, S., Marciales, M., and Luong, L. “Bioxsolutions: Entry Strategies of a U.S. Biotech Mini-Multinational in Emerging Markets,” APUGSM International Winter Conference on Business and Economics Research, Beppu, Oita, Japan, January 2013.

Sooreea, R. and Gounder, R. “Understanding FDI and Economic Growth in Export-Oriented Economies: A Case Study of Fiji and Mauritius,” American Economic Association (AEA/AIEFS) Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

Sooreea, R., Sharma, S. and Ghosh, J. “Foreign Market Entry Strategies of Northern California’s Biotechnology Firms”, Grant Award from North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 2012.

Sooreea, R. and Sooreea-Bheemul, B. “Mauritius as a Success Story for FDI: Lessons and Policy Implications for Emerging Markets?”International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 2012.

Sooreea, R., Sharma, S. and Luong, L. “The Globalization of Northern California’s Biotechnology Industry,” International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 2012.

Sooreea, R. “Effect of Economic Development on Corruption: Cross-country and Regional Results” Paper of Saha, S. and Gounder, R. American Economic Association (AEA/AIEFS) Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, January 2012.


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