Palitha Konara

Professor EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)

University of Essex

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Areas of interest

  • International business and strategy/operations
  • Foreign direct investment


Palitha is a researcher at the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP and a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Sussex Business School. His research interests include Foreign Direct Investment; Multinational Enterprises’ foreign entry and exit/divestment; foreign subsidiary operations/performance/innovation; intellectual property rights; and global sourcing and supply chains. His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of World Business, Journal of Product Innovation Management, British Journal of Management, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research and Industrial Marketing Management, among others. He is a recipient of the best paper award (the "Danny Van Den Bulcke Prize") from the European International Business Academy conference. Recent work (as the Principal Investigator) includes a project funded by the Welsh Government to research 'The Impact of foreign direct investment in Wales'; a Department for International Trade funded project investigating 'Foreign Direct Disinvestment in the UK' and a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office funded project investigating 'British companies exposure to the Chinese economy'.

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