Dr Karim Kirollos

Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Department

Karim joined Aston Business School in 2014, having previously been a sessional lecturer and PhD researcher at Henley Business School at the University of Reading. He is currently the course director for the MSc International Business degree and sit on the Curriculum Development Sub Committee. He teaches international business related courses at BSc, MSc and MBA level and regularly undertake consultancy work at UNCTAD. Prior to entering into academia, he was head of business development and strategy at an early stage internet company and was an international trade consultant.

Position: Lecturer in International Business and Course Director for MSc International Business
Phone:  +44(0)121 204 5270 
Room: SW911A
  • PhD (University of Reading) 
  • MSc (University of Birmingham) 
  • BSc (University of East Anglia)
  • 2014 – Present: Teaching Fellow in International Business, Aston Business School 
  • 2013 – 2014: Sessional Lecturer, Henley Business School 
  • 2011 – 2013: Research and Teaching Assistant, Henley Business School

Module leader for: 

  • BSM934 Advanced Topics in International Business (MSc) 
  • BSM692 International Business (MBA) 
  • BSM672 International Business (MBA Online) 
  • BS2209 International Business Environment 2 (BSc) 

Previously module leader for: 

  • BS3332 Economics of Multi-National Enterprise (BSc) 

Previously taught on: 

  • BS3357 Entrepreneurial Management (BSc)
  • Foreign Direct Investment 
  • Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Latin American Multinationals 
  • Institutional Distance
I have contributed to the following publications: 
  • UNCTAD (2016), ASEAN Investment Report 2016: Foreign Direct Investment and MSME Linkages 
  • UNCTAD (2015), ASEAN Investment Report 2015: Infrastructure Investment and Connectivity
  • Kirollos. K., The Heterogeneity of Latin American Multinationals: The Diversity in Global Strategies and their Evolution. 
  • Kirollos. K., Rethinking the Firm Level Analysis of the Motivations and Performance of Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions by controlling for Global Strategies 
  • Kirollos. K., The International Trajectories of Latin American Multinationals and the roles of Foreign Subsidiaries: Does Distance Matter Anymore?