Dr Smitha R. Nair

Lecturer in International Business & Strategy

Room: D.042a
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 3294
Email: s.nair@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Smitha Nair is a lecturer in Strategy and International Business at the Sheffield University Management School. Her education includes PhD in International Business & Strategy, University of Sheffield; Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay, India) and Bachelor of Technology from National Institute of Technology (Calicut, India). I have authored/coauthored book chapters and scholarly articles in leading journals like International Business Review, Management International Review and International Journal of Management Reviews.
Prior to moving to academics, she was a software consultant for over 11 years having managed strategic IT projects for large multinationals

Learning & Teaching

My teaching draws from my industry experience and research so as to provide students with a holistic learning experience. I currently teach modules on International Business Strategy (Masters) & Business Strategy (Undergraduate). I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


My research interests include cross border knowledge flows in multinationals, internationalization patterns of emerging market firms, M&As - post-integration issues and organizational innovation.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

• organizational innovation
• knowledge flows in firms
• organizational learning

Research Grants

British Academy funded project for £9970 on Innovation in IT firms - start date November 2015 (duration:2 years)