Professor Jedrzej George Frynas joined Middlesex University, from the University of Birmingham, in 2005. He holds a BA/MA from the University of Cambridge (1995) and a PhD from the University of St Andrews (1999). More information at www.frynas.com.
His research can be divided into three fields of business studies:
* Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – especially CSR in developing/emerging economies, CSR policies and practices of multinational companies, local community issues, links between CSR and international development, political aspects of CSR, theoretical perspectives on CSR
* International Business – especially strategies of multinational companies, multinational firms from developing/emerging economies, the impact of political risk on investment, the role of institutions for business, the role of psychic distance in internationalisation and performance management
* Strategic Management - especially nonmarket (social and political) strategies of multinational firms, including how firms design and execute nonmarket strategies, and how one can make sense of these strategies through different theoretical lenses
Professor Frynas has a specialist interest in the oil and gas sector, having conducted extensive field research on community relations in oil producing countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome e Principe, Cameroon and Norway.
Professor Frynas provided expert advice to firms and public sector organizations, including Oxford Analytica, Ernst & Young and the UK's Department for International Development.
English - professional proficiency, Polish – native speaker, German – native speaker, French – fluent
Professor Frynas currently teaches on the online MBA in Oil and Gas. He has taught at a number of UK universities including the University of Birmingham, the University of Bath and the University of Warwick, and has wide experience of teaching International Business, Strategic Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He has also provided CSR training for private and public sector managers.
Professor Frynas is the co-author of a leading textbook Global Strategic Management (3rd ed., 2014), published by Oxford University Press, described as "impressive" by Professor John Child, University of Birmingham, and "excellent" by Professor Keith Glaister, University of Warwick.
Selected Journal Articles:
Edited Special Issues of Journals:
Navare, Jyoti and Handley-Schachler, Morrison (2017) Financial aggregation of risks for SMEs in developing economies: a conceptual framework of financial aggregation and microinsurance effects. In: Handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility: Global Perspectives. Spence, Laura J. and Frynas, Jedrzej George and Muthuri, Judy and Navare, Jyoti , eds. Edward Elgar. (Accepted/In press)
Akhtar, Pervaiz and Khan, Zaheer and Frynas, Jedrzej George and Tse, Ying Kei and Rao-Nicholson, Rekha (2017) Essential micro-foundations for contemporary business operations: top management tangible competencies, relationship-based business networks and environmental sustainability. British Journal of Management . ISSN 1045-3172 (Published online first)
Ahammad, Mohammad F. and Tarba, Shlomo and Frynas, Jedrzej George and Scola, Andrew (2017) Integration of nonmarket and market activities in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. British Journal of Management, 28 (4). ISSN 1045-3172
Frynas, Jedrzej George and Wood, Geoffrey and Hinks, Timothy (2017) The resource curse without natural resources: expectations of resource booms and their impact. African Affairs, 116 (463). pp. 233-260. ISSN 0001-9909 (Published online first)
Yamahaki, Camila and Frynas, Jedrzej George (2016) Institutional determinants of private shareholder engagement in Brazil and South Africa: the role of regulation. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24 (5). pp. 509-527. ISSN 0964-8410
Principal Investigator for an ESRC seminar series entitled "Corporate Social Responsibility among SMEs from Emerging and Developing Economies" (co-applicants included Prof. Jeremy Moon, Dr. Judy Muthuri, University of Nottingham, Prof. Laura Spence, Royal Holloway and Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants/ACCA)", 2013-2015.
Principal Investigator for an ESRC seminar series entitled "Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Development" (co-applicants included Michael Blowfield, University of Oxford and Jane Fiona Cumming of CSR consultancy firm Article 13), 2008-2011.
Co-Investigator for an ESRC project entitled "The Internationalization of British SMEs to Brazil" (Principal investigator: Prof. John Child, University of Birmingham), 2005-2007.
Principal Investigator for a Nuffield Foundation project entitled "The Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility within Transnational Oil Firms in Africa", 2003-2005.