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).
His two main research areas are:
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – especially CSR in developing/emerging economies, CSR policies and practices of multinational companies, local community impact and relations, theoretical perspectives on CSR
• International Strategic Management – especially strategies of multinational companies, political issues in company strategies, social and environmental issues in company strategies, cross-national comparative research
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.
- 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 and the University of Bath, 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, published by Oxford University Press, described as “impressive” by Professor John Child, University of Birmingham, and “excellent” by Professor Keith Glaister, University of Warwick.
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.