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Roger Fon is an Assistant Professor of International Business at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Kent, UK; an MSc in International Business and Economic Development from the University of Reading, UK. 

Prior to joining Northumbria University, Roger was a Lecturer in International Business Management at the University of Manchester and thereafter a Fellow in Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he taught international business courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Roger's research focuses on the internationalisation strategies of emerging market multinational enterprises (with particular emphasis on the African context, formal and informal institutions). His research has been published in international business journals such as International Business Review, Thunderbird International Business Review and Journal of International Business Policy.

His research has been nominated for and received prestigious awards including the 2018 Danny Van Den Bulcke Best Paper Award at the Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy and nominated for the 2023 International Management Division GWU-CIBER  Best Paper in Emerging Markets Award at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Management. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Management, PhD, The Institutional Determinants of China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment Into Africa: A Political Economy Approach, University of Kent

1 Apr 201423 Jul 2018

Award Date: 23 Nov 2018

Business andManagement Studies, MSc, University of Reading

20 Sept 20112 Oct 2012

Award Date: 14 Dec 2012

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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