Associate Professor Sunil Venaik

Associate Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 68023


Sunil's research focuses on issues in international business for small and large firms.

Sunil Venaik's teaching and research interests include international business management, doing business in Asia, global marketing, marketing management and marketing research. Sunil is one of the top one percent of international business researchers worldwide in the last 50 years, based on his research publications in the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), and for which he was awarded a silver medal by JIBS in 2019. Sunil has extensive experience in case based teaching and learning and has taught courses in the Undergraduate, MBA, Doctoral and Executive Development programs at universities in Australia and abroad. Sunil has broad managerial experience in industry including as the CEO of a medium size enterprise and consulted with national and multinational firms. Sunil has presented papers at reputed international conferences and published widely in The Conversation and in scholarly journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, European Journal of Marketing, Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, International Marketing Reveiw, Cross Cultural Management, Management Learning, Australian Journal of Management, Australasian Marketing Journal, Australian Economic Papers, and Economic and Political Weekly.

Research Interests

  • MNC strategy and organization
  • National culture
  • FDI in emerging markets

Research Impacts

Sunil's research has been cited over 3,050 times in scholarly journals that have wide-ranging academic, practice and policy impacts. One of his top research papers has had a large-scale global impact with over 1,060 citations, 43,000 plus downloads across 2,442 institutions in 160 countries, in academia, business and government, and in diverse disciplines ranging from agriculture and astronomy, to computing, engineering and economics, to health and medicine.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Master of Business, Ahmedabad University
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Indian Institute of Technolgy, Delhi


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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision