Dr Paul Caussat

Personal profile

I joined Royal Holloway, University of London in 2019 as a Lecturer in International Business and Comparative Management. I also teach as Visiting Lecturer at ESCP Europe (both Paris and London campuses). I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Previously, I was a Lecturer in International Business at the University of Greenwich (London). I received my Ph.D. from ESCP Europe (Paris Campus) and University Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne. I have an MA in International Affairs from Sciences Po. Paris as well as an MSc in Economics from University Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne.

I am a member of Asia Centre, a Paris-based independent institute researching current political, economic and social issues in the Asia Pacific region.

Research interests

My research is concerned with the evolution of capitalism and related managerial practices in India and other liberalizing economies with a focus on multinationals (global professional service firms in particular such as banks and consulting firms) in and from these economies. A central preoccupation in my research is how power is shaped by and in multinational firms. This takes two related directions:

  • The analysis of the evolution of socio-political and business networks during economic liberalization through the study of multinationals in India: how these organizations interact with local institutions and overcome the Liability of Foreignness, how and which type of local networks they seek to integrate and the recruitment strategies to integrate these networks.
  • The organization of multinationals across geographies in response to differences in institutional environments. I am particularly interested in: (a) investigating the critical dimensions of work in these organisations; (b) unraveling the dynamics of power inside these organizations and (c) understanding the postcolonial nature of these organizations.

Finally, I also have a growing interest in the internationalization of Indian MNEs, their organisation (in the context of the UK) and the making of international managers.


Ph.D. supervision

I welcome dissertation proposals from Ph.D. students using qualitative methods and/or social network analysis on the following topics:

  • Multinationals into and from emerging economies (India in particular)
  • Employment relations inside multinationals
  • Business networks evolution in emerging economies


  • International Business
  • Business in international comparative perspective
  • Emerging markets
  • European business (Kaplan, Singapore)

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