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 and an MSc in Economics from University Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Research interests

My research is concerned with the evolution of capitalism and related managerial practices in India, the UK and France, with a focus on multinationals (especially: global professional service firms such as banks, consulting firms). A central preoccupation in my research is how power and hierarchies are shaped by and within multinational firms. This takes two related directions:

  • 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) unravelling the dynamics of power inside these organizations and (c) understanding the postcolonial nature of these organizations.
  • Identity and race within multinationals and the construction of a so-called “global” / “transnational” space (with a particular focus on professional services firms in large financial centres e.g. London, Singapore).

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 / “transnational” managers.

 

Ph.D. supervision

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

  • Employment relations, identity and race conflicts inside multinationals
  • Multinationals into and from emerging economies (India in particular)

Teaching

  • Modern business in international comparative perspective
  • Multinational Enterprises
  • Emerging markets
  • European business (Kaplan, Singapore)

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