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Dr Grahame Fallon

Dr Grahame Fallon
Senior Lecturer

Eastern Gateway 104l

Research area(s)

My academic research is eclectic, covering international business, applied economics and international marketing as well as a number of related fields of interest, including: international and European political economy, institutional economics, new economic geography and entrepreneurship in the developed and emerging market and the postcommunist country contexts.

Research Interests

  • My current areas of active research interest involve examining the inward investment strategies of technologically intensive Chinese state-owned enterprises in the UK; the impact of Brexit on cross-border foreign direct investment flows between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic; the strategic determinants of foreign direct investment in English Premier League football clubs; the formal institutional constraints on entrepreneurship and SMEs in Kazakhstan; the contribution of foreign-owned international businesses to cluster development and related spillover effects in Russia; and the reasons why UK voters chose leave in the 2016 UK Brexit referendum, in defiance of their apparent economic self-interest.

Research supervision

  • I am currently supervising PhD students who are researching into: supply chain disruption risk management in the post-acquisition context; the determinants of intergenerational succession planning by Mediterranean family business owners in the UK; and the nature and management of the acceptance and legitimisation challenges that arise during interactions between MNEs and their local subsidiaries in the developed country context.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

I have participated in winning and carrying out an EU Framework 6 grant and research project, focusing on the changing geography of production in labour intensive European industries. I secured funding from the British Council to support cooperation between the University of Northampton and MATI University, Moscow, underpinning a programme of joint curriculum, research and staff development. I am currently seeking funding from the Think Forward Initiative for to support an investigation into the motives underlying 2016 UK referendum leave voting amongst differing social identity groups in the UK.