Dr Janja Tardios joined Brunel Business School in March 2020 as Lecturer in Strategy and International Business. Before joining Brunel, she was a Fellow (Teaching and Research) at King’s College London (International Business and Management Group). During her doctoral studies, Janja was also engaged in research and teaching at University of Leeds and Birkbeck, University of London.
Prior to academia, Janja had professional experiences in the banking and governmental sector. She worked on various projects, one of which was a report comparing the operations of European firms in China and Chinese firms in Europe for the Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission.
Janja's primary research interest is international business, but she is also working on topics in the fields of political economy, sociology and economic geography. Her work has been published in the Journal of World Business. Currently, she is researching how multinational firms innovate and how these strategies impact their performance, and how certain country factors such as the political (e.g. political regimes, corruption) and social environment (e.g. inequality) impact multinational firm activities.
PhD in Business and Economics (Centre for International Business, University of Leeds)
MSc in International Business (University of Essex)
BA in Economics and Business (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Programme Leader (MSc Management)
Newest selected publications
Clegg, LJ., Voss, H. and Tardios, JA. (2018) 'The autocratic advantage: Internationalization of state-owned multinationals'. Journal of World Business, 53 (5). pp. 668 - 681. ISSN: 1090-9516 Open Access Link