Meena Chavan, PhD

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 Meena Chavan is an Associate Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship and Program Director Master of Research( Management) and Ethics Coordinator at the Macquarie Business School, Sydney, Australia. She is a member of the Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Research Centre at Macquarie University.

Prior to this role she was Program Director Master of International Business, L&T coordinator & BCom (International Business) coordinator. She has a strong industry background and has worked as a merger & acquisition analyst & auditor with KPMG and Ernst & Young. She has a BCom degree majoring in Accounting and Auditing and Business Management, MCom degree majoring in Advanced Accounting and Auditing and Business Administration, a PhD in International Entrepreneurship

Research interests

Meena is an active researcher, using both qualitative and quantitative method designs at the intersection of International Business and Entrepreneurship. Her research concentrates on the interplay of macro, micro and meso factors in International Business & Entrepreneurship which involve understanding the unique aspects  and impacts of the institutional and cultural contexts on firm strategies.  Her current research interest  explores the impact of digital solutions for business and education through Gamification and Artificial Intelligence.

Her research has been published in top-tier ranked journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Manpower, Habitat International, International Journal of Intercultural Relations. She serves on the editorial review board of Journal of International Management. European Journal of International Management and the Journal of Global Marketing and Associate editor of Journal of International Education in Business. She is a member of the Academy of Management( AoM) and the Academy of International Business(AIB).

Meena  was awarded the Vice Chancellors citation for sustained leadership in experiential and work integrated learning approaches in International Business. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She has demonstrated excellence in her record of successful supervision of HDR students and several hons and master’s thesis completions.

Research Student Supervision

HDR (PhD) Completions as Principal Supervisor at MQ

  1. Athira Bahulean ( 2022) The University Spin Off Milieu: The effectiveness of Australian Universities in creating spin- offs.
  2. Sandra Hartl (2020). Cross-cultural conflict management in transnational corporations.
  3. Ashna A. Chandra (2019). Analysis of the international business practices of small and medium enterprises in developing and least-developing nations (Fiji) International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES).
  4. Rene Abel (2017). Cotutelle student. Organizational ambidexterity in German, Australian and Indian firms: Inter- and intra-organizational networks. Associate Supervisor: Prof. Indre Maurer, Göttingen University, Germany. (Cotutelle scholarship).
  5. Dominik Chahabadi (2016). Cotutelle student. The internationalisation strategies of German renewable energy firms into developing and emerging markets. Associate Supervisor: Prof. Indre Maurer, Göttingen University, Germany. (Cotutelle scholarship).
  6. Somayeh Alizadeh (2015). Intercultural communication competence (ICC) in healthcare system and the effects of ICC on patients’ satisfaction and medical providers’ performance. International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES).
  7. Choon Hwa Lim (2014). The role of culture in the structured selection interview process.

Master of Research (MRes) theses to completion as Principal Supervisor

1. 2021-2023 Ankit Surana, MRes Internationalisation of ibusiness: Process and pattern.

2. 2022 -2024 Swati Awana: Circular economy start-ups: Societal and institutional constraints.

Honours Theses: Samples of supervised Hons theses to completion as Principal Supervisor (more than 10 completed)

1. Jürgen Astl (2012). Productivity, efficiency and growth of the renewable energy sector: A cross country study.
2. Sudeep Bhale (2010). Social entrepreneurship regional growth & sustainability in India.
3. Hsin-Hsin Lu (2005). A best-practice model for expatriate management: Taiwan.
4. Anna Henrikson (2004). Australian and Swedish companies doing business in East and Southeast Asia: The gap between sales and investments.

Current Principal Supervision of PhD & MRes Students

1. Ankit Surana. Projected completion 2020–2023. Internationalisation of tech/digital entrepreneurs: A network perspective. International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES).

2. Swati Awana. Projected completion 2022–2024. Exploring the supply chain of circular economy firms in Australia. International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES).

3. Anju Pradhan ( 2023) Recommender System in Training and Development in International HRM.



Education/Academic qualification

Business Management, Bcom Mcom PhD

Education, SFHEA

External positions

Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Management

1 Sep 2019 → …

Editorial Board Member, European Journal of International Management

20 May 2018 → …

Associate Editor Journal of International Education n Business

10 Jul 2017 → …

Journal of Global Marketing, Editorial Board Member

15 Jul 2015 → …


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