Dr Revti Raman

Undergraduate Programme Director—International Business School of Marketing and International Business


Teaching in 2017

Research interests

Outsourcing, strategy, firm performance, globalisation, emerging economies

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Revti Raman is Senior Lecturer in International Business in the School of Marketing & International Business at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has around 20 years of teaching experience in New Zealand and India. Before joining Victoria University of Wellington, he has worked in different capacities at Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland, and constituents of Punjab University and Guru Nanak Dev University. His major teaching and research interests are in the areas of international business and management. In addition to teaching under graduate and postgraduate classes, he is actively engaged in PhD supervision. His work has been published in high quality international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has more than 30 publications to his credit. He has won the best paper awards at the Indian Academy of Management 2011 (Overall best paper) and Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management 2007 (International Management Stream best paper). In addition to performing teaching and research responsibilities, he has served as director of international business program: Undergraduate – Feb 2010 to July 2012, Postgraduate – August 2013 to Feb 2014. He is Fellow of New Zealand India Research Institute. He regularly reviews papers for international conferences and journals. He loves writing poetry in his native languages: Punjabi and Hindi.

Current research projects

Competitiveness of Offshore Services Providers, Outsourcing and Firm Performance, Self-initiated Expats, Emerging Economy Multinationals, Religiosity and Buying Behaviour

Research interests

Outsourcing and Offshoring, Strategy, Firm Performance, Internationalisation, Knowledge Management, Talent Management, Top Management Teams, Expatriates, B2B Relations, Religiosity and Spirituality, National Competitiveness, Emerging Economies and Globalisation Issues

Teaching interests

International Management, International Strategy, International Business Environment, Quantitative Research Methods

Postgraduate research supervisions

Muslims’ religiosity and buying behaviour (PhD, Mar 2010 – till date)

Export performance of Ghana’s non-traditional export sector (PhD, March 2012 – till date)

Export performance of Vietnamese contract manufacturers (PhD, April 2012 – till date)

Global mindset, relationship ties and performance of small traders (M Com, Sept 2013 – till date)

National competitiveness of less developed countries (M Com, April 2011 – May 2012)

B Com Honours research supervisions: 6 completed (2010 – 2012)

Selected journal publications

Raman, R., Lindsay, V. & Everton, N. (Forthcoming) Managing institutional differences for international outsourcing success: the case of a small New Zealand manufacturing firm, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Raman, R. & Ahmad, A. (2013) Do outsourcing and non-outsourcing New Zealand SMEs perform and perceive international outsourcing differently?’, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, Vol. 5 (4) 273–289.

Raman, R., Chadee, D., Roxas, B. & Michailova, S. (2013) Effects of partnership quality, talent management, and global mindset on performance of offshore IT service providers in India, Journal of International Management, Vol. 6 (4), 333-346.

Chadee, D., & Raman R. (2012) External knowledge and performance of offshore IT service providers in India: the mediating role of talent management, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources Vol. 50 (4), 459-482.

Holzweber, M., Chadee, D., Mattson, J. Raman R. (2012) How dynamic capabilities drive performance in the Indian IT industry: The role of information and co-ordination, The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 32 (4), 531-550.

Raman, R. & Chadee, D. (2011) A comparison of the information technology services sector in India and China. Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 41(3), 453-470

Chadee, D. & Raman, R. (2009) International sourcing of information technology services: Review and future directions. International Marketing Review, Vol. 26 (4), 411-438.

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