Biography

Naresh is Professor of International Business and Director of Learning, Teaching, and Quality at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia.  He joined Norwich Business School in 2006.  Before that he worked at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester where he obtained his PhD in 1995 and then took up appointments as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Economics.

All Publications

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Cook, G., Johns, J., McDonald, F., Beaverstock, J., Pandit, N.

(2018)

The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business,

Routledge

ISBN 9781138953345

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Ibikunle, G., Gregoriou, A., Pandit, N.

(2016)

Price impact of block trades: The curious case of downstairs trading in the EU emissions futures market,

in The European Journal of Finance

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pp. 120-142

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Collett, N., Pandit, N., Saarikko, J.

(2014)

Success and failure in turnaround attempts. An analysis of SMEs within the Finnish Restructuring of Enterprises Act,

in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

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pp. 123-141

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N.

(2014)

Agglomeration and flows of outward direct investment: An analysis of financial services in the United Kingdom,

in Agglomeration, Clusters and Entrepreneurship.

Edward Elgar

ISBN 978 1 84980 926 9

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Ibikunle, G., Gregoriou, A., Pandit, N.

(2013)

Price Discovery and Trading after Hours: New Evidence from the World’s Largest Carbon Exchange,

in International Journal of the Economics of Business

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pp. 421-445

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Ibikunle, G., Gregoriou, A., Pandit, N. R.

(2013)

Price discovery and trading after hours: New evidence from the world's largest carbon exchange,

in International Journal of the Economics of Business

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pp. 421-445

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N.

(2013)

Spatial agglomeration in British broadcasting: The complementarity of cultural and economic insights,

in New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium.

Emerald

pp. 95-118

ISBN 978-1-78190-315-5

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N.

(2013)

Service sector clustering and multinational enterprise: Evidence from UK film and television,

in The Changing Geography of International Business.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 157-180

ISBN 978 0 230 23653 0

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R., Loof, H., Johansson, B.

(2012)

Clustering, MNEs and Innovation: Who Benefits, and How?,

in International Journal of the Economics of Business

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pp. 203-227

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Cook, G. A. S., Loof, H., Pandit, N., Johansson, B.

(2012)

The influence of clustering on MNE location and innovation in Great Britain,

in Entrepreneurship Social Capital And Governance: Directions for the Sustainable Development and Competitiveness of Regions.

Edward Elgar

pp. 53-82

ISBN 978 1 78100 283 4

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N.

(2012)

Clustering and the location of multinational enterprises: An exploration of financial services in London,

in The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent: Local Advantage in a Global Context.

Edward Elgar

pp. 281-299

ISBN 978 1 84844 328 0

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R., Milman, D.

(2012)

A resource-based analysis of bankruptcy law, SMEs, and corporate recovery,

in International Small Business Journal

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pp. 275-293

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R., Loof, H., Johansson, B.

(2012)

Geographic Clustering and Outward Foreign Direct Investment,

in International Business Review

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pp. 1112-1121

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N.

(2012)

Clustering and the internationalisation of High Technology Small Firms in Film and Television,

in New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium.

Emerald

pp. 49-70

ISBN 978-1-78052-118-3

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R., Beaverstock, J. V.

(2011)

Cultural and economic complementarities of spatial agglomeration in the British television broadcasting industry: Some explorations.,

in Environment and Planning A

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pp. 2918-2933

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R.

(2010)

Agglomeration and flows of inward and outward direct investment: An analysis of financial services in the United Kingdom,

in Resources, Efficiency and Globalisation.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 63-83

ISBN 978 0 230 23653 0

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R.

(2010)

International linkages and entrepreneurship in media clusters: Evidence from the UK,

in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: Local Processes and Global Patterns.

Edward Elgar

ISBN 978 1 84720 932 0

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R.

(2009)

Cluster dynamics: Insights from broadcasting in three UK city-regions,

in Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Functional Regions.

Edward Elgar

ISBN 978 1 84720 074 7

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R.

(2009)

Clustering and the internationalisation of SMEs in the media industry,

in Contemporary Challenges to International Business.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 164-179

ISBN 978 0 230 21845 1

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Cook, G. A. S., Pandit, N. R., Pond, K.

(2009)

A resource-based analysis of bankruptcy law, entrepreneurship and corporate recovery,

in Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Functional Regions.

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Key Research Interests

Naresh's research focuses on the link between business clustering and economic performance and on corporate insolvency and turnaround and has been funded by grants from the British Academy, Corporation of London, DTI, ESRC, European Union, Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the North West Regional Development Agency.

Prizes/Esteem Indicators

Full ESRC Scholarship to pursue MSc.

Full Manchester Business School Scholarship to pursue PhD.

Awarded Best Paper prize at the IBM Business Innovation in the Knowledge Economy Conference, 12 June 2002, IBM Warwick, UK.

Awarded prize for Best Paper in the International Business Track of the British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Said Business School, University of Oxford, 13-15 September 2005.

Awarded $1,000 Best Conference Paper prize at the 9th Uddevalla Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Development – Local Processes and Global Patterns, 15-17 June 2006, George Mason University, School of Public Policy, Fairfax, VA, USA.

Conference paper (Pandit, N. R., Cook, G. A. S., Beaverstock, J. V. and Ghauri, P. N.   Locating in the City of London financial services cluster: A comparison between MNEs and non MNEs) awarded an "outstanding paper" prize at the 2nd International Conference on Services Management.  June 1-2, 2007, New Delhi, India.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator, British Academy grant SG142558: Technology Spillovers and Location Strategies of Multinational Enterprises.  Total FAC: £45,001.50.  Start – end dates: 1/4/15 – 30/9/16.

Co-grant holder, The British Academy grant SG090739: The Influence of Clustering on MNE Location and Performance.  Total grant value: £2,730.  Start – end dates: 02/10 – 07/11.

Appointed External Consultant on Clustering and Regional Development to a World Bank commissioned study led by Hewitt Associates investigating the development of IT and IT enabled service industries in the South Asia Region (SAR).  Contract value: $US 120,000.  Start-end dates: 04/08 – 08/08.

Co-grant holder, Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA): The Development of Financial and Professional Service Sector within the ClusterDevelopment Programme.  With Cook G. A. S., Gleaves, R. and Kitshoff, J.  Total grant value: £56,838.  Start – end dates: 04/05 – 08/05.

Co-grant holder, The British Academy grant SG-36816: The Clustering of Broadcasting Firms and its Significance in London.  With Cook, G. A. S.  Totalgrant value: £4,172.  Start – end dates: 09/03 – 07/04.

Co-grant holder, Joint ESRC and Corporation of London grant: The City of London and Research into Business Clusters.  With Beaverstock, J. V., Cook, G. A. S. and Taylor, P. J.  Total grant value: £79,124.  Start – end dates: 11/01 – 10/02.

Principal grant holder, ESRC grant R000223258: A Comparative Study of the Dynamics of Industrial Clustering.  With Cook, G. A. S. and Swann, G. M. P.  Total grant value: £19,512.  Start  - end dates: 11/00 - 10/02.

Co-grant holder, Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW) grant 5-403: Small Firm Rescue: A Multi-Method Empirical Study of Company Voluntary Arrangements.  With Cook, G. A. S., Griffiths, A. and Milman D.  Total grant value: £15,203.  Start – end dates: 01/2001 - 01/2002.

Co-grant holder, Department of Trade and Industry, Information Society Initiative Programme for Business: The Business Payoff from Virtual Reality Applications: Pilot Case Studies in Space Planning and Training.  With Swann, G. M. P. and Watts, T.  Total grant value: £11,000.  Start - end dates: 08/96 - 03/97.

Associate researcher, ESRC grant L132251003: Virtual Reality and the Innovation Potential of the Organisation (part of the ESRC Virtual Society?  Programme).  With Butler, J., Pearson, A., Swann, G. M. P. and Watts, T.  Total grant value: £133,279.  Start  - end dates: 10/97 - 03/2000.

Associate researcher, EU/TSER (targeted socio-economic research programme) grant: INLOCO: Clusters.  With Beaudry, C., Cook, G. A. S. and Swann, G. M. P.  Total grant value: £66,154.  Start - end dates: 11/97 - 10/99.

Teaching Interests

Naresh teaches economics, international business, and business research methods at postgraduate and executive education levels.

2002-3 AT Kearney/Manchester Business School MBA Lecturer of the Year.

2012 Norwich Business School MBA Teaching Award: Winner.

2012 Norwich Business School Postgraduate Research Award: Winner.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

External Examiner, Institute of Business, University of West Indies, 2003 - 2009.

External Examiner, University College London, 2004 - 2007.

External Examiner, Durham University Business School, 2005 - 2008.

External Examiner, Nottingham University Business School, 2008 - 2013.

External Adviser, Open University Business School, 2013 - present.

Member of the Research Steering Committee of the Association of Business Schools, 2006 - 2011.

Academic Management and Leadership Posts

  • Associate Director for Manchester Business School Midland Bank Programmes (1990-1992).
  • Course Director, Barclays Lending Adviser Course (1993-1995).
  • Course Director, Barclays Solutions Courses (1999).
  • Overall Co-ordinator, Manchester Business School MBA European Study Programme (1996-1999).
  • Associate Director, Manchester Business School/Kingfisher Retail Management Development Programme (1998-2000).
  • Director, Manchester Business School MBA plus Programme (2001 - 2004).
  • Director of Teaching Quality, Manchester Business School (2002 – 2004).
  • Director of Research, Norwich Business School (2006 - 2010).
  • Deputy Head, Norwich Business School (2007 - present).
  • Director of Learning, Teaching, and Quality, Norwich Business School (2011 - present).

Professional Activities

Naresh has directed executive courses for Barclays Bank, Barclays Solutions, Kingfisher and KPMG.  He has also worked as a consultant for a number of companies including Asda/Wal-Mart, Cambridge Econometrics and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He was appointed as an External Reviewer of the 2005 National Strategic Plan by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and as an External Consultant on Clustering and Regional Development to a World Bank commissioned study led by Hewitt Associates investigating the development of IT and IT enabled service industries in the South Asia Region (SAR).  Contract value: $US 120,000.  Start-end dates: 04/08 – 08/08.