Hussain Rammal

Professor Hussain Rammal

Professor of International Business

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Hussain Rammal is Head of the Management Discipline Group, and Professor of International Business at the Adelaide Business School, the University of Adelaide. He is the President (Chair) of the Academy of International Business's (AIB) Oceania Chapter for the term 2024-2026. Hussain is the founding editor of the Emerging Issues in International Business and Global Strategy book series, co-editor-in-chief of Review of International Business and Strategy journal, the Real Impact Editor (Oceania) for the Journal of Knowledge Management, and Associate Editor of Business & Society journal.

Before joining the University of Adelaide, Hussain was a faculty member at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), where he led the Business School's MBA program as Director and also coordinated the Higher Degrees by Research program for the Management Department and at the University of South Australia (UniSA), where he was the Director of the Master of International Business degree. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Aberdeen - UK, Aalto University - Finland, Bologna University - Italy, University of Lampung - Indonesia, and Brawijaya University - Indonesia.

Hussain's current research interests include the internationalization of services firms (trade in services), the transfer of knowledge across the inter-and intra-MNE networks, global talent management, and international business negotiations.

- Trade in Services

- Internationalization of firms

- Knowledge Management

- Global Talent Management

- International Business Negotiations

- International Business and Political Economy

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Professor of International Business University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2022 Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy University of Technology Sydney
    2009 - 2016 Senior Lecturer - International Business University of South Australia
    2003 - 2009 Lecturer - International Business University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Flinders University Australia Master of Business Administration (International Business)
    University of Melbourne Australia Bachelor of Commerce
  • Research Interests

LLP Erasmus, European Commission. (2017-2018)

Title:  Progetti Innovativi Nell’ambito Degli Accordi Di Cooperazione Internazionale (Innovative Projects in the Context of International Cooperation Agreements)

Chief Investigators: Federica Farneti – Project Coordinator; John Dumay; and Hussain G. Rammal

Partner Organisations: University of Bologna, Italy (Host institution); Macquarie University, Australia; and University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Title:  Australia’s International Business Survey 2017

Funding Organization: Export Council of Australia

Partner Organizations: Australia Trade Department, and Export Finance and Insurance Corporation


Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (2009-2015)
Title:  Australia and the European Union: A study of a changing trade and business relationship

Chief Investigators: A/Prof Pierre van der Eng; Mr Donald Kenyon; Prof Linda Botterill; Prof Christopher Findlay; Ms Anne McNaughton; Prof Hussain Rammal; Prof Karen Hussey; Prof Jacqueline Lo

Partner Organisations:
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Delegation of the European Commission to Australia and New Zealand
European Australian Business Council


Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat (2006-2007)

Title:  Expanding Trade in Business Services in ASEAN

Research Groups: Institute for International Trade, the University of Adelaide; Centre for Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation; Centre for Strategic and International Studies; and Thailand Development Research Institute

International Business Strategy

Global Business Analysis

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Principal Supervisor From Compliance to Resilience: Exploring the Role of CSR Programmes in China's Global Supply Chain for Sustainability Risk Management Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Youli Ge
    2022 Co-Supervisor Islamic Banking Confronts Sinicized Religion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sunze Yu
  • Position: Professor of International Business
  • Phone: 83133157
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Business School

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