After a six-year career with Accenture, a global management consulting firm, I completed an MA in Development Studies (International Development) and a PhD in the International Political Economy of Development at the University of Manchester. I joined the Manchester Met Business School in January 2011 as an ESRC Management and Business Development Fellow (one of only sixteen in the UK), a postdoctoral programme to undertake research to narrow the gap between the fields of international political economy and international business. I have done research and published in the fields of international political economy and development, examining for instance, the role of the 'developing' countries in the evolution of our current system of global economic governance (with Professor Anthony Payne), and the role of industrial policy in attract more developmental forms of foreign direct investment (with Professor Heinz Tüselmann). The latter research has generated impact, which can be read about here: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/research/real-world-impact/developing-smarter-policies/
I'm passionate about teaching, and lead both the Political Economy of International Business (postgraduate) and International Business Theory and Strategy (undergraduate). I also am the programme leader for a new MSc in International Development and Global Business. In 2017, I was shortlisted for the Teacher of the Year award, for my teaching at MMU: https://www.theunionmmu.org/your-voice/teaching-awards/past-winners
Other academic service (administration and management)
Within the MMU Business School, currently teaches units within the International Business undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. From 2014, will be leading undergraduate and postgraduate units in International Political Economy, International Relations and Business Environment, in order to provide students with the structural context of international business within the global economy. Also supervises undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students on topics ranging from the international political economy of foreign direct investment to customer relationship management practices within multinational firms. As a member of the Academy for International Business (AIB), on the organising committee responsible for hosting the AIB UK and Ireland annual conference at the MMU Business School in 2015. Academic member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College, a body which recognises academics for their expertise in their fields of research.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
International political economy Global governance, development Foreign direct investment Trade International relations
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
S. Buzdugan, A. Payne (2016). The long battle for global governance.
H. Tuselmann, S. Buzdugan, Q. Cao, D. Freund, S. Golesorkhi (2016). Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.
SR. Buzdugan (2009). Regionalism, New Regionalism, Open and Closed Regionalism. In: Sage Encyclopaedia of Governance. Sage,
SR. Buzdugan (2016). Harnessing responsible FDI for agricultural upgrading, industrialisation and sustainable development: some 'food for thought' for evidence based policies. 28/6/2016.
H. Tuselmann, S. Buzdugas, D. Freund Harnessing responsible FDI for agricultural upgrading, industrialisation and sustainable development: some 'food for thought' for evidence based policies. New Orleans USA, 1/6/2016.
H. Tuselmann, S. Buzdugan Making the most of FDI for industrial upgrading and development: Harnessing IIA policy-space through evidence based lessons for “new” industrial policy. Geneva, Switzerland, 16/3/2016.
SR. Buzdugan From Shadows to Reflections: Neoliberal Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa Within the 'Africa Rising' Debate. New Orleans, USA, 1/2/2015.
SR. Buzdugan The Global Governance of FDI: Attempts at Promoting Development Through Governance. Sheffield, UK, 30/6/2014.
H. Tuselmann, SR. Buzdugan (2013). Beyond Attraction of Foreign Direct Investment: Regional Integration and the Promotion of 'Deep' Levels of Investment for Growth and Development. United Nations, UNCTAD, 1/1/2013.
SR. Buzdugan The Effects of Government Intervention on 'Ownership' Advantages and Intra-Regional FDI in the ASEAN. 1/1/2011.
SR. Buzdugan The Internationalisation of the State of Southern Africa Through Regionalism: The SADC and the EPAs Within an Emerging OAid for TradeO Agenda. 1/12/2009.
SR. Buzdugan EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements: Power, Asymmetry, Policy Leverage and Negotiating Dynamics. University of Leicester, UK, 1/12/2009.
SR. Buzdugan The New Regional Political Economy of Development in Southern Africa. 1/12/2007.
SR. Buzdugan The Political Economy of Transformation in Southern Africa. University of Cambridge, UK, 1/12/2007.
SR. Buzdugan The Regional Political Economy of Development in Southern Africa. 1/1/2007.
SR. Buzdugan Regionalism and Development in Southern Africa: The Case of SADC. 1/8/2006.