Rajeev Sooreea

Director of MS/MBA Healthcare Leadership Program and Associate Professor of International Business

Courses

  • Leader Driven Strategic Planning
  • Emerging Markets and International Competiveness
  • Global Business Strategy
  • Global Risk Management
  • Global Business Environment

Academic & Professional Accomplishments

  • Professional Master's in Management & Finance (ALM), Harvard University, 2010
  • PhD, Applied Economics, Western Michigan University, 2003
  • MA, Economics, Leeds University Business School, UK, 1999
  • BA, Economics, St. Xavier's College, University of Bombay, India 1997

Positions Held/Visiting Positions

  • Director of MS/MBA Healthcare Leadership Program, Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California, 2017-Present
  • Associate Professor of International Business, Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California, 2016-Present
  • Co-Founder & Director, Focus Global Ltd., Mauritius, 2013-Present
  • Co-Founder & Director, J.R. S. Yoga Centre, Mauritius, 2011-Present
  • Assistant Professor of International Business, Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California, 2011-2016
  • Clin. Assistant Professor of International Business, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, 2008-2011
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 2004-2008
  • Lab-Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Western Michigan University, 2003-2004
  • Instructor, Western Michigan University, 2001-2003
  • Financial Analyst, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2001-2002

Selected Papers & Publications

  • PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS:
  • Nelson, M., Sooreea, R. and Gokcek, G. “The FDI-Political Risk Nexus: Some New Insights,” Journal of Business & Retail Management Research, Vol. 11, Issue 1, October 2016.
  • Anderson, E., Sooreea, R., Gokcek, G. and Tapia-Jimenez, D. “Will India’s Human Capital Deliver its Demographic Dividend?” Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2014, pp. 463-480.
  • Ernst, B., Sooreea, R., Gokcek, G. and Spain, D. “The Economic Impacts of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Growth versus Level Effects,” International Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 1/2/3, 2014, pp. 100-117.
  • Sooreea-Bheemul , B. and Sooreea, R. “Missing Causality Links between Foreign Direct Investment, Exports, Domestic Investment and Economic Growth,” International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2013, pp. 322–340.
  • Wycoff, E. and Sooreea, R. “How ‘American’ are “All-American” Brands? A Case of Gap, Inc. As ‘Made in America’,” International Marketing and Management Research Series, July 2013, pp. 66-84.
  • Sooreea, R., Sharma, S. and Luong, L. “The Globalization of Northern California’s Biotechnology Industry” Journal of International Business Research, Vol. 11, SI(3), September 2012.
  • Sooreea, R. and Sooreea-Bheemul, B. “Mauritius as a Success Story for FDI: What Strategy and Policy Lessons can Emerging Markets Learn?” Journal of International Business Research, Vol. 11, SI(2), 2012.
  • CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS):
  • Nelson, M., Sooreea, R. and Gokcek, G. “The FDI-Political Risk Nexus: Some New Insights,” Business and Management Review Conference Proceedings, 6th ROGE International Conference, University of Oxford, UK, June 2016.
  • Sooreea, R., and Tapia-Jimenez, D. "Why Innovation and Entrepreneurship Systems Cannot Adequately Model Biotech Networks? The Role of Context and Social Networks," (Extended Abstract) International Conference on Advances in Management (ICAM) Conference Proceedings, Boston, July 2015.
  • Ramirez, J. and Sooreea, R. “What does it take to Expand U.S. Higher Education to Mexico? Some New Insights” (Abstract) International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT) Conference Proceedings, Taiwan, April 2014.
  • Sooreea, R., Sooreea, V. and Rivera, N. “Can Nonprofits Enhance Sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid in Emerging Markets?, (Abstract) ”International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT) Conference Proceedings , Australia, March 2013.
  • Sooreea, R., Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., Marciales, M., Luong, L. and Damodar, S. “Indzimes: Strategy of a Large Biopharmaceutical Company in Emerging Markets,” (Abstract) APUGSM International Winter Conference Proceedings, Japan, January 2013.
  • Sooreea, R., Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., Damodar, S., Marciales, M., and Luong, L. “Bioxsolutions: Entry Strategies of a U.S. Biotech Mini-Multinational in Emerging Markets,” (Abstract) APUGSM International Winter Conference Proceedings, Japan, January 2013.
  • Sooreea, R., Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., and Strunk, E. “Labcon North America: Internationalization of Green Biotechnology,” (Abstract) APUGSM International Winter Conference Proceedings, Japan, January 2013.
  • Sooreea, R. and Sooreea-Bheemul, B. “Mauritius as a Success Story for FDI: What Strategy and Policy Lessons can Emerging Markets Learn?,” International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT) Conference Proceedings, Spring 2012.
  • Sooreea, R. and Sooreea-Bheemul, B. “Re-launching Mauritius as an FDI Destination: Past Evidence and Strategy Forward,” (Abstract) National Conference on FDI in Mauritius, ISITECH Business School, April 2012.
  • Sooreea, R., Sharma, S. and Luong, L. “The Globalization of Northern California’s Biotechnology Industry,” International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT) Conference Proceedings, Spring 2012.
  • PUBLISHED REPORTS:
  • Sooreea, R. Marin Economic Forum Bulletin, United States Economic Overview, Fall 2012.
  • Sooreea, R. Marin Economic Forum Bulletin, California Economic Overview, Fall 2012.
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
  • Presenter, “The FDI-Political Risk Nexus: Some New Insights,” (co-authors: Nelson, M. and Gokcek, G.) Presented at 6th ROGE International Conference, University of Oxford, UK, June 2016.
  • Discussant, “Housing Price Indices in India” Paper by RBI Chair Professor Charan Singh, IIM Bangalore. Discussed at American Economic Association/Association of Indian Economic and Financial Studies, San Francisco, January 2016.
  • Presenter, "Why Innovation and Entrepreneurship Systems Cannot Adequately Model Biotech Networks? The Role of Context and Social Networks" (co-author: Tapia-Jimenez, D.) Presented at the International Conference on Advances in Management / Social Intelligence, Boston, July 2015.
  • Presenter, “Modeling Biotech Networks through Social Network Analysis and Relational Algebras: The Role of Context” (co-author: Tapia-Jimenez, D.) Presented at the Society, Technology, and Japanese Entrepreneurship (STAJE) Conference, Stanford University, April 2015.
  • Presenter, “Will India’s Human Capital Deliver its Demographic Dividend?” (co-authors: Anderson, E., Gokcek, G., Tapia-Jimenez, D.) Presented at the American Economic Association (ASSA/AIEFS) Annual Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2015.
  • Presenter, “India’s Education Policy: The Missing Link Between its Human Capital and Demographic Dividend?” (co-authors: Anderson, E., Gokcek, G., Tapia-Jimenez, D.) Presented at the International Studies Association West, Pasadena, California, September 2014.
  • Presented by co-author, “GML Fondation Joseph Lagesse: Reinventing Sustainable Living in Dodo Land,” (co-authors: Weidner, K. and Sooreea, V.) Presented at The Fifth Subsistence Marketplaces Conference - Consumption & Entrepreneurship in Subsistence Marketplaces: Spanning Geographies & Substantive Domains, Champaign, Illinois, June 2014.
  • Presenter, “What does it take to Expand U.S. Higher Education to Mexico? Some New Insights,” (co-author: Ramirez, J.) Presented at the International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT), Taipei, Taiwan, March 2014.
  • Presenter, “Labcon North America: Reinventing Science Business or Fiction?” North American Case Research Association (NACRA), Victoria, Canada, October 2013 (co-authors: Ghosh, J., Sharma, S. and Barahona, M.)
  • Presenter, “The Economic Impacts of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Growth versus Level Effects” (co-authors: Ernst, B., Gokcek, G. and Spain, D.). Presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, San Francisco, CA, April 2013
  • Presenter, “Can Nonprofits Enhance Sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid in Emerging Markets? (co-authors: Sooreea, V. and Rivera, N.). Presented at the International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT), Cairns, Australia, March 2013,
  • Presenter, “Understanding FDI and Economic Growth in Export-Oriented Economies: A Case Study of Fiji and Mauritius” (co-author: Gounder, R.). Presented at the American Economic Association (AEA/AIEFS) Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2013
  • Presenter, “Indzimes: Strategy of a Large Biopharmaceutical Company in Emerging Markets” (co-authors: Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., Marciales, M., Luong, L. and Damodar, S.). APUGSM International Winter Conference, Oita Beppu, Japan, January 2013
  • Presenter, “Bioxsolutions: Entry Strategies of a U.S. Biotech Mini-Multinational in Emerging Markets” (co-authors: Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., Marciales, M., Luong, L. and Damodar, S.). APUGSM International Winter Conference, Oita Beppu, Japan, January 2013.
  • Presenter, “Labcon North America: Internationalization of Green Biotechnology” (co-authors: Ghosh, J., Sharma, S., and Strunk, E.). APUGSM International Winter Conference, Oita Beppu, Japan, January 2013.
  • Presenter, “Mauritius as a Success Story for FDI: Lessons and Policy Implications for Emerging Markets?” (co-author: Sooreea-Bheemul, B.). Presented at the International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 2012.
  • Presenter, “The Globalization of Northern California’s Biotechnology Industry” (co-authors: Sharma, S. and Luong, L.). Presented at the International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology (ICBEIT), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 2012.
  • Presenter, “Spillovers of Inward FDI: The Role of Country Size, Development and Openness Clusters” (co-author: Sooreea-Bheemul, B.). Accepted for presentation at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meetings, Washington DC, June-July 2012.
  • Discussant, “Effect of Economic Development on Corruption: Cross-country and Regional Results” Paper of Saha, S. and Gounder, R. American Economic Association (AEA/AIEFS) Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, January 2012.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California, 2013
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Economics Department, Western Michigan University, 2002