ICCR Chair of Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Prof. Sushil Khanna, Ph.D.


ICCR Chair of Corporate Responsibility and Governance


Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Academic Group

Strategic and International Management


Prof. Sushil Khanna, Ph.D.

Team Assistant

Beate Kanheissner


Trade & Firm in Global Economy
International Management Competencies
Corporate Strategy 


Indian economy and industrialization
Economic development
Industrial economics
Mergers & acquisitions
Strategic management 
Multinational corporations and international management


Indian Council for Cultural Relations



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Since economic reforms in 1990s India, as one of the world’s fastest growing emerging economies, has been garnering attention of many scholars and practitioners in the fields of economy, business, information technology and e-business, social responsibility and sustainability.
The key focus of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) Chair of Corporate Responsibility and Governance is to provide greater awareness about India and Indian economy and business, and contribute to developments in the field of management science and international management through teaching, research and publications. The thrust areas of the Chair would be in the fields of international business, challenges emanating from a rising Asia, managing international risk, and cross- cultural issues in international investment, organizational leadership and innovation, change management, etc. In addition, the ICCR Chair of Corporate Responsibility and Governance aims at familiarizing German students and managers with specific characteristics of the Indian corporate sector, capital markets and nature of governance and control as well as Indian business regulations.


The courses of Prof. Sushil Khanna, Ph.D. deal with the variety of perspectives on global economy, e.g. international management competencies, globalization strategies and trade policy.

Trade & Firm in Global Economy

The course studies the topics of international trade in goods and services as well as in productive inputs and their effect on income and welfare. It develops and applies the basic principles of economics relevant to international trade.

The course deals with

  • the different sources of international trade patterns and their distributional consequences
  • government action affecting international trade
  • the impacts of distributional consequences on trade policy
  • political conflicts in international institutions (e.g. WTO)
  • the changing pattern of international trade and the rise of BRIC countries as major exporters
  • globalization strategies of firms and their impact on competitiveness. 

International Management Competencies

Globalization of business presents immense opportunities to managers and businessmen of today. However, the process of internationalization is fraught with risks – globalization in many ways is not an unmitigated blessing. The challenges range from economic uncertainty to emerging markets, international partners to global customers and diverse work force. In such a scenario, the International Management competencies have assumed great significance.The process needs to be navigated. Several choices, pathways and trajectories exist. Hence, this course aims at developing among students the basic understanding of conceptual issues involved in cross-border business operations. Managers with international competencies have acquired the centre stage who are expected to provide leadership to international business, organisation and people.
The course deals with:
1. Globalisation and Its Challenges: Outsourcing and Global Value Chains
2. Strategy and International Business: Cross Border Challenges and Global Leadership
3. Entry in Foreign Markets: Managing Risk and Institutional Differences
4. National Culture and Global Business

Corporate Strategy

This course focuses on selected theories, concepts, and tools of strategic management in diversified firms (multi-business firms). In contrast to business strategy, which focuses on the notion of competitive advantage, corporate level strategy deals with the challenge of designing a portfolio of businesses and managing it in a way that adds value to the overall firm. The course Corporate Strategy addresses these management challenges at the corporate level of strategy making.

After the course, students will:

  • be able to evaluate strategic decisions on the corporate development of multi-business firms
  • have a better understanding of different concepts of portfolio planning and the execution of portfolio changes
  • understand the roles and instruments of the corporate center.

Doing Business in Asia

The course aims at familiarizing students with the challenges posed by the rise of Asian economies, mainly China, which is now the world’s largest economy in PPP terms (purchasing power parities), and India, along with other tiger economies like Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia etc. The course will focus on the opportunities in this rapidly growing continent, and the barriers faced by foreign firms in entering these markets. The course will highlight the institutional, economic and cultural differences and the required skills and competencies to penetrate these markets.


  • Indian economy and industrialization
  • Economic development 
  • Industrial economics 
  • Mergers & acquisitions 
  • Strategic management 
  • Multinational corporations and international management 

Current research projects

  • Working on a study on “State Owned Enterprises in Asian Economies”
  • A major study on “Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring in India since the Liberalization of economy underway (publication contract with a leading publisher) 
  • External sector and financial reforms and Indian economy
  • India and China in the global economy


Prof. Sushil Khanna, Ph.D.
T +49 341 9851-898
F +49 341 9851-874
Dipl.-Päd. Beate Kanheissner
Team Assistant
T +49 341 9851-871
F +49 341 9851-874
Accounting & Auditing
Economic & Business Ethics

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