Professor McGaughey is Professor of International Business, a member of Griffith Asia Institute, and serves the Academy of International Business (AIB) as Chapter Chair and President for AIB-Oceania. Sara teaches International Business and International Business Strategy at the Masters level, with a special interest in Qualitative Research Methods. Her research in International Business is at the intersection of international strategy, organisation and entrepreneurship, and explores several themes related to knowledge and innovation, international new venturing and multinational enterprise.

Prior to joining Griffith Business School in 2012, Sara was a Professor and Director of Strathclyde International Business Unit (SIBU) at Strathclyde University (Glasgow, UK), and has held positions at University of Leeds (UK), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), and University of New South Wales (Australia).

Professor McGaughey’s research explores several related areas of international management, including: international and corporate entrepreneurship; knowledge and innovation, including knowledge spillovers through foreign direct investment and intellectual property management across borders; institutional entrepreneurship; subsidiary-headquarter relations and global value chain coordination in multinational enterprises; and representations of research, for example, narratives, dramas and cartoons. Sara serves as an editorial board member of Journal of World Business and Management International Review. Her research appears in Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review and Business History, among others.

Research expertise

  • International business
  • MNE strategy and organisation
  • International, portfolio and corporate entrepreneurship
  • Foreign direct investment and productivity spillovers

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