Faculty & Research
Faculty & Research
Professor of International Business and Strategy
MBA Director, CEIBS
Dr. Shameen Prashantham is a Professor of International Business and Strategy and Associate Dean (MBA) at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. Prior to joining CEIBS, he taught at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China and the University of Glasgow. He pursued doctoral and post-doctoral research at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland.
Prof. Prashantham is best known for his work on partnering between large corporations and startups – which he refers to as “dancing with gorillas.” This focus evolved from his extensive research on new venture internationalization. He is also interested in strategy-as-practice and is currently focused on partnerships that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
His latest book, Gorillas Can Dance: Lessons from Microsoft and Other Corporations on Partnering with Startups, offers managers in large corporations a proven guide to partnering and collaborating with startups to improve innovation by delivering the “where,” “why,” and “how” of corporation-startup partnerships. His academic research has also been published in journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.
- 2005, Ph.D, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
- 2000, MSc, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
- 1995, BA, Loyola College, University of Madras, India
- Network relationships between entrepreneurial ventures and large multinationals
- Social capital and the internationalization of small and new firms
- Episodic strategy-making
- International Entrepreneurship
- International Strategic Management
- Strategic Entrepreneurship
2023-05-26 The Art of Startups: Strategic Partnering [TEDxTianshanPark]
2022-10-31 Corporate-Startup Partnering and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
2022-09-27 From the classroom to clean energy and a carbon neutral campus
2022-09-13 Corporation-start-up partnerships offer fertile ground for SDG action
2022-05-27 Is now a good time to be an entrepreneur?
2022-04-19 Elsevier list confirms CEIBS’ strength in academic research
2021-12-09 Gorillas Can Dance: Thanks for Your Support!
2021-09-28 Gorillas Can Dance: An Interview with CEIBS Professor Shameen Prashantham
2021-09-26 Gorillas Can Dance Unboxing (and Reaction)!
2021-09-14 Gorillas Can Dance: A Roadmap for Partnering with Start-ups
2021-09-06 Gorillas Can Dance (Book Trailer)
2021-08-12 Differences and Challenges for Doing Business in China and India
2021-07-22 Key Organisational Mindsets for Maximising Social Impact
2021-06-04 Gorillas Can Dance: Lessons from Microsoft and Other Corporations on Partnering with Start-ups
2021-05-20 Partnering with Startups in China
2023-05-23 Shenzhen: Fostering entrepreneurial, collaborative and global innovation
2022-12-30 Centre of gravity in the business education world shifting eastwards, CEIBS MBA director Prof Shameen Prashantham tells FindMBA
2022-10-19 China’s infrastructure development experience aids its efforts to penetrate emerging markets, Professor Shameen Prashantham tells the South China Morning Post
2022-05-19 Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals - how can it be done? Professor Shameen Prashantham asks this question and more in an Op-ed for Hindu BusinessLine.
2022-05-10 Shameen Prashantham discusses Elon Musk and Telsa's strategy in China with Spain's ABC. [In Spanish]
2022-04-07 Prof Shameen Prashantham discusses Byte Dance's overseas strategy with Le Monde
2022-03-22 CEIBS MBA Director Prof Shameen Prashantham tells FINDMBA that, getting involved with the school ahead of time can boost MBA applicants' chances of acceptance
2022-01-26 Collaborative mindset needed for large companies when partnering, Prof Shameen Prashantham tells Forbes
2022-01-25 Rehearse your arguments before meetings to make them more productive – Prof Shameen Prashantham tells Forbes
2021-12-21 Professor Shameen takes a deep-dive with a specialist outlet focusing on start-ups partnering with big companies
2021-12-01 Case study methods teach MBA students valuable skills, programme director Professor Shameen Prashantham explains
2021-12-01 CEIBS MBA’s focus on China won’t change, says programme director Professor Shameen Prashantham
2021-11-24 Prof Shameen Prashantham details how corporates can partner with startups for SDGs
2021-11-07 CEIBS Prof Shameen Prashantham says COP26 provides a valuable wake up call to businesses to get their act together
2021-10-08 Corporation-start-up partnerships offer fertile ground for SDG action
2021-08-09 CEIBS Prof Shameen Prashantham asks if now is a good time to be an entrepreneur in op-ed for China Daily
2021-07-05 Open communication over pandemic impact the best policy towards prospective students, says CEIBS MBA Director Shameen Prashantham
2021-06-21 Is now a good time to be an entrepreneur?
2021-05-04 Best of MBA can only be experienced in-person, says CEIBS MBA director
2021-03-17 School's international student ratio remains healthy, says CEIBS MBA Director
2021-03-11 Competition tougher for MBA places in 2021 due to high number of 2020 deferrals
2021-01-29 Big companies need to make big changes as China's international relations grow more complex, Prof Shameen Prashantham tells Fortune
2020-10-26 The Financial Times publishes Professor Shameen Prashantham's article on Global Firms partnering with start-ups
2020-09-27 HBR: CEIBS Prof Shameen Prashantham says businesses can learn from non-profits about delivering impactful value
2020-08-25 CEIBS Prof Shameen Prashantham writes about how to mindfully manage ‘in-betweenness’ and not waste a crisis