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
2022-05-27 Is now a good time to be an entrepreneur?
2021-12-09 Gorillas Can Dance: Thanks for Your Support!
2021-09-26 Gorillas Can Dance Unboxing (and Reaction)!
2021-09-06 Gorillas Can Dance (Book Trailer)
2021-05-20 Partnering with Startups in China
2021-03-15 Social Impact on CEIBS MBA
2021-06-21 Is now a good time to be an entrepreneur?
2020-04-17 Dancing with Gorillas in Turbulent Times