Christiaan Röell is a lecturer in International Business at the University of Sheffield Management School. Dr Röell’s research intersects strategy, international business, and risk management. He looks at how firms use corporate strategies to manage socio-political risk and stay ahead of the competition in foreign markets. Some of his research looks at the complementarity of strategic corporate social responsibility and political strategies to achieve legitimacy in emerging market contexts. His research has frequently used the Indonesian context.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Sheffield, he was employed as a Lecturer in International Business Strategy at the University of Roehampton. In 2016, he was awarded a (fully funded) Vice Chancellors PhD scholarship in International Business Strategy at the University of Roehampton. Christiaan worked in various roles in real estate, logistics and customer service in Europe and Southeast Asia.
Teaching has been a passion and privilege. Christiaan has taught on BSc and MSc courses in the UK. Considering the demands that businesses put on graduates and the social and environmental challenges that we face, it is of utmost importance to equip our graduates with the knowledge, tools and the right attitude needed to tackle its problems. Christiaan aims to prepare students for their future roles whether as entrepreneurs, public/ private sector managers or employees. To assist them in this journey, Christiaan builds upon industry as well as research experience. These provide a continuous source of inspiring examples of case studies and the latest industry insights that always stimulate exciting debates in the classroom. All of the above allow Christiaan to spark students' curiosity, encourage them to ask ‘Why and How questions’ while providing them with an opportunity to contribute to solving real-life business problems.