Emeritus Associate Fellow
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Ray is an expert on structure and strategy within transnational corporations, on political and technological development within emerging economies, and on the future of knowledge occupations in a global context.
Ray’s career spans aviation engineering, local government and academia. He became an academic in the 1960s, initially as a lecturer at the London School of Economics, London Business School and later Aston University. Ray joined Saïd Business School as Leverhulme Research Fellow in 1998.
Ray’s research projects have looked at issues relating to the family-controlled firm and the emergence of new forms of corporate social responsibility (CSR). He has also investigated issues relating to technology transfer from European multinationals to Asia, human resources management in the multinational enterprise, and the future role of professional associations in a global economy.
Ray is a Permanent Senior Common Room Member and Supernumerary Lecturer at Brasenose College, Oxford. He is Professor Emeritus at Aston University, and holds Visiting Professorships at Doshisha University, Kyoto, the British University in Egypt, Cairo, and the Beijing Institute of Technology.
Ray has a DLitt from Cambridge University, an MA/BA (Economics Tripos) from Cambridge, an MSc in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics, and a Dip Pol Econ Sci from Ruskin College, Oxford.
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