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Vinnie Gajjala, Ph.D.

School of Business

Professor of Economics & Finance

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Degrees & Certificates

Ph.D., Economics, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University
B.A., Madras Christian College


Prior to joining our faculty in 2002, Dr. Gajjala taught courses in Information Systems and Business Economics at the University of Toledo’s College of Business Administration and worked as a Financial Engineer for an energy services company in Pittsburgh, PA.

His research interests include globalization and its implications for entrepreneurship and corporate strategy in transition and emerging market economies; Privatization in transition economies; and Business in emerging economies. His paper on the role of Information and Communication Technologies in enhancing processes of Entrepreneurship and Globalization in Indian Software Companies has been published in the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries and the IFCAI Journal of Entrepreneurship Development. He has also made several presentations at national and international conferences, including the Midwest Economics Association; Oxford Round Table, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Conferences in Toronto and Maastricht {the Netherlands); and the International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Hyderabad, India.

He has been a featured speaker on the Great Decisions Lecture Series, organized by the American Association of University Women at the Wood County Senior Center and the open forum sponsored by the international affairs committee of the League of Women Voters, Bowling Green, OH. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in International Trade, International Finance, Business Statistics, Managerial Economics, Managerial Finance, Microeconomics and Microeconomics.

Research Interest

International Financial Management by Multinational Corporations.

International Financial markets.

International Trade disputes.

Globalization and its implications for transnational entrepreneurship.

Microfinance and Development.

Role of Privatization in transition and emerging market economies.

Role of Information and Communication Technologies in supporting economic growth in emerging market economies.