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Prof Nicholas Perdikis

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Professor Nicholas Perdikis is an international business economist who graduated from Cardiff University. After post graduate work he went to London to work in the City before moving on to Aberystwyth. He is also a Research Associate at the Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, Saskatoon, Canada. He has acted as a consultant to the United Nations Committee for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Recently he worked on a Foreign and Commonwealth Office project examining the implications of the proposed free trade agreement between the EU and India on the trade of both the UK and India. His current teaching commitments cover International Trade and Trade Policy, International Business, the Business Cycle and the Business Environment.

His long standing interest in international trade issues has generated considerable research output. A principal theme running through his work has been the way international regulation interacts and impinges on trade. In particular he has examined this in the context of exporting, international investment, the role and behaviour of multinational companies, consumer issues and international economic institutions. Several journal articles, chapters and books have been written on these subjects.

A further aspect of his work has dealt with the European Union in particular issues of accession and bilateral trade relations (ASEAN, India, Canada) and their effect on business and exporting. Again several journal articles, books chapters, books and reports have appeared on these issues.
Several publications have also been devoted to trade issues of interest to Middle Eastern and African countries. Themes covered include trade policy and exports, trade relations with the EU and the role of multinational companies.




Bowen, R., Henley, A., Low, T., Perdikis, N. 2016. Food and Drink SME Internationalisation: Comparing Wales and Brittany. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). Cadair


Jasimuddin, S.M., Li, J., Perdikis, N. 2015. Knowledge Recipients, Acquisition Mechanisms, and Knowledge Transfer at Japanese Subsidiaries: An Empirical Study in China. Thunderbird International Business Review 57 (6) pp. 463-479. 10.1002/tie.21698 Cadair


Rigopoulou, I., Theodosiou, M., Katsikea, E., Perdikis, N. 2012. Information control, role perceptions, and work outcomes of boundary-spanning frontline managers. Journal of Business Research 65 (5) pp. 626-633. 10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.03.001 Cadair

Khorana, S., Yeung, M.T., Kerr, W.A., Perdikis, N. 2012. The Battle over the EU's Proposed Humanitarian Trade Preferences for Pakistan: A Case Study in Multifaceted Protectionism. Journal of World Trade 46 (1) pp. 33-59. Other Cadair

Khorana, S., Yeung, M.T., Kerr, W.A., Perdikis, N. 2012. 'The Battle over the EU’s Proposed Humanitarian Trade Preferences for Pakistan: A Case Study in Multifaceted Protectionism'. Journal of World Trade 46 (1) pp. 33-59. Cadair


Katsikea, E., Theodosiou, M., Perdikis, N., Kehagias, J. 2011. The effects of organizational structure and job characteristics on export sales managers' job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Journal of World Business 46 (2) pp. 221-233. 10.1016/j.jwb.2010.11.003 Cadair


Khorana, S., Perdikis, N. 2010. EU-India Free Trade Agreement Deal or No Deal? South Asia Economic Journal 11 (2) pp. 181-206. 10.1177/139156141001100202 Cadair


Khorana, S., Kimbugwe, K., Perdikis, N. 2009. Assessing the Welfare Effects of the East African Community Customs Union's Transition Arrangements on Uganda. Journal of Economic Integration 24 (4) pp. 685-708. Cadair


Morley, B., Perdikis, N. 2007. Trade liberalisation, government expenditure and economic growth in Egypt. Journal of Development Studies 36 (4) pp. 38-54. 10.1080/00220380008422636 Cadair


Isaac, G.E., Perdikis, N., Kerr, W.A. 2004. Cracking export markets with genetically modified crops: What is the entry mode strategy? International Marketing Review 21 (4-5) pp. 536-548. 10.1108/02651330410547180 Cadair


Boyd, S.L., Kerr, W.A., Perdikis, N. 2003. Agricultural biotechnology innovations vs intellectual property rights: Are developing countries at the mercy of multinationals? Journal of World Intellectual Property 6 (2) pp. 211-232. 10.1111/j.1747-1796.2003.tb00199.x Other Cadair Other


Perdikis, N., Thomas, D. 2002. Inter-regional transfer trade flows in the English football league. Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management 47 (4) pp. 477-509. Cadair


Perdikis, N., Kerr, W.A., Hobbs, J.E. 2001. Reforming the WTO to defuse potential trade disputes in genetically modified goods. The World Economy 24 (3) pp. 379-398. 10.1111/1467-9701.00361 Cadair