Dr Carmen Stoian

Lecturer in International Business

About

Dr Carmen Stoian is a Lecturer in International Business at Kent Business School, University of Kent. She holds a PhD from the University of Kent. Dr Stoian has published in various journals such as the International Business Review, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Business Ethics: A European Review, the Journal of European Integration, the Journal of International Business and Economics, the International Journal of Economics and Business Research and the Global Business and Economics Anthology. Dr Stoian acts as reviewer for several conferences and journals, including the Journal of World Business, Business Ethics: A European Review and the Journal of Business Ethics. Dr Stoian has contributed to a report on the European funding commissioned by the British Parliament.

Research Interests

How institutions affect international business and has employed institutional theory to examine the determinants of inward and outward foreign direct investment from Central and Eastern Europe.

Dr Stoian’s research interests are of a multidisciplinary nature and combine quantitative and qualitative approaches. Dr Stoian also works on investigating Corporate Social Responsibility practices in the UK as well as in emerging economies.

Dr Stoian is happy to supervise PhD projects in areas of International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility related to her area of expertise.

Teaching

Dr Stoian teaches in International Business at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has also taught International Business at MBA level at Kent Business School and as part of modules delivered to visiting students from partnering German universities.

Dr Stoian has also taught lectures and seminars in Corporate Social Responsibility at postgraduate level.

Supervision

Past supervisees
  • Roger Mongong Fon: China’s FDI into Africa: An institutional perspective
  • Juliane Thieme: The Political Economy of Backpacker Tourism Consumption and Production in Colombia
  • Gaye Bebek: Analysing the Differences in the Cultural Meaning of Green Products.
  • Jeanette Hexter: Cultural Consequences for European Collaborative Arrangements in Telecommunications: A German View.
  • Zita Stone: Financial System Development in Central and Eastern Europe: Time for Equity Culture?

Professional

Member of the Academy of International Business and European International Business Academy.

Drawing on her research with Dr Gilman on ‘SMEs, CSR and Firm Growth’, she has produced a factsheet on ‘CSR that Pays for SMEs’ that was distributed to SMEs in the UK using the network of the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth that Dr Mark Gilman chairs.

Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Book section

  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2012). Financial System and Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern European Countries: The Effect of Institutional Environment. in: Wood, G. and Demirbag, M. eds. The Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business. Edward Elgar. Available at: http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?id=14207.

Article

  • Stoian, C. and Gilman, M. (2016). Corporate Social Responsibility That "Pays": A Strategic Approach to CSR for SMEs. Journal of Small Business Management [Online] 55:5-31. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12224.
  • Stoian, C. and Mohr, A. (2016). Outward foreign direct investment from emerging economies: escaping home country regulative voids. International Business Review [Online] 25:1124-1135. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.02.004.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2014). Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Institutional and Managerial Factors. Research in International Business and Finance [Online] 31:234-263. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2013.09.005.
  • Stoian, C. (2013). Extending Dunning's Investment Development Path: The Role of Home Country Institutional Determinants in Explaining Outward Foreign Direct Investment. International Business Review [Online] 22:615-637. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2012.09.003.
  • Stoian, C. and Zahara, R. (2012). CSR Development in Post-Communist Economies: Employees' expectations towards corporate socially responsible behaviour: The case of Romania. Business Ethics: A European Review [Online] 21:380-401. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/beer.12000.
  • Stoian, C. and Zaharia, R. (2009). Corporate Responsibility in Romania: Trends, Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities. International Journal of Economics and Business Research [Online] 1:422-437. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEBR.2009.024685.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2008). Foreign Direct Investment in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe: An Eclectic Approach to Greek Investments. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 8:542-564.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2008). Dunning's eclectic paradigm: A holistic, yet context specific framework for analysing the determinants of outward FDI:Evidence from international Greek investments. International Business Review [Online] 17:349-367. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2007.12.005.
  • Stoian, C. (2007). The Benefits and Limitations of European Union Membership as a Security Mechanism. European Integration [Online] 29:189-207. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07036330701252136.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Where to Odysseus? The Quest of Greek Firms to Expand Abroad. Global Business and Economics Anthology [Online] 2:463-480. Available at: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/11810.
  • Stoian, C. (2006). The Interplay between Security Factors, European Integration and Security in Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of International Business and Economics 5:152-168.

Monograph

  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2011). Financial System and Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern European Countries: The Effect of Institutional Environment. Kent Business School Working Paper Series, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
  • Hexter, J., Stoian, C. and Phillips, P. (2010). Divided We Stand: Cultural Differences within Europe and Their Impact on International Collaborative Arrangements. University of Kent.
  • Stoian, C., Hexter, J. and Phillips, P. (2010). Culture's Consequences for International Collaborative Arrangements: A Cross-Culture Framework for Successful European Collaborative Arrangements. University of Kent, Canterbury. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/documents/research/working-papers/2010/207-hexter-stoian-phillips.pdf.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2007). Foreign Direct Investment and Aid: Engines for Growth in Transition Economies. Kent Business School Working Papers Series, University of Kent. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pdf/Filippaios-and-Stoian-No-139.pdf.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2005). Where to, Odysseus? The Quest of Greek Firms to Expand Abroad. Kent Business School Working Papers Series.

Conference or workshop item

  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2012). Equity Culture and Transition Economies: Empirical Evaluation. in: AIB International.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2012). Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Institutional and Managerial Factors. in: 38th European International Business Academy.. Available at: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=handbook.pdf&site=342.
  • Stoian, C. and Zaharia, R. (2011). Attitudes towards Corporate Social Responsibility in a Post-Communist Economy: The Case of Romania. in: Business and Economics Society International Conference.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2011). Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern European Countries: A Conceptual and Empirical Examination. in: Academy of International Business, UK & I Chapter.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2011). Equity Culture and Transition Economies: An empirical evaluation. in: EIBA.
  • Hexter, J., Stoian, C. and Phillips, P. (2010). Divided We Stand: Cultural Differences within Europe and Their Impact on International Collaborative Arrangements. in: AIB UK Chapter, Annual Conference.
  • Stoian, C. and Zaharia, R. (2009). What Do Employees Expect from Socially Responsible Companies in Post-Communist Economies? in: The British Academy of Management Annual Conference.
  • Hexter, J., Stoian, C. and Phillips, P. (2009). Cultural Consequences for International Collaborative Arrangements: A Cross-Cultural Model for Successful European Collaborative Arrangements. in: International Business - UK Chapter Annual Conference.
  • Zaharia, R. and Stoian, C. (2008). Romanian Small and Medium Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility: Some Evidence. in: The Corporate Social Responsibility Conference Annual Network.
  • Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2007). Foreign Direct Investment and Aid: Engines for Growth in Transition Economies? in: Business and Economics Society International Conference 2007.
  • Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2007). Foreigh Direct Investment and Aid in Transition Economies. in: Academy of International Business Annual Conference.
  • Stoian, C. and Zaharia, R. (2007). Corporate Social Responsibility: Present Controversies. in: The Second International Conference The Future of Europe.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Targeting the Right Countries by the Right Type of Investor: An Analysis of the Determinants of Greek Outward Investment.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Where to Odysseus? An Investigation of the Determinants of Greek Investment Abroad. in: Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business, UK Chapter.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Where to Odysseus? The Quest of Greek Firms to Expand Abroad. in: Economics and Business Society International. Economics and Business Society International.
  • Stoian, C. and Vickerman, R. (2005). The Interplay between Security Factors, European Integration and Security in Central and Eastern Europe. in: Academy of International Business Annual Meeting.
  • Stoian, C. (2005). Multinationals in Emerging Markets: Making the Best of the Good Side. Comparative Evidence from Poland and Romania. in: Proceedings of the Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business.
  • Stoian, C. (2004). Multinationals in Emerging Markets: Good or Evil? Comparative Evidence from Poland and Romania. in: British Academy of Management Annual Conference. British Academy of Management.

Thesis

  • Stoian, C. (2004). The Interplay Between Foreign Direct Investment, Security and European Integration by Comparing Poland and Romania. University of Kent.
Total publications in KAR: 36 [See all in KAR]