PhD graduate and previous Enhanced Business School Research Scholarship recipient, Arpit Raswant shares his experience as a doctoral research student at the University of Sydney Business School.
With a background in international business and experience working in various organisations across Australia, India and South Korea, Arpit Raswant decided to pursue higher degree research within the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School to learn, engage and explore opportunities at the global level.
Arpit’s postgraduate achievements are extensive where he completed a master’s degree with thesis sponsored by the POSCO Asia Fellowship at the Korea University. In 2018 he was inducted into the exclusive international business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma, for scholarly achievements.
He is also a recipient of the Best Paper in Global Strategy Prize that was sponsored by Global Strategy Journal in the Strategic Management Society Special Conference (2018), the Best Conference Paper Award in the Asia Academy of Management Conference (2019), and the Publication Award (2019) by the University of Sydney Business School.
Since 2019, Arpit has been recognised as an Associate Fellow by the Higher Education Academy based in the United Kingdom. He is also currently supporting a cross-cultural educational initiative as the Executive Producer in the forthcoming documentary on Japan with the launch scheduled to coincide with Tokyo 2020.
The support that I continue to receive from my advisors, mentors, leading researchers, seasoned educators and peers at the University of Sydney Business School is a privilege.
For Arpit, the academic community within the Discipline of International Business, along with financial support from the University of Sydney International Scholarship and the Enhanced Business School Research Scholarship, were major considerations for choosing to undertake doctoral research at the Business School.
Being surrounded by individuals who are both intellectually gifted and caring of each other, Arpit benefitted largely from the support received by his advisors and other seniors in the academic research and teaching community throughout his time as a PhD student.
In giving advice to those considering a research degree, Arpit states the importance of linking research objectives with the potential support of the desired school. He also believes that self-motivation is key to any research degree, describing it as a challenging investment in life.
Currently, Arpit is Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the MSc International Business and Strategy at Lancaster University Management School. His research focuses on firm investment from social, economic, and security perspectives.
Moving forward, Arpit plans to continue contributing to the research community, improve his teaching skills, and lead regional and international engagement initiatives.