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Dr Anton Klarin


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5230, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.360
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5230
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.360  


Anton is a Lecturer in International Business in the School of Business and Law. He completed his PhD at University of New South Wales and has industry experience in international trade.

Current teaching

  • MBA6115- Business in a Global Context
  • INB2101- Cultural Framework of Business
  • INB2102- International Business


Prior to joining ECU, Anton Klarin completed his PhD in International Business at University of New South Wales (UNSW). While pursuing his PhD, Anton primarily held positions as a Lecturer and tutor in International Business, General Management and Organizational Behaviour disciplines. He has excelled in teaching quality which was reflected in outstanding student and peer evaluations. His other positions at UNSW included a research assistant’s role for the Head of School and serving as a Student Representative at the UNSW Business School Research Committee.

Preceding the academic career, Anton lived and worked in Russia as a Deputy Director for a small pharmacy chain. Besides the regular duties of the expansion of the business and external relations, Anton actively participated in a family property business which included buying, renovating, selling, and renting out properties. Anton also worked as a marketing manager for a German logistics and software firm in Germany and Italy for three years. Overall, Anton has a wealth of experience in the industry working for small and medium enterprises throughout Europe.

Research areas and interests

  • Strategic choices of emerging market firms
  • Institutional changes and development
  • Industrial development and business strategies in transition economies
  • Innovation in emerging market firms
  • National innovation systems


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of New South Wales, 2018.
  • Diploma of Economic Management in Agriculture, Russian Federation, 2006.


Recent Research Grants

  • Investigating the opportunities and challenges posed by disruptive and converging technologies in Cyber, IoT, AI/ autonomous technologies to the mission, design, structure, operations and future roles and planning of Defence and the Australian Defence Force,  Department of Defence,  Strategic Policy Grants Program,  2020 - 2021,  $179,502.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Klarin, A., (2020), The decade-long cryptocurrencies and the blockchain rollercoaster: Mapping the intellectual structure and charting future directions. Research in International Business and Finance, In press(In press), 44, DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.101067.
  • Xiao, Q., Klarin, A., (2019), Subordinate actors’ institutional maintenance in response to coercive reforms. Journal of Management Inquiry, forthcoming(forthcoming), 21, DOI: 10.1177/1056492619868027.
  • Klarin, A., Ray, PK., (2019), Industrial modernization and business strategies in transition economies. International Journal of Emerging Markets, forthcoming(forthcoming), 21, DOI: 10.1108/IJOEM-02-2018-0107.
  • Klarin, A., (2019), Mapping product and service innovation: A bibliometric analysis and a typology. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 149(December 2019), Article number 119776, DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119776.
  • Klarin, A., Sharmelly, R., (2019), Strategic sensemaking and political connections in unstable institutional contexts. Journal of Management Inquiry, forthcoming(forthcoming), 21, N/A, DOI: 10.1177/1056492619862635.
  • Klarin, A., Ray, PK., (2019), Political connections and strategic choices of emerging market firms: Case study of Russia’s pharmaceutical industry. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 14(3), 410-435, DOI: 10.1108/IJOEM-05-2016-0138.

Conference Publications

  • Klarin, A., Ray, PK., Sharmelly, R., (2018), Industrial modernization and business strategies in transition economies., 30p..
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