Prof. Dr. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Ph.D.

About Tirta

Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, or Tirta as his nickname, is currently a professor in International Business Management. He is currently the head of the Centre for Business and Diplomatic Studies (CBDS), Bina Nusantara University.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia, in 1999. He then received his master’s degree in 2004 and doctorate in 2007, both in management, from the Graduate School of Management, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan. His master’s degree and doctorate were funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He received professorship from Bina Nusantara University in 2015. He also received his second doctorate from Padjadjaran University in 2016.

Prior to joining Bina Nusantara University in late November 2011, he was a faculty member in the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia. There, he taught courses on international trade regimes, international finance regimes, and international political economic thoughts.

He was a visiting fellow at the School of Marketing, Management and International Business, Australian National University in September-November 2011. Partnering with Associate Professor Pierre van der Eng, he conducted research on the internationalization of corporate Indonesia and its impact on the economic relationship between Australia and Indonesia. He writes his thought in his weblog

Research Interests

  • International Political Economy
  • Business Groups and Multinational Corporations
  • Management of Technology and Innovation in Emerging Economies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Business Groups and Multinational Corporations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economic and Technological Development in Japan and Newly Industrializing Countries Emerging Economies
  • Political Economy of International Trade and Finance
  • ASEAN-China Free Trade Area




  • Universitas Indonesia Scientific Awards for Book and Monograph Writer and International Journal Publication, 2011
  • Fuji Xerox Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund: Research Grant for Foreign Students (PhD Dissertation Project), 2006-2007
  • PhD program, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 2004-2007
  • Master program, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 2001-2004
  • Academic Potential Development Scholarship for Undergraduate, Ministry of Education, Republic of Indonesia, 1996-1999