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IBS Departmental Seminar - Generalist versus Specialist Executives’ Impact on FDI Motivation: The Interplay Between Board Chair and CEO

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Date 8 May 2024
Time 13:00-14:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus
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You are cordially invited to attend an International Business and Strategy Departmental Research Meeting, during which there will be a presentation by Dr Ayse Kayaci, Visiting Post Doctoral Fellow Henley Business School. A reminder that attendance for IBS (full time, research oriented) staff and full-time students is compulsory, and where possible, must be in person. Individuals unable to attend in person, due to legitimate reasons will be provided a Teams link on request. Non-IBS staff are welcome to attend, but must register prior to the event. If you have not received the email invite please email Angie Clark

Please join us in Room 108, Henley Business School, if you would like to attend, please register using the link below:

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Please make sure you let me know in advance if you intend to attend in person so that the correct amount of catering is booked.

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2024, HBS Room 108

Time: 13.00 - 14.15pm


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) human capital plays a significant role in both CEOs’ strategic decisions and their selection and compensation processes. This role is shaped by CEO individual level expertise and the interaction of CEO with both Top Management Team (TMT) and board members. As executive leadership is more likely to be a prominent determinant of firms’ strategic direction in the EM context, considering the interrelatedness of CEO generalist experience and chair generalist experience will provide important granular insights on the internationalization behavior of EM firms. In this study, we try to understand how CEO and Chair human capital specificity (generalist vs. specialist) has an impact on FDI motivation of Turkish MNEs. The study is based on a sample of 85 completed cross-border merger and acquisitions by Turkish MNEs for the years of 1997-2021. We try to contribute to the strategic leadership and upper echelons domain by investigating how key decision-makers’ human capital impact strategic decisions with regard to internationalization and FDI motivations. Also, we aim to deliver new insights on the CEO-Board interaction mechanisms in EM contexts

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