Dr Stephan Gerschewski

Lecturer in International Business and Strategy

Dr Stephan Gerschewski

Dr Stephan Gerschewski

By area: International Business, International Entrepreneurship, International Business Strategy, Export Performance, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
By industry: Manufacturing and Services
By geography: Europe and Asia
141, Whiteknights
+44 (0) 118 378 7176


Dr. Stephan Gerschewski is a Lecturer in International Business & Strategy at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. After completing his PhD in International Business at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, Dr. Gerschewski worked for more than five years at two leading universities in South Korea: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Hannam University. Dr. Gerschewski’s research interests focus primarily on international entrepreneurship, international business strategy, and the export performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Dr. Gerschewski has published numerous articles in leading international business journals, including Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Multinational Business Review, and Thunderbird International Business Review. Dr. Gerschewski’s publications have received various reputable accolades and awards, including the “Best Paper Award” at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in 2012, and “Most Outstanding Paper Award (Emerald Literati Award)” in 2016 for the journal “Review of International Business and Strategy”.

Dr. Gerschewski is currently the Programme Director for the Joint Honours International Business Programme with Foreign Languages (IMBA).


Gerschewski, S., Lindsay, V. J., & Rose, E. L. (2016). Advancing the entrepreneurial orientation construct: The role of passion and perseverance. Review of International Business and Strategy, 26(4), 446-471.

Gerschewski, S. (2016). The Pet Loo: How an innovative pet product from Australia took on the world. In Johansson, J. K., & Furick, M. T. (Eds.) The new global marketing: Local adaptation for sustainability and profit. pp. 80-84, San Diego: Cognella.

Gerschewski, S., Rose, E. L., & Lindsay, V. J. (2015). Understanding the drivers of international performance for born global firms: An integrated perspective. Journal of World Business, 50(3), 558-575.

Gerschewski, S., & Xiao, S. S. (2015). Beyond financial indicators: An assessment of the measurement of performance for international new ventures. International Business Review, 24(4), 615-629.

Gerschewski, S. (2013). Improving on the Kogut and Singh metric of psychic distance. Multinational Business Review, 21(3), 257-268.

Gerschewski, S. (2013). What are the economic effects of regional trade agreements? Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 8(1), 57-63.

Gerschewski, S. (2013). Do local firms benefit from foreign direct investment? An analysis of spillover effects in developing countries. Asian Social Science, 9(4), 67-76.

Gerschewski, S. (2012). Towards a conceptualisation of the born global firm: A review of the literature. International Journal of Foreign Studies, 5(1), 75-92.

Richard, J. E., Fam, K. S., Plimmer, G., & Gerschewski, S. (2012). An update of the vox populi approach to academic journal rankings: 2011 in review. Asian Journal of Business Research, 2(1), 12-29.

Gerschewski, S. (2009). Global competitive advantage: Success on the world stage. Thunderbird International Business Review, 51(5), 497-500.