Research Seminars

International Business & Strategy - Research seminars

International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School hosts a weekly seminar series during University term-time, with presentations by both internal and external speakers.

Our seminars take place on Wednesdays, at Henley Business School (Whiteknights Campus), between 13.00 and 14.30. Seminars are open to all academic staff, PhD students, and other students on certain degree programmes. Lunch is provided.

Seminars are co-ordinated by Prof Peter Scott, Henley Business School.

Upcoming Summer term research seminars 2017/2018

18 April
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Rubina Romanello, University of Udine
Topic: Turning point: when born globals enter post-entry stage

25 April
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Eko Budi Harjo , Henley Business School
Topic: What makes employees globally mobile? Influences on employees’ willingness to accept a multiple international assignment in an Indonesian MNE

02 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Paloma Almodovar Martinez, University of Madrid
Topic: Do Imports, Inward Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Licensing Improve Local Firms’ Innovativeness? A Micro-Level Analysis

09 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Denise Tsang, Henley Business School
Topic: The Age and the Sage in the Chinese Aerospace Industry

16 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Ismael Al-Amoudi, Cardiff University
Topic:Before and Beyond the Matrix: the organisations and institutions of Late Modernity

23 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Ana Rincon-Aznar, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London
TopicTBC

30 May
No Seminar

06 June
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
1st Speaker: Chipoong Kim
Topic: Managers’ international experience and subsidiary-unit performance in South Korean MNEs: the mediating effects of dual advice networks

2nd Speaker: Karina Pavlisa
Topic: Human capital composition, occupational fields and consumption preferences: Analysis of the British family expenditure survey (2009-2016)

3rd Speaker: Alex Cats
Topic: Exploring the formation and strategic constructs of triadic R&D alliance relationships in the semiconductor industry

Upcoming Spring term research seminars 2017/2018

10 January
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof James Walker, Henley Business School
Topic: Because you’re worth it? Determinants of Vice Chancellor pay in the UK

17 January
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Stephan Gerschewski, Henley Business School
Topic:Understanding the drivers of international performance for born global firms: An integrated perspective

24 January
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Chris Woodrow, Henley Business School
Topic:The psychological contract in experienced and inexperienced organizational newcomers: A mixed methods study

31 January
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Elena Beleska-Spasova, Henley Business School
Topic:Recombination Dynamic Capabilities and Micro-Foundations

07 February
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Quyen Nguyen, Henley Business School
Topic: An examination of intra-firm and arm’s length exports of MNE foreign subsidiaries: The export financing strategy

14 February
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108,
HBS
Speaker: TBC
TopicTBC

21 February
No Seminar

28 February
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof Gabriel Benito, Norwegian Business School
Topic:Subsidiary Capital Structure as an Internal Governance Mechanism in Multinational Enterprises: A Transaction Cost Analysis

07 March
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108,
HBS Speaker: Dr Vittoria Scalera, University of Amsterdam
Topic:Sovereign Wealth Funds’ International Investments: The Role of Politicization and Bilateral Relations

14 March
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Katiuscia Lavoratori, Henley Business School
Topic: TBC

21 March
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Fabian Froese, University of Göttingen
Topic: Knowledge sharing of expatriates

Autumn term research seminars 2017/2018

27 September
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Dalia Marin, the University of Munich
Topic: Europe’s Export Superstars – it’s the organization

4 October
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Giuliano Maielli, the University of London
Topic: Paths and meta-organizations: Creating and sharing architectural knowledge within technological platforms

11 October
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Min Zou, Henley Business School
Topic: High Performance Work System and Autonomy at Work: Where you work, who you are and what you do

18 October
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Irina Surdu, Henley Business School
Topic: Why wait? An empirical study on the speed of foreign market re-entry after initial entry and exit

25 October
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Rossella Salandra, Imperial Collage
Topic: Knowledge dissemination in clinical trials: exploring influences of institutional support and type of innovation on selective reporting

8 November
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Ulrike Mayrhofer, University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3
Topic: Reputation, E-Reputation, and Value-Creation of Mergers and Acquisitions

15 November
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Xufei Ma, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Topic: Gaining power with status: The establishment of national headquarters by multinational corporations in China

22 November
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Gabor Bekes, Central European University of Budapest
Topic: Supply network and product quality - evidence from auto industry

29 November
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Giulio Nardella, The Henley Business School
Topic:Mountains or Molehills? An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Corporate Irresponsibility and Reputation Penalties

6 December
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Michael Aldous, Queen’s University, Belfast
Topic: Reassessing FERA: Examining British firms’ strategic responses to ‘Indianization’

Summer term research seminars 2016/17

19 April
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Bart Vanneste, London School of Economics
Topic: When to Form an Alliance? Emergent Entrepreneurs in the Internet Video Industry

26 April No seminar

3 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Jongmin Lee, Henley Business School
Topic: Organizational Learning Platform for Knowledge Creation in International Joint Ventures: The Mediating Role of Formal and Informal Communication

10 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Joe Lane, London School of Economics
Topic: Secrets for Sale? Innovation and the nature of knowledge in an early industrial district: The North Staffordshire Potteries, 1750-1851

17 May
No seminar

24 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Ellis Osabutey, Middlesex University Business School
Topic: Human Resource and Knowledge Management Systems and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: A Combinatory Exploration

31 May
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Michael Heller, Brunel University
Topic: Words and Organisations: A Discursive Study of the British House Journal, 1900-2015

7 June
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Yuksel Ekinci, Henley Business School
Topic: Dark side of brands: The role of ideal self-congruence and brand attachment on compulsive buying and external trash-talk

Spring term research seminars 2016/17

11 January
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Chul Chung, Henley Business School
Topic: Expatriation, subsidiary knowledge creation and performance: the moderating role of transnational strategy

18 January
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Peder Greve, Henley Business School
Topic: In search of the perfect team: Unravelling the benefits of international experience in Bundesliga football teams

25 January
No seminar

1 February
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Irina Surdu, Henley Business School
Topic: Once Bitten, Twice Shy? The effects of Organisational Learning and Institutional Change on Foreign Market Re-Entry Commitment

8 February
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Liena Kano, University of Calgary
Topic: Breaking Silos in International Business Research: Internalization nd Family Firms.

15 February
No seminar

22 February
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof Ove Bjarnar, Molde University College
Topic: Making sense of organisations in globalizing clusters

1 March
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker:
Prof Peter Scott, Henley Business School
Topic: The organisational salesman: managerial homogeneity, organisational commitment strategies, and institutional rigidity in the inter-war U.S. vacuum cleaner

8 March
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Alessandra Perri, Ca’ Foscari University
Topic: Close together or far apart? The geography of host country knowledge sourcing and subsidiary’s innovation performance

15 March
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Rita Fontinha, Henley Business School
Topic: Perceived Job Insecurity and Employability in relation to Job Satisfaction: The case of Temporary and Permanent workers during the Post-crisis recession in Europe

22 March
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
Topic: Toward the “New Entrepreneurial History”

Autumn term research seminars 2016/17

28 September
Venue and Time: 13.30-15.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Andrew Parker, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Topic: Obtaining Novel Knowledge for Problem Solving in the MNC: A Network Mobilization Perspective

5 October
Venue and Time: 12.30-14.00, room 108 HBS
Speaker: Dr Fabrice Defever, University of Nottingham
Topic: Trade Liberalization and Thrid Market Effects

19 October
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, room 108 HBS
Speaker: Dr Jenny Hillemann, Vrije Universiteit
Topic: Regional Integration, Multinational Enterprise Strategy and the Death of Distance: the Case of the EMU

21 October
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, room 108 HBS
Speaker: Dr Gábor Békés, Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Topic: Cultural Diversity and Behavior of Organizations - Evidence form a Globalized Sport

26 October
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, room 108 HBS
Speaker: Dr Maks Belitski, Henley Business School
Topic: Cultural diversity and knowledge in explaining entrepreneurial outcomes in European cities

16 November
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, room 108 HBS
Speaker: Dr Louis Dau, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Topic: Contextualizing International Learning: The Moderating Effects of Mode of Entry and Subsidiary Networks on the Relationship Between Reforms and Profitability

23 November
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, room 108 HBS
Speaker: Dr Beata Javorcik, University of Oxford
Topic: Climbing the Rungs of the Quality Ladder: FDI and Domestic Exporters in Romania

30 November
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, room 108 HBS
Speaker: Charmi Patel
Topic: How can we agree on what is fair? A case study of justice processes in an Indian-Swedish joint venture.

7 December
Seminar cancelled

Summer Term Research Seminars 2015/16

20 April
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room G09, ICMA
Speaker: Dr Akram Al Ariss, Toulouse Business School
Topic: The Art of Agile Talent Management: Dynamic Alignment with Multicultural Experience and Organizational Context.

27 April
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Andrew Kakabadse, Henley Business School
Topic: How culture eats strategy for breakfast.

27 April
Venue and Time:
17:00-18:30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Chang Hoon Oh, Beedie School of Business
Topic: Melting pot or tribe? Societal level ethnic diversity and its effect on subsidiary ownership and employee productivity.

11 May
Venue and Time: 13:00-14:30, Room 108, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof Mark Casson, Henley Business School
Topic: Entrepreneurship, Property and Community: A Case Study of Medieval Cambridge.

11 May
Venue and Time: 17.00-18.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Lars Håkanson, Copenhagen Business School
Topic: The Role of ‘Psychic Distance’ in International Trade.

18 May
Venue and Time: 13:00-14:30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Elena Beleska-Spasova, Henley Business School
Topic: Coupling vs decoupling of GVC: What creates firm competitive advantage.

24 May
Venue and Time: 13:00-14:30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Ajai Gaur, Rutgers Business School
Topic: Overcoming Institutional voids: The complementary advantages of business groups and multinationals.

1 June
Venue and Time: 13:00-14:30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Stéphane Girod, Henley Business School
Topic: When Bright and Dark Entrepreneurship Meet: Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy In Luxury Industries And The Digital Age.

1 June
Venue and Time: 17.00-18.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof Peter Miskell, Henley Business School
Topic: Connecting creative clusters: an analysis of European film co-production networks in the 1960s.

8 June
Venue and Time: 13:00-14:30, Room 108, HBS
Henley Business School wide research seminar

8 June
Venue and Time: 17:00-18:30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Denise Tsang, Henley Business School
Topic: China’s final frontier: industrial democracy and aerospace innovation

15 June
Venue and Time: 13:00-14:30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Katiuscia Lavoratori, University of Perugia
Topic: Co-location of Offshored Production and R&D Activities. The Role of Internal and External Agglomerations

29 June
Venue and Time: 17:00-18:00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Patrick Fridenson, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Topic: The Pacific is not a barrier. Unexpected crossings between the Japanese and the French auto industries, 1952−2016

Spring Term Research Seminars 2015/16

13 January
Venue and Time: 13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof Rajneesh Narula, Henley Business School
Topic: Control without ownership: what can R&D alliances tell us about non-equity activity by MNEs?

20 January
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof Jose Lannes de Melo, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Topic: The Gerdau Group: The Creation of a Global Competitor

3 February
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Prof Davide Castellani, Henley Business School
Topic: Quality of governance and inward FDI: does within-country heterogeneity matter?

10 February
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.00, G11 Lecture Theatre, HBS Henley Business School seminar
Speaker: Prof James Walker, Henley Business School
Topic: Preferences for Impact Versus Publications

17 February
No Seminar

24 February
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Lucy Newton, Henley Business School
Topic: Crisis and accountability: bank management, directors and the governance of joint-stock banks, 1826-1844

24 February
Venue and Time: 17.00-18.00, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Shlomo Tarba, University of Birmingham
Topic: To acquire or not to acquire - That is only ONE question: The Human Side of M&A

2 March
No Seminar

9 March
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Maksim Belitski and Dr Anna Spadavecchia, Henley Business School
Topic: Innovation within Regions: Specialisation or Diversification Externalities? Evidence from UK Firm-Level Data

16 March
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Rita Fontinha, Henley Business School
Topic: Strategic Contractual Choices: The Quality of Working Life of Temporary and Permanent Academics and Researchers in the UK

23 March
Venue and Time:
13.00-14.30, Room 108, HBS
Speaker: Dr Chul Chung, Henley Business School
Topic: Cost Efficiency or Ease of HQ Control?: A Study of Location Choices for HR Shared Services in MNEs ***

Autumn Term Research Seminars 2015/16

14 Oct, 2015
Room 108, HBS
Dr Quyen Nguyen, Henley Business School

The Subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises Operate Regionally, not Globally

22 Oct, 2015
Room G10,
Prof Roberta Rabellotti, Universitá di Pavia

Do Acquisitions Boost Patents? An empiricial analysis on Chinese and Indian Emerging Market Multinationals in Europe, Japan and USA

28 Oct, 2015
Room 108, HBS
Prof Paul Sparrow, Lancaster University Business School

Global Talent Management: A New Bridge

4 Nov,
*Please note no seminar takes place on this day

11 Nov, 2015
Room 108, HBS
Dr Martin Purvis, University of Leeds

Before they were famous: the fortunes of Marks and Spencer c.1907-1926

18 Nov, 2015
Room 108, HBS
Dr Sorin Krammer, University of Groningen

Selection of International Partners for Technoological Alliances: The Role of Institutional Distance, Colonial and Economic Ties

25 Nov, 2015
Room 108, HBS
Dr Peder Greve, Henley Business School

Top Management Team Influence and Discretion in Foreign Market Entry Mode Decisions

2 Dec, 2015
Room 108, HBS
Dr Kristin Brandl, Henley Business School

Building service provider capabilities: The impact of clients and service types in service offshore outsourcing

9 Dec, 2015
Room 108, HBS
Prof Maite Alguacil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain

Firm Heterogeneity and Location Choice of European Multinationals

To view details of our previous research seminars in International Business and Strategy, see below:

Research Seminars Summer 2016
Research Seminars Spring 2016
Research Seminars Autumn 2015
Research Seminars Spring 2015
Research Seminars Autumn 2014
Research Seminars Summer 2014
Research Seminars Spring 2014
Research Seminars Autumn 2013
Research Seminars Spring 2013
Research Seminars Autumn 2012
Research Seminars Summer 2012
Research Seminars Spring 2012

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If you have any questions, please contact the Department Administrator Jana Oslejova by email at j.oslejova@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 118 378 7667.

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