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International Business and Entrepreneurship

Martin Hannibal, Head of Research Unit,
Associate Professor

Contact information:
/65503387 /21770367
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Area of research: International entrepreneurship, knowledge-intensive start-ups.

Speciality: Decision-making during entrepreneurial processes, research-related new ventures (University spin-offs), additive manufacturing.

Current projects:

  • How do international entrepreneurial opportunities  arise in knowledge-intensive industries and how are they exploited
  • The role of additive manufacturing in international entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial identities among students in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and USA (PACE)
  • Investigations into the boundary between the entrepreneurship and consumption

Tage Koed Madsen, Professor emeritus    

Contact information:
/65503242/6011 3242
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Area of research: His research areas comprise export performance studies, internationalization processes, and International New Ventures/Born Globals. 

Specialty: He has conducted several large scale empirical studies in addition to his theoretical contributions. His research has published in numerous books as well as articles in journals such as International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Advances in International Marketing, and Scandinavian Journal of Management.

Main publications

  • Tage Koed Madsen: “Early and rapidly internationalizing ventures. Similarities and differences between classifications based on the original international new venture and born global literatures, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 11, 1, 2013, pp.65-79
  • Tage Koed Madsen, Øystein Moen and Randi Hammervold: “The Role of Independent Intermediaries. The Case of Small and Medium-Sized Exporters”, International Business Review, 21, 2012, pp. 535-546
  • Tage Koed Madsen and Per Servais: "The Internationalization of Born Globals - an Evolutionary Process?, International Business Review, Vol. 6, No. 6, 1997, pp. 561-583.

Boards, Networks, etc.

  • Chairman Den Fynske Bladfond
  • Member of VL51
  • Member of Beacon Group

Jesper Strandskov, Professor emeritus

Contact information:
/6550 2944 /6011 2944
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Area of research: International business og Strategiske ledelse

Current projects:

  • Projekt om forretningsmodeller og værdiskabelse
  • Projekt om danske virksomheders internationaliseringsforløb
  • Projekter om diverse erhvervshistoriske emner

Stephen Mark Rosenbaum, Head of Study,
Associate Professor

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Area of research: Experimental economics

Specialty: Experimental economics

Main Publications 

  • Rosenbaum, S.M., Billinger, S., Twerefou, D.T. & Isola, W.A. “Income inequality and cooperative propensities in developing countries: Summarizing the preliminary experimental evidence”. Forthcoming in International Journal of Social Economics.
  • Rosenbaum, S.M., Billinger, S. & Stieglitz, N. (2014). “Let´s be honest: A review of experimental evidence of honesty and truth-telling”. Journal of Economic Psychology 45, 181-196.
  • Rosenbaum, S.M., Billinger, S. & Stieglitz, N. (2013). “Private virtues, public vices: Social norms and corruption”. International Journal of Development Issues 12 (3), 192-212. 

Erik S. Rasmussen, Associate Professor

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Area of research: Internationalisering af små og mellemstore virksomheder, entrepreneurship, markedsanalyse

Aktuelle projekter:

  • Undersøgelse af hvor virksomheder vælger at etablere sig
  • Betydningen af sproglige kompetencer i internationale relationer
  • Born Global og International New Ventures

Nicole Richter, Associate Professor

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Supervision: Open topics for theses

Area of research: International and strategic management with special emphasis on cross-cultural aspects.

Specialty: Antecedents of strategic success (e.g. performance of strategic alliances, performance implications of international diversity).
International job satisfaction (e.g. models, surveys, cross-cultural aspects).
Cultural values, and cultural competencies (e.g. cultural archetypes, cultural intelligence).
Quantitative research methodologies in international business (e.g. structural equation modelling, neural networks, panel regression).

Current Projects.:

  • Assess how to best organize global sourcing activities to become successful (see the preliminary results of our current research published as a working paper). 
  • Critically rethink the measurement of performance in designing IB-studies (see the pre-version of our article lately published in Critical Perspectives on International Business). 
  • Understand whether and how cultural intelligence impacts work-related outcomes (see our meta-analysis of which a short version will be published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings soon); in this regard, we invite researchers to contribute to our upcoming special issue on “The role of intercultural competence in European international management: Theory, measurement, antecedents, and outcomes” to be published in European Journal of International Management in 2018 (further information are in our call for papers).
  • Discover the ease and practicality of using structural equation modelling (SEM) to research into cause-effect models (e.g. on the determinants of customer loyalty, employee satisfaction) by using our (German) book on PLS-SEM. The book comes with a dataset and video tutorials (see our website, the publishers website offering further material, and our youtube-channel ).

Maria Elo, Associate Professor

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Yi Wang, Assistant Professor

Contact information: / 65509268
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Area of research: Internationalization into and from emerging markets, international entrepreneurship in the context of emerging markets, foreign market entry modes, subsidiary divestment strategies and survival, international Business negotiations

Current Projects: 

Full papers

  • Wang, Y. & Larimo, J. Survival of full versus partial acquisitions: the moderating role of firm’s internationalization experience, cultural distance, and host country context characteristics. 
  • Nguyen, H.L., Larimo, J. & Wang, Y. Control, innovation and International Joint Venture performance: the moderating role of internal and external environments.
  • Bhandari, K., Larimo, J. & Wang, Y. Curvilinear relationship between degree of internationalization and performance: the moderating role of firm-specific advantages.
  • Wang, Y. & Larimo, J. Establishment mode strategy of multinational enterprises in an emerging market: evidence from Nordic manufacturing investments in China. 

    Work-in-Progress papers
  • Wang, Y. & Yang, M. The role of entrepreneurial ecosystem in coping with institutional challenges faced by internationalizing disruptive innovators in emerging markets.
  • Wang, Y. Guanxi and performance of SMEs’ foreign subsidiaries in China: the moderating role of subnational institutions.  
  • Wang, Y., Arslan, A. and Dikova, D. Entry mode and subsidiary survival in China: the moderating effects of regional institutional advancement and institutional distance.


Main publications:

  • Wang, Y. and Larimo, J. (2017). Ownership strategy and subsidiary survival in foreign acquisitions: the moderating effects of experience, cultural distance, and host country development. In A. Verbeke, J. Puck & R. van Tulder (Eds.), Distance in International Business: Concepts, Cost and Value (Progress in International Business Research, Volume 12). 157–182. United Kingdom: Emerald. ISBN: 9781787437197. 
  • Wang, Y., Larimo, J. and Nguyen, H.L. (2016). Multilevel analysis of ownership mode strategy in China. In H. Tuselmann, S. Buzdugan, Q, Cao, D, Freund & S. Golesorkhi (Eds.), Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. 133–157. ISBN: 9781137569462.
  • Arslan, A. and Wang, Y. (2015). Acquisition entry strategy of Nordic multinational enterprises in China: an analysis of key determinants. Journal of Global Marketing 28:1, 32-51. 
  • Meyer, K.E. and Wang, Y. (2015). Transaction cost perspectives on alliances and joint ventures: explanatory power and empirical limitations. In J. Larimo, N. Nummela & T, Mainela (Eds.), Handbook on International Alliances and Network Research. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Elgar. 87–136. ISBN: 9781783475476.
  • Wang, Y. and Larimo, J. (2015). Subsidiary survival of multinational enterprises in China: an analysis of Nordic firms. In P. Konara, Y.J. Ha, F. McDonald & Y.Q. Wei (Eds.), Achieving a New Balance? The Rise of Multinationals from Emerging Economies and the Prospects for Established Multinationals. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. 135–158. ISBN: 9781137473110.



Ingo Winkler, Associate Professor

Contact 65501766
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Area of research: Identity in Organizations, Resistance, Managerial control, Power in Organizations, Qualitative Research Methods

Main Publications:

  • Winkler, I. & Mahmood, M. K. (2015) The Liminality of Temporary Agency Work: Exploring the Dimensions of Temporary Agency Workers’ Liminal Experience. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5(1), pp. 51-68
  • Winkler, I. (2014) Being Me Whilst Learning Danish. A Story of Narrative Identity Work During the Process of Learning a Foreign Language. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 9(4), pp. 290-307
  • Winkler, I. (2010) Contemporary Leadership Theories. Enhancing the Understanding of the Complexity, Subjectivity and Dynamic of Leadership, Physica/Heidelberg

Boards, Networks, etc.:

  • British Academy of Management (Senior member of the Special Interest Group ‘Identity’)
  • EGOS – European Group of Organization Studies
  • German Academic Association for Business 

Victor Martin-Sanchez, Assistant Professor

Contact information: 9387 1058
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Elke Weik, Associate Professor

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Mette Lund Kristensen, Associate Professor, Head of studies

Contact information: 65503371
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Teemu Tuomisalo, visiting Postdoc

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Katharina Woerman, Reasearch Assistant

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Nooria Yari, PhD Student

Contact information: /65501263
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Area of research: International Business and Strategic Management

Specialty: Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Competencies.


Current project:

  • CQ- Research landscape, A Bibliometric Citation Analysis, Antecedents to and outcomes of Cultural Intelligence.


Carl Stefan Roth-Kierkegaard, PhD Student

Contact information: /6550 3327
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Erez Katz Volvelsky, ph.d.-studerende

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Elham Kalhor, PhD student

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Gary Knight, Part Time Professor

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Last Updated 17.09.2021