School of Business and Economics

Discipline groups

Professor Ian R. Hodgkinson

Head of Discipline Group

International Business, Strategy and Innovation Discipline Group

The International Business, Strategy and Innovation (IBSI) group comprises of teachers and researchers whose work draws on multiple disciplines including economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, information systems and political science.

The Group is committed to the advancement of world-class management scholarship and to the development of ideas that will help managers make better sense of some of the most complex problems of globalisation and the digital economy.

Key areas of specialism within the IBSI Group include:

  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets
  • Internationalisation Strategies
  • Culture-strategy Nexus in Global Organisations
  • Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy and Performance in Complex Environments
  • Digital Innovations and Development

Our members have published widely on issues related to entrepreneurship in emerging markets, knowledge spillovers and transfers with particular reference to Asia, digitally enabled transformations, corporate governance, executive compensation, labour mobility and economic growth, global sourcing of work, management of information technology, organisational culture and identity, power asymmetries in MNCs, managerial cognition and intercultural encounters in globally distributed organisations.

Group members’ research has appeared in world-leading scholarly journals such as Research PolicyStrategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business StudiesInformation Systems ResearchMIS Quarterly, Strategic Entrepreneurship JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and PracticeJournal of World Business, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal and Long Range Planning. Reflecting its eclectic disciplinary base, the group’s approach to empirical inquiry cover a diverse range of methods, from mathematical modelling and simulations at one end to case studies and ethnographies at the other.

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