The Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship Group (SIBE) hosts 37 faculty members who are involved in the delivery of specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including a BA (Hons) International Business and an MSc International Business, and also contribute to a wide range of modules to the School’s general management programmes with leading roles on the Online MBA (Dr Lisa Day), the Online DBA (Dr Meera Sarma), the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA (Mr Neil Coster), ULMS’s Doctoral Programme (Professor Dilani Jayawarna) and Entrepreneurship modules (Dr Dale Heywood)
With interest spanning from Strategy to International Business and Entrepreneurship, members of the group address questions concerning the ‘creation and exploitation of advantage across boundaries’. Creating advantage builds on research in the group about entrepreneurship, innovation, new combinations, capability development, dealing with uncertainty and change and sense-making. This research often deals with various ways to develop opportunities that can be the basis for new ways to satisfy customers and stakeholders. Relatedly, are the strategies or strategizing to defend or sustain a position in the market and among stakeholders.
Members of the group regularly publish in the top Journals in each of these three fields (such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Venturing), but also in more general management Journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Studies. Group members are responsible for the Centre for Entrepreneurship which encourages participation from other Groups and University departments as well as promoting links with practitioners and business organizations. Research at the Group is led by its ten Professors and the group is home to over 20 PhD students. Staff members from the group have editorial positions on leading journals, including the International Small Business Journal (Professor Robert Blackburn, editor in chief and Prof Dilani Jayawarna, consulting editor), Organization Theory (Professor Joep Cornelissen, editor in chief), Organization Studies (Professor Mike Zundel, senior editor), as well as editorial board memberships at Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of International Business Studies.
The processes of strategy development, strategic change as well as corporate communication and sensemaking within large mature corporations as a basis for retaining and regaining competitive advantage is the focus of research by the School Dean Professor Julia Balogun as well as Professor Joep Cornelissen with their work published in leading journals such a Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review. Dr Carola Wolf adds a focus on middle management and strategy-practice. Professor Mike Zundel contributes in this area with a focus on practice and process theoretical perspectives, and Dr Allan Macpherson to the learning dimension of this line of work. Professor Terry McNulty has an international reputation for his portfolio of research on corporate governance, board effectiveness, strategic leadership and change in corporations and healthcare organisations while Ms Abigail Stewart brings international expertise in law. MNEs’ strategic choices (investment decision, location choice) and their performance implications under macroeconomic uncertainty and country heterogeneity are examined by Professor Elizabeth Maitland as well as Dr Shubin Wu and both have published their work the Strategic Management Journal as well as other leading academic journals. Dr Nora Balogh explores the organizational boundaries of joint ventures, such as post-formation dynamics and the micro-level of JVs.
Advantages arising in cross-country settings relate to multinational firm configurations, including the interactions of headquarters and subsidiaries (Professor Wolfgang Sofka), the roles of affiliations and alliances, FDI and entry decisions (Professor Roberto Raggozino and Dr Andreas Procipiou), the strength of international patent systems (Professor Nikolaos Papageorgiadis and Dr Danai Christopoulou) well as the role of cultural proximities and distances in firm internationalisation (Dr Vincent Kunst). Dr Andrew Smith’s research focus in this area is on the evolution of business and financial institutions over time as well as conducting research international knowledge flows. Dr Jingqi Zhu explores the globalisation of services and its impact on society, organisation and employment from a sociological perspective.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Group has substantial expertise in creating advantage, in particular through innovation and entrepreneurial ventures. Professor Wolfgang Sofka investigates firms’ searches for innovative ideas and commercialization, including the strategic choices of multinational companies, the hiring of strategic human capital as well as value capturing strategies and the Group has experts in R&D innovation (Dr Paul Ellwood, Dr Hammad Akbar, Dr Drubah Borah, and Dr Aparna Venugopal), technology transfer (Dr Benito Giordiano and Dr Sam Horner), and the role of government affiliation and firm innovativeness (Dr Panagiotis Ganotakis).
Group members further study specific characteristics of entrepreneurial and small firms, including their responses to recessions (Professor Robert Blackburn), the life-course and the household as key units of analysis in the study of entrepreneurship (Professor Dilani Jayawarna) as well employment relations (Dr Sara Nadin). A particular theme in the Group’s entrepreneurship research lies on sustainable and ethical enterprise, leading to insights into prosocial cooperatives and sustainable ventures (Prof Pablo Munoz, Dr Sofia Angelidou, and Dr Alan Southern). These themes are augmented by research on network analyses, such as that by Dr Julia Brennecke who investigates the antecedents and consequences of knowledge transfers within and between complex organisations, for instance within the biotech industry and Dr Daniel Speldekamp in studies of networks in clusters and multinational corporations.
The Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) is run from SIBE by Prof Pablo Munoz with collaborations across the School, the University, the region, and abroad. The Centre for Entrepreneurship is focused on bringing research and managerial and entrepreneurship practice together by means of problem-based, impact-driven research. Making entrepreneurship more social is the overall objective and this reflects our commitment to fostering entrepreneurship research and teaching where it can potentially contribute to solving society’s grand challenges. Pablo Munoz has attracted since 2016 £350,000 in funding to support his research on sustainable entrepreneurship internationally with a focus on Latin America. The Growth Catalyst programme, as part of CfE, provides leadership training for owner-managers of growing small firms based in the Liverpool region. It has been delivered to more than 200 local business firms, which have benefitted from substantial increases in turnover. In 2019 Dr Benito Giordano secured the funding for the continuation of the Growth Catalyst programme with the European Regional Development Fund up to October 2021, allowing for the delivery of four more cohorts of small business. Overall, £1.8 Million was awarded from ERDF to run the growth catalyst programme. Relatedly, recently funding was secured for a study to explore the impact of Covid-19 on small businesses in the Liverpool city region.
Commitment to knowledge exchange is also demonstrated by the success of group members in obtaining ESRC CASE awards for projects based in Liverpool Vision, Unilever, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). There are also links with the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy through the work of Dr Alan Southern. Working with the Social Enterprise Network, Alan has established a practitioner group for the social economy in the city region: the Liverpool City Region Social Economy Panel consists of representatives from social enterprises, housing associations, cooperatives and charities and seeks to influence social and economic policies in the city region.
Members of the SIBE Group work closely with business, the public sector and the third sector in impactful research and knowledge exchange. Such activities are funded by a range of national and international funding agencies. Paul Ellwood leads the Management Schools collaboration with the £10 million Leverhulme funded interdisciplinary Centre for Functional Materials Design. Professor Terry McNulty obtained a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to investigate business judgements and the Courts. Dr Benito Giordano has obtained an ESRC CASE studentship from the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). Working with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), this interdisciplinary research project is entitled ‘Commercialising innovation, knowledge assets and research excellence to enhance local economic development in the Liverpool city-region (LCR).’
Seminar Series in Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship Group (SIBE)
2019 & 2020
Alina Grecu (Copenhagen Business School)
Do offshoring companies pay a wage penalty for having offshored?
17 June 2020
Christina Boari, University of Bologna
Opening the innovation process: a multilevel approach
21 May 2020
Matthew McCaffrey (Alliance Manchester Business School)
Mintzberg’s Critique of the Design School: A Blueprint for the Microfoundations of Strategic Management
19 February, 2020
Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, University of Groningen
Cultural Roots of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from second-generation immigrants & Publishing in top-tier journals
5 February, 2020
Prof Jane Lê (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management)
The Origins of 'Organizational' Wrongdoing: Complicity-in-Practice
12 December, 2019
Prof Sam Aryee (University of Surrey)
Servant Leadership and Frontline Employees' Customer Service Performance: A Cross-Level Test of Competing Perspectives
07 November, 2019
Joep Cornelissen (Rotterdam School of Management)
Writing theory papers – a research workshop” & “Morally driven: Organizational character and the pursuit of purpose
Ammon Salter (University of Bath Management School)
The sequence effect on the selection of R&D projects
24-25 October, 2019
Jeff Reuer (University of Colorado)
Foundations and Futures of Strategic Management
21 October, 2019
Prof Hari Tsoukas (Warwick Business School)
Strategy and virtue: Revisiting strategic management through virtue ethics
17 October, 2019
Dan Prud’homme (EMLV Business School, Paris)
Beyond patent quality vs quantity: a strategic perspective on patent policy in China
18 September, 2019
Prof Christiana Weber (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
22 May, 2019
Dr Gokhan Ertug (Singapore Management University)
01 May, 2019
Prof Jonatan Pinkse (University of Manchester)
Business model innovation in the energy industry - TBC
03 April, 2019
Prof Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro (LSE)
Expanding our understanding of the employee-organization relationship
20 March, 2019
Prof Roy Suddaby (ULMS & University of Victoria, Canada)
History and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities
22 February, 2019
Selected recent publications:
Al-Dajani, H., Akbar, H., Carter, S., & Shaw, E. (2019). Defying contextual embeddedness: evidence from displaced women entrepreneurs in Jordan. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 31(3-4), 198-212.
Tzokas N, Young AK, Akbar H and Al-Dajani H (2015). Absorptive capacity and performance: The role of customer relationship and technological capabilities. 47: 134-142.
Akbar, H., Baruch, Y. and Tzokas, N., 2018. Feedback Loops as Dynamic Processes of Organizational Knowledge Creation in the Context of the Innovations’ Front‐end. British Journal of Management, 29(3), pp.445-463
Al-Dajani, H., Akbar, H., Carter, S. and Shaw, E. Defying contextual embeddedness: Evidence from displaced women entrepreneurs in Jordan. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. Dec 2018
Saridakis, C. and Angelidou, S., 2018. A case-based generalizable theory of consumer collecting. European Journal of Marketing, 52(5/6), pp.946-972.
Jarzabkowski, P., Lê, J. K., & Balogun, J. (2018). The social practice of co-evolving strategy and structure to realize mandated radical change. Academy of Management Journal, (ja).
Balogun, J., Fahy, K., & Vaara, E. (2019). The interplay between HQ legitimation and subsidiary legitimacy judgments in HQ relocation: A social psychological approach. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(2), 223-249.
Balogun, Julia , Jacobs, Claus , Jarzabkowski, Paula , Mantere, Saku and Vaara, Eero (2014). Placing Strategy Discourse in Context: Sociomateriality, Sensemaking, and Power. Journal of Management Studies, 51 (2), 175-201
Balogun, Julia , Bartunek, Jean and Do, Boram . Senior Managers’ Sensemaking and Responses to Strategic Change. (2015) Organization Science, 26 (4). pp. 960-979. ISSN 1526-5455 (Online); 1047-7039.
Balogun, Julia , Best, Katie and Le, Jane . Selling the Object of Strategy: How Frontline Workers Realize Strategy through their Daily Work. (2015) Organization Studies, 36 (10). pp. 1285-1313.
Bamiatzi V, Bozos K, Lambertides N (2016). Mapping the trading behavior of the middle class in emerging markets: Evidence from the Istanbul Stock Exchange. International Business Review, 25(3), 679-690. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2015.02.004
Bamiatzi V, Efthyvoulou G, Jabbour L (2017) Foreign vs Domestic Ownership on Debt Reduction: An investigation of acquisition targets in Italy and Spain. International Business Review 26(5), 801-815.
Abdioglu, N., Bamiatzi, V., Cavusgil, S. T., Khurshed, A., & Stathopoulos, K. (2015). Information asymmetry, disclosure and foreign institutional investment: An empirical investigation of the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. International Business Review, 24(5), 902-915. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2015.04.001
Bamiatzi V, Jones S, Mitchelmore S, Nikolopoulos K (2015). The Role of Competencies in Shaping the Leadership Style of Female Entrepreneurs: The Case of North West of England, Yorkshire, and North Wales. Journal of Small Business Management, 53(3), 627-644. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12173
Bamiatzi, V., Bozos, K., Cavusgil, S. T., & Hult, G. T. M. (2016). Revisiting the firm, industry, and country effects on profitability under recessionary and expansion periods: A multilevel analysis. Strategic Management Journal, 37(7), 1448-1471. doi:10.1002/smj.2422
Bagheri, M., Mitchelmore, S., Bamiatzi, V., & Nikolopoulos, K. (2019). Internationalization Orientation in SMEs: The Mediating Role of Technological Innovation. Journal of International Management, 25(1), 121-139.
Brennecke J, Stoemmer N (2017). The network-performance relationship in knowledge-intensive contexts – A meta-analysis and cross-level comparison. Human Resource Management 57(1), 11-36.
Schierjott, I., Brennecke, J., & Rank, O. N. (2018). Entrepreneurial Attitudes as Drivers of Managers’ Boundary‐Spanning Knowledge Ties in the Context of High‐Tech Clusters. Journal of Small Business Management, 56, 108-131.
Basov, N., & Brennecke, J. (2017). Duality beyond Dyads: Multiplex patterning of social ties and cultural meanings. In P. Groenewegen, J. Ferguson, C. Moser, J. Mohr, & S. Borgatti (Eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 53 “Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks” (pp. 87-112). Bingley: Emerald. doi:10.1108/S0733-558X20170000053005.
Brennecke J, Rank ON (2017) The firm’s knowledge network and the transfer of advice among corporate inventors – A multilevel network study. Research Policy 46(4), 768-783.
de Mol E, Khapova SN, Elfring T (2015) Entrepreneurial team cognition: A review. International Journal of Management Reviews 17, 232-255.
Engel, Y., Kaandorp, M., Elfring, T (2017) Toward a dynamic process model of entrepreneurial networking under uncertainty. Journal of Business Venturing 32, 35-51.
Stam, W., Arzlanian, S., Elfring, T (2014). Social capital of entrepreneurs and small firm performance: A meta-analysis of contextual and methodological moderators. Journal of Business Venturing 32, 35-51.
Glaser L., Fourné SPL, Elfring T (2015) Achieving strategic renewal: the multi-level influences of top and middle managers’ boundary-spanning. Small Business Economics 45, 305-327.
Scholten, V., Omta, O., Kemp, R., Elfring, T (2015) Bridging ties and the role of research and start-up experience on the early growth of Dutch academic spin-offs. Technovation 45-46, 40-51
Anderson L, Ellwood P, Coleman C (2017). The Impactful Academic: Relational Management Education as an Intervention for Impact British Journal of Management 28(1):14-28
Ellwood, P., Grimshaw, P., & Pandza, K. (2017). Accelerating the innovation process: a systematic review and realist synthesis of the research literature. International Journal of Management Reviews, 19(4), 510-530.
Hsieh, W.L., Ganotakis, P., Kafouros, M. and Wang, C., 2018. Foreign and domestic collaboration, product innovation novelty, and firm growth. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 35(4), pp.652-672.
Armstrong H, Giordano B, Macleod C (2015) The durability of European Regional Development Fund partnership and governance structures: a case study of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Environment and Planning C, 2015, vol. 33, issue 6, pages 1566-1584
Benito Giordano & Alexandre Dubois (2018) Combining territory and competitiveness in EU Regional Policy? Analyzing ERDF investment profiles in regions with specific geographical features, Regional Studies,DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1495323
Spilanis, I., Kizos, T., & Giordano, B. (2016). The effectiveness of European Regional Development Fund projects in Greece: Views from planners, management staff and beneficiaries. European Urban and Regional Studies, 23(2), 182-197.
Giordano, B. (2016). Exploring the role of the ERDF in regions with specific geographical features: islands, mountainous and sparsely populated areas. Regional Studies, 1-11. doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1197387
Trehan, K., Higgins, D. and Jones, O., 2018. Engaged scholarship: Questioning relevance and impact in contemporary entrepreneurship/small and medium-sized enterprise research. International Small Business Journal, 36(4), pp.363-367.
Jayawarna, D., Jones, O. and Macpherson, A. (2018) ‘Resourcing Social Enterprises: The Role of Socially Oriented Bootstrapping Practices’, British Journal of Management.
Lee, R., Tuselmann, H., Jayawarna, D. and Rouse, J., 2018. Effects of structural, relational and cognitive social capital on resource acquisition: a study of entrepreneurs residing in multiply deprived areas. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, pp.1-21.
Jayawarna D, Jones O, Macpherson A. Entrepreneurial potential: The role of human and cultural capitals. International Small Business Journal 32(8):918-943
Dilani Jayawarna, Julia Rouse & Allan Macpherson (2014) Life course pathways to business start-up, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 26:3-4, 282-312, DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2014.901420
Jones O, Li H. Effectual entrepreneuring: sensemaking in a family-based start-up Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 29(5-6):467-499 27 May 2017
Beugelsdijk, S., Kostova, T., Kunst, V. E., Spadafora, E., & van Essen, M. (2018). Cultural distance and firm internationalization: A meta-analytical review and theoretical implications. Journal of Management, 44(1), 89-130.
Muller-Seitz, G. and Macpherson, A. (2014) Learning during crisis as a ‘War for Meaning’: The Case of the German E. coli Outbreak in 2011. Management Learning, Vol. 45(5), pp. 593-608.
Macpherson, A. Herbane, B. and Jones, O. (2015) Developing dynamic capabilities through resource accretion: expanding the entrepreneurial solution space. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2015.1038598
McNulty, T., & Nordberg, D. (2016). Ownership, activism and engagement: Institutional investors as active owners. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24(3), 346-358.
McNulty T, Stewart A (2015) Developing the Governance Space: A Study of the Role and Potential of the Company Secretary In and Around The Board of Directors, Organization Studies, 36 (4), pp. 513-535
Beugelsdijk, S., Kostova, T., Kunst, V.E., Spadafora, E. and van Essen, M., (2018). Cultural distance and firm internationalization: A meta-analytical review and theoretical implications. Journal of Management, 44(1), pp.89-130.
Muñoz, P. Cacciotti, G. Cohen, B. 2018. The double-edged sword of purpose-driven behavior in sustainable venturing. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(2), 149–178.
Kimmitt, J., & Muñoz, P. (2018). Sensemaking the ‘social’in social entrepreneurship. International Small Business Journal, 36(8), 859-886.
Muñoz, P., & Cohen, B. (2018). A Compass for Navigating Sharing Economy Business Models. California Management Review, 61(1), 114-147.
Muñoz, P. Kimmitt, J. Farny, S. Kibler, E. (2018). Living on the slopes: Entrepreneurial preparedness in a context under continuous threat. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Forthcoming
Muñoz, P. Cohen, B. 2018. Sustainable entrepreneurship research: taking stock and looking ahead. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(3), 300-322.
Muñoz, P. Cohen, B., 2018. Entrepreneurial narratives in sustainable venturing: Beyond people, profit, and planet. Journal of Small Business Management, 56(S1), 154–176.
Kimmitt, J. Muñoz, P. 2017. Entrepreneurship and financial inclusion through the lens of instrumental freedoms. International Small Business Journal, 35(7), 803-828.
Munoz P, Cohen B (2017) Mapping out the sharing economy: A configurational approach to sharing business modeling. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 125: 21-37.
Kimmitt J, Muñoz P. Entrepreneurship and financial inclusion through the lens of instrumental freedoms. International Small Business Journal 35(7):803-828
Cohen B, Muñoz P. Entering Conscious Consumer Markets: Toward a New Generation of Sustainability Strategies. California Management Review 59(4):23-48
Muñoz P, Kibler E. Institutional complexity and social entrepreneurship: A fuzzy-set approach. Journal of Business Research 69(4):1314-1318
Muñoz P, Cohen B. The Making of the Urban Entrepreneur. California Management Review 59(1):71-91
Munoz P, Dimov D. The call of the whole in understanding the development of sustainable ventures. Journal of Business Venturing 30(4):632-654
Muñoz, P., & Kimmitt, J. (2018). Social mission as competitive advantage: A configurational analysis of the strategic conditions of social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Research.
Van Gelderen, M., Kibler, E., Kautonen, T., Munoz, P., & Wincent, J. (2018). Mindfulness and Taking Action to Start a New Business. Journal of Small Business Management.
Papageorgiadis, N., & McDonald, F. (2019). Defining and Measuring the Institutional Context of National Intellectual Property Systems in a post-TRIPS world. Journal of International Management, 25(1), 3-18.
Ahammad, M. F., Konwar, Z., Papageorgiadis, N., Wang, C., & Inbar, J. (2018). R&D capabilities, intellectual property strength and choice of equity ownership in cross-border acquisitions: evidence from BRICS acquirers in Europe. R & D Management, 48(2),pp. 177-194
Papageorgiadis, N. & Sharma, A. (2016). Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: A Panel Analysis. Economics Letters 141: 70-72 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.01.003
Konwar, Z., Papageorgiadis, N., Ahammad, M., Tian, Y., McDonald, F. E., & Wang, C. (n.d.). Dynamic marketing capabilities, foreign ownership modes, sub-national locations and the performance of foreign affiliates in developing economies. International Marketing Review. doi:10.1108/IMR-01-2016-0004
Papageorgiadis, N and Cross, A and Alexiou, C (2014) International Patent Systems Strength 1998-2011. Journal of World Business, 49 (4). pp. 586-597.
Smith, A. & Kaminishi, M. (2019) Western Debates About Chinese Entrepreneurship in the Treaty Port Period
Abdelrehim, N., Ramnath, A., Smith, A., & Popp, A. (2018). Ambiguous decolonisation: a postcolonial reading of the IHRM strategy of the Burmah Oil Company. Business History, 1-29.
Smith, A., & Umemura, M. (2018). Prospects for a transparency revolution in the field of business history. Business History, 1-22.
Smith, A. (2016). The winds of change and the end of the Comprador System in the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Business History, 58(2), 179-206.
Smith AD, Mussio LB (2016) Canadian Entrepreneurs and the Preservation of the Capitalist Peace in the North Atlantic Triangle in the Civil War Era, 1861-1871.
Smith, A. D. A. (2014). A successful British MNE in the backyard of American big business: Explaining the performance of the American and Canadian subsidiaries of Lever Brothers 1888–1914. Business History, 56(2), 135-160.
Grimpe, Christoph, Ulrich Kaiser, and Wolfgang Sofka. (2019) "Signaling valuable human capital: Advocacy group work experience and its effect on employee pay in innovative firms." Strategic Management Journal 40(4), 685-710.
Sofka, Wolfgang, Edlira Shehu and Pedro de Faria (2018), Protecting Knowledge: How Legal Requirements to Reveal Information Affect the Importance of Secrecy, Research Policy 47(3), 558-572.
Olsen AO, Sofka W, Grimpe C (2016). Coordinated exploration for grand challenges: The role of advocacy groups in search consortia. Academy of Management Journal, 59(6), 2232-2255. doi:10.5465/amj.2015.0730
Sofka W, Preto MT, de Faria P. MNC subsidiary closures: What is the value of employees' human capital in new jobs? Journal of International Business Studies 45(6):723-750 Aug 2014 (Journal article)
Grimpe, C., Sofka, W., Bhargava, M., & Chatterjee, R. (2017). R&D, Marketing Innovation, and New Product Performance: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Production Innovation Management, 34(3), 360-383. doi:10.1111/jpim.12366
Olsen, A. Ø., Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (2016). Solving Environmental Problems: Knowledge and Coordination in Collaborative Search. Long Range Planning. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2016.05.003
Ketata, I., Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (2015). The role of internal capabilities and firms' environment for sustainable innovation: evidence for Germany. R & D Management, 45(1), 60-75. doi:10.1111/radm.12052
Grimpe, C., & Sofka, W. (2016). Complementarities in the search for innovation—Managing markets and relationships. Research Policy, 45(10), 2036-2053.
Sofka, W., Shehu, E., & de Faria, P. (2014). Multinational subsidiary knowledge protection—Do mandates and clusters matter?. Research Policy, 43(8), 1320-1333.
Parkinson C , Howorth C, Southern A (2016) The crafting of an (un)enterprising community: Context and the social practice of talk. International Small Business Journal 54(4), 385-404.
Belderbos, R., Tong, T. W. and Wu, S. (2014), Multinationality and downside risk: The roles of option portfolio and organization. Strategic Management Journal, 35: 88–106. doi: 10.1002/smj.2087
Belderbos, R., Tong, T. W., & Wu, S. (2019). Multinational investment and the value of growth options: Alignment of incremental strategy to environmental uncertainty. Strategic Management Journal, 40(1), 127-152.
Wolf, Carola (2019) "Not lost in translation: Managerial career narratives and the construction of protean identities." Human Relations 72(3), 505-533.
Xia, T., & Dimov, D. (2017). Alliances and Survival of New Biopharmaceutical Ventures in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Journal of Small Business Management. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12331
Han, X., Liu, X., Xia, T., & Gao, L. (2018). Home-country government support, interstate relations and the subsidiary performance of emerging market multinational enterprises. Journal of Business Research. 93:160-172.
Xia, T., & Liu, X. (2017). Foreign competition, domestic competition and innovation in Chinese private high-tech new ventures. Journal of International Business Studies, 48(6), 716-739. doi:10.1057/s41267-017-0083-y
Xia, T., & Roper, S. (2016). Unpacking Open Innovation: Absorptive Capacity, Exploratory and Exploitative Openness, and the Growth of Entrepreneurial Biopharmaceutical Firms. Journal of Small Business Management, 54(3), 931-952. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12220
Mitchell, R., Boyle, B., Nicholas, S., Maitland, E., & Zhao, S. (2016). Boundary conditions of a curvilinear relationship between decision comprehensiveness and performance: The role of functional and national diversity. Journal of Business Research, 69(8), 2801-2811.
Maitland, E., & Sammartino, A. (2015). Decision making and uncertainty: The role of heuristics and experience in assessing a politically hazardous environment. Strategic Management Journal, 36(10), 1554-1578.
Maitland, Elizabeth, and André Sammartino (2015). "Managerial cognition and internationalization." Journal of International Business Studies 46(7), 733-760.