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EIBA Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal in International Business Award

The most promising thesis proposal presented at the John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business (JHD-DT) – a doctoral event held each year prior to the start of the EIBA Annual Conference – is awarded the EIBA Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal in International Business Award consisting of a certificate and a €1,000 money prize. (Winners are announced at the EIBA Annual Conference award ceremony.)

NOTE: To be eligible for this prize, papers must be duly submitted, accepted, and presented at the JHD-DT by registered participants of the EIBA Annual Conference.


Julia MITTERMAYR (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Bridging Cross-Country Differences: The Value of Immigrants for MNES


Laurenz TINHOF (WU Vienna, Austria)
Foreign Direct Investment Location Choice: A Matching Perspective.

Michael WOLFESBERGER (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Configuring and Restructuring the Foreign Investment Portfolio.

Rico KREMER (University of Erfurt, Germany)
The effect of Geographical Distance on Multinational Downsizing Decisions: A Socio Cognitive Perspective.

Michael Juergen MULLER (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands)
Strangers in a Strange Land: Essays on Migration in Management.

Johannes KLEINHEMPEL (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Essays in Comparative Entrepreneurship Research.

Florian KLEIN (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Institutional Dynamism in International Business: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Firm Strategies.

Renate KRATOCHVIL (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Managers in MNCs Receiving Knowledge from Geographically Distant Individuals:
The Moderating Effects of Cognitive, Social and Organizational Proximity.

Rilana RIIKKINEN (Aalto University School of Business, Finland)
What Drives Sustainability in Multinational Corporations? An Examination of the Purchasing Function.

Ziad ELSAHN (University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand)
Making Sense of Foreign Direct Investment: Towards a Process Model of MNE Decision-Making.

Liudmyla SVYSTUNOVA (Bath University, UK)
Managing institutional complexity in global professional service firms: Subsidiary responses to conflicting institutional logic.

Wolfgang GLEICH (Universität Augsburg, Germany)
Retaliatory Foothold Expansion in Attackers Home Markets.

Sebastian Schrapp (Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany)
R&D Spending during the Financial Crisis: The Impact of Country-Specific Mechanisms and Financial Incentives.

Andreja BANDELJ (Bocconi University, Italy)
Should Banks Be Diversified Geographically? Evidence From Europe.

Alessandra PERRI (LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy)
Firm-Level Heterogeneity and FDI-Mediated Knowledge Spillovers: Some Insights on the Role of MNCs’ and Subsidiaries’ Characteristics.
Harun Emre YILDIZ (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
Fostering Successful Transfer of Organisational Practices in Cross Border M&As.

Pooja THAKUR (Rutgers University, USA)
Externalisation of Core Activities and their Geographical Coverage: In-House versus Offshoring versus Outsourcing of Clinical Trials.

Sergey FILIPPOV (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
Multinational Subsidiary Evolution & Regional Economic Integration.
Nikolaos PAPAGEORGIADIS (Leeds University, UK)
The Effect of International Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Enforcement on International Business: The Case of Licensing.

Roger SMEETS (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Multinationals and Knowledge Spillovers.

Katharina KRETSCHMER (ESCP-EAP European School of Management Berlin, Germany)
Performance Evaluation of Foreign Subsidiaries.

Nejc Martin JAKOPIN (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
International Strategy of Mobile Network Operators - Entry Modes, Management and Success.

Chelsea FREER (Monash University, USA)
Before and After the Ink Dries! The Implications of Resources, Structure and Relations on Alliance Outcomes.
Sabina TACHEVA (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Process Implications of International Top Management Teams.

Arjen SLANGEN (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Cultural Distance and Foreign Direct Investment: The Impact of National Cultural Differences on Entry Mode Choice and Subsidiary Performance.

Rekha KRISHNAN (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
International Alliance Outcomes: The Moderating Effect of Process.

Olivier IRRMANN (University of Vaasa, Finland)
International negotiations in cross-border acquisitions: an analysis of intercultural communication during the post-acquisition integration process.

Jan Hendrik FISCH (Hohenheim University, Germany)
International Distribution of R&D in Multinational Corporations.

Elvira HAEZENDONCK (University of Antwerp-RUCA, Belgium)
The International Competitiveness of Maritime Industrial Development Area (MIDA) based Clusters.
Jeffrey E. JOHNSON (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Firm-Specific Determinants of Success for Small Global Start-ups: A Performance Study of US & UK Firms.

Andreas GAST (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Role of Corporate Headquarters and Cooperation among Subsidiaries during Global Product Launches.

Odile JANNE (University of Reading, UK)
The Geographical Spread of Corporate Technological Activity in Europe.
Georgine KRYDA (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA)
Modeling the Bargaining Game between Multinational Firms and Britain’s Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

Tomaso PEREZ (University of Ancona, Italy)
Multinational Enterprises and Technological Spill-overs.
Omar TOULAN (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Market Liberalization, Competitive Behaviour and the Internationalization Strategies of Firms: The Case of Argentina.

Anne-Wil HARZING (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
Organizational Bumble-Bees: International Transfers as a Control Mechanism in Multinational Companies.

Thomas PUETZ (University of Strasbourg, France)
Decision Processes in Research and Technology Management: A Comparative Study between France and Germany.

Monika WEBER-FAHR (University of Trier, Germany)
Segmentation of European Labour Markets : A Consequence of Multinational Firms’ Investment?

David PARKINSON (Wharton School, UK)
Innovation Processes and International Competition: A Comparative Study of the US and Japan Machine Tool Industry.
Dorothee FEILS (University of South Carolina, USA)
Shareholder Wealth Effects of International Mergers and Acquisitions.

Jeannette CAPEL (Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Exchange Rates and Foreign Direct Investments.
Ivo ZANDER (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
Technology and Technological Change in Swedish Firms: 1965-1990.

Karin FLADMOE-LINDQUIST (University of Minnesota, USA)
Ownership and Control Patterns of International Service Companies.

Jorma LARIMO (University of Vaasa, Finland)
The Impact of Firm’s Characteristics and Strategy on Foreign Direct Investment Decision Behaviour and Performance.
Christine WEISFELDER (University of Michigan, USA)
When Do Taxes Matter? An Empirical Analysis of Taxation of Foreign Source Income and Corporate Competition in Foreign Markets.

Andreas ZIELKE (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Success Factors of International Ventures – The German Experience in the US.