Research Emerging Markets
Research on emerging markets is done by senior lecturers, doctoral students and master students. Within the field of emerging markets, the topics that the Sika-endowed Research Group Emerging Markets investigates, are very broad.
During her time in Fribourg, Dr. Marie-Ann Betschinger has successfully researched specific aspects of emerging markets and published a number of articles in journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings, e.g.:
- Bertrand, Olivier; Betschinger, Marie-Ann; Settles, Alexander (2016): The relevance of political affinity for the initial acquisition premium in cross-border acquisitions, in: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 37, No. 10, pp. 2071-2091.
- Bertrand, Olivier; Betschinger, Marie-Ann (2016): Rhe role of infrastructure aid in the FDI entry decision in developing and emerging economies, in: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.
- Bertrand, Olivier; Betschinger, Marie-Ann; Bertschy, Nina; Shidlauskas, Roman (2016): On the role of the political regime in the choice between international acquisitions and joint ventures when entering an emerging market: Evidence from Russia, in: Finkelstein, S.; Cooper, C. (Eds.): Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Vol. 15, p. 37-52.
Currently, one research stream that is investigated by Juan Wu, M.Sc., is the M&A activity of Chinese companies in Europe, in particular in Switzerland. In this project, entitled “Building up Firm Specific Advantages in Double Embeddedness - Strategic Asset-Seeking FDIs from Chinese POEs in most competitive countries”, almost 20 cases of Chinese acquisitions in Switzerland, Germany and the USA are investigated to identify the main motives for these acquisitions but more importantly, to find patterns along the different stages of the acquisition and integration process.
From February 2018, an additional doctoral student, Finn de Thomas Wagner, M.A., will take up the work and investigate Management in Emerging Markets.
In the last years, almost 20 students have written their master thesis on Management in Emerging Markets under the supervision of the Chair for International Management. Interesting results have been found and many of these master theses are worthwhile reading for academics and practitioners alike. Some of the topics that were investigated in master theses were:
- Jarosch, Julia (2014): How does franchising in emerging markets differ from franchising in developed countries? Case of Ukraine and Switzerland
- Pasqua, Luise (2014): Development of a typology for emerging market multinational corporations
- West, Daniela (2015): Internationalisation of emerging market multinationals from different industry sectors1
- Vejseli, Getoar (2015): FDI in Macedonia
- Fard, Armini (2015): European companies investing in Iran
- Toffolon, Guilia (2015): Entry modes of Chinese MNCs in Africa
Belfiore, Camilla (2015): Diversification of business groups in emerging markets – The case of India
Osmanli, Javid (2016): Market entry of Western European companies into Azerbaijan
Pham, Ha (2016): Internationalization of emerging market MNCs – An integrated review
Gailer, Olga (2017): Market entry strategies in Russia from the perspective of manufacturing companies
Balz, Reto (2017): Break into the Chinese B2C online retail market – Chinas online retail sectore, market entry modes & competitors
Kofmel, Christian (2017): Implications for a communication concept when introducing a vertical downward line extension in emerging markets
Knezevic, Zarko (2017): International divestment – Why Western MNCs are leaving China?
Rabago, Guillaume (2017): International divestment – Why Western MNCs are leaving South America?
Walther, Yannick (2017): How can a collaborative economy help to mitigate institutional voids in general and particularly in emerging markets?
Ostrowska, Marta (2017): Regional determinants of FDI location – The case of the Lodz region in Poland
Yadav, Jaipal (2017): Institutional Voids – Role of business consultancy and FDI
Schmidli, Simon (2017): Supporting social entrepreneurship – A study of business incubation to social entrepreneurship in Switzerland and India