Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship
Our interdisciplinary research explores the nature and extent of international management activities. We look at everything from entry strategies to corporate governance, from consumer behaviour to consumer strategy.
We explore how the differences between countries and regions can impact activities. Our researchers are interested in how national institutions shape systems and outcomes. In particular, we want to understand how similar national patterns of corporate governance are across borders.
We focus on decision-making among corporate stakeholders. We’re especially interested in how corporate governance is linked to related management issues such as finance, business strategy, the business life cycle, human resource management, corporate social responsibility, and the diversity of financial, legal and political institutions across countries.
A world view
Another part of our comparative research looks at the nature of work across borders.
Our research into multinational enterprises uncovers how various elements of firms’ internationalisation strategies (entry-exit, global value chains, mergers/acquisitions, human resource management, corporate social responsibility, and the transfer of practices) are shaped by host and home country settings and the socio-political environment.
It includes issues such as selecting a market to enter, entry mode and forms of integration across borders. One emphasis is on foreign direct investment choices and how diverse socio-political networks influence access to foreign markets, entrepreneurial opportunities and resources.
Research seminars at King's
The SIME group of King’s Business School organise bi-weekly research seminars in strategy, international management & entrepreneurship. These usually take place on Wednesdays in Bush House on the Strand.
Further details: Research seminars in SIME.
Professor Keith Brouthers
Head of the Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship Research Group