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Thought Leaders in Management and Leadership: ‘Rapid Internationalisation and Performance: Is the sky the limit?’

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The Open University Business School has partnered with CMI to offer OUBS alumni, current students and CMI members a series of quarterly events featuring thought leaders in management and leadership. These events will give you the opportunity to share insights and draw on each other's expertise, to help you and your organisation flourish.

These are complimentary events with the first in the series, being held on Thursday 23 November, 16:00 – 18:00, at CMI Holborn offices in London, with an opportunity to network with like-minded people over a drinks and canapés reception. The next date in the series will be 6 March 2018 at CMI, Holborn, London.

The event will be led by Dr Raquel Garcia-Garcia, Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School. 

Multinationals have traditionally expanded abroad slowly and gradually, moving from neighbouring countries to more distant ones. In fact, this internationalisation model prevailed in the international economic landscape during much of the 20th century. However, in recent years some multinationals have managed to defy this traditional pattern of international expansion by expanding abroad at a dizzying speed and being successful in doing so.

This phenomenon poses several questions: can all companies profit from a rapid foreign expansion? Or only just a few chosen ones? Is the sky the limit or is there an optimal speed of internationalisation? What are the factors that support/hinder a profitable rapid foreign expansion? This briefing will address these key questions and provide insightful findings regarding the effect of knowledge on the success of multinationals.

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Dr Raquel Garcia-Garcia

is a Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School. Her research interests lie in the field of corporate strategy and has recently published a book chapter on emerging market multinationals in Oxford University Press, and an article analysing the link between speed of internationalisation and performance in Journal of World Business. She is also very active within the research community, serving as an ad hoc reviewer for renowned international journals.

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Ian Myson

Ian is responsible for the development of CMI’s University partnerships aimed at improving student employability, enhancing students’ real-world experience and providing them with professional recognition and professional development pathways.

This event will be held at the CMI Offices, 77 Kingsway, London. The presentation will start at 16:00 with a drinks reception to follow.

Click to download the programme.

We have now reached capacity for this event and are now operating a waiting list. If you would like to join the waiting list, please contact us.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00
CMI Offices, 77 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6SR
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