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Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:00 to 10:00
Juniper and Medlar, The Hub, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
OU Business Network Team

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The Open University Business Network  and Business Perspectives Programme are here to help you. We want to share our insights into leadership and management to help your business flourish.

This Breakfast Briefing 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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The Breakfast Briefing event is held at The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes with breakfast served at 08:00. The presentation will start at 08:30 – 09:30 with an opportunity for networking at the end.

We expect this event to be very popular, so please book early as places are limited.

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The Breakfast Briefings are a series of face-to-face events, as part of The Open University Business Network and Business Perspectives programme. These events aim to foster collaboration and create an opportunity to explore together the latest and best of business thinking. We understand business and want to help your business flourish by sharing our insights into leadership and management at this series of collaborative events. In between briefings, why not join the Business Network on LinkedIn.

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