pcnsmg

Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Phillip Christopher
Nell
Associate professor
,
Dr. rer. soc. oec.


Room: KIL/14A-2.65
E-mail: pcn.smg@cbs.dk
Primary research areas
  • Interorganizational relationships

  • Headquarters configurations and headquarters value-added within MNCs

  • The organization of the multinational corporation

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www.cbs.dk/en/staff/pcnsmg
Presentation

Phillip is a Professor of International Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is also affiliated with the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School.

Phillip holds a European Master of Business Sciences (EMBSc) and a Diplom-Kaufmann from University of Bamberg and ESC Clermont-Ferrand. He received his doctorate and his habilitation from WU Wien.

Before joining academia, Phillip gained considerable industry experience as a consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He has conducted projects and research in cooperation with firms such as Walter Bau, Gerresheimer, Kone, Puma, Boehringer Ingelheim, ATB, Nike, and T-Systems as well as non-profit organizations such as Diakonie, giving him lots of insights into practice.

Phillip is widely experienced both in degree-course and executive education. Besides Copenhagen and Vienna, he has taught at ESADE Business School in Spain, Università di Padova, Universität Linz, and at VSE in Prague.

Research Interest

His research interests are centered on the organization of the multinational corporation, the management of subsidiaries, and the role headquarters play in large and complex organizations. Furthermore, he is interested in the role analytics and data management play for strategic decision making and firm performance. His research has been accepted for publication in Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning, Journal of International Management, Journal of World Business, and Research Policy among others. He is currently on the editorial board of Journal of International Business Studies, the most important journal in the field of international business.

Selected publications
  • Hoenen, A., Nell, P.C. and Ambos, B. Forthcoming. Entrepreneurial capabilities at the regional level - the role of intra-regional similarity and regional embeddedness. Long Range Planning.

  • Nell, P. C. and B. Ambos. Forthcoming. Parenting Advantage in the MNC: An Embeddedness Perspective on the Value Added by Headquarters. Strategic Management Journal.

  • K. Foss, N. Foss and P.C. Nell. 2012. MNC Organizational Form and Subsidiary Motivation Problem: Controlling Intervention Hazards in the Network MNC. Journal of International Management 18 (3), 247-259.

  • Nell, P. C., B. Ambos and B. B. Schlegelmilch. 2012. The MNC as an externally embedded organization: An investigation of embeddedness overlap in local subsidiary networks. Journal of World Business (46), p. 497-505.

  • Piekkari, R., Nell, P.C. and Ghauri, P. 2010. Regional Management as a System - A Longitudinal Study. Management International Review, 50, p. 513-532. 

  • M. L. Lehrer, P. C.  Nell and L. Gärber. 2009. A National Systems View of University Entrepreneurialism: Inferences from Comparison of the German and US Experience. Research Policy, 38 (2009), p. 268-280.

  • Hoenen, Anne K., Nell, Phillip C. and Ambos, Björn. 2014. MNE Entrepreneurial Capabilities at Intermediate Levels: The Roles of External Embeddedness and Heterogeneous Environments. Long Range Planning. 47, (1-2): 76-86.

  • Nell, Phillip C. and Ambos, Björn. 2013. Parenting Advantage in the MNC: An Embeddedness Perspective on the Value Added by Headquarters. Strategic Management Journal. 34 (9): 1086-1103.

Publications
2016
Phillip Christopher Nell; Benoit Decreton; Björn Ambos / How Does Geographic Distance Impact the Relevance of HQ Knowledge? : The Mediating Role of Shared Context.
In: Perspectives on Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships in the Contemporary MNC. ed. /Tina C. Ambos; Björn Ambos; Julian Birkinshaw. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016, p. 275-298 (Research in Global Strategic Management, Vol. 17)
Book chapter
2015
Henrik Dellestrand; Philip Kappen; Phillip Christopher Nell / Beyond Simple Headquarters Configurations : Headquarters Involvement in Multibusiness Firms’ Innovation Activities.
Paper presented at SMS Special Conference St. Gallen, 2015
Paper
Esther Tippmann; Phillip Christopher Nell / Solving Complex Problems to Create Charter Extension Options : The Role of Balanced Solution Search Processes.
Paper presented at SMS Special Conference St. Gallen, 2015
Paper
Phillip Christopher Nell; Jonas F. Puck; Stefan Heidenreich / Strictly Limited Choice or Agency? : Institutional Duality, Legitimacy, and Subsidiaries’ Political Strategies.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2015, p. 302-311
Journal article
Benoit Decreton; Phillip Christopher Nell; Diego Stea / Subsidiary Proactive Initiative Behavior : How the Organizational Context Shapes Subsidiary Managers' Reactions to Headquarters Activities.
In: Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Global Networks: Organizations and People. . ed. /Ram Mudambi; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press 2015, 1 p., p. 104 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 57)
Conference abstract in proceedings
2014
Phillip Christopher Nell; Sjoerd Beugelsdijk; Björn Ambos / Contextual and Geographic Distance Between Headquarters and Subsidiaries and its Relationship with Headquarters Value Added
Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 34th Annual International Conference. SMS 2014, 2014
Paper
Phillip Christopher Nell; Sjoerd Beugelsdijk; Björn Ambos / Does Distance to Subsidiaries affect Headquarters Value Added?
Paper presented at AIB 2014 Annual Meeting , 2014
Paper
Phillip C. Nell; Sjoerd Beugelsdijk; Björn Ambos / Does Distance to Subsidiaries affect Headquarters Value Added?
In: Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. . ed. /Klaus Meyer; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2014, p. 1557 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 2014)
Conference abstract in proceedings
Phillip Christopher Nell; Philip Kappen; Henrik Dellestrand / Dual Headquarters Involvement in Multibusiness Firms
Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 34th Annual International Conference. SMS 2014, 2014
Paper
Phillip Christopher Nell; Philip Kappen; Henrik Dellestrand / Dual Headquarters Involvement in Subsidiary Innovation
Paper presented at AIB 2014 Annual Meeting , 2014
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