pcnsmg

Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

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


Room: KIL/14A-2.66
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 & dissemination
2016
Patricia Klopf; Phillip Christopher Nell; Jonas F. Puck / Buffered or under Scrutiny? : Disentangling the Effect of Size on Subsidiary Political Strategies.
Paper presented at AIB 2015 Annual Meeting, 2016
Paper
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
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, UK : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016, p. 275-298 (Research in Global Strategic Management, Vol. 17)
Book chapter
Alison E. Holm; Benoit Decreton; Phillip Christopher Nell; Patricia Klopf / The Dynamic Response Process to Conflicting Institutional Demands in MNC Subsidiaries : An Inductive Study in the Sub-Saharan African E-commerce Sector.
In: Global Strategy Journal, 22.11.2016
Journal article
Jakob Müllner; Patricia Klopf; Phillip Christopher Nell / Trojan Horses or Local Allies : Local Board Members in Emerging Market Subsidiaries.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, 2016
Paper
Tatiana Kostova; Phillip Christopher Nell; Anne Kristin Hoenen / Understanding Agency Problems in Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships in Multinational Corporations : A Contextualized Model.
In: Journal of Management, 2.5.2016
Journal article
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
Patricia Klopf; Phillip Christopher Nell / Subsidiary Political Embeddedness – A Matter of Place and Space? : The Role of Geographic Distance and Contextual Complexity.
Paper presented at 2015 Academy of International Business Northeast Frontier Conference, 2015
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