PhD defence: Livia Lopes Barakat

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Livia Lopes Barakat has submitted her thesis entitled: Knowledge management mechanisms at MNCs: The enhancing effect of absorptive capacity and its effects on performance and innovation

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

This thesis explores the relationship between knowledge management mechanisms and innovation and performance outcomes in multinational corporations (MNCs). It relies on a rationale that in order to fully assimilate such knowledge and apply it to commercial ends, absorptive capacity plays an important role. With the increasing importance of emerging markets in the global innovation landscape, the three studies primarily focus on an emerging market, Brazil.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Torben Pedersen
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Bent Petersen
Department of International Economics, Government and Business
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Professor Michael Mol  (Chair)
Dept. of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Randi Lunnan
Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
BI Oslo

Professor Tina Ambos
Institute of Management
University of Geneva

The thesis will be available from

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 09 February 2021
Time 14:00 – 16:00
Location Click here to participate in the defence


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