Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Head of Department

Room: POR/24.A-1.72b
E-mail: jg.egb@cbs.dk

I research the strategic development of subsidiaries. This includes the structures and organization of activities within multinational corporations, with a specific emphasis on headquarters-subsidiary relationships. Recently I have included issues such as power, politics, negotiations, and managerial psychology profiles into this research. In addition, I analyze the brewery sector from an international business perspective.

My research departs from the department´s focus area international business with cross overs to the department´s second focus area business and government, investigating the political structures of multinational corporations. Further, I investigate how MNCs address ethical issues.

Primary research areas
  • Strategic development of subsidiaries
  • Headquarters-subsidiary relationships
  • MNC organizational structures
  • Negotiations and managers´ psychological profiles
  • MNC ethical issues
  • Brewery sector
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Selected publications

Dzikowska, M., Gammelgaard, J., & Andersson, U. (2023). Subsidiary Capability and Charter Change: Making Birkinshaw and Hood's Framework Actionable. Global Strategy Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1476

Gammelgaard, J. and Kumar, R. (2023), "Internal legitimacy crises: the roles of the regulatory focus and relational social capital of headquarters and subsidiaries", Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 469-486. https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-02-2022-0006

Madsen, E. S., Gammelgaard, J., and Hobdari, B (2020). New Developments in the Brewing Industry : The Role of Institutions and Ownership. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Dörrenbächer, C. & Gammelgaard, J. (2016). Subsidiary Initiative Taking in Multinational Corporations: The Relationship between Power and Issue Selling. Organization Studies, 37(9), 1249-1270.

Gammelgaard, J., McDonald, F., Stephan, A., Tüselmann, H. & Dörrenbächer, C. (2012). The Impact of Changes in Subsidiary Autonomy and Network Relationships on Performance. International Business Review, 21(6), 1158-1172.

Dörrenbächer, C. & Gammelgaard, J. (2010). Multinational Corporations, Inter-Organizational Networks and Subsidiary Charter Removals. Journal of World Business, 45, 206-216.

Publications sorted by:
Jens Gammelgaard; Rajesh Kumar / Internal Legitimacy Crises : The Roles of the Regulatory Focus and Relational Social Capital of Headquarters and Subsidiaries.
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2023, p. 469-486
Journal article > peer review
Kieran M. Conroy; Jens Gammelgaard; Stefan Jooss / Operating in the Middle-power Position : Conceptualising the Role of Regional Headquarters Through Loaned and Owned Power.
In: International Business Review, Vol. 32, No. 5, 10.2023
Journal article > peer review
Marlena Dzikowska; Jens Gammelgaard; Ulf Andersson / Subsidiary Capability and Charter Change : Making Birkinshaw and Hood's Framework Actionable.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, 8.2023, p. 647-672
Journal article > peer review
Frank McDonald; Jens Gammelgaard; Heinz Tüselmann; Christoph Dörrenbächer / How TNC Subsidiaries Shine in World Cities : Policy Implications of Autonomy and Network Connections.
In: Transnational Corporations, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2020, p. 35-61
Journal article > peer review
Erik Strøjer Madsen; Jens Gammelgaard; Bersant Hobdari / Introduction : Interaction Between Institutions and Governance Management in the Brewing Industry.
In: New Developments in the Brewing Industry: The Role of Institutions and Ownership. . ed. /Erik Strøjer Madsen; Jens Gammelgaard; Bersant Hobdari. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 1-21
Book chapter > peer review
Erik Strøjer Madsen (Editor) ; Jens Gammelgaard (Editor) ; Bersant Hobdari (Editor) / New Developments in the Brewing Industry : The Role of Institutions and Ownership.
Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, 352 p.
Anthology > peer review
Christoph Dörrenbächer; Jens Gammelgaard / Critical and Mainstream International Business Research : Making Critical IB an Integral Part of a Societally Engaged International Business Discipline.
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 15, No. 2/3, 2019, p. 239-261
Journal article > peer review
Alfredo Jiménez; Guoliang Frank Jiang; Bent Petersen; Jens Gammelgaard / Within-country Religious Diversity and the Performance of Private Participation Infrastructure Projects
In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 95, 2.2019, p. 13-25
Journal article > peer review
Jens Gammelgaard; Frank McDonald / The Firm as a Differentiated Network and Economic Geography
In: The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business. ed. /Gary Cook; Jennifer Johns; Frank McDonald; Jonathan Beaverstock; Naresh Pandit. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 297-313 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
Xin Li; Jens Gammelgaard / A Strategic Theory of FDI : The Opportunity-learning-involvement and its 6Cs Framework.
Poster session presented at 44th AIB (UKI) and 6th Reading Conference 2017, 2017, 1 p.
Poster > peer review
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2010 - ongoing: Danmarks Evalueringsinstitut - Expert (accreditation of educations)
2019: CO-Industry - Seminar
2023: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW), Berlin - Consultant to the project: Die Rolle ausländischer Investoren in Berlin Brandenburg