Department of International Economics, Government and Business

ph.d. Econ

Room: POR/24-2.58a
E-mail: lh.egb@cbs.dk

For many years, Lars Håkanson’s research and consulting activities centered on problems concerning the international management of technology and R&D and on the management of post-merger integration processes; more lately, his research has focused on the role of epistemic communities in the development of firms, industries and regions, and on the formation and effects of mangers’ perceptions of ‘psychic distances’ to other countries. His current research centers on innovation and patenting in the global pharmaceutical industry. His teaching focuses on these and other questions relating to international strategy, organization, and entrepreneurship.

Primary research areas
  • The role of epistemic communities in the development of firms, industries and regions.
  • Knowledge governance in theory and practice
  • International management of innovation and R&D
  • The internationalization process of the firm
  • Post-merger integration
  • Innovation and patenting in the pharmaceutical industry
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Topics and problems related to the primary research areas listed above.

Selected publications

2018 Advancing Theory on Knowledge Governance in Universities: A Case Study of a Higher Education Merger. Studies in Higher Education. Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 500-523. (With M. Safavi)

2017 The ‘Casino Model’ of Internationalization: An Alternative Uppsala Paradigm. Journal of International Business Studies. Vol. 48, No. 9, pp. 1103-1113. (With P. Kappen)

2016 The Psychology of Psychic Distance: Antecedents of Asymmetric Perceptions. Journal of World Business, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 308-318. (With B. Ambos, A. Schuster and U. Leicht-Deobald).

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Mehdi Safavi; Lars Håkanson / Advancing Theory on Knowledge Governance in Universities : A Case Study of a Higher Education Merger.
In: Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 43, No. 3, 3.2018, p. 500-523
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Lars Håkanson; Philip Kappen / The 'Casino Model' of Internationalization : An Alternative Uppsala Paradigm.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 48, No. 9, 12.2017, p. 1103-1113
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Lars Håkanson; Philip Kappen / Live and Let Die : A Survival Analysis of Foreign R&D Units in Swedish MNEs.
In: International Business Review, Vol. 25, No. 6, 12.2016, p. 1185-1196
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Stefano Denicolai; Lars Håkanson; Antonio Majocchia; Antonella Zucchellaa / Striking the Right Balance : Sources of Knowledge in International Expansion.
Paper presented at The 42nd EIBA Annual Conference 2016. European International Business Academy, 2016
Paper > peer review
Lars Håkanson; Björn Ambos; Anja Schuster; Ulrich Leicht-Deobald / The Psychology of Psychic Distance : Antecedents of Asymmetric Perceptions.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2.2016, p. 308-318
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Lars Håkanson / Internationalization of Research and Development
In: The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management. ed. /Mark Dodgson; David M. Gann; Nelson Phillips . Oxford : Oxford University Press 2014, p. 548-558 (Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management)
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Lars Håkanson / Live and Let Die : A Survival Analysis of Foreign R&D Units in Swedish MNCs.
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. 274 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 56)
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Douglas Dow; Lars Håkanson; Björn Ambos / Perceptions Versus National-Level Differences : A Mediating Model of Psychic Distance .
In: Multinational Enterprises, Markets and Institutional Diversity . ed. /Sarianna Lundan; Alain Verbeke; Rob Van Tulder. Bingham : Emerald Group Publishing 2014, p. 133-170 (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 9)
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Can-Seng Ooi; Lars Håkanson; Laura LaCava / Poetics and Politics of the European Capital of Culture Project
In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Strategic Innovative Marketing (IC-SIM 2013). ed. /Damianos P. Sakas; Androniki Kavoura; Petros Tomaras. Amsterdam : Elsevier 2014, p. 420-427 (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 148)
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Björn Ambos; Lars Håkanson / The Concept of Distance in International Management Research
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 20, No. 1, 3.2014, p. 1-7
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