My research interests are at the intersection of international strategy, organisation and entrepreneurship. Ongoing projects include examination of foreign direct investment and productivity spillovers; international new venturing by habitual entrepreneurs; institutional entrepreneurship on a global stage by owner-founders of small firms; and corporate entrepreneuring, including headquarter-subsidiary relations. In much of this research I enjoy using longitudinal qualitative research designs, coupled with an interest in process-oriented research representations and theorising. In teaching and learning, I am committed to research-led engaged pedagogies that emphasise ‘students as partners’ and life-long learning.
Primary research areas
Institutional entrepreneurship in the context of international standardisation
International new venturing by portfolio entrepreneurs
Foreign direct investment and productivity spillovers
Corporate entrepreneurship in MNEs
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Available for supervision in areas broadly related to my research interests
McGaughey, S.L., Raimondos, P. and la Cour, L. (2020) Foreign influence, control and indirect ownership: Implications for productivity spillovers. Journal of International Business Studies, 51: 1391-1412.
Amberg, J. and McGaughey, S. (2019) Strategic human resource management and inertia in the corporate entrepreneurship of a multinational enterprise, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(5): 759-793.
Alfoldi, E.A., McGaughey, S.L. and Clegg, L.J.C. (2017) Firm bosses or helpful neighbours? The ambiguity and co-construction of MNE regional management mandates. Journal of Management Studies, 54(8): 1170-1205.
McGaughey, S.L. (2012) Institutional entrepreneurship in North American lightning protection standards): Rhetorical history and the unintended consequences of failure, Business History, 55(1): 73-97.
McGaughey, S.L. (2007) Hidden ties in international new venturing: The case of portfolio entrepreneurship. Journal of World Business, 42(3): 307-21.
McGaughey, S.L. (2002) Strategic interventions in intellectual asset flows. Academy of Management Review, 27(2): 248-274.