PhD defence: Henrik Gundelach

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Henrik Gundelach has submitted his thesis entitled:   Performance determinants: An Investigation of the Relationship between Resources, Experience and Performance in Challenging Business Environments

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

Henrik Gundelach

Firms are identifying the rising business prospects in the emerging markets and developing countries (EMDCs) and develop strategies for entry or long term survival. However, the notable differences between the business environments in advanced economies in the geographical North and the EMDCs pose challenges for foreign firms. The dissertation examines the performance determinants of foreign firms’ engagement in the EMDCs by focusing on the internationalisation process and factors that determine a sustained and economically viable presence in such challenging business environments.
Primary Supervisor:

Associate Professor Søren Jeppesen
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Bo B. Nielsen
The University of Sydney Business School,
The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia and
Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Professor Bent Petersen (Chair)
Department of International Economics and Business
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Birgitte Grøgaard
Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
BI Norwegian Business School
Associate Professor Quyen Nguyen
Henley Business School, International Business and Strategy
The University of Reading

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in Faculty Club (Dalgas Have, ground floor, next to the canteen).

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 28 Oktober 2021
Time 14:00-16:00

Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: DH.Ø 1.041 (first floor)

It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams at the following link:

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


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