Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
PhD fellow

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Henrik Gundelach
My research interests are in the area of multi-national firms operating in emerging economies and developing countries with a particular focus on market entry and the determinants of subsidiary performance in an African context. My research on market entry concentrates on early entry strategies and organisational inertia, and research on subsidiary performance has focused on the importance of experiential learning. 
Based on my extensive managerial career in the international consumer goods and retailing industry, I strive to conduct my research in a participative form by working closely with key stakeholders to understand complex business issues. 
I have carried out empirical research on firms in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Primary research areas
  • Internationalisation processes
  • Foreign direct investment in emerging economies and developing countries
  • Experiential learning
  • Subsidiary performance
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Africa
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Henrik Gundelach; Michael W. Hansen / Early Stage Internationalisation in Challenging Business Environments : An Exploratory Study of Modes Adopted by Medium-Sized Enterprises Seeking Market Entry in Kenya.
Paper presented at The 44th EIBA Annual Conference 2018. European International Business Academy, 2018
Paper > peer review
Michael W. Hansen; Henrik Gundelach / Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries : Engine of Development or Tool of Exploitation?.
In: Globalisation and the International Economy. ed. /Michael Hedegaard. København : Djøf Forlag 2018, p. 151-161
Book chapter
Michael W. Hansen; Henrik Gundelach / Opportunities and Challenges for Danish Medium-sized Exporters in Africa : Lessons Learned from the DI Africanisation Project 2016–18.
København : Dansk Industri 2018, 48 p.
Henrik Gundelach; Michael Wendelboe Hansen / Strategies to Overcome Resource Dependencies in Challenging Business Environments : Evidence from MNC Subsidiaries in East Africa.
Paper presented at The Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business, Chapter Sub-Saharan Africa. AIB SSA 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review