Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Christian Geisler
Professor with special responsibilities

Room: KIL/14.A-2.63
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • International Diversification
  • Knowledge Management
  • Game Theory
  • Strategic Factor Markets


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Christian Geisler Asmussen received his PhD from Copenhagen Business School in 2007 and is currently a Professor MSO at the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization. Drawing on a background in formal economics but applying a multi-disciplinary approach to his research, he focuses in particular on the interaction between competitive advantage and the international expansion trajectories of multinational corporations. His research has been awarded numerous prizes from the Danish and international research communities, including the Barry M. Richman best dissertation award from the Academy of Management and the Haynes Prize for most promising scholar from the Academy of International Business.

  • International Economics and Business (HA)
  • Economics of Global Strategy (cand.merc)
  • Strategic Management and International Business (PhD)
  • Cand.Merc Master Thesis supervision
Selected publications
  • Asmussen, C.G. “Strategic Factor Markets, Scale-Free Resources, and Economic Performance: The Impact of Product Market Rivalry”. Forthcoming: Strategic Management Journal.
  • Asmussen, C.G., Foss, N.J., and Pedersen, T. “Knowledge Transfer and Accommodation Effects in Multinational Corporations: Evidence from European Subsidiaries”. Journal of Management, 39 (6), pp. 1397-1429.
  • Asmussen, C.G., Pedersen, T., Devinney, T.M., and Tihanyi, L. (eds.) Dynamics of Globalization: Location-Specific Advantages or Liabilities of Foreignness? Advances in International Management, 24.
  • Asmussen, C.G. “Local, Regional, or Global? Quantifying MNC Geographic Scope”. Journal of International Business Studies, 40 (7), pp. 1192-1205.
  • Asmussen, C.G., Dhanaraj, C. and Pedersen, T. “Host country environment and subsidiary competences: extending the diamond network model”. Journal of International Business Studies, 40 (1), pp. 42-57.
  • Asmussen, C.G., Pedersen, T., and Petersen, B. “How do we capture ‘global specialization’ when measuring firm’s degree of globalization?” Management International Review, 47 (2007/6), pp. 791-813
Publications & dissemination
Bo Bernhard Nielsen; Christian Geisler Asmussen; Cecilie Dohlmann Weatherall / The Location Choice of Foreign Direct Investments : Empirical Evidence and Methodological Challenges.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2017, p. 62-82
Christian Geisler Asmussen / Diversity and Knowledge Transfer
In: Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. ed. /John Stone; Dennis M. Rutledge; Polly S. Rizova; Anthony D. Smith; Xiaoshuo Hou. Chichester : Wiley 2016 (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences)
Encyclopedia chapter
Alain Verbeke; Christian Geisler Asmussen / Global, Local, or Regional? : The Locus of MNE Strategies.
In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 53, No. 6, 2016, p. 1051-1075
Journal article
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Marcus Møller Larsen; Torben Pedersen / Organizational Adaptation in Offshoring : The Relative Performance of Home- and Host-Based Learning Strategies.
In: Organization Science, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2016, p. 911-928
Journal article
Christian Geisler Asmussen / Videndeling på tværs af lande
In: Bedre videndeling: Teoretiske og praktiske perspektiver. . ed. /Peter Holdt Christensen. København : Hans Reitzel 2016, p. 138-160
Book chapter
Christian Geisler Asmussen / Strategic Factor Markets Scale Free Resources and Economic Performance : The Impact of Product Market Rivalry.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 36, No. 12, 2015, p. 1826-1844
Journal article
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Bo Bernhard Nielsen; Tom Osegowitsch; Andre Sammartino / The Dynamics of Regional and Global Expansion
In: Multinational Business Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2015, p. 306-327
Journal article
Bo Bernhard Nielsen; Christian Geisler Asmussen / Where Do MNEs Locate Their Foreign Direct Investments? : An Assessment of the Empirical Literature.
In: Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Global Networks: Organizations and People. . ed. /Ram Mudambi; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2015, 1 p., p. 158 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 57)
Conference abstract in proceedings
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Nicolai Juul Foss / Competitive Advantage and the Existence of the Multinational Corporation : Earlier Research and the Role of Frictions.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2.2014, p. 49-54
Journal article
Anthony Goerzen; Christian Geisler Asmussen; Bo Bernhard Nielsen / Global Cities and Multinational Enterprise Location Strategy
In: Location of International Business Activities : Integrating Ideas from Research in International Business, Strategic Management and Economic Geography . . ed. /John Cantwell. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2014, p. 137–180
Book chapter
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