Department of Strategy and Innovation

Christian Geisler

Room: KIL/14.A-2.67

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.

Primary research areas
  • International Diversification
  • Knowledge Management
  • Game Theory
  • Strategic Factor Markets


Administrative tasks

Curriculum Vitae
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  • International Economics and Business (HA)
  • Economics of Global Strategy (cand.merc)
  • Strategic Management and International Business (PhD)
  • Cand.Merc Master Thesis supervision
Other teaching activities

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 sorted by:
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Tailan Chi; Rajneesh Narula / Quasi-internalization, Recombination Advantages, and Global Value Chains : Clarifying the Role of Ownership and Control.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 53, No. 8, 10.2022, p. 1747-1765
Journal article > peer review
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Nicolai J. Foss / Strategizing and Economizing in Global Strategy
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, 8.2022, p. 578-591
Journal article > peer review
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Niron Hashai; Andrew Delios / The Coevolution of International Scope and Technological Knowledge in MNCs
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 57, No. 1, 1.2022
Journal article > peer review
Christian G. Asmussen; Kirsten Foss; Nicolai J. Foss; Peter G. Klein / Economizing and Strategizing : How Coalitions and Transaction Costs Shape Value Creation and Appropriation.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2.2021, p. 413-434
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Bo Bernhard Nielsen; Christian Geisler Asmussen; Cecilie Dohlmann Weatherall; Ditte Håkonsson Lyngemark / Marshall vs Jacobs Agglomeration and the Micro-location of Foreign and Domestic Firms
In: Cities, Vol. 117, 10.2021
Journal article > peer review
Niron Hashai; Netanel Drori; Christian Geisler Asmussen / Contraction for the Sake of Expansion : An Oxymoron?.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Bo Bernhard Nielsen; Cecilie Dohlmann Weatherall; Ditte Håkonsson Lyngemark / Foreign Ownership and Global City Characteristics : Unpacking the Connectivity of Micro-locations.
In: Regional Studies, Vol. 54, No. 3, 3.2020, p. 352-365
Journal article > peer review
Rajneesh Narula; Christian Geisler Asmussen; Tailan Chi; Sumit Kumar Kundu / Applying and Advancing Internalization Theory : The Multinational Enterprise in the Twenty-first Century.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 50, No. 8, 10.2019, p. 1231–1252
Journal article > peer review
Christian Geisler Asmussen; Andrea Fosfuri / Orchestrating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Multinational Enterprise
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 40, No. 6, 2019, p. 894-916
Journal article > peer review
Agnes Guenther; Christian Geisler Asmussen; Bo Bernhard Nielsen / The Influence of Contextual Factors on Employee Mental Distress in Cross-border M&As
Paper presented at AIB 2019 Annual Meeting, 2019
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