Department of Strategy and Innovation


Room: KIL/14.A-2.98

Torben Pedersen is professor of International Business at Copenhagen Business School. His research interests is in the interface between strategy and international management and he has published over 100 articles and books concerning the managerial and strategic aspects of globalization. His research has appeared in prominent journals such as Academy of Management JournalStrategic Management JournalJournal of ManagementJournal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Science. In addition, he has written more than 25 teaching cases published at case clearing houses. He was Vice-President for AIB (2008-2010) and Program chair in 2009 for the AIB-conference in San Diego. He was also Vice Chairman of EIBA from 2007-2010. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society and European International Business Association. He is founding editor of Global Strategy Journal and serves on numerous editorial boards. He has directed a number of research projects and is currently one of the leaders of the Manufacturing Academy of Denmark focusing on issues of digitalization and sustainability.

Primary research areas
  • Globalization and Offshoring

  • Knowledge Management in MNCs

  • The Process of Internationalization

  • The Role of Subsidiaries

  • Resilience of Global Value Chains

Administrative tasks

Curriculum Vitae
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Other teaching activities

Selected publications

1.       Multi‐project work and project performance: Friends or foes? (with Anatoli Colicev & Tuuli Hakkarainen). Multi‐project work and project performance: Friends or foes?. Strategic Management Journal, 2022

2.       Microfoundations in international management research: The case of knowledge sharing in multinational corporations (with Nicolai J. Foss). Journal of International Business Studies, Vol 50: November, 2019

3.       Organizational Adaptation in Offshoring: The Relative Performance of Home- and Host-based Learning Strategies (with Christian Geisler Asmussen and Marcus Møller Larsen). Organization Science, Vol 27(4): 911-928, 2016

4.       Technology, Innovation and Knowledge: The Importance of Ideas and International Connectivity (with Ulf Andersson; Angels Dasi and Ram Mudambi). Journal of World Business, Vol. 51(1): 153-162, 2016

5.       Uncovering the hidden costs of offshoring: The interplay of complexity, organizational design and experience (with Marcus Møller Larsen and Stephan Manning). Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 34: 533-552, 2014.

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Anatoli Colicev; Tuuli Hakkarainen; Torben Pedersen / Multi-project Work and Project Performance : Friends or Foes?.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2.2023, p. 610-636
Journal article > peer review
Michael J. Leiblein; Marcus Møller Larsen; Torben Pedersen / Are Governance Mode and Foreign Location Choices Independent?
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 5.2022, p. 273-307
Journal article > peer review
Torben Pedersen; Stephen Tallman / Global Strategy Collections : Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 5.2022, p. 199-208
Journal article > peer review
Diego Stea; Torben Pedersen; Giuseppe Soda / Keep or Drop? : The Origin and Evolution of Knowledge Relationships in Organizations.
In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 33, No. 3, 7.2022, p. 1517-1534
Journal article > peer review
Gary Gereffi; Pavida Pananond; Torben Pedersen / Resilience Decoded : The Role of Firms, Global Value Chains, and the State in COVID-19 Medical Supplies.
In: California Management Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, 2.2022, p. 46-70
Journal article > peer review
Paul N. Gooderham; Frank Elter; Torben Pedersen; Alexander Madsen Sandvik / The Digital Challenge for Multinational Mobile Network Operators. More Marginalization or Rejuvenation?
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 28, No. 4, 12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Torben Pedersen; Anna Scedrova; Alina Grecu / The Effects of IT Investments and Skilled Labor on Firms’ Value Added
In: Technovation, Vol. 116, 8.2022, p. 11
Journal article > peer review
Alina Grecu; Wolfgang Sofka; Marcus Møller Larsen; Torben Pedersen / Unintended Signals : Why Companies with a History of Offshoring Have to Pay Wage Penalties for New Hires .
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 53, No. 3, 4.2022, p. 534-549
Journal article > peer review
Michael J. Leiblein; Jeffrey J. Reuer; Marcus Møller Larsen; Torben Pedersen / When are Global Decisions Strategic?
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, 11.2022, p. 714-737
Journal article > peer review
Michael Moesgaard Andersen; Torben Pedersen / Data-driven Innovation : Why the Data-driven Model Will Be Key to Future Success.
Abingdon : Routledge 2021, 100 p.
Book > peer review
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