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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Torben Pedersen; Peter D. Ørberg Jensen / Globalization, Disruption and Resilience
In: Strategy in a Turbulent Era. ed. / Ashton L. Hawk; Marcus M. Larsen; Michael J. Leiblein; Jeffrey J. Reuer. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2024, p. 18–39 (In a Turbulent Era)
Book chapter > peer review
Angels Dasi; Torben Pedersen; José Pla-Barber / MNCs’ Intermediate Units and Their Choice of Control Mechanisms
In: Management International Review, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2.2024, p. 59-88
Journal article > peer review
Jens-Christian Friedmann; Torben Pedersen / National Innovation Policies and Knowledge Acquisition in International Alliances
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2.2024, p. 116-151
Journal article > peer review
Peter D. Ørberg Jensen; Torben Pedersen / Offshoring
In: Encyclopedia of International Strategic Management. ed. /Christian Geisler Asmussen; Niron Hashai; Dana Minbaeva. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2024, p. 317–321
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
Agnieszka Nowińska ; Torben Pedersen / Project Managers and Decision Making : Conditional Cognitive Switching and Rationally Stepping Up.
In: Long Range Planning, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2.2024
Journal article > peer review
Paul N. Gooderham; Christine B. Meyer; Inger Stensaker; Frank Elter; Alexander Madsen Sandvik; Torben Pedersen / Digital Transformation of Incumbent Service Firms : Legacy Removal Strategies.
In: Beta, Vol. 37, No. 1, 12.2023, p. 1-22
Journal article > peer review
Agnieszka Nowinska; Torben Pedersen / Doors and Walls : Physical Barriers and Knowledge Sharing.
In: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2023, p. 585-606
Journal article > peer review
Torben Pedersen; Anthony Goerzen / Global Cities and their Cultural Values
Paper presented at DRUID23 Conference, 2023
Paper > peer review
Torben Pedersen; Stephen Tallman / Global Strategy Collections : Multinationality and Performance.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, 5.2023, p. 517-531
Journal article > peer review
Torben Pedersen; Peter D. Ørberg Jensen / Globalization, Disruption and Resilience
Paper presented at AIB 2023 Annual Meeting, 2023
Paper > peer review
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