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Soogand Golsorkhi

Associate Professor

122 ( Universitetsveien 17, Kristiansand )

I completed a MSc in International Business and a PhD in the International Strategy at the University of Manchester. My research is focused in the fields of International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship. I have held various academic positions in UK and EU as well as having gained industry experinces in UK and internationally. I have initiated and led regional policy projects, such as, upgrading of foreign direct investment and its developmental impact in the North West of England. Currently, part of the consortim of an EU project Horizon Action "Revitalisation of European local communities with innovative business models and social innovation in the blue bio-based sector ".

I have published in journals such as; Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Long Range Planning, Annals of Operation Research

Research interests

Focusing on issues such as; equity ownership determinants of international joint ventures, strategic alliances structure-performance, and strategic development of foreign owned subsidiaries. In addition, examination of nonmarket strategies of firms and entrepreneurs. Addressing partner selection, social mission, growth expectations, internationalisation, and  attributes of  social enterprises including microfinance institutions. 

Courses and teaching

Strategic Management for Entrepreneurs, SHIFT MSc Programme

 International Business Theory and Strategy, International Political Economy, MSc International Business Management Programme

Work experience

Manchester Metropolitan University, Lancaster University, Manchester University, Kiel University of Applied Science 


Northwest Development Agency, UK, Analysis of foreign direct iinvestment upgrading and developmental impact in the region 

Department for International Development, Levant UK. Report on foreign direct investment flows and security in Arab region

Selected publications

Pishchulov, G., Richter, K., Golesorkhi, S. (2022). Supply Chain Coordination under asymmetric information and partial vertical information.  Annals of Operations Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-022-04705-4

Golesorkhi, S., Mersland, R., Randoy, T., Piekkari, P., Pishchulov, G. (2019). The Effect of Language Use on the Financial Performance of Microfinance Banks: Evidence from Cross-border Activities in 74 Countries. Journal of World Business. 54(3):213-229.

Golesorkhi, S., Mersland, R., Randoy, T., Shenkar, O., (2019). The Performance Impact of Informal and Formal Institutional Differences in Cross-Border Alliances. International Business Review. 28(1): 104-118.

Filiou, D., Golsorkhi, S. (2016). Influence of institutional differences on firm innovation from international alliances. Long Range Planning, 49(1): 129-144.

Tuselmann, S. Buzdugan, Q. Cao, D. Freund, S. Golsorkhi (2016). Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.

Mori, N., Golsorkhi, S., Randoy, T., Hermes, N. (2015). The Effect of Board Composition on Poverty Outreach of Microfinance Institutions: Evidence from East Africa, Strategic Change, 24(1): 99-113.

Golsorkhi, S., Yamin, M., Bowe, M. (2014). Explaining equity shares in international joint ventures: combining the influence of asset characteristics, culture and institutional differences. Research in International Business and Finance, 31, 212–233.

Scientific publications

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