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Roger Schweizer

Senior lecturer

Roger Schweizer
Senior lecturer
associate professor, Management & Organisation
Academic degree: Docent
roger.schweizer@handels.gu.se
+46 31 786 1462

Room number: J819
Postal Address: Box 610, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg


Department of Business Administration (More Information)
Box 610
405 30 Göteborg
www.fek.handels.gu.se
fek@handels.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 1466

Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Roger Schweizer

I currently work as a researcher and lecturer at the  Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. My present research interests are international strategy issues in general and firms' internationalization processes, international entrepreneurship, the relationship between headquarters and subsidiaries, as well as mergers and acquisitions in particular.

In 2005, I received my Ph.D. on a thesis with the title An arranged marriage under institutional duality - The local integration process between two globally merging MNC´s subsidiaries. Using an institutional approach on organizations, this dissertation examines how two merging MNCs' local subsidiaries deal with the MNCs' dilemma between their need to integrate their activities globally in the pursuit of economies of scale and scope with their equal need to respond to the local conditions of each host-country market.

During recent years, my research has focused on (1) decision making during firms’ internationalization; (2) the disintegration process following the separation of organizations; as well as (3) the question of how Swedish MNCs adapt their global organizational structure and strategy in order to be able to leverage on the potential business opportunities in emerging markets (such as India). More specifically, I study Swedish MNCs' development of R&D competence and capacity in India.  

I am also involved in the School of Executive MBA program.

I teach mainly within the fields of International Business, Strategy and Methodology at the Master of Science programs in International Business and Trade and Management, as well as at the Executive MBA program.

On other web sites

Research areas

  • International Business
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management

Teaching areas

  • International Business
  • Strategy
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Selected publications

Decision-making during small and medium-sized enterprises' internationalisation - effectuation vs. causation
Schweizer, Roger
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 8:1, s. 22-41, 2015

Overcoming the Liability of Outsidership – The Challenge of HQ of the Global Firm
Schweizer, Roger, Vahlne, JE., Johanson, J
Journal of International Management, 2012

Internationalization as an Entrepreneurial Process
Schweizer, Roger, Vahlne JE, Johanson J
Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 2010

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2017

Management under uncertainty - the unavoidable risk-taking
Jan-Erik Vahlne, M. Hamberg, Roger Schweizer
Multinational Business Review, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

HRM Challenges during the Development of Local R&D Capability in Asia – The Case of Swedish MNCs in India
Katarina Lagerström, Roger Schweizer
Gränsöverskridande - Vänbok till Claes Alvstam, Göteborg, Bas, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Global Sourcing Readiness: On Opportunity Recognition, Feasibility and Comfort Zones
peter öberg jensen, Bent Pedersen, Roger Schweizer
Gränsöverskridande - En vänbok till Claes Alvstam, Göteborg, BAS, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

The Evolution of MNCs’ R&D Foreign Units - The Case of Swedish MNCs in India
Roger Schweizer, Katarina Lagerström, Johan Jakobsson
EIBA conference, Vienna, December 2-4, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Capability Developments as the Subsidiary Evolutionarily Grows
Johan Jakobsson, Katarina Lagerström, Roger Schweizer
EIBA conference, Vienna, December 2-4, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Building local R&D capability in subsidiaries – Conceptualization of a process perspective
Katarina Lagerström, Roger Schweizer, Johan Jakobsson
EIBA conference, Vienna, December 2-4, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

2015

Tapping into India's innovation potential: Consequences for a western multinational enterprise and the case of SKF
Katarina Lagerström, Roger Schweizer
Innovation Spaces in Asia: Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Policy, Edward Elgar, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Decision-making during small and medium-sized enterprises' internationalisation - effectuation vs. causation
Roger Schweizer
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Journal article 2015
Journal article

2014

Building local R&D capability in subsidiaries – Conceptualization of a process perspective.
Roger Schweizer, Katarina Lagerström
EIBA konferens 2014 Uppsala, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Time to say “au revoir“ - the process of de-internationalisation.
Robert Wentrup, Roger Schweizer
EIBA konferens Uppsala 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

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