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Roger Schweizer

Senior lecturer

Roger Schweizer
Senior lecturer
associate professor, Management & Organisation
+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
Fax: +46 31 786 1466
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 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 and since 2016 I am the Head of the Graduate School at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

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

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Competition and Cooperation within MNEs
Katarina Lagerström, Emilene Leitner, Cecilia Pahlberg, Roger Schweizer
Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF), Conference paper 2019
Conference paper


‘Wag the Dog’ Initiatives and the Corporate Immune System
Roger Schweizer
EAMSA conference, Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Decision-making and cost deviation in new product development projects
Anne-Cathrine Thore Olsson, Ulf Johannesson, Roger Schweizer
International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Journal article 2018
Journal article


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


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

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

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

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