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Ramsin Yakob

Senior lecturer

Ramsin Yakob
Senior lecturer
Management & Organisation
+46 31 786 2834

Room number: J811
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 Ramsin Yakob


Ramsin Yakob (Ph.D.) is an Assistant professor and senior lecturer. He is the current Program Director for the MSc in International Business & Trade at the School of Business, Economics & Law, at Gothenburg University. Ramsin has also been the Deputy Director for Business Design Lab (BDL). BDL was a research center for interdisciplinary cooperation between the School of Business and the Academy of Design and Crafts.


Ramsin research is carried out at the Centre for International Business Studies. He conducts research in the field of International HRM, knowledge transfer, and innovation and R&D. 


Ramsin teaches in a wide range of courses; including Strategy, Cross-cultural Management, HRM, as well as supervises theses at undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA level.

Chosen Publications

* Yakob, R., (2019). Context, competencies, and local managerial capacity development: a longitudinal study of HRM implementation at Volvo Car China. Asian Business & Management, pp.1-28. Accepted: 02 July 2019;  First Online 11 July 2019; https://doi.org/10.1057/s41291-019-00080-4,

* Yakob, R., (2018). Augmenting Local Managerial Capacity Through Knowledge Collectivities: The Case of Volvo Car China. Journal of International Management, 24(4), pp.386-403.

* Yakob, R., Nakamura, H.R. and Ström, P., (2018). Chinese foreign acquisitions aimed for strategic asset-creation and innovation upgrading: The case of Geely and Volvo Cars. Technovation, 70, pp.59-72.

* Yakob, R., (2015). “An empirical study of solution search processes in complex problem-solving: the vehicle cross-beam case”. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 15(4), pp.329-357

* Yakob, R., Bengtsson, M., & Wahlstedt, L., (2012)   “Att Styra Problemlösning”, Ingår i:” Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus” / [ed] Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012, s. 225-244

* Yakob. R., & Tell., F., (Dec. 2009), ‘Detecting Errors Early: Management of Problem-Solving in Product Platform Projects’, in Gawer, Annabelle (Ed.), Platforms, Markets and Innovation, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, US: Edward Elgar

* Yakob, R., & Tell, F., (2007), ”Managing Near Decomposability in Complex Platform Development Projects”, International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, Vol.3, No.4, pp.387-407

On other web sites

Research areas

  • R&D Management (NPD)
  • International Business
  • International HRM
  • Knowledge Transfer

Teaching areas

  • International Business
  • Strategy
  • International HRM

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An empirical study of managerial capacity development: the Volvo Car China Case
Ramsin Yakob
EAMSA, 2018, "The era of new industrial revolution and its impact on international business: Implications for Euro-Asia business relations", Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea, 7-10 November, 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution


Strategic Assset-Creation: A new frontier in EMNCS global innovation integration
Ramsin Yakob
Conference on Global Production (CGP2017), 6-8 december 2017, National University of Singapore, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution


Fostering Local Managerial Capacity in China: HRM, Matched-Pairs, and Knowledge-Collectivities
Ramsin Yakob
Academy of International Business Conference, New Orleans 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

HRM, Socialization and knowledge: Collectivity building in the MNC
Ramsin Yakob
The Global Transformation of Work: Market Integration, China’s Rise, and Labor Adaptation, Rutger University. 16-18 March. , Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Fostering Local Managerial Capacity in China: HRM, Matched Pairs, and Knowledge-Collectivities
Ramsin Yakob
2016 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business – the locus of global innovation, New Orleans, LA USA, June 27-30, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Chinese Foreign Acquisitions Aimed for Innovation Upgrading: The Case of Geely and Volvo Cars
Ramsin Yakob, Richard Nakamura, Patrik Ström
2016 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business – the locus of global innovation, New Orleans, LA USA, June 27-30, 2016, Presenting (1) Fostering Local Managerial Capacity in China: HRM, Matched Pairs, and Knowledge-Collectivities, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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