Saturday, November 1, 2014

Professor Markus Venzin - Biography and Contribution

Birthday November 1st, 1968.

He studied Economics from the University of St. Gallen and also got his PhD in Economics from the same university, University of St. Gallen.

Markus Venzin is presently Professor for Global Strategy at the Management Department of Bocconi University and Senior Lecturer at SDA Bocconi. He is the Director of the Master of Science in International Management at Bocconi University.  Markus Venzin was the chair of the organizing committee of the Academy of International Management Conference 2008 at Bocconi University. He held visiting positions and teaching assignments at University of Michigan, Fudan University (Shanghai), Copenhagen Business School, Essec (Paris), ESADE (Barcelona), Steinbeis University (Berlin) and St. Gallen University.

Markus Venzin  research interests are in the areas internationalization strategies, the management of subsidiary network of international companies, global knowledge management systems as well as the development of formal planning and control processes.

Some of his current research projects are the study of global knowledge sharing systems of the cement industry, internationalization processes of retail banks, export strategies of small and medium sized firms, innovation and cross-border commercialization of financial service products and the logic and process of cross-border mergers and acquisitions of banks.

Books Authored by Prof. Markus Venzin

Orchestration of the Global Network Organization
Torben Pedersen, Timothy M. Devinney, Markus Venzin, Laszlo Tihanyi
Emerald Group Publishing, 09-Jul-2014 - 552 pages

Multinational Corporations are meeting new challenges by focusing on core activities, value chain disaggregation, relocation of activities to emerging markets, industry consolidation, technological change, and market volatility. In this volume we scrutinize different models to examine how MNCs can cope and orchestrate a global network organization.

Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies (Google eBook)
Markus Venzin
Oxford University Press, 22-Jan-2009 - 392 pages

This book explores the issues that arise for banks in their strategic choices as they move into  new international markets. It focuses on fundamental strategic decisions such as when, where, and how to enter foreign markets and how to design the organizational architecture of the multinational financial services firm. Using simple theoretical frameworks illustrated by case examples, this book provides a thorough guide to the challenges of the international market for financial services firms. The book also provides content relevant to researchers studying issues in this area.

Prof. Markus Venzin - Selected Research Papers in English

Ram Mudambi and Markus Venzin, The strategic nexus of offshoring and outsourcing decisions, Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 47, Number 8, December 2010, pp. 1510-1533

Markus Venzin, Cosntructing power to drive strategy processes in multinational firms, in: Mazzola, P. and F. W. Kellermanns (eds). Handbook of research on strategy process. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2010, pp. 452 470.

Volker Mahnke, Torben Pedersen and Markus Venzin, Does Knowledge Sharing Pay? An MNC Subsidiary Perspective on Knowledge Outflows, Advances in International Management (Elsevier), 2009, pp.123 - 149.

Markus Venzin, Vikas Kumar and Jens Kleine, Internationalization of Retail Banks: A Micro-Level Study of the Multinationality-Performance Relationship, Management International Review, 2008/4, Vol . 48, pp. 463-485.

Volker Mahnke, Markus Venzin and Shaker Zahra, Governing entrepreneurial opportunity recognition in the MNE: Aligning interests and cognition under uncertainty, Journal of Management Studies, 44:7 November 2007, pp. 1278-1298.

Volker Mahnke, Torben Pedersen Markus Venzin, The impact of knowledge management on MNC subsidiary performance: the role of absorptive capacity, Management International Review, 2005, pp. 101 - 119.

"The Internationalization Process of Digital Good Providers" (con V. Mahnke), in Management International Review, 2003/1, pp. 115-142.

 "Corporate Governance of K-teams in MNCs" (con V. Mahnke), in Management International Review, november 2003.

"Knowledge Management", in Cems Business Review, 2, 1998, pp. 205-210;

"Communities of Strategic Practice: How Managers Create and Share Intuition in Strategic Processes", in: Beerli, Diemers, Falk Knowledge Management in Practice, New York: AMACOM, 2002, pp. 137-155.

"The Concept of Knowledge in Strategic Management: Assumptions, Appearances and Applications" (con G. von Krogh e J. Roos), in G. von Krogh, J. Roos e D. Kleine (eds.), The Epistemological Challenge: Understanding and Measuring Organizational Knowledge, Sage Publications, 1998, pp. 26-67.

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