Department of Business Studies

International Business


Our Research

Research in International Business has a long tradition in Uppsala and the researchers in Uppsala are building on that tradition and at the same time trying to explore new grounds in order to understand international business phenomena. The research group is headed by Professor Ulf Holm.

Our research has an established reputation for innovative and influential research, especially in the internationalisation process of firms, widely known as the “Uppsala School”, and the management of the multinational corporation (MNC). The group has about 16 researchers and five PhD students and has also built a network of six external researchers who are formally associated with the group.

Our vision is to develop and sustain high quality research in International Business that is internationally recognised. The strategy is to take well-thought-out steps that develop our traditional IB-research stream, but also to be receptive to contemporary societal international phenomena that call for new research. The strategy embraces continuous updating of our theoretical and methodological competences. We publish and contribute to the debate in core IB-journals but are also actively seeking to publish in more general highly esteemed journals of management, strategy, and organisation. The research is organised within different themes. 

Research themes