PhD projects


Alice Schmuck’s PhD project is supported by Jan Wallander & Tom Hedelius Foundation. She investigates the relationship between multinationality and firm performance. Point of departure in the project is a systematic literature review of over 90 empirical papers that provides detailed information on research over the past 40 years. Using longitudinal panel data, Alice also investigates the internationalization process of Swedish publicly listed firms, in particular founder-controlled firms, and discusses antecedents and outcomes of the internationalization process. One key finding concerns the causal relationship between performance and multinationality, countering findings of previous research. Four articles based on the project are currently in revision at various journals.