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Professor Mehmet Demirbag

Staff positionProfessor and Deputy Dean of Essex Business School
Emailmdemirc@essex.ac.uk
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Biography

Professor Mehmet Demirbag is a professor of International Business and Deputy Dean of Essex Business School. Prior to joining Essex Business School, he served as Vice Dean (internationalisation) and head of Department of Strategy and Organisation at Strathclyde Business School, and as Chair in International Business at the University of Sheffield Management School where he taught for more than ten years. He has wide experience of research and teaching in International Business and International Strategic Management in the UK and abroad. Mehmet also has extensive experience in policy development having served as principal advisor for the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Trade. Over the years, he has completed research projects for a range of funding bodies including the European Commission. Mehmet teaches International Business and International Strategic Management at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels.

Qualifications

Mehmet completed his master’s degree in Business Analysis at the University of Leicester and his PhD at the University of Bradford Management School.

Current research

Ayden, Y., Demirbag, M., and Tatoglu, E. (2017) Turkish Multinationals: Market Entry and Post-Acquisition Strategy, Palgrave. https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319572932

Mehmet co-edited three books on international business. These are:

Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business (Edward Elgar, 2013), (with Geoffrey Wood)  http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-of-institutional-approaches-to-international-business?___website=uk_warehouse

Handbook of Emerging Market MNEs (Edward Elgar, 2015). (with Attila Yaprak) http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-of-emerging-market-multinational-corporations

Comparative Capitalism and the Transitional Periphery: Firm Centred Perspectives (Edward Elgar, 2018) (with Geoffrey Wood)

Mehmet has been co-guest editor for Human Resource Management (US), Journal of World Business, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Employee Relations, Journal of East West Business, and Journal of Management Development.

His research has appeared in Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, OMEGA, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Marketing Journal, among others.

Research interests

Recent research interests have been focused around the internationalisation of R&D activities, offshore R&D, FDI location choice, product/regional diversification strategies of MNEs, and MNEs from emerging markets. He supervises PhD students on Multinationals from Emerging Countries, FDI location choice, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Offshoring R&D, and Reverse Knowledge Transfer by Emerging Country MNEs.His research has appeared in Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, OMEGA, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Marketing Journal, among others.

PublicationsLink to publications for Mehmet Demirbag
Study areas

I am interested in supervising students looking to undertake PhDs in the following areas:

  • Emerging Market Multinational Corporations
  • Reverse Knowledge Transfer
  • Internationalisation of R&D
  • Offshore R&D by MNCs
  • MNCs' Location Choice and Entry Decisions
  • Internationalisation of SMEs
  • Strategic Alliances and Performance

Conferences/presentations

Dimensions of firm internationalization as determinants of knowledge management strategy, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Dubai, 2-5 July, 2017 (with Marina Apaydin).
The Effect of Ownership Concentration and Institutional Distance on the Foreign Equity Ownership Strategy of Turkish MNEs (with Ilhan-Nas, Taylan, and Tatoglu ). Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA 2017), 15-17 February 2017, Adelaide, Australia, 2017.
Legal Origin and Corporate Social Responsibility around the World, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 5-9. Anaheim, California (with Wood, G.)
Benefits from reverse knowledge flow – The role of tacitness and collaboration, 43rd Academy of International Business Conference UKI Chapter, Birkbeck, University of London, 7-9 April 2016 (with Nair, S., and Mellahi, K.).
The role of talent management: Examining the HRM-performance link in an emerging market context, EIASM Talent Management Conference and Workshop, 24-25 September, 2015 Valencia (with Tatoglu, E., and Glaister, A).
Determinants of the Foreign Entry Strategies of Turkish MNEs, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-10, 2015. Vancouver, Canada, (with Tatoglu, E., and Glaister, K).
Talent Management Practices in an Emerging Market: A Comparison between MNEs and Local Firms, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-10, 2015. Vancouver, Canada, (with Tatoglu, E., and Glaister, A.).
The Law, Corruption and Reinvestment Decisions: The Transitional Periphery in Comparative Context, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Bengaluru, 27-30 June 2015 (with McGuinnes, M., and Wood, G.)
Talent Management Practices In An Emerging Market: A Comparison Between MNEs And Local Firms”, The 3rd Workshop on Talent Management, (EIASM), Berlin October 13-14, 2014 (with Glaister, A., and Tatoglu, E.)
Does Offshoring R&D Lead to Higher Firm Growth? Strategic Management Society's 2014 SMS Annual International Conference, 20-23 September, 2014. Madrid. (with Doh, J., and Arkali Olcay, G.).
Context and Reinvestment Decisions: Why the Transitional Periphery Differs from other Post-State Socialist Economies, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 23-26 June 2014 (with McGuinnes, M., and Wood, G.)
Reverse Knowledge Transfer in Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises: A Study of Indian Multinationals, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 23-26 June 2014 (with Nair,S., and Mellahi, K.)
Tax Planning and Strategic Decisions: A Comparison of UK Firms and Turkish Firms, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 23-26 June 2014 (with Frecknall-Hughes, J., Glaister, K., and Tatoglu, E) .
Overseas Acquisitions by Indian Multinationals – What Influences their Location Choices? 41st Academy of International Business Conference UKI Chapter University of York, 10-12 April 2014 (with Nair, S.,and Mellahi, K.).
Subsidiary Level Determinants of Reverse Knowledge Transfer in Emerging Markets Multinationals, Strategic Management Society's 2013 SMS Annual International Conference , 28 September-1 October, 2013. Atlanta. (with Nair, S., and Mellahi, K.).
Antecedents of Voluntary Environmental Management Practices by MNEs in an Emerging Market, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 9-13, 2013. Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, (with Tatoglu, E., Bayraktar, E., and Sahadev, S.). Winner of IM Division Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management Best Paper in International Ethics, Social Responsibility, and/or Sustainability.
Reverse Knowledge Transfer: A Survey of Acquisitions by Indian MNEs, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Istanbul, 3-7 July 2013 (with Nair, S., and Mellahi, K.)
Professional services firm (PSF) in a globalised economy: a case study of the performance of foreign and domestic securities firms in an emerging market, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Istanbul, 3-7 July 2013 (with McGuinness, M, Bayyurt, N).
Does Offshoring R&D Lead to Higher Firm Growth, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Istanbul, 3-7 July 2013 (with Arkali-Olcay, G.).

Additional information

Mehmet is editorial review board member of, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy, Journal of Asia Business Studies, Eurasia Journal of Business and Economics, International Journal of Quality and Standards, Journal of Global Analysis, and previously Scandinavian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Journal of East West Business.

Mehmet contributed to a FDI research programme while he was a researcher at Bradford Management School and outputs from his research (1995-2003) were used for a REF impact case by the University of Bradford, (see http://impact.ref.ac.uk/casestudies2/refservice.svc/GetCaseStudyPDF/43924) and his research on SMEs and supplier selection within the supply chain was used for another REF impact case by the University of Sheffield (2003-2013) (see http://impact.ref.ac.uk/casestudies2/refservice.svc/GetCaseStudyPDF/22920).

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