Prof Mario Kafouros

Prof of International Bus. & Innovation

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Professor Kafouros welcomes PhD applications on the following subjects: firm perfromance and strategy, R&D and global innovation, innovation in China and other emerging countries, theory of invention, internationalization of emerging country firms, institutions, political connections, alliances and acquisitions, economic geography, FDI, intangible assets and firm capabilities. He has also supervised 11 PhD students in the following areas.


  • Effects of international patent litigation on firm performance
  • Development of Subsidiary Capabilities
  • Open innovation and firm performance 
  • Performance Consequences of International Acquisitions
  • Experience, entrepreneurship and firm performance 
  • Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms 
  • International Expansion and R&D investment 
  • Global Subsidiaries Networks and Firm Performance
  • The effects of FDI spillovers on the performance of UK firms
  • The effects of FDI and remittances on economic growth
  • Performance Effects of M&As 


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