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Title: The impact of firm's internationalisation on corporate governance : evidence from Russia
Author: Osaulenko, Kirill
ISNI:       0000 0004 9359 9066
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2020
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This PhD thesis is rooted in the broad field of “Strategic Management” and examines the key determinants of corporate governance in large Russian firms, during periods of rapid internationalisation and up-sizing from small, modest firms to large, multinational companies. After the introductory literature review (Chapter 2), the thesis adopts a multi -method approach in responding to its main research focus, through qualitative research (Chapter 3), theoretical approaches (Chapter 4) and empirical research (Chapters 5 and 6). Chapter 3 offers an in-depth analysis of a unique, face-to-face interview with top management at Kaspersky. Next, a game theory model informs the conceptual framework and aims to predict whether a firm (such as Kaspersky) expanding outside its domestic market, should strategically adopt new corporate governance mechanisms, or whether it should continue to exploit pre-existing internal mechanisms (Chapter 4). The empirical evidence builds on a brand-new database, based on a unique level panel database of 300 Russian firms, covering a time-span of 19 years from 2000-2018, showing variables such as the structure of the board of directors, the geographical presence of the firm abroad, mergers and acquisitions, financials, and so on (Chapter 5). The empirical findings highlight how the development of corporate governance is closely linked with a strategically sound mechanism of a firm’s internationalisation (Chapter 6). Firms need to establish an incremental knowledge acquisition process, via internationalisation, that leads to a fully-fledged exploitation of competitive advantages, both internationally and domestically. This latter point has been scantly analysed by the existing literature. Chapter 7 concludes.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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