Liudmyla Svystunova

Lecturer, International Management

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Liudmyla Svystunova recently joined the Institute for International Management having completed her PhD in Management at the University of Bath.

Her research examines the interaction between multinational corporations and their multiple institutional environments. She is especially interested in the emerging markets and non-market environment of international business, as well as qualitative research in international management.

Academic background

Liudmyla holds an MSc in International Employment Relations (LSE) and an MRes in Management (Bath). She actively participates in the community of scholars whose work is positioned at the intersection of international management and organisation studies and previously co-organised a workshop on multinational firms and neo-institutional theory in Copenhagen (2014). Her teaching experience includes courses in research methods in business and international management.

Current research and collaborations

  • Multinational firms, multiple institutional logics and identity
  • Internal activists in multinational firms (in partnership with colleagues from Copenhagen Business School and VU Amsterdam)
  • Emerging market MNCs' ownership strategies and host country institutional environment (with Dr Rekha Rao-Nicholson, Newcastle University London)

Interests and activities

Liudmyla is a member of the Academy of Management (AoM), European International Business Association (EIBA), Strategic Management Society (SMS) and European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). She is also a reviewer for Critical Perspectives on International Business.

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