Georgios Batsakis
Brunel University London
18Publications
5H-index
60Citations
Publications 18
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Technological Forecasting and Social Change 3.13
David Sarpong9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Brunel University London),
Eve Eyres1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of the West of England),
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London)
Abstract Strategic foresight encompasses thinking and organizing differently within the contingencies of the present in ways that is mindful of the unpredictable future. Building on the Ricoeurian notion of distentio - ‘the stretching of consciousness through simultaneous attention to memory and expectation’, we develop the concept of distentive capability as a spatio-temporal process of ‘way-finding’ that sustains the creative emergence of strategic foresight across multiple time horizons. Emph...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in British Journal of Management 3.06
Satwinder Singh11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Brunel University London),
Naeem Tabassum1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Brunel University London)
+ 1 AuthorsGeorgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London)
This empirical study examines the relationship between corporate governance and organisational performance (OP), measured in Tobin’s Q in the context of an emerging economy for which, as yet, only a handful of studies have been conducted. We employ a System GMM approach controlling for endogeneity, and test it on a newly created dataset comprising 324 stock exchange-listed firms in Pakistan. We find that Board size, number of Board committees and Ownership concentration are positively linked wit...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in International Business Review 2.75
Alexander T. Mohr15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Vienna University of Economics and Business),
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London)
Despite the fact that many firms simultaneously expand into multiple new markets, we know very little about why firms choose this type of international expansion instead of sequentially entering new markets. Drawing on the resource-based view (RBV) we argue that in order to engage in simultaneous international expansion firms have to be able to draw on intangible assets, be financially strong, and have international experience that will enable them to reduce and/or shoulder the strains on manage...
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Alexander T. Mohr15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Vienna University of Economics and Business),
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London),
Zita Stone1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Kent)
We adopt a Penrosean perspective to study the effect of rapid international expansion on the subsequent divestment of international operations. We draw on regional strategy theory and differentiate Penrosean managerial resources by their geographical fungibility to argue that the effect of rapid international expansion on the divestment of international operations varies with the regional patterns of firms’ international expansion and international experience. We test our hypotheses using two-st...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Journal of Business Research 2.51
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London),
Geoffrey Wood26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Essex)
+ 1 AuthorsSatwinder Singh11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Brunel University London)
Extant research indicates that the performance effect of international diversification is debatable, and to a great extent is contingent upon a number of firm- and country-specific characteristics. We argue that a critical factor determining the behaviour of the above relationship is the event of acquisition, and more specifically the conditions under which the acquisition takes place. Drawing on resource dependence theory, this paper examines the relationship between international diversificati...
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Published on Feb 27, 2018in British Journal of Management 3.06
Alexander T. Mohr15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Vienna University of Economics and Business),
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London)
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Published on Apr 1, 2017in Management International Review 2.28
Alexander T. Mohr15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Kent),
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London)
Existing research is divided on whether firms that rapidly expand their overseas operations perform better than firms that internationalize slowly. Drawing on Penrose’s theory of the growth of the firm, we argue that the positive effects of rapid internationalization give way to negative effects with increasing internationalization speed, leading to an inverted U-shaped association between internationalization speed and firm performance. We analyze the market-seeking expansion of 110 retailers o...
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Published on Jun 1, 2017in Journal of World Business 3.99
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London),
Alexander T. Mohr15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Abstract We examine the contingent effect of existing product diversification on the scope and speed of firms’ subsequent internationalization. Understanding these effects is important because prior research on the product—geographic diversification relationship assumes that the relevant decisions are taken simultaneously. This assumption does not apply to firms that consider international expansion only after having grown domestically through product diversification. Drawing on and extending tr...
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in Journal of Business Research 2.51
Suma Athreye16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Brunel University London),
Georgios Batsakis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London),
Satwinder Singh11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Brunel University London)
Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) develop and sell their products and services in a global market, but also have the ability to source knowledge from local, global and intra-MNE networks. We argue that sourcing knowledge from each of the three networks is contingent upon factors, such as the strategic choice made by the headquarters about the role of the research and development (R&D) subsidiary, the scientific richness of the host location, and the institutional (i.e. IPR - Intellectual Property...
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