BAM People Simon Collinson

Professor Simon Collinson

The University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School

Member of which BAM Subcommittees:
Capacity building

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Primary areas of research interest:

  • Comparative organization studies, examining how firm structure and strategy varies by location and exploring the drivers of and the limits to internationalization
  • Innovation strategies, R&D, technology and knowledge management in multinational firms, including the analysis of capability transfer between firms
  • The development of innovation-related capabilities in ‘latecomer’ firms in developing and emerging economies (particularly China)