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Career

Current position

  • Professor of international management

Professional experience

Professor of International Management, Tilburg University, (1999-.) Teaching and Research in International Management.

Visiting Professor, Institute of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, September-December 1996.Professor (1994-1999) and Associate Professor (1990-1994) of International Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Teaching and research in international business, international management, foreign market entry strategies, and international business policy.

Anheuser Busch Term Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1984-1990. Teaching and research in international business, international management, and foreign market entry strategies.

Associate Professor of International Business, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1981 - 1984. Teaching and research in international business, international management, and international business policy.

Senior Economist, Fondation pour la Nouvelle Economie Politique, Paris, France, 1979 - 1981.

Expert, United Nations, Office of Technical Cooperation, 1977 - 1979.

Economist, Office of Research, Department of Economic and Community Development, State of Maryland, 1972 - 1977. Applied economic analysis to issues relevant to the Maryland economy.

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Research interests

 I apply transaction cost theory to the study of international business institutions, and in particular the multinational enterprise. I research the determinants of the mode of foreign market entry, such as contracts (licensing, franchising) and equity modes, and in particular equity joint ventures.

Keywords

  • International Management
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Policy And Strategy

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Multinational enterprises Business & Economics
Transaction cost theory Business & Economics
Joint ventures Business & Economics
Foreign direct investment Business & Economics
Internationalization Business & Economics
Bundling Business & Economics
Assets Business & Economics
Firm-specific advantages Business & Economics

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Research Output 1977 2019

Digitalized service multinationals and international business theory

Hennart, J-F., Oct 2019, In : Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). 50, 8, p. 1388-1400

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

How does the routing of FDI to and via tax havens confound our understanding of Chinese MNE identity

Sutherland, D., Hennart, J-F. & Anderson, J. R., Nov 2019, In : Asian Business & Management. 18, p. 337-359

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

direct investment
taxes
foreign investment
Routing
Multinational enterprises

The myth of the stay-at-home family firm: How family-managed SMEs can overcome their internationalization limitations

Hennart, J-F., Majocchi, A. & Forlani, E., Jul 2019, In : Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). 50, 5, p. 758-782

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Sales
Managers
Industry
Finance
Family firms

The transaction cost of equity joint ventures: Past, present and future

Hennart, J-F., 2019, Frontiers of Strategic Alliance Research. Contractor, F. & Reuer, J. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 67-82

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Springing from where? How emerging market firms become multinational enterprises

Hennart, J-F., 2018, In : International Journal of Emerging Markets. 13, 3, p. 568-585

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Multinational enterprises
Emerging market firms
Assets
Intangibles
Swaps

Projects 1998 2005

Foreign investment as an entry mode and post-entry behavior in Eastern Europe

Sels, A. T. H. & Hennart, J.

1/12/021/06/05

Project: Research project

Governance choice in strategic alliances

Eapen, A. & Hennart, J.

1/08/021/08/05

Project: Research project

Liberating Homo Economicus: The case of the open source software

Powell, J. P. & Hennart, J.

1/09/011/09/05

Project: Research project

The formation and performance of strategic alliances

Cunha, P. A. M. F. V. & Hennart, J.

1/01/011/01/05

Project: Research project

The role of trust in the process of inter-organizational learning

Janowicz, M., Barkema, H. G. & Hennart, J.

1/09/001/09/04

Project: Research project