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Alexander Gorgijevski is Assistant Professor of International Strategy at the Department of Management and Organisation at VU Amsterdam and Associated Researcher at the International Business Group of the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Alexander received his PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden in 2021. During his PhD studies, he was also a visiting doctoral researcher at WU Wien, Austria.


Alexanders research lies at the intersection of international strategy and corporate entrepreneurship, particularly his special focus is on the development and selection of subsidiary initiatives in multinational corporations. Investigating e.g. the role of a subsidiary’s bases of power within the corporation and success of managerial initiative-selling.

Want to know more? Check out my blog post at the VU Management Perpspectives on How Subsidiary Entrepreneurial Activities Receive Headquarter Approval: LINK.

Methods: FsQCA, quantitative (LISREL-SEM, regressions) and qualitative (interviews).


Alexander has experience from teaching over a broad spectrum of courses in English and Swedish with topics ranging from organization studies, international management, marketing as well as basic accounting.

Currently Alexander is involved in the following teaching activities:

  • MSc Course: Culture and International Organizations (Course Coordinator).
  • BSc Course: International Strategy (Course Coordinator)
  • Master thesis and internship coordinator for International Management
  • Master thesis supervisor IM and S&O

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Academic qualification

Business Studies (International Management), PhD, Enter the Dragon: Toward a Micro-political View on Subsidiary Initiatives, Uppsala University

Sept 2016Jun 2021

Award Date: 23 Jun 2021

Business and Economics (International Management), Master, Uppsala University

Sept 2014Jun 2016

Award Date: 28 Jun 2016

International Business, Bachelor, Linnaeus University

Sept 2010Dec 2013

Award Date: 5 Dec 2013


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • business administration
  • strategic management

User created Keywords

  • Global Strategy
  • Headquarter-subsidiary relations
  • international business


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