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Dr Robin Pesch


Department: Newcastle Business School

Robin is a Professor in International Business. His research interests include workplace integration of migrants and refugees, global alliance management, and strategic decision-making under deep uncertainty. His research received several international awards. He attracted prestigious research funds in Canada, China, and Germany for his research projects on grand challenges. Robin is a member of the GLOBE 2020 research project. Before joining Northumbria University, he held academic positions at Newcastle University and the University of Bayreuth in Germany. He was also invited as a Visiting Lecturer at Zeppelin University in Germany.

Robin has a high passion for teaching. His teaching covers International Business, Strategy & Organisation, Innovation Management, and empirical research methods. He received an award for outstanding teaching from the Faculty of Law and Economics (University of Bayreuth) for an undergraduate module in 2017. Moreover, he was nominated for a Best Teaching Award at Newcastle University. This nomination acknowledges his innovative efforts in developing and producing animated learning videos helping students to write their dissertations. 

Close collaboration with practitioners and knowledge transfer is an integral part of his work. On the fundament of his research, he trained and consulted policymakers and managers in MNEs, small and medium-sized companies, and non-profit organizations in Canada, China, Germany, and the UK. Moreover, his work is regularly featured in media, such as newspapers and radio.  

Robin Pesch

My research interests are:

  • Migrant and refugee employees
  • Global alliance management
  • Top management teams and digital transformation

I am pleased to talk to potential PhD students with interesting proposals that link to my research interests.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Digital product innovation management: Balancing stability and fluidity through formalization, Pesch, R., Endres, H., Bouncken, R. Nov 2021, In: Journal of Product Innovation Management
  • How to achieve benefits from diversity in international alliances: Mechanisms and cultural intelligence, Pesch, R., Bouncken, R. 2018, In: Global Strategy Journal
  • Family Firms, Alliance Governance and Mutual Knowledge Creation, Bouncken, R., Hughes, M., Ratzmann, M., Cesinger, B., Pesch, R. 2020, In: British Journal of Management
  • Post-formational buyer directives: Aid or harm for learning and innovation in alliances, Bouncken, R., Ratzmann, M., Covin, J., Pesch, R. 1 Jul 2023, In: Industrial Marketing Management
  • Be a hero: Employ refugees like a pragmatist, Pesch, R., Ipek, E., Fitzsimmons, S. 24 Feb 2023, In: Organizational Dynamics
  • Understanding of refugees in management studies and implications for future research on workplace integration, Pesch, R., Ipek, E. 23 Jul 2023, In: European Management Review

  • Business Administration PhD July 15 2014
  • Business and Administration Diploma November 14 2009

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