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Professor Nicolas Forsans

Professor and MBA Director
EBS - Management and Marketing
Professor Nicolas Forsans
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873517

  • Location

    EBS.3.56, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Changes to office hours week starting 18th March, details as follow: Tuesday 19th March 4-5pm Wednesday 20th March 3-5pm

Profile

Biography

Nicolas joined the University of Essex in 2018 as Professor of Management and MBA Director. He previously held academic appointments at the University of Exeter (2013-1018) where he repositioned and led the growth of the MBA. Prior to that he worked as a FME Research Fellow, Lecturer then Associate Professor at the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL). An international business and corporate strategy specialist, Nicolas investigates the role of business in society and the impact of emerging business models built around digital technologies. Nicolas has 20+ years experience teaching international business, responsible management and strategic management modules at all levels. Nicolas has designed, developed and repositioned various Master, MBA and dual degree programmes, embedding innovation in programme design and delivery, securing world class, academic and professional accreditations while collaborating with business and the third sector to create experiential learning opportunities and securing enviable positions for those programmes in leading league tables. Nicolas’s expertise revolves around regional economic integration in Europe and North America, the Brexit debate, the conduct of international business in emerging economies and their integration in the world economy and the rise of emerging multinationals from Asia. More recently Nicolas started questioning the role of business in society and its impact, and the impact of emerging business models built around circular economy principles (think Uber, Airbnb and the likes). Nicolas is a member of Google for Startups Campus, the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS), the Academy of International Business (AIB) and the RSA

Qualifications

  • Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) Pantheon-Sorbonne University,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor in Management, Essex Business School, University of Essex (3/9/2018 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Professor in International Strategic Management and MBA Director, Business School, University of Exeter (2/9/2013 - 2/9/2018)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Business model innovation

Interested in the way business model innovation disrupts established firms and industries, in particular digital and circular business models

Key words: Business model

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • MBA Project (BE850)

  • Business Strategy (BE857)

  • Independent Study Project: Management/Marketing (BE938)

  • International Business Environment (BE413)

Publications

Journal articles (10)

Buckley, PJ., Munjal, S., Enderwick, P. and Forsans, N., (2017). The role of country alliances in reducing the transaction costs of internationalisation: evidence from Indian multinational enterprises. Cambridge Journal of Economics. 41 (3), 807-828

Buckley, PJ., Munjal, S., Enderwick, P. and Forsans, N., (2016). The role of experiential and non-experiential knowledge in cross-border acquisitions: The case of Indian multinational enterprises. Journal of World Business. 51 (5), 675-685

Buckley, PJ., Munjal, S., Enderwick, P. and Forsans, N., (2016). Do foreign resources assist or impede internationalisation? Evidence from internationalisation of Indian multinational enterprises. International Business Review. 25 (1), 130-140

Buckley, PJ., Munjal, S., Enderwick, P. and Forsans, N., (2016). Cross-border acquisitions by Indian multinationals: Asset exploitation or asset augmentation?. International Business Review. 25 (4), 986-996

Buckley, PJ., Forsans, N. and Munjal, S., (2012). Host–home country linkages and host–home country specific advantages as determinants of foreign acquisitions by Indian firms. International Business Review. 21 (5), 878-890

Kafouros, MI. and Forsans, N., (2012). The role of open innovation in emerging economies: Do companies profit from the scientific knowledge of others?. Journal of World Business. 47 (3), 362-370

Buckley, PJ., Cross, AR., Forsans, N. and Horn, SA., (2010). The rise of the Asian multinational firm. Asian Business & Management. 9 (3), 293-297

Forsans, N. and Balasubramanyam, VN., (2010). Acquisitions versus licensing agreements as vehicles for technology transfer. European J. of International Management. 4 (1/2), 48-48

Buckley, PJ., Clegg, J., Forsans, N. and Reilly, KT., (2007). A Simple and Flexible Dynamic Approach to Foreign Direct Investment Growth: The Canada-United States Relationship in the Context of Free Trade. The World Economy. 30 (2), 267-291

Buckley, PJ., Clegg, J., Forsans, N. and Reilly, KT., (2003). Evolution of FDI in the United States in the context of trade liberalization and regionalization. Journal of Business Research. 56 (10), 853-857

Book chapters (6)

Buckley, PJ., (2018). Do foreign resources assist or impede internationalisation? Evidence from internationalisation of Indian multinational enterprises. In: The Global Factory: Networked Multinational Enterprises in the Modern Global Economy. Edward Elgar Publishing. 206- 216. 9781786431325

Buckley, PJ., (2018). Cross-border acquisitions by Indian multinationals: Asset exploitation or asset augmentation?. In: The Global Factory: Networked Multinational Enterprises in the Modern Global Economy. Edward Elgar Publishing. 217- 228. 9781786431325

Buckley, PJ., (2014). The Multinational Enterprise and the Emergence of the Global Factory. In: The Multinational Enterprise and the Emergence of the Global Factory. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 173- 199. 9781349486687

Munjal, S., Buckley, PJ., Enderwick, P. and Forsans, N., (2014). Chapter 11: The growth trajectory of Indian multinational enterprises. In: The great diversity. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 191- 206. 9789086862337

Buckley, PJ., (2010). Foreign Direct Investment, China and the World Economy. In: Foreign Direct Investment, China and the World Economy. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 386- 418. 9781349354221

Buckley, PJ., (2004). The Challenge of International Business. In: The Challenge of International Business. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 189- 197. 9781349511662

Conferences (2)

Horn, SA., Forsans, N. and Cross, AR., (2010). The strategies of Japanese firms in emerging markets: The case of the automobile industry in India

Balasubramanyam, VN. and Forsans, N., (2010). Internationalisation drivers of Indian firms

Scholarly Editions (2)

Balasubramanyam, V. and Forsans, N., (2013). Why do Indian firms go abroad?

Buckley, PJ., Clegg, J., Forsans, N. and Reilly, KT., (2004). A Simple and Flexible Dynamic Approach to Foreign Direct Investment Growth: Did Canada Benefit From the Free Trade Agreements with the United States?

Contact

n.forsans@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873517

Location:

EBS.3.56, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Changes to office hours week starting 18th March, details as follow: Tuesday 19th March 4-5pm Wednesday 20th March 3-5pm

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