Ramsin Yakob

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Ramsin Yakob


Ramsin Yakob (Ek.Dr.) is associate professor and university lecturer in business administration. He is Section Leader at the Management & Organization section, with particular responsibility for International Business and Economic Geography. He has previously been responsible Coordinator for the MSc International Business & Trade program at the School of Economics at the University of Gothenburg. Ramsin has also been deputy director of the Business Design Lab (BDL). Research Ramsin's research is conducted at the Center for International Business Studies (CIBS). He conducts research in International Strategy, international HRM, knowledge transfer, and innovation and R&D. Teaching Ramsin teaches a wide range of courses; including strategy, international business management, cross-cultural leadership, HRM, as well as supervising theses and dissertations at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level. His latest project investigates the nascent Swedish EdTech industry.

Selected Publications

Ramsin research is carried out at the Centre for International Business Studies. He conducts research in the field of International HRM, knowledge transfer, and innovation and R&D.


Ramsin teaches in a wide range of courses; including Strategy, Cross-cultural Management, HRM, as well as supervises theses at undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA level.

Chosen Publications

  • Henning, M., & Yakob, R., (2022), “The impact of foreign firm ownership on local renewal activities”, Multinational Business Review Vol. 30 No. 3, 2022 pp. 434-452
  • Yakob, R. (2020). Context, competencies, and local managerial capacity development: A longitudinal study of HRM implementation at Volvo Car China. Asian Business & Management, 19(5), 582-609.
  • Alvstam, C-H., Henning, M., Ivarsson, I., Nakamura, R., & Yakob, R 2019, “Strategiskt förnyelsearbete inom svensk industry”, Slutrapport för projektet Strategiskt förnyelsearbete inom svensk industri, Financed by VINNOVA. Diarienummer 217-04972
  • Yakob, R., (2018). "Augmenting Local Managerial Capacity Through Knowledge Collectivities: The Case of Volvo Car China". Journal of International Management, 24(4), pp.386-403.
  • Yakob, R., Nakamura, H.R. and Ström, P., (2018). "Chinese foreign acquisitions aimed for strategic asset-creation and innovation upgrading: The case of Geely and Volvo Cars". Technovation, 70, pp.59-72.
  • Yakob, R., (2015). “An empirical study of solution search processes in complex problem-solving: the vehicle cross-beam case”. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 15(4), pp.329-357
  • Yakob, R., Bengtsson, M., & Wahlstedt, L., (2012) “Att Styra Problemlösning”, Ingår i:” Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus” / [ed] Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012, s. 225-244
  • Yakob. R., & Tell., F., (Dec. 2009), ‘Detecting Errors Early: Management of Problem-Solving in Product Platform Projects’, in Gawer, Annabelle (Ed.), Platforms, Markets and Innovation, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, US: Edward ElgarYakob, R., & Tell, F., (2007), ”Managing Near Decomposability in Complex Platform Development Projects”, International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, Vol.3, No.4, pp.387-407

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Research areas

  • International Business
  • International HRM
  • Knowledge Transfer & Competence development
  • Innovation & R&D

Teaching areas

  • International Business
  • Strategy
  • International HRM