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 (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor and senior lecturer. He is the current Program Director for the MSc in International Business & Trade at the School of Business, Economics & Law, at Gothenburg University. Ramsin has also been the Deputy Director for Business Design Lab (BDL).


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

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. (2019). "Context, competencies, and local managerial capacity development: a longitudinal study of HRM implementation at Volvo Car China". Asian Business & Management, 1-28.

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 Elgar

Yakob, 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