Chair of Organization Theory and Design

Dr. Sebastian Metz

Former doctoral student and staff member

Dissertation project

"Path dependence in international companies"

This project investigates the extent to which the internationalization of corporate activity represents a path-dependent phenomenon. The assumption of a path dependency of internationalization processes seems to be necessary, because important concepts of internationalization research provide partial indications in this respect. Both interorganizational path-dependent processes, which consider relationships between different companies, and intraorganizational processes, which focus on the company's history, are analyzed.