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Dr I. (Ilir) Haxhi

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Strategy & International Business
Photographer: Ineke Oostveen

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Room number: M2.07
Postal address
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
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    Associate Professor of Strategy & International Management, Head of International Management Track

    Research programme

    International Management 

    Research interests

    Comparative Corporate Governance (CG) in Developed Economies & Emerging Markets; CG Best Practices, Diffusion & Convergence; National CG, Indigenous Governance & MNEs practices; Corporate Political Activity, CSR  & CG stretgies; CG Failures & Learning; Fuzzy-set/Qualitative Comparative Analysis.

    Dissertation title

    Institutional contextuality of business best practices: the persistent cross-national diversity in the creation of corporate governance codes.

    Prizes and honours

    Journal of Word Business Best Reviewer Award 2018, Academy of International Business, Minniapolis, June 2018; George Molenkamp Sustainability Thesis Award 2018 Finalist for the MSc thesis supervision of Aviv de Poel, University of Amsterdam and KPNG Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 2018; George Molenkamp Sustainability Thesis Award 2017 for the MSc thesis supervision of Suzan van Eijden, University of Amsterdam and KPNG Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 2017; 2010 Best PhD Dissertation Award Finalist, Research School Systems and Operational Management (SOM), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, June 2011; Best PhD-Authored Paper Award, SOM, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, February 2010; PhD Associate, Graduate SOM Research School, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, September 2005 - September 2009.

    International ties

    Visiting Professor at the Center for Emerging Markets, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston, US (March 2017 – ); Visiting Professor at Innovation Research Institute, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, (April 2014 – ); Visiting Scholar, Department of Business Administration at the College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Fall 2010-Winter 2011; 
    Visiting Researcher, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Center Berlin), Berlin, Germany, Fall 2007-Spring 2009.

  • Teaching

    Teaching activities

    Current year

    International Business Context;
    Theories of International Management;
    Strategy and Organizations;

    Previous years

    Strategy, Organizations and Context; Corporate Governance, Culture and Institutions; Institutional Contextuality of Corporate Governance, International Management; Introduction in International Business

    Thesis supervision

    Masters thesis supervision in International Management

    Course materials are available through the Canvas Server
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    • Haxhi, I., & Aguilera, R. V. (2017). An Institutional Configurational Approach to Cross-National Diversity in Corporate Governance. Journal of Management Studies, 54(3), 261-303. [details]


    • Haxhi, I. (2015). Comparative corporate governance. In A. Sorge, N. Noorderhaven, & C. Koen (Eds.), Comparative international management (2nd ed.) (pp. 205-250). London: Routledge. [details]


    • Haxhi, I., & Aguilera, R. V. (2014). Corporate governance through codes. In M. Vodosek, D. den Hartog, & J. M. McNett (Eds.), Wiley encyclopedia of management. - Vol. 6: International management (3rd ed. ed.). Chichester: Wiley. [details]


    • Haxhi, I., van Ees, H., & Sorge, A. (2013). A political perspective on business elites and institutional embeddedness in the UK code-issuing process. Corporate Governance, 21(6), 535-546. [details]


    • Haxhi, I. (2012). [Review of: J.R. Macey (2008) Corporate governance: promises kept, promises broken]. Corporate Governance, 20(4), 405-406. [details]
    • Haxhi, I., & Aguilera, R. V. (2012). Are codes fostering convergence in corporate governance? An institutional perspective. In A. A. Rasheed, & T. Yoshikawa (Eds.), The convergence of corporate governance: promise and prospects (pp. 234-248). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]


    • Haxhi, I. (2010). Institutional contextuality of business best practices: The persistent cross-national diversity in the creation of corporate governance codes. (Theses in economics and business). Groningen: Universiteit van Groningen.
    • Haxhi, I., & van Ees, H. (2010). Explaining diversity in the worldwide diffusion of codes of good governance. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(4), 710-726. [details]



    • Haxhi, I., & van Manen, J. (2010). Nationale cultuur en de wereldwijde verspreiding van corporate governancecodes. Goed Bestuur, 6(3), 53-59. [details]
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