Office location 5.2 Business School, Manchester Campus
Who am I?
Who am I?
Sougand joined MMU Business School from Lancaster University in 2006, where she taught as a lecturer in the Management School. That same year Sougand completed her PhD in the economics of international business at Manchester Business School, for which she earned an academic bursury from UMIST. Here at MMU, Sougand leads the undergraduate and postgraduate units in International Business and Management.
Academic and professional qualifications
PhD in International Business
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
MSc in International Business
Other academic service (administration and management)
Unit Leader International Strategy and Management (PG Program International Business and Management)
Unit Leader International Business Theory and Strategy (UG program, International Business)
PG Program Leader International Business Management
Member, Academy of International Business
Member, European International Business Academy
Member, Academy of Management
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Associate Researcher of Norwegian Centre for Microfinance Research at University of Agder, Norway
Member of Nordic Coporate Governance Network
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study International Business?
Researchers in international business (IB) have focused on business activities (both production and services) cross-national boundaries. IB provides tools and theoretical perspectives that transit from a primarily economics-focused or solely management-orientated perspective by incorporating spectrums of social, economics, political and strategic management sciences. It provides a role for theory, modelling and practice by focusing on the importance of the real world data and empirical analysis. One of the main themes addressed within IB is conceptualisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a post Second World War phenomenon that has facilitated the globalisation process. The IB discipline analyses in details the strategy, operation and structure of multinational enterprise (MNE) as the main vehicle to participate in the global economy. In this realm, understanding of the attributes in forming and sustaining MNEs competitive advantage in response to social, economic and political changes is of essence. The discipline also recognises the rise of small/medium size enterprises (SMEs) as one of the important actors in the global economy.
Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)
3 PhD Completions
Masters and undergraduates dissertaion supervision
External examiner roles
External examiner for Postraduate programmes at Coventry University since September 2015
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Economic analysis of the MNEs
Inter-firm collaborations and agency hazards
Structure-performance relationship issues of collaborative ventures with specific focus on institutions
International influences on Microfinance Industry
Supervision of PhD thesies
PhD internal and external examiner
Academy of International Business,
European International Business Academy
Academy of Management
University of Agder, Norway
University of Groningen, Netherlands
The Ohio State University, USA
University of Helsinki, Finland
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
H. Tuselmann, S. Buzdugan, Q. Cao, D. Freund, S. Golesorkhi (2016). Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.
N. Mori, S. Golesorkhi, T. Randoy, N. Hermes (2015). Board Composition and Outreach Performance of Microfinance Institutions: Evidence from East Africa. Strategic Change. 24, pp.99-113.
M. Bowe, S. Golesorkhi, M. Yamin (2014). Explaining equity shares in international joint ventures: Combining the influence of asset characteristics, culture and institutional differences. Research in International Business and Finance. 31, pp.212-233.
N. Mori, T. Randøy, S. Golesorkhi (2013). Determinants of Board Structure in Microfinance Institutions: Evidence from East Africa. Journal of Emerging Market Finance. 12(3), pp.323-365.
F. McDonald, H. Josef Tüselmann, S. Voronkova, S. Golesorkhi (2011). The strategic development of subsidiaries in regional trade blocs. Multinational Business Review. 19(3), pp.256-271.
S. Golsorkhi (2016). A Supplier-Buyer Bargaining Model With Asymmetric Information and Partial Vertical Integration. In: Modelle und Methoden zur Entscheidungsunterstutzung fur Betriebswirtschaftliche Wertschopfungsprozesse. Verlag Dr Kovac, Hamburg, Germany, pp.117-137.
S. Golesorkhi, M. Yamin (2011). Firm-Level Internationalization, Regionalism and Globalization. J. Berrill, E. Hutson, R. Sinkovics. In: Firm-Level Internationalization, Regionalism and Globalization. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK,
HJ. Tüselmann, F. Mcdonald, M. Allen, S. Golesorkhi, D. Filiou (2009). Cross-Border Transfer of Employment Relations Approaches: Country-of-Origin Effects and the Level and Type of Industry Internationalization. K. Ibeh, S. Davies. In: Contemporary Challenges to International Business. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp.52-67.
S. Golesorkhi Acting as the Discussant on Finance. EIBA, Bremen, Germany, 1/12/2013.
S. Golesorkhi Microfinance Workshop. Kristiansand, University of Adger, Norway, 1/6/2013.
S. Golesorkhi, M. Yamin, M. Bowe Regional Influences on the Equity Share Ownership of Foreign Partners in International Joint Ventures. University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 1/12/2012.
S. Golesorkhi, R. Marsland, T. Randoy Matching International Partnerships in the Microfinance Industry. Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK, 1/3/2012.
S. Golesorkhi Culture, Institutions and the Performance of Microfinance Institutions. Centre for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 1/1/2012.
S. Golesorkhi The Relative Role of Subsidies and Microfinance Capital Structure. Nantes School of Management, Nantes, Frances, 1/10/2011.
D. Filiou, S. Golesorkhi Formal and Informal Institutional Divergence in International Alliance Portfolios and Firm Innovation Performance. Nagoya, Japan, 24/6/2011.
S. Golesorkhi Effects of Institutional Differences on the Performance of Microfinance Institutions. Groningen University, Netherlands, 1/6/2011.
S. Golesorkhi Capital Structure of Family Owned Businesses: Managers Myopia. European Integration in Swedish Economic Research, Sweden, 1/5/2011.
S. Golesorkhi Explaining Equity shares in International Joint Ventures: Combining the Influence of Asset Characteristics, Culture and Institutional Differences. Uppsala University, Sweden, 1/5/2010.
M. Yamin, S. Golesorkhi Monitoring Costs, Asset Characteristics and Alliances Structure in Domestic and Cross-Border Alliances. University of Valencia, Spain, 9/12/2009.
M. Bowe, S. Golesorkhi Strategic Assets, Financial Contracting and Equity Share Contributions in International Joint Ventures. University of Bocconi, Milan, Italy, 9/7/2008.
M. Yamin, S. Golesorkhi Monitoring Costs, Asset Characteristics, and Alliances Structure in Domestic and Cross-Border Alliances. Tallinn, 1/1/2008.
H. Tuselmann, S. Golesorkhi (2008). Foreign Owned Companies in Northwest England: Database and Analysis of the Structural, Geographical, Employment, Ownership, Activity and Decision-Making Features of Foreign Owned Firms in the Northwest and Their Parent Companies. Northwest Development Agency, Northwest Development Agency.
S. Golesorkhi, HKH. El-Said, H. Tuselmann, D. Filiou (2008). Globalisation, Economic Reforms, Aid and Democracy in the Arab World. Department for International Development, British Council, Department for International Development, British Council.
Copenhagen Business School, Centre for Corporate Governance, Research, Seminar Series, Denmark
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Research Seminar Series, Sweden
ESRC Seminar Series on Sustainable Finance
Invited roundtable discussions
International Research on Microfinance Governance and Management in Nantes, France,
Annual Conference on European Integration Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE), Mölle, Sweden
European International Business Academy
Academy of International Business UK&Ireland Chapter conference in 2015
Funded Projects In collaboration with Prof. Tuselman conducting a survey of "Foreign owned companies in the Northwest of England: Database and structural, organisational and geographical characteristics of foreign owned subsidiaries in the Northwest" The work was founded and conducted for the Northwest Development Agency.
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Prizes and awards
Best paper published at International Business Review in 2010