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Organization profile

Organisation profile

From its inception in 1984, the International Business Centre has been comitted to contribute to new knowledge creation and dissemination through Problem Based Learning teahcing, research and active public engagement.

It contributes to intenational education by hosting two MSc programmes: International Business Economics and Innovation Management. Teaching and learning in our study programmes are based on Problem Based Learing model that contributes substantially to the enhancement of students’ competitiveness and employability.

Our students come from more than 30 different countries creating a very unique environment where diverse cultures interact and where graduates learn from each other on academic as well as personal levels. During their studies, the students have the opportunity to present their high impact and applied research to our key stakeholders via the IBC monthly publication, Young Graduate News.

The International Business Centre is home to a team of inspirational academic and support staff that play an important role in its mission of excellence in Problem Based Learning teaching and learning, research, and public engagement.

Its academic staff has a comprehensive portfolio of geographical expertise in born global, small and medium, and multinational firms operating in emerging regions, including Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, China, and Africa.

The focus of the International Business Centre research is to develop a better understanding of how small and large, young and old firms can more succesfully create new value internationally for businesses and socieities and to enhance international entrepreneurs', global leaders' and policy makers' knowledge-based decisions.

Through its collaboration with private and public organizations and institutions, the International Business Centre academic staff co-creates new, innovative knowledge thus contributing inter alia to national and international business and economic policy agendas.

The International Business Centre is home to a high quality inter-sectorial, inter-technology, inter-disciplinary and international research platform for doctoral studies and the training of a new generation of innovative, entrepreneurial and creative doctoral researchers.

It leads as project coordinator and takes part as project partner in numerious large research and development projects funded by national and European funding bodies such as Danida, Tempus, Erasmus+, H2020.

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Moldova Social Sciences
university Social Sciences
autonomy Social Sciences
internationalization Social Sciences
Internationalization Business & Economics
public private partnership Social Sciences
firm Social Sciences
legitimation Social Sciences

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Projects 1996 2023

LNETN: Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

Turcan, R., Ahokangas, P., Mackenzie, N., Andersson, S., Dholakia, N., Fraser, N., Castler, H., Korkiakoski, M., Korkiakoski, M., Yrjola, S., Mould, C., Lundum, H., Matikainen, J., Hamill, S. & Jakobsen, B. K.


Project: Research

IETN: International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training

Turcan, R., Bujac, A., Taran, Y., Jørgensen, K. M., Laine, I., Kuivalainen, O., Servais, P., Dreher, R., Haseloff, G., Vissak, T. & Jakobsen, B. K.


Project: Research

ENHANCE: Enhancing Value Creation and Value Capture through Business Model Configuration: An Ecosystem Perspective

Marinova, S. T., Nielsen, C., Ahokangas, P., Andersson, S., Torkkeli, L., Iilvari, M., Saarenketo, S., Lund, M. & Marinov, M.


Project: Research

Research Output 1984 2020

1 Downloads (Pure)

Benchmarking Methodology

Turcan, R. & Reilly, J., 10 Feb 2020, PBLMD: ERASMUS+.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Buyer–supplier relationships from the perspective of working environment and organisational performance: review and research agenda

Hoque, I. & Rana, M. B., 1 Feb 2020, In : Management Review Quarterly. 70, 1, p. 1-50 50 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Buyer-supplier relationships
Working environment
Research agenda
Organizational performance

Cultural Effect on Synergy Realization in Cross-Border Acquisitions – A Contingency Perspective

Wang, D., Hain, D., Larimo, J. & Dao, L. T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Business Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review



International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training

Romeo Turcan (Recipient), Jul 2019

Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

job of the future

Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

Romeo Turcan (Recipient), May 2019

Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

Activities 2004 2020

Newness, Innovative Power and Negative Social Impact in the Age of Liquid Modernity

Romeo Turcan (Lecturer)
21 Apr 202023 Apr 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

47th Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference

Romeo V. Turcan (Organizer), Petri Ahokangas (Participant), Svante Andersson (Participant), Niall Mackenzie (Participant)
3 Apr 2020

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Innovating AAU PBL Model

Romeo Turcan (Lecturer)
27 Mar 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

Press / Media

Rundspørge: Hver fjerde forsker stoler ikke på ledelsen

Ole Gunni Busck & Frederik Hertel


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ny opfindelse sikrer stabil produktion hos erhvervslivet

Dmitrij Slepniov


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Opfindelse sikrer stabil produktion

Dmitrij Slepniov


7 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media