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Desislava Dikova

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Univ. Prof. Dr. Desislava Dikova

Office: D1.5.036
Office hours: By appointment

Phone: + 43-1-313-36-5480
Fax: +43-1-31336-90-5480


Position at IIB, other positions and academic career

Desislava Dikova is Professor in International Business CEE focus at WU Wien/ Vienna University of Economics & Business. She previosuly held positions at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and King's College London, the UK. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, an Executive Master in International and European relations from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and a Master of Science in International Economics from the Academy of Economics D.A.Tzenov, Bulgaria.

Desislava Dikova  is the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of East West Business (published by Taylor Francis) and has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies since 2007 and serves as an add hoc reviewer for multiple journals such as International Business Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies and others. For her outstanding research she has been awarded twice the Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award (2007, 2009), the 2009 WAIB Emerald Award for Highly Commended Paper, she has also been the Academy of International Business Best Paper Nominee in 2009, and the Academy of Management International Management Best Paper Finalist in 2006 and 2008.

Research interest

Desislava Dikova's research is focused on the international behavior of multinational companies, she examines their foreign market entry mode choices and the subsequent performance of foreign subsidiaries in the CEE region. In addition, Dikova studies the competitive behavior of firms with respect to the types of innovation investments and their cross-border merger and acquisition activity. Her research has been published in highly ranked international journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and International Business Review.