Employee Profile

Linda Rademaker

Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School. My research interests are concentrated in the areas of global and cooperative strategy and innovation. In particular, I study the development, transfer, and protection of knowledge within and between firms in a global context. In addition, my work examines how innovation and digitalization influence global strategic decisions. My research has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies and has been nominated for several awards. I have won the AOM ITC Emerald Best International Dissertation Award for my dissertation on the link between inward and outward FDI, which I studied in the Chinese context. I also serve as a Representative at Large for the Global Strategy and Cooperative Strategy Divisions of the Strategic Management Society.


Grøgaard, Birgitte; Sartor, Michael A. & Rademaker, Linda (2022)

What merits greater scholarly attention in international business?

Journal of International Business Studies, s. 1508- 1518. Doi: 10.1057/s41267-022-00539-1 - Full text in research archive

Scholarly efforts to propose future directions for international business (IB) research have generated a timely and extensive inventory of potentially interesting areas of research. We supplement this line of inquiry by suggesting that an additional layer of scrutiny could be beneficial when advocating in favor of giving more attention to particular research realms. Specifically, we advance several guiding principles that will help IB scholars assess which research areas merit greater scholarly attention, based on their potential importance and impact. We distinguish between (1) research in new or underdeveloped research domains, where salience, urgency, and actionability are critical elements, and (2) new research in relatively well-established domains, where scholars may contribute to changing the theoretical conversations taking place in IB.

Kolbjørnsrud, Vegard & Rademaker, Cecilia H. Alijda (2019)

Automation and location choice in international operations

[Academic lecture]. Frontiers in International Business 2019.

Kolbjørnsrud, Vegard & Rademaker, Cecilia H. Alijda (2019)

Automation and location choice in international operations

[Academic lecture]. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2016 Tilburg University PhD
2011 Tilburg University MSc in Organization and Strategy
2009 Tilburg University BSc in Business
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2020 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor
2016 - 2020 BI Norwegian Business School Assistant Professor
2015 - 2016 BI Norwegian Business School Lecturer