Mohammad Yamin


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a PhD supervisions

I welcome PhD applications that fall within the broader CIBER research agenda and my research interests in particular.

  • Rising power multinationals: What are the disinvite capabilities and internationalisation strategies of companies from major rising powers / emerging countries (e.g. ‘BRIC’)? How relevant are received theories of the MNE (e.g. ‘internalisation’ and the OLI) in explaining the emergence of Rising Power MNEs? Do rising power MNEs follow a different pattern of internationalisation in terms of pace and, form and location? What are the developmental impacts of Rising Power MNEs (both in their ‘home’ markets and other less developed economies?)
  • Ethical and sustainability dimensions of offshore outsourcing: With the growth of the so called ‘Global Factory’ many multinationals have outsourced much of the manufacturing, operational and back-office functions to less developed countries taking advantage of low wages and often also of lax and poorly implemented regulatory systems. What are the consequences of such global dispersal of production for labour standards and related health and safety issues? Do the business models associated with outsourcing integrate ethical and suitability issues as core commitments or as a rhetorical gloss? How sensitive is the viability of outsourcing business model to resources devoted to monitoring suppliers and meeting standards of sustainability?
  • Information and communication technologies and international business: The tremendous effects of ICTs on IB are uniquely painted to be positive, efficiency enhancing and driving forces to firm performance. However, there are both 'dark sides' to the use of ICTs (e.g. “virtuality trap”) and some new governance modes are and related impacts are not fully explained for IB. For instance what is the impact of social networks and crowdsourcing on innovation in MNEs? What are implications of open access for scholarship in higher education? etc.

Further information

Additional Information

He has taught at various levels of university degree-programs

Current teaching activities:

  • Economic Analysis of the Multinational Company (MSc)
  • Supervision of MSc Dissertations (MSc)
  • RP2 Critical perspectives on international business (PGR)

Previous teaching activities:

  • Fundamentals of International Business (MSc)


Academic leadership and service

  • Associate Head for Teaching (AHT), PMO division, UG and PGT programmes, 2013+
  • Coordinator for post graduate programmes taught programmes (PGT) within the Marketing, International Business and Strategy (MIBS) Division of the Manchester Business School (2004-2010)
  • Director of MSc International Business and Management (1999- 2005) and Director of Post- Graduate Exchange Programme at the Manchester School of Management (1999-2004)

Activities and esteem

Peer group recognition

My research has made a significant contribution to the literature on international business and has an established reputation in the international business peer group (see e.g. J. Dunning ‘The Contribution of British Scholarship to International Business’ in International Business Review, April 2004). I have received a number of academic invitations both from UK and overseas institutions. I am also regularly asked to referee IB papers for numerous academic journals, including the International Business Review, Management International Review, International Review of Applied Economics and R&D Management. Likewise, I also regularly referee papers submitted to various IB conferences as well as chair sessions and act as discussant. I have refereed a large number of book proposals for academic publishers including Macmillan, Routledge and Academic Press. I have been an external examiner for the MA in International Business at Southbank University; and the chief external examiner for IB at The Manchester Metropolitan University and Oxford Brookes University. I have acted as external examiner for a number of IB-related Ph.D. and other research degrees at a number of UK and European universities including Salford, Swansea, Strathclyde and Uppsala (Sweden).


Mohammad Yamin is Professor of International Business at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He was previously a Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester (1977-1980). Lecturer II/Senior Lecturer in Business Studies, Lancashire Polytechnic (1980-1985); Senior Lecturer in Economics, Nottingham Polytechnic (1985-1991); and Hallsworth Research Fellow, University of Manchester (1990-1991). His current teaching interests are theoretical and empirical aspects of the multinational enterprise. Dr Yamin's research interests are: The organisational nature of the multinational company; the role of subsidiaries in technological innovation; subsidiary autonomy and the advantage of multinationality. Dr Yamin is a member of the Academy of International Business and the European International Business Academy. 

Research interests

  • In my research, the focus is on the role of subsidiaries within multinational companies and in particular on the organisational advantages of multinational companies.
  • I am also working on the role of the internet in the internationalisation of firms, linkages of firms with local companies and the impact of MNCs on economic development.
  • Most recent research interests are around critical issues on international business, rising powers and ethical considerations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • International business
  • Multinational enterprises
  • International business theory
  • Theory of the firm


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