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Dr Irina Gokh

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Strategic Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 366 4343




Personal profile

My research focus is within the International Business domain, in particular, the footloose behaviour of multinational enterprises (MNEs). In my PhD I studied how strategic decisions of the multinationals alter in the context of internal and external forces that influence their investment, divestment and relocation patterns.  

I have  particular  interests  in  the  following  areas  of  international  business  research:  internationalisation,  multinational  enterprise  (MNE),  foreign  direct investment  (FDI),  footloose  behaviour,  divestment,  international  relocation,  headquarters-subsidiary  relations,  network  multinationals,  operational  flexibility.

Research group affiliations


Areas of teaching

International Business, Strategy, Emerging Markets


BSc, MSc, PhD

Courses taught

Global Business Issues

Global Financial Issues

Global Contemporary Business Issues

Conference attendance

  • 1st  International  Kent  Business  School  Doctoral  Conference  ”Socialising  Business  Research:  Connecting  and Advancing  Knowledge”,  Canterbury,  United  Kingdom,  5-7  June  2017. Gokh, I. and Filippaios, F.  Footloose Multinationals:  Extending  the  Internalisation  Theory

  • 42th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2-5 December 2016. Gokh, I. and Filippaios, F. Re-Conceptualizing Efficiency-Seeking Behaviour of the MNEs.

  • 43rd Academy International Business (AIB) UK and Ireland Chapter Conference, London, UK 7-9 April 2016. Gokh, I. and Filippaios, F. Exploring MNEs Footloose Behaviour: A Conceptual Framework.  

  • 28th John Dunning Doctoral Tutorial as part of 40th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-13 December 2014. Gokh, I. Footloose Multinationals In the Context of European Union. (I was among 10 finalists of the John Dunning Tutorial) 

  • 4th  Postgraduate  Research  Festival,  Graduate  School,  University  of  Kent,  Canterbury,  United  Kingdom,  23dJune  2014.Gokh,  I. Poster  Presentation:  Footloose  Multinationals  In  the  Context  of  European  Union.

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