Professor Mo Yamin

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Position: Professor of International Business
Academic unit: People, Management and Organisations


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.

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.

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)

Programme involvement

Specialist fields




Publication summary




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  • Kurt, Y., Yamin, M., Tuselmann, H. (Ed.), Buzdugan, S. (Ed.), Cao, Q. (Ed.), Freund, D. (Ed.), & Golesorkhi, S. (Ed.) (2016). Understanding internationalisation through the lens of social network analysis. In H. Tüselmann, S. Buzdugan, Q. Cao, D. Freund, & S. Golesorkhi (Eds.), Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice: Challenges and solutions for policy and practice. (Vol. 23, pp. 241-264). (Academy of International Business (UKI) Series). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan . DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-56946-2_14. Publication link: 2ffe8853-3c4a-477d-b85e-1b249d6e8216
  • Lew, Y. K., Sinkovics, R. R., Yamin, M., & Khan, Z. (2016). Trans-specialization understanding in international technology alliances: the influence of cultural distance. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(5), 577-594. DOI: 10.1057/jibs.2016.10. Publication link: 58e17480-2563-4da6-89c6-c71e2fe6a44a
  • Safari, A., & Yamin, M. (2016). A Search and Deliberation Framework for Understanding Consumers’ Foreign Online Purchasing. In P. Thilenius, C. Pahlberg, & V. Havila (Eds.), Extending the Business Network Approach: New Territories, New Technologies, New Terms. (pp. 211-225). London: Palgrave Macmillan . DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53765-2_12. Publication link: af7af8ae-aeb5-4049-9c56-cb743e013f74
  • Yamin, M., Nixson, F., Weiss, J. (Ed.), & Tribe, M. A. (Ed.) (2016). New directions of foreign direct investment and industrial development. In Routledge handbook of industry and development. (pp. 166-183). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. . Publication link: cfeed92e-de02-4ee4-822f-8f58a49c93f9


  • Yamin, M., Holm, U. (Ed.), Forsgren, M. (Ed.), & Johanson, J. (Ed.) (2015). Hymer's analysis of the multinational organization: Power retention and the demise of the federative MNE. In Knowledge, Networks and Power - The Uppsala School of International Business. (pp. 460-476). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan . DOI: 10.1057/9781137508829.0025. Publication link: 9e274f88-caee-4c60-9dd6-52c95e9e4043


  • Bowe, M., Golesorkhi, S., & Yamin, M. (2014). Explaining equity shares in international joint ventures: Combining the influence of asset characteristics, culture and institutional differences. Research in International Business and Finance, 31, 212-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2013.06.008. Publication link: 35f74520-878e-44c3-8eb0-99fd62ae7f29
  • Yamin, M., Sinkovics, R. R., & Richardson, C. (2014). An exploratory analysis of the internationalization of innovative activity in Finnish multinational enterprises. European Journal of International Management, 8(3), 310-330. DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2014.060771. Publication link: 17d5d3ce-5877-4258-a598-24632b9b5234
  • Giroud, A., Jung Ha, Y., & Yamin, M. (2014). Foreign subsidiaries' internal and external R&D cooperation in South Korea: Explanatory factors and interaction. Asian Business and Management, 13(3), 227-256. DOI: 10.1057/abm.2014.8. Publication link: 57dce1ad-6260-4ac3-ae58-740a7a2bbaf8
  • Yamin, M., & Sinkovics, R. R. (2014). A retrospective on: Infrastructure or foreign direct investment? In Progress in International Business Research|Prog. Int. Bus. Res.. (Vol. 8, pp. 231-247). (Progress In International Business Research). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. DOI: 10.1108/S1745-8862(2013)0000008015. Publication link: d75dea0d-4e64-4cdb-a3d1-c7de624a26d3


  • Giroud, A., Ha, Y. J., & Yamin, M. (2013). Innovation initiative within foreign subsidiaries in South Korea: Determinants and outcomes. In Innovation and Creativity: Pillars of the Future Global Economy|Innov. and Creat.: Pillars of the Future Global Econ.. (pp. 223-241). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. DOI: 10.4337/9781781004326.00014. Publication link: c3c2d920-5e26-4852-8d4b-e9e032fb9003
  • Yamin, M., Richardson, C., & Etemad, H. (Ed.) (2013). The impact of industrial clusters on internationalisation: The case of SMEs in Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor. In Internationalization of SMEs from Emerging Economies. (pp. 350-372). Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 25f19fe0-331f-4a08-a9aa-d5a2f7fe7842
  • Yamin, M., Axèle, G., Ha, . U., Jung, Y., Mo, . U., Beule, F. D. (Ed.), & Nauwelaerts, Y. (Ed.) (2013). Subsidiary innovation in South Korea. In Innovation and Creativity: The Driving Force of Europe’s Future Economy. (pp. 223-241). Cheltenham , UK: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 283e0121-4f79-46cf-816d-cd2cdd87b256


  • Richardson, C., Yamin, M., & Sinkovics, R. R. (2012). Policy-driven clusters, interfirm interactions and firm internationalisation: Some insights from Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor. International Business Review, 21(5), 794-805. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.09.002. Publication link: bc4d741d-034d-4eb2-8ac3-ed8c694eaa48
  • Giroud, A., Ha, Y. J., Yamin, M., & Ghauri, P. (2012). Innovation policy, competence creation and innovation performance of foreign subsidiaries: The case of South Korea. Asian Business and Management, 11(1), 56-78. DOI: 10.1057/abm.2011.27. Publication link: 326f0961-2b28-4814-b91a-0f215734e70c
  • Miozzo, M., & Yamin, M. (2012). Institutional and sectoral determinants of headquarters-subsidiary relationships: A study of UK service multinationals in China, Korea, Brazil and Argentina. Long Range Planning, 45(1), 16-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.lrp.2011.11.001. Publication link: 503583c7-38ee-4a2c-a4fd-89ca0d665d97


  • Golesorkhi, S., & Yamin, M. (2011). Asset specificity, asset opacity and ownership structures in domestic and cross-border joint ventures. In E. Hutson, R. Sinkovics, & J. Berrill (Eds.), Firm-level Internationalisation, Regionalism and Globalization. (pp. 345-361). Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: d0246f71-df4d-4492-b200-5efa6cd885ab


  • Yamin, M., & Ghauri, P. N. (2010). A critical assessment of the business network perspective on HQ control in multinational companies. In Managing the Contemporary Multinational: The Role of Headquarters|Managing the Contemp. Multinational: The Role of Hqrs.. (pp. 125-137). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 08abecc3-96aa-4820-ba32-3fcb66794029
  • Tsai, S. H. J., & Yamin, M. (2010). Influence of subsidiary business networks on the performance of inter-subsidiary innovation transfer in MNCs. In Progress in International Business Research|Prog. Int. Bus. Res.. (Vol. 5, pp. 197-220). (Progress in International Business Research). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. DOI: 10.1108/S1745-8862(2010)0000005013. Publication link: 60942d85-c976-4c66-a0b8-2b5914fac8d1


  • Poulis, K., & Yamin, M. (2009). Tourism as a leverage of internationalization for consumer goods firms: A case study approach. In Advances in International Marketing|Adv. Int. Mark.. (Vol. 20, pp. 69-85). (Advances in International Marketing). Bingley, UK: Emerald JAI Press. DOI: 10.1108/S1474-7979(2009)0000020006. Publication link: 93d2dd64-e4d3-4e9a-82af-52c18de64806


  • Sinkovics, R., Yamin, M., & Hossinger, M. (2007). Cultural Adaptation in Cross-border Web Presence: An Investigation of German Companies' Domestic, US, UK and Latin-American Websites. In Anxieties and Management Responses in International Business. (pp. 208-224). Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: 759ff099-42fd-48b2-a4e6-b20a04c08c76
  • Sinkovics, R. R., & Yamin, M. (2007). The Internet and its Paradoxical Nature in International Business. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 3(4), 288-290. . Publication link: 88829045-6dcc-403f-9939-e1e8b8cdbf73
  • Sinkovics, R. R., Yamin, M., & Hossinger, M. (2007). Cultural adaptation in cross border e-commerce: A study of German companies. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 8(4), 221-235. . Publication link: 455392c7-07c1-4154-9cf3-32f873dd0b9b
  • Sinkovics, R., & Yamin, M. (Eds.) (2007). Anxieties and Management Responses in International Business. Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan .. Publication link: e352a8ca-0911-4090-b527-502b1b02a24e


  • Yamin, M., Sinkovics, R. R., Hadjikhani, A. (Ed.), Lee, J-W. (Ed.), & Johanson, J. (Ed.) (2006). Online-marketing and psychic distance - An exploratory study of learning about distant customers. In Business Networks and International Marketing. (pp. 223-245). Seoul, South Korea: Doo Yang Publishing Co.. . Publication link: af6bc2ba-5d5e-4a5a-a3de-af489617bbc5


  • Yamin, M., Ghauri, P. N. (Ed.), & Hadjikhani, A. H. (Ed.) (2005). Subsidiary Business Networks and Opportunity Development in Multinational Enterprises: A Comparison of the Influence of Internal and External Business Networks. In Business Opportunity Development in Business Networks. (pp. 91-109). London: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: 12f28ae7-c04e-478b-aca8-7f3e87215282
  • Mitchell, V-W., Walsh, G., & Yamin, M. (2005). Towards a Conceptual Model of Consumer Confusion.Advances in Consumer Research, 32, 143-150. . Publication link: ae87aa0b-f1bd-4ece-b6ec-b45e4d6c476d


  • Yamin, M., Prasad, B. S. (Ed.), & Ghauri, P. N. (Ed.) (2004). Rethinking MNE-Emerging Market Relationships: Some insights from East Asia. In Global Firms and Emerging Markets in an Age of Anxiety. (pp. 251-266). Westport, CT.: Praeger Publishers. . Publication link: 21e6a2ac-7e73-43e3-ac7c-c37b5ab6df83
  • Yamin, M., Sinkovics, R. R., Hogg, M. K. (Ed.), Karantinou, K. (Ed.), & Lewis, B. R. (Ed.) (2004). Psychic Distance and Online Internationalisation - Learning about Distant Customers. In Changing Perspectives on Customer Behaviour, Proceedings of the 4th Customer Research Academy (CRA) Workshop. Manchester, England: UMIST-Manchester School of Management. . Publication link: c84bbe06-2f0e-4cf0-87a7-67c62bd58f53


  • Yamin, M., & Altunisik, R. (2003). A comparison of satisfaction outcomes associated with adapted and non-adapted products: Domestic versus imported washing machines in Turkey. International Marketing Review, 20(6), 604-583. DOI: 10.1108/02651330310505213. Publication link: 5f55c7f9-ce4e-483f-9dcb-49c4490d5b5b


  • Yamin, M., Havila, V. (Ed.), Forsgren, M. (Ed.), & Hakansson, H. (Ed.) (2002). Subsidiary Entrepreneurship and the Advantage of Multinationality. In Critical Perspectives on Internationalisation. Oxford: Pergamon Press Ltd.. . Publication link: 8bdd4f31-6b8d-44f1-8684-b9b53972f505


  • Yamin, M., Taggart, J. H. (Ed.), McDermott, M. C. (Ed.), & Berry, M. (Ed.) (2001). A new view of the advantage of multinationality. In Multinationals in a new era: international strategy and management. Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave. . Publication link: 91354973-3f40-456f-bdb4-514f16b0bf31


  • Yamin, M., Pitelis, C. (Ed.), & Sugden, R. (Ed.) (2000). A critical re-evaluation of Hymer's contribution to the 'Theory of international operations'. In The nature of the transnational firm. (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge. . Publication link: 5ef2a1ec-bbb4-4a7f-af2f-966f0cd6eb6d


  • Burton, F., Yamin, M., & Warner, M. (Ed.) (1999). Management and Economic Transition in Mongolia. In International encyclopedia of business and management. (Vol. 1). London: International Thompson Business Press. . Publication link: 541658b1-ac00-455b-bd2d-bfac1fc43896
  • Yamin, M., Burton, F. N. (Ed.), Chapman, M. (Ed.), & Cross, A. (Ed.) (1999). An Evolutionary Analysis of Subsidiary Innovation and 'Reverse' Transfer in Multinational Companies. In International business organization: subsidiary management, entry strategies and emerging markets. Basingstoke: MacMillan Press. . Publication link: 1ad7b105-0f3d-467b-bf7b-c7bc9852907e
  • Burton, F., Yamin, M., & Bowe, M. (Eds.) (1999). International Business and the Global Services Economy (Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy). Manchester, UK: University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.. Publication link: bfc26f82-8361-465a-836a-754c155f9f52


  • Yamin, M., Cook, P. (Ed.), Nixson, F. I. (Ed.), & Kirkpatrick, C. H. (Ed.) (1998). The Dual Risk of Market Exchange and the Transition Process. In Privatization, Enterprise Development and Economic Reform: Experiences of Developing and Transitional Economies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 90de6087-c4cc-4ed6-88e9-0353cf3da9a0


  • Yamin, M., Lewis, B. R. (Ed.), & Littler, D. (Ed.) (1997). Six Entries on International Marketing Issues. In The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Marketing. Oxford: Blackwell Business. . Publication link: 9679303d-d2e5-416f-a623-0a6727c962f7


  • Burton, F. N., Yamin, M., & Young, S. (1996). International Business and Europe in Transition. (The Academy of International Business Series). Basingstoke: Macmillan.. Publication link: 1f37c321-b808-4ca9-b091-e4f092dc1b60
  • Yamin, M., Burton, F. N. (Ed.), Yamin, M. (Ed.), & Young, S. (Ed.) (1996). Introduction - International Business and Europe in Transition. In International Business and Europe in Transition. Basingstoke: Macmillan. . Publication link: 847f36ae-a957-457f-b10e-a30bfc3bfaba
  • Yamin, M., Commbs, R. (Ed.), Richards, A. (Ed.), Savioti, P. (Ed.), & Walsh, V. (Ed.) (1996). Understanding Strategic Alliances. In Technology Collaborations: The Dynamics of Co-operation in Industrial Innovations. Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 73381df7-314a-42f8-a82c-11682a0236d6


  • Yamin, M., Batstone, S., Cook, P. (Ed.), & Nixson, F. (Ed.) (1995). Institutional Obstacles to Marketization. In The Move to the Market?: Trade and Industry Policy Reform in Transitional Economies: Workshop on Trade and Industry Policy Reform in Transitional Economies. (International Political Economy Series). New York, NY: Macmillan. . Publication link: 242cab00-0bfb-428b-a833-a0cc3b8a54f6


  • Yamin, M., & Peck, W. F. (1994). What is the market value of your firm? In Journal of Management in Engineering|J Manage Eng. (Vol. 10, pp. 15-17). UMIST/TACIS/European Union. . Publication link: ccc6e24a-fd80-453a-a2af-4c650c7b702b


  • Yamin, M., & Batstone, S. (1992). Exchange, Markets and Entrepreneurship in Post-Socialist Economies: An Institutional Perspective. In Annual Sociological Yearbook of the Institute of Youth.. Publication link: 8b2550f4-5add-40ac-946d-4da087a528b7
  • Yamin, M., Lott, W. F. (Ed.), & Ray, S. C. (Ed.) (1992). Determinants of Export-Subsidiary Formation by US Transnational Corporations: An Inter-Industry Analysis. In Applied Econometrics: Problems with Data Sets. Fort Worth: Dryden. . Publication link: 6365e5ea-6c4d-4fbf-82f4-7bb3a63f6518


  • Yamin, M., Pitelis, C. (Ed.), & Sugden, R. (Ed.) (1991). A Reassessment of Hymer's Contribution to the Theory of Transnational Corporations. In The Nature of the Transnational Firm. London: Routledge. . Publication link: d0d18f54-78ed-4620-b0bb-837e7640cea1


  • Yamin, M. (1990). Multinational Entry by Acquisition: An Inter-Industry Analysis. British Review of Economic Issues, (June). . Publication link: c3c76518-2864-4c11-98e9-f0230656b913


  • Yamin, M. (1988). Aspects of involvement of transnational corporations in the restructuring of the world economy. Manchester Papers on Development, 4(3), 327-351. . Publication link: d45af062-6c56-4610-86a8-464ec35a2964


  • Yamin, M., Kirkpatrick, C. H. (Ed.), & Nixson, F. I. (Ed.) (1983). Foreign Direct Investment as an Instrument of Corporate-Rivalry: Theory and Evidence from the LDCs'. In The Industrialisation of Less Developed Countries. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. . Publication link: 30751f16-b96b-43fd-adb4-b10b8bb37afa



  • Nixson, F. I., & Yamin, M. (1980). The United Nations on transnational corporations: A summary and critique. British Journal of International Studies, 6(1), 16-31. . Publication link: 6c9ac427-2fd5-4c16-b470-4d5479134fc0