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




Working papers

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Authored book

  • Burton, Fred N, Mo Yamin, and Stephen Young. International Business and Europe in Transition. The Academy of International Business Series. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996. eScholarID:60235

Edited book

  • Sinkovics, Rudolf R, and Mo Yamin. ed. Anxieties and Management Responses in International Business. Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. eScholarID:60210
  • Burton, Fred, Mo Yamin, and Mike Bowe. ed. 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, 1999. eScholarID:60225

Book contribution

  • Kurt, Yusuf, and Yamin, Mo. "Understanding internationalisation through the lens of social network analysis." In Impact of international business - Challenges and solutions for policy and practice, ed. Tüselmann, H., Buzdugan, S., Cao, Q., Freund, D. & Golesorkhi, S, 241-264. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. eScholarID:297347 | DOI:10.1057/9781137569462
  • Yamin, Mo, and Nixson, Frederick. "New directions of foreign direct investment and industrial development." In Routledge handbook of industry and development, ed. Weiss, J. & Tribe, M, 166-183. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016. eScholarID:275907
  • Yamin, Mohammad, and Forsgren, Mats. "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, ed. Holm, U., Forsgren, M. & Johanson, J, 460-476. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. eScholarID:268367 | DOI:10.1057/9781137508829.0025
  • Yamin, Mo, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "A retrospective on: Infrastructure or foreign direct investment?." In International Business and Sustainable Development, ed. van Tulder, R., Verbeke, A. & Strange, R, 231-247. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014. eScholarID:217948 | DOI:10.1108/s1745-8862(2013)0000008015
  • Giroud Axèle, Ha, Yoo Jung, Yamin, Mo. "Subsidiary innovation in South Korea." In Innovation and Creativity: The Driving Force of Europe’s Future Economy, ed. Filip De Beule and Ysabel Nauwelaerts, 223-241. Cheltenham , UK: Edward Elgar, 2013. eScholarID:191520
  • Richardson, Christopher, Yamin, Mo. "The impact of industrial clusters on internationalisation." In Internationalization of SMEs from Emerging Economies, ed. Etemad, Hamid, 350-372. Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2013. eScholarID:191521
  • Giroud, Axèle, Yoo Jung, Ha, and Yamin, Mo. "Innovation initiative within foreign subsidiaries in South Korea: determinants and outcomes." In Innovation and creativity: pillars of the future global economy, ed. De Beule, F. & Nauwelaerts, Y, 223-241. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013. eScholarID:199071
  • Golesorkhi, Sougand, and Yamin, Mo. "Asset specificity, asset opacity and ownership structures in domestic and cross-border joint ventures." In Firm-level Internationalisation, Regionalism and Globalization, ed. Hutson, E., Sinkovics, R. & Berrill, J, 345-361. Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. eScholarID:119930
  • Tsai,Hsin-Ju , Yamin , Mo. "Influence of subsidiary business networks on the performance of inter-subsidiary innovation transfer in MNCs." In Reshaping the boundaries of the firm in an era of global interdependence, ed. José Pla-Barber and Joaquín Alegre, 197-220. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010. eScholarID:124598
  • Hsin-Ju Tsai, Stephie, and Yamin, Mo. "Influence of subsidiary business networks on the performance of inter-subsidiary innovation transfer in MNCs." In Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence, ed. Pla-Barber, J. & Alegre, J, 197-220. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010. eScholarID:119996
  • Yamin, Mohammad, and Ghauri, Pervez N. "A critical assessment of the business network perspective on HQ control in multinational companies." In Managing the the Contemporary Multinational Corporation, ed. Andersson, U. & Holm, U, 125-137. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010. eScholarID:86261
  • Poulis, Konstantinos, and Yamin, Mo. "Tourism as a leverage of internationalization for consumer goods firms: A case study approach." In Advances in International Marketing, ed. Sinkovics, R. & Ghauri, P, 69-85. Bingley, UK: Emerald JAI Press, 2009. eScholarID:60206 | DOI:10.1108/S1474-7979(2009)0000020006
  • Hossinger, Matthias, Sinkovics, Rudolf R, and Yamin, Mo. "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, ed. Sinkovics, R. & Yamin, M, 208-224. Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. eScholarID:60211
  • Yamin, Mo, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "Online-Marketing and Psychic Distance - An Exploratory Study of Learning about Distant Customers." In Business Networks and International Marketing, ed. Hadjikhani, A., Lee, J. & Johanson, J, 223-245. Seoul, South Korea: Doo Yang Publishing Co., 2006. eScholarID:60212
  • Yamin, Mo. "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, ed. Ghauri, P. & Hadjikhani, A, 91-109. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. eScholarID:60215
  • Yamin, Mo, and Ghauri, Pervez N. "Rethinking MNE-Emerging Market Relationships: Some insights from East Asia." In Global Firms and Emerging Markets in an Age of Anxiety, ed. Prasad, B. & Ghauri, P, 251-266. Westport, CT.: Praeger Publishers, 2004. eScholarID:60218
  • Yamin, Mo. "Subsidiary Entrepreneurship and the Advantage of Multinationality." In Critical Perspectives on Internationalisation, ed. Havila, V., Forsgren, M. & Hakansson, H, 133-150. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 2002. eScholarID:60221
  • Yamin, Mo. "A new view of the advantage of multinationality." In Multinationals in a new era: international strategy and management, ed. Taggart, J., McDermott, M. & Berry, M, 169-179. Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave, 2001. eScholarID:60222
  • Yamin, Mo. "A critical re-evaluation of Hymer's contribution to the 'Theory of international operations'." In The nature of the transnational firm, ed. Pitelis, C. & Sugden, R, 55-71. New York: Routledge, 2000. eScholarID:60223
  • Burton, Fred, and Yamin, Mo. "Management and Economic Transition in Mongolia." In International encyclopedia of business and management, ed. Warner, M, 260-266. London: International Thompson Business Press, 1999. eScholarID:60227
  • Yamin, Mo. "An Evolutionary Analysis of Subsidiary Innovation and 'Reverse' Transfer in Multinational Companies." In International business organization: subsidiary management, entry strategies and emerging markets, ed. Burton, F., Chapman, M. & Cross, A, 67-82. Basingstoke: MacMillan Press, 1999. eScholarID:60224
  • Yamin, Mo. "The Dual Risk of Market Exchange and the Transition Process." In Privatization, Enterprise Development and Economic Reform: Experiences of Developing and Transitional Economies, ed. Cook, P., Nixson, F. & Kirkpatrick, C, 19-32. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1998. eScholarID:60228
  • Yamin, Mo. "Six Entries on International Marketing Issues." In The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Marketing, ed. Lewis, B. & Littler, D, Oxford: Blackwell Business, 1997. eScholarID:60230
  • Burton, Fred N, Yamin, Mo, and Young, Stephen. "Introduction - International Business and Europe in Transition." In International Business and Europe in Transition, ed. Burton, F., Yamin, M. & Young, S, 1-20. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996. eScholarID:60236
  • Yamin, Mo. "Understanding Strategic Alliances." In Technology Collaborations: The Dynamics of Co-operation in Industrial Innovations, ed. Commbs, R., Richards, A., Savioti, P. & Walsh, V, 165-179.Edward Elgar, 1996. eScholarID:60232
  • Yamin, Mo, and S, Batstone. "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, ed. Cook, P. & Nixson, F, 55-71. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1995. eScholarID:60237
  • Holden, Nigel, and Yamin, Mo. "What is the Market?." In Western Management Methods in the Construction Industry-Book I, ed. Fellows, R, UMIST/TACIS/European Union, 1994. eScholarID:60239
  • Yamin, Mo. "Determinants of Export-Subsidiary Formation by US Transnational Corporations: An Inter-Industry Analysis." In Applied Econometrics: Problems with Data Sets, ed. Lott, W. & Ray, S, Chapter 11. Fort Worth: Dryden, 1992. eScholarID:60241
  • Yamin, Mo, and Batstone, S. "Exchange, Markets and Entrepreneurship in Post-Socialist Economies: An Institutional Perspective." In Annual Sociological Yearbook of the Institute of Youth, 1992. eScholarID:60240
  • Yamin, Mohammad. "A Reassessment of Hymer's Contribution to the Theory of Transnational Corporations." In The Nature of the Transnational Firm, ed. Pitelis, C. & Sugden, R, 64-80. London: Routledge, 1991. eScholarID:60242
  • Yamin, Mo. "Foreign Direct Investment as an Instrument of Corporate-Rivalry: Theory and Evidence from the LDCs'." In The Industrialisation of Less Developed Countries, ed. Kirkpatrick, C. & Nixson, F, 196-226. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1983. eScholarID:60246

Journal article

  • Yong Kyu Lew; Rudolf R Sinkovics; Mo Yamin; Zaheer Khan. "Trans-specialization understanding in international technology alliances: the influence of cultural distance." Journal of International Business Studies no. accepted for publication and forthcoming(2016) . eScholarID:295248 | DOI:10.1057/jibs.2016.10
  • Yamin, Mo, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "Rising power firms - The developmental promises and challenges." Critical Perspectives on International Business 11, no. 3/4(2015) : 210-215. eScholarID:269934 | DOI:10.1108/cpoib-04-2015-0016
  • Bowe, Michael, Golesorkhi, Sougand, and Yamin, Mo. "Explaining equity shares in international joint ventures: Combining the influence of asset characteristics, culture and institutional differences." Research in International Business and Finance 31(2014) : 212-233. eScholarID:208911 | DOI:10.1016/j.ribaf.2013.06.008
  • Giroud, Axele, Ha, Yoo Jung, and Yamin, Mo. "Foreign subsidiaries’ internal and external R&D cooperation in South Korea: Explanatory factors and interaction." Asian Business & Management(2014) . eScholarID:226621 | DOI:10.1057/abm.2014.8
  • Sinkovics, Noemi, Rudolf R. Sinkovics, and Mo Yamin. "The role of social value creation in business model formulation at the bottom of the pyramid - implications for MNEs?" International Business Review 23, no. 4(2014) : 692-707. eScholarID:216448 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2013.12.004
  • Sinkovics, Rudolf R.; Yamin, Mo; Nadvi, Khalid; Zhang, Yingying Zhang. "Rising powers from emerging markets – The changing face of international business." International Business Review 23, no. 4(2014) : 675-679. eScholarID:223813 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2014.04.001
  • Yamin, Mo, Sinkovics, Rudolf R, and Richardson, Christopher. "An exploratory analysis of the internationalization of innovative activity in Finnish multinational enterprises." European Journal of International Management 8, no. 3(2014) : 310-330. eScholarID:222839 | DOI:10.1504/EJIM.2014.060771
  • Poulis, Konstantinos, Yamin, Mo, and Poulis, Efthimios. "Multicultural markets and acculturation: implications for service firms." Journal of Services Marketing 27, no. 7(2013) : 515-525. eScholarID:211964 | DOI:10.1108/JSM-02-2012-0041
  • Giroud, Axèle, Ha, Yoo Jung 'Yuji', Yamin, Mo, and Ghauri, Pervez. "Innovation policy, competence creation and innovation performance of foreign subsidiaries: The case of South Korea." Asian Business & Management 11, no. 1(2012) : 56-78. eScholarID:156026 | DOI:10.1057/abm.2011.27
  • Miozzo, Marcela, and Yamin, Mo. "Institutional and sectoral determinants of headquarters-subsidiary relationships: A study of UK service multinationals in China, Korea, Brazil and Argentina." Long Range Planning 45, no. 1(2012) : 16-40. eScholarID:147582 | DOI:10.1016/j.lrp.2011.11.001
  • Miozzo, Marcela, Yamin, Mo, and Ghauri, Pervez N. "Strategy and structure of service multinationals and their impact on linkages with local firms." The Service Industries Journal 32, no. 7(2012) : 1171-1191. eScholarID:164858 | DOI:10.1080/02642069.2012.662492
  • Poulis, Konstantinos, Yamin, Mo, and Poulis, Efthimios. "Domestic firms competing with multinational enterprises: The relevance of resource-accessing alliance formations." International Business Review 21, no. 4(2012) : 588-601. eScholarID:164859 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.07.003
  • Richardson, Christopher, Yamin, Mo, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "Policy-driven clusters, interfirm interactions and firm internationalisation: Some insights from Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor." International Business Review 21, no. 5(2012) : 794-805. eScholarID:165108 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.09.002
  • Yamin, Mo, and Andersson, Ulf. "Subsidiary importance in the MNC: What role does internal embeddedness play?" International Business Review 20, no. 2(2011) : 151-162. eScholarID:86262 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2010.07.005
  • Yamin, Mo, Tsai, Hsin-Ju, and Holm, Ulf. "The Performance Effects of Headquarters’ Involvement in Lateral Innovation Transfers in Multinational Corporations." Management International Review 51, no. 2(2011) : 157-177. eScholarID:121964 | DOI:10.1007/s11575-011-0070-7
  • Yamin, Mohammad. "A Commentary on Peter Buckley’s Writings on the Global Factory." Management International Review 51, no. 2(2011) : 285-293. eScholarID:121963 | DOI:10.1007/s11575-011-0074-3
  • Forsgren, Mats, and Yamin, Mo. "A commentary on Adam Smith and international business." Multinational Business Review 18, no. 1(2010) : 95-111. eScholarID:86259 | DOI:10.1108/1525383X201000006
  • Sinkovics, Rudolf R, Leelapanyalert, Kannika 'Mink, and Yamin, Mo. "A comparative examination of consumer decision styles in Austria." Journal of Marketing Management 26, no. 11(2010) : 1021-1039. eScholarID:86258 | DOI:10.1080/0267257X.2010.508974
  • Yamin, Mo, and Golesorkhi, Sougand. "Cultural distance and the pattern of equity ownership structure in international joint ventures." International Business Review 19, no. 5(2010) : 457-467. eScholarID:86260 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2009.11.004
  • Yamin, Mo, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "ICT deployment and resource-based power in multinational enterprises." Futures 42, no. 9(2010) : 952-959. eScholarID:86257 | DOI:10.1016/j.futures.2010.08.027
  • Ghauri, Pervez N, and Yamin, Mo. "Revisiting the impact of multinational enterprises on economic development." Journal of World Business 44, no. 2(2009) : 105-107. eScholarID:217870 | DOI:10.1016/j.jwb.2008.05.010
  • Yamin, Mo, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "Infrastructure or foreign direct investment?: An examination of the implications of MNE strategy for economic development." Journal of World Business 44, no. 2(2009) : 144-157. eScholarID:60204 | DOI:10.1016/j.jwb.2008.05.004
  • Yamin, Mo, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "ICT and MNE reorganisation: the paradox of control." Critical Perspectives on International Business 3, no. 4(2007) : 322-336. eScholarID:60207 | DOI:10.1108/17422040710832577
  • Yamin, Mohammad. "Managing the Embedded Multinational: A Business Network View, Mats Forsgren, Ulf Holm, Jan Johansson, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2005." International Business Review 16, no. 1(2007) : 136-138. eScholarID:60208 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2006.12.002
  • Yamin, Mohammad, and Forsgren, Mats. "Hymer's analysis of the multinational organization: Power retention and the demise of the federative MNE." International Business Review 15, no. 2(2006) : 166-179. eScholarID:60214 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2005.07.006
  • Yamin, Mohammad, and Sinkovics, Rudolf R. "Online internationalisation, psychic distance reduction and the virtuality trap." International Business Review 15, no. 4(2006) : 339-360. eScholarID:60213 | DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2006.03.002
  • Mitchell, Vincent-Wayne, Walsh, Gianfranco, and Yamin, Mo. "Towards a Conceptual Model of Consumer Confusion." Advances in Consumer Research 32(2005) : 143-150. eScholarID:60216
  • Yamin, Mo, and Otto, Juliet. "Patterns of knowledge flows and MNE innovative performance." Journal of International Management 10, no. 2(2004) : 239-258. eScholarID:60217 | DOI:10.1016/j.intman.2004.02.001
  • Yamin, Mo, and Altunisik, R. "A comparison of satisfaction outcomes associated with adapted and non-adapted products: Domestic versus imported washing machines in Turkey." International Marketing Review 20, no. 6(2003) : 604-620. eScholarID:60220 | DOI:10.1108/02651330310505213
  • Mitchell, Vince W, Yamin, Mohammad, and Pichene, B. "A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Perceived Risk in British and French CD Purchasing." Journal of Euro-Marketing 6, no. 1(1997) : 5-24. eScholarID:60234 | DOI:10.1300/J037v06n01_02
  • Yamin, Mohammad. "The Dual Risks of Market Exchange: The Roles of Marketing Institutions and Activity in the Transition Process." International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research 3, no. 1(1997) : 19-29. eScholarID:60229 | DOI:10.1108/13552559710170883
  • Yamin, Mo. "Multinational Entry by Acquisition: An Inter-Industry Analysis." British Review of Economic Issues no. June(1990) . eScholarID:60243
  • Yamin, Mo. "Aspects of involvement of transnational corporations in the restructuring of the world economy." Manchester Papers on Development 4, no. 3(1988) : 327-351. eScholarID:60245
  • Yamin, Mo, and Nixson, Frederick I. "Transnational Corporations and the Control of Restrictive Business Practices." International Review of Applied Economics 2, no. 1(1988) : 1-22. eScholarID:60244 | DOI:10.1080/758537845
  • Kirkpatrick, Colin H, and Yamin, Mo. "The determinants of export subsidiary formation by US transnationals in developing countries: An inter-industry analysis." World Development 9, no. 4(1981) : 373-382. eScholarID:60247 | DOI:10.1016/0305-750X(81)90083-8
  • Nixson, Frederick I, and Yamin, Mo. "The United Nations on transnational corporations: A summary and critique." British Journal of International Studies 6, no. 1(1980) : 16-31. eScholarID:60248

Newspaper/magazine contribution

  • Yamin, Mo, Cross, A, and Burton, Fred. "The Changing European Environment."(1994) . eScholarID:60238