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Professor Nicolas Forsans

Professor Nicolas Forsans

Associate Professor in International Strategic Management, and Director of One Planet MBA

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Nicolas joined the Business School as Director, One Planet MBA programmes in 2013 and Associate Professor in International Strategic Management. He is leading the development of the One Planet MBA, an innovative MBA at the forefront of thinking, emphasising financial, social and environmental sustainability aimed at preparing managers for the demands of global business in the 21st century in a resource-constrained world. The One Planet MBA is AMBA accredited, and ranked by the Aspen Institute USA's "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" 2nd in the UK, 9th in Europe and 47th in the world (2012). Prior to joining the Business School, Nicolas created and led the development of the MSc International Business at Leeds University Business School, securing programme accreditations and an enviable position in the Financial Times league tables (2012, 2013).

Nicolas is joining the business school as a professor in International Strategic Management, with expertise in the fields of international business and corporate strategy, and in the disruption of business models by emerging technologies (digital in particular). His research publications have focused on multinational firm strategies, the rising importance of emerging economies in global business and the foreign direct investment activities (mostly through mergers and acquisitions) of emerging country multinational firms in the western world.

Nicolas also has a keen interest in the integration of learning technologies into programme delivery, and experience implementing innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment strategies that leverage the capabilities of mobile devices.

Nationality: French

Qualifications

  • MSc
  • MPhil

Awards and Honours

  • AMBA commendation for leadership (2013)
  • University Student Education Fellowship, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Leeds (2010-2013)
  • Personal Tutor award, Leeds University Student Union, 2009

External Positions

  • External examiner, Bath University Business School

Research clusters

Research interests

  • Foreign market servicing strategies
  • Emerging countries, markets and multinational firms
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business models
  • Emerging / mobile / digital technologies

In recent years my research interests have revolved around the growing importance of emerging country multinational firms, and in particular the determinants of FDI and mergers and acquisitions undertaken by India-based multinational firms and conglomerates. Prior to that, I worked on the impact of trade blocs on the foreign market servicing strategies of firms based within and outside these trading blocs (such as NAFTA in America and the European Union).

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Buckley PJ, Munjal S, Enderwick P, Forsans N (2016). Cross-border acquisitions by Indian multinationals: Asset exploitation or asset augmentation?. International Business Review, 25(4), 986-996. Abstract.
Buckley PJ, Munjal S, Enderwick P, Forsans N (2015). Do foreign resources assist or impede internationalisation? Evidence from internationalisation of Indian multinational enterprises. International Business Review Abstract.
Jeanrenaud SJ, Adarves-Yorno, I, Forsans, N (2015). Exploring a One Planet Mindset and its Relevance in a Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Building Sustainable Legacies(5. Reframing the Game: the Transition to a. New Sustainable Economy). Abstract.
Buckley PJ, Forsans N, Munjal S (2012). Host-home country linkages and host-home country specific advantages as determinants of foreign acquisitions by Indian firms. International Business Review, 21(5), 878-890. Abstract.
Kafouros MI, Forsans N (2012). The role of open innovation in emerging economies: Do companies profit from the scientific knowledge of others?. Journal of World Business, 47(3), 362-370. Abstract.
Forsans N, Balasubramanyam VN (2010). Acquisitions versus licensing agreements as vehicles for technology transfer. European Journal of International Management, 4(1-2), 48-55. Abstract.
Buckley PJ, Cross AR, Forsans N, Horn SA (2010). The rise of the Asian multinational firm. Asian Business and Management, 9(3), 293-297.
Buckley PJ, Clegg J, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2007). A simple and flexible dynamic approach to foreign direct investment growth: the Canada-United States relationship in the context of free trade. World Economy, 30(2), 267-291. Abstract.
Buckley PJ, Clegg J, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2003). Evolution of FDI in the United States in the context of trade liberalization and regionalization. Journal of Business Research, 56(10), 853-857. Abstract.
Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2002). Increasing the Size of the “Country”: Foreign Direct Investment and Regionalisation in a Globalized World Economy. Management International Review, 3(1), 251-274.
Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N (1998). Foreign Direct Investment and Free Trade Area: the NAFTA Case. Canadian Journal of Regional Science

Chapters

Munjal S, Buckley PJ, Enderwick P, Forsans N (2014). The growth trajectory of Indian multinational enterprises. In  (Ed) The Great Diversity: Trajectories of Asian Development, 191-206.
Forsans N (2013). Country linkages and firm internationalization: Indian MNEs within economic-political alliances of nations. In Cook G, John J (Eds.) The Changing Geography of International Business, Palgrave-MacMillan.
Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2003). Foreign Market Servicing Strategies in the NAFTA Area. In Buckley PJ (Ed) The Changing Global Context on international Business, London: Palgrave.
Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2003). Increasing the Size of the "Country": Regional Economic Integration and Foreign Direct Investment in a Globalized World Economy. In Buckley PJ (Ed) The Changing Global Context on international Business, London: Palgrave.

Publications by year


2016

Buckley PJ, Munjal S, Enderwick P, Forsans N (2016). Cross-border acquisitions by Indian multinationals: Asset exploitation or asset augmentation?. International Business Review, 25(4), 986-996. Abstract.

2015

Buckley PJ, Munjal S, Enderwick P, Forsans N (2015). Do foreign resources assist or impede internationalisation? Evidence from internationalisation of Indian multinational enterprises. International Business Review Abstract.
Jeanrenaud SJ, Adarves-Yorno, I, Forsans, N (2015). Exploring a One Planet Mindset and its Relevance in a Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Building Sustainable Legacies(5. Reframing the Game: the Transition to a. New Sustainable Economy). Abstract.

2014

Munjal S, Buckley PJ, Enderwick P, Forsans N (2014). The growth trajectory of Indian multinational enterprises. In  (Ed) The Great Diversity: Trajectories of Asian Development, 191-206.

2013

Forsans N (2013). Country linkages and firm internationalization: Indian MNEs within economic-political alliances of nations. In Cook G, John J (Eds.) The Changing Geography of International Business, Palgrave-MacMillan.

2012

Buckley PJ, Forsans N, Munjal S (2012). Host-home country linkages and host-home country specific advantages as determinants of foreign acquisitions by Indian firms. International Business Review, 21(5), 878-890. Abstract.
Kafouros MI, Forsans N (2012). The role of open innovation in emerging economies: Do companies profit from the scientific knowledge of others?. Journal of World Business, 47(3), 362-370. Abstract.

2010

Forsans N, Balasubramanyam VN (2010). Acquisitions versus licensing agreements as vehicles for technology transfer. European Journal of International Management, 4(1-2), 48-55. Abstract.
Buckley PJ, Cross AR, Forsans N, Horn SA (2010). The rise of the Asian multinational firm. Asian Business and Management, 9(3), 293-297.

2007

Buckley PJ, Clegg J, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2007). A simple and flexible dynamic approach to foreign direct investment growth: the Canada-United States relationship in the context of free trade. World Economy, 30(2), 267-291. Abstract.

2003

Buckley PJ, Clegg J, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2003). Evolution of FDI in the United States in the context of trade liberalization and regionalization. Journal of Business Research, 56(10), 853-857. Abstract.
Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2003). Foreign Market Servicing Strategies in the NAFTA Area. In Buckley PJ (Ed) The Changing Global Context on international Business, London: Palgrave.
Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2003). Increasing the Size of the "Country": Regional Economic Integration and Foreign Direct Investment in a Globalized World Economy. In Buckley PJ (Ed) The Changing Global Context on international Business, London: Palgrave.

2002

Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N, Reilly KT (2002). Increasing the Size of the “Country”: Foreign Direct Investment and Regionalisation in a Globalized World Economy. Management International Review, 3(1), 251-274.

1998

Buckley PJ, Clegg LJ, Forsans N (1998). Foreign Direct Investment and Free Trade Area: the NAFTA Case. Canadian Journal of Regional Science

My teaching interests revolve around the theory and the practice of international business, foreign market entry strategy, mergers and acquisitions vs. organic growth, as well as strategy thinking and implementation throughout the organisation.

Modules

2016/17