AIB SIG Webinar: Global Scaling Research

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Date & Time: 6 June 2024, 15:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Hosts: AIB Digitalization Shared Interest Group

Point of Contact: Fernanda Cahen (

Event Recording Access: Current AIB members will be able to access a recording of this event in the “AIB Video Archive” section of our login portal. New webinar recordings are typically posted within five business days of the original event date.

Event Overview: The Global Scaling Research Webinar will explore mechanisms of digital business growth and operational scaling across international markets. Speakers will discuss the theoretical aspects of global scaling, highlighting how digitalization fosters rapid growth. They will present insights into the impact of continuous innovation through technologies like AI and blockchain on scaling operations, using cases of successful digital enterprises. Additionally, they will explore how contextual factors within various entrepreneurial ecosystems influence the international scaling of digital technology ventures, providing a framework for further scholarly investigation.


Esther Tippmann – Professor of Strategy and Co-Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Growth and Scaling (CEGS) at University of Galway, Ireland. Esther’s research concerns the international strategies of organizations, esp. globally scaling and digital businesses. She has worked closely with several scaling firms and multinational corporations in Ireland, France, U.K. and the U.S. on case studies and research projects. She has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Studies, Global Strategy Journal, among others. Esther currently serves as Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies as well as Chair of the Global Strategy Interest Group at the Strategic Management Society.

Tanvi Kothari – Professor of international business and strategic management and the interim director of MBA programs at Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University. Her research interests include innovations originating in emerging markets, migrant entrepreneurship, and the strategic impact of digitization on organizations. She contributes substantially as a scholar in leading Academic Journals and as an influencer through her Op-Eds and Insights. She provides strategic and research expertise to aspiring entrepreneurs, digital startups, and angel and commercial real estate investors in Silicon Valley and leading emerging markets. She has been the Public Voices and the Salzburg Fellow.

Pinar Buyukbalci – Associate professor of management at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. Her research spans entrepreneurship (international entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems), international business, and innovation strategies. She is an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Turkey, acting as a consultant to entrepreneurship programs of science parks in Istanbul, and running active affiliations with several NGOs, and business associations to support ongoing entrepreneurship projects. Over the last ten years, she has also been involved in several national and international projects on case study writing and teaching. She is a Fulbright Scholar, British Academy Scholar, and a member of AIB. Recently, she has been a visiting scholar at Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business.


Fernanda Cahen – Associate Professor of International Business at ESPM – Brazil.  Visiting researcher at the University of Southern California – Marshal Business School (Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies – 2018-2019), and Adelaide University (2015), Australia. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Indiana University – Kelley School of Business. PhD from University of Sao Paulo. Member of the AIB – Shared Interest Group on Global Digitalization as Regional Lead for Latin America. Member of the Emerging Multinational Research Network (EMRN) of the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) at Cornell University. Publications focused on international entrepreneurship, innovation, and digital globalization with journal articles, teaching cases, and two books on the topic. International business and innovation consultant in Brazilian startups.

Charles Dhanaraj –  J. Mack Robinson Professor of International Business and Academic Director of the DBA Program at Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business. His research focuses on strategic partnerships, innovation, leadership, and digital globalization. He has published in top academic journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. As a strategy and international business expert, he has taught in executive education programs at the University of Denver, Temple University, IMD Switzerland, Indian School of Business (ISB), Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC, Brazil), Copenhagen Business School (CBS, Denmark), and Ivey Business School (Canada).