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About Ursula Ott

Prof. Ursula F. Ott is Professor of International Business and Director of the Centre for International Business Strategy and Decisions (CIBSD) at Nottingham Business School, UK. She has a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Vienna and was afterwards in academic positions at the University of Vienna, London School of Economics as Schrödinger Fellow, Loughborough University and Kingston University London, as Director of the Centre for Experimental Research in International Business (CERIB).

Her research combines game theoretical reasoning of interactive decision-making in applications of bargaining, signaling and agency theory with organizational and cultural problems in international business. Her theoretical insights are tested with experienced negotiators and managers in experiments and also analyzed with configurational analysis (fsQCA).

Her research has been published in top journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, and as research monographs/books on international joint ventures and international negotiations. She is the recipient of Best Paper Awards at leading international conferences in International Business and Global Innovation and Knowledge. Her research projects received funding of the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Engineering, Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). She is on the AIB Research Methods SIG Board as Vice-President of Webinars after receiving the Best Research Methods Paper Award in 2019. Her research has an impact in industry and politics (Integration/Migration and Brexit Negotiations).