PhD | IE Business School

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Ph.D

Getting a PhD appeared to be the best way to acquire the methodological training I needed to investigate the topics I was interested in.

I chose IE because it seemed to offer the perfect mix: a rigorous program, potential collaborations with outstanding faculty members and support to attend the best conferences, but also the warm atmosphere and the kind support of a “family-like” Phd Office.
And being located in the city center of Madrid wasn’t a disadvantage of the program either.

After graduating, I plan to stay in academia. It’s a unique experience to enjoy such freedom, to confront oneself to so many intellectual challenges, to work and become friend with colleagues from all over the world and to get a chance to make a contribution at the same time.

In term of research, my dissertation will focus on the impact of political risk on multinational companies’ strategies and performance. But I am also working on projects in Corporate Governance, and I am particularly interested in minority shareholders’ expropriation and state-ownership consequences.
 

Latest publications

  • "Looking beyond ownership concentration: When does a second largest shareholder matter?"

    Shymko Y., Le Cottier A. Proceedings of the 31st Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Miami, 2011.
  • "Double or Quit? The determinants of MNC’s strategies when political risk increases"

    Le Cottier A. Proceedings of the 12th PREBEM Conference, Rotterdam, 2011.

Conferences and seminaries

  • "Looking beyond ownership concentration: When does a second largest shareholder matter?"

    Management Society Annual Conference, Miami, 2011.
  • Double or Quit? The determinants of MNC’s strategies when political risk increases

    12th PREBEM Conference, Rotterdam, 2011.
  • "They can do it: How local ties help MNCs mitigate the impact of political risk on performance"

    EURAM Doctoral Colloquium, Rotterdam, 2012.