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Max Stallkamp

Assistant Professor
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2098 Pamplin (0233)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


I research and teach in the areas of international business, strategy, and entrepreneurship. I am particularly interested in the impact of new digital technologies and technology-enabled business models (such as platform business models) on companies' international expansion. My research has been published in a variety of outlets, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Research, and others.


PhD in Business Administration, Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada

M.A. in Strategy and International Management, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

B.A. in Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada


“Boots on the ground: Foreign direct investment by born digital firms” (2023). With L. Chen, S. Li. Global Strategy Journal, in press.

“3 obstacles to globalizing a digital platform” (2022). With L. Chen, S. Li, N. Shaheer. Harvard Business Review.

“Scaling, fast and slow: The internationalization of digital ventures” (2022). With R. Hunt & A. Schotter. Journal of Business Research, 146: 95–106.

“Getting a Foot in the Door: Trade Credit Strategies and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurial Internationalisation” (2022). With R. Hunt, D. Townsend, M. Hayward & Y. Song., International Small Business Journal, in press.

“Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Firms: Leveraging Real Options Reasoning through Affordable Loss Logics” (2021). With R. Hunt, Y. Song & D. Townsend. Journal of Business Research, 133(3): 194–207.

“When Rising Tides Lift Some Boats More than Others: Gender-Based Differences in the External Enablement of Entrepreneurship” (2021). With P. Manocha, R. Hunt & D. Townsend. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

After TikTok: International Business and the splinternet” (2021). Academy of International Business Insights.

“Platforms without borders? The international strategies of digital platform firms” (2021). With A. Schotter. Global Strategy Journal, 11:58–80.

“Core or periphery? The effects of country-of-origin agglomerations on the within-country expansion of MNEs” (2018). With B. Pinkham, A. Schotter & A. Buchel. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(8): 942–966.

“MNE headquarters disaggregation: The formation antecedents of regional management centers” (2017). With A. Schotter & B. Pinkham. Journal of Management Studies, 54(8): 1144–1169.

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