I'm a Professor of Strategy at BI Norwegian Business School. I have a doctorate from NHH Norwegian School of Economics and a Siviløkonom/Masters degree from the BI Norwegian Business School. Before joining BI, I had research and teaching positions at Copenhagen Business School, Østfold University College, and at the Norwegian Fund for Market and Distribution Research. I have been guest professor at Copenhagen Business School (2018), visiting fellow at Henley Business School/University of Reading (2015-2018), visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School (2003-2005), and at University of Valencia (2002-2003), and a visiting scholar at University of Melbourne (1998).
My research has particularly dealt with foreign direct investment, the structure and behavior of multinational enterprises and their foreign subsidiaries, and foreign operation methods. I was Head of the Globalization Project, a research program dealing with a variety of issues related to globalization and its impact on small countries such as Norway, and funded over the years 2000-2004 by the Norwegian Research Council.
I have taught a wide range of subjects within the business field, especially in international business and strategy, at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. I was the Dean of Doctoral Studies at BI Norwegian Business School (2011-2014), and prior to that also been in charge of several graduate programs, including Associate Dean for the PhD program in Strategic Management, and program director of the MSc program in International Business at BI (1997-2001). I was the national coordinator for Norway in Nord-IB, a Nordic cooperative effort on doctoral education in International Business Studies, from 2000 to 2003.
Benito, Gabriel R G; Petersen, Bent & Welch, Lawrence S. (2019)
The global value chain and internalization theory
Journal of International Business Studies Doi: doi.org/10.1057/s41267-019-00218-8
Raziq, Muhammad Mustafa; Benito, Gabriel R G, Toulson, Paul, Malik, Omer & Ahmad, Mansoor (2018)
Roles and strategies of foreign MNE subsidiaries in New Zealand
European Journal of International Management Doi: 10.1504/EJIM.2018.10014158
Isaac, Victor Ragazzi; Borini, Felipe Mendes, Raziq, Muhammad Mustafa & Benito, Gabriel R G (2018)
From local to global innovation: The role of subsidiaries' external relational embeddedness in an emerging market
International Business Review Doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.12.009
Iurkov, Viacheslav & Benito, Gabriel R G (2018)
Change in domestic network centrality, uncertainty, and the foreign divestment decisions of firms
Journal of International Business Studies Doi: 10.1057/s41267-018-0194-0
Welch, Lawrence S.; Benito, Gabriel R G & Petersen, Bent (2018)
Foreign Operation Methods: Theory, Analysis, Strategy
Edward Elgar Publishing.
In the media
Mors, Marie Louise; Laursen, Keld & Benito, Gabriel R G (2018)
Forskning skal være god for at være relevant
Berlingske tidende [Kronikk]
Benito, Gabriel R G & Mors, Marie Louise (2017)
Forskningen må være god for å være relevant.
Ukeavisen ledelse [Kronikk]
Benito, Gabriel R G (2012)
Lønner det seg å internasjonalisere?
Ukeavisen ledelse [Kronikk]
Benito, Gabriel R G (2011)
Selskap uten nasjon
Benito, Gabriel R G (2009)
Internasjonalisme i en krisetid
Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) [Kronikk]
Lunnan, Randi; Tomassen, Sverre, Andersson, Ulf & Benito, Gabriel R G (2018)
The down side of social integration: A discussion of precarious HQ-subsidiary relations and knowledge transfer
[Academic lecture]. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting.
Petersen, Bent; Benito, Gabriel R G & Welch, Lawrence S. (2018)
Can real options shift the commitment-flexibility tradeoff in international franchising?
[Academic lecture]. Strategic Management Society Special Conference.
Békes, Gabor; Benito, Gabriel R G, Castellani, Davide & Muraközy, Balazs (2018)
Managing in the unknown: How governance characteristics shape firms’ internationalization
[Academic lecture]. Strategic Management Society Annual Conference.
Benito, Gabriel R G (2018)
IB theories and the digital economy: What should be on our research agenda?
[Academic lecture]. World Investment Forum 2018.
Grøgaard, Birgitte; Rygh, Asmund & Benito, Gabriel R G (2018)
Bringing corporate governance into internalization theory: Foreign entry of state owned enterprises
[Academic lecture]. European International Business Academy Annual Conference.
1995 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Ph.D Dr. Oecon.
1992 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Master Cand. Merc.
1999 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2015 - 2018 Henley Business School, University of Reading Visiting Fellow