London Business School strategist named promising scholar

Catie Magelssen wins ‘Most Promising Scholar’ award


Catie Magelssen, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, has won the ‘Alan Rugman Most Promising Scholar’ award for the most promising international business scholar under 40.

The award, which was presented at the Academy of International Business annual conference, in Bangalore, India, recognises her paper, ‘Subsidiary ownership of firm-specific advantages, network linkages, and innovation within multination firms’. 
The paper, which is yet to be published, looks at the management of intellectual property within multinational firms and its impact on innovation.  

Dr Magelssen says: “I am honoured to receive the ‘Most Promising Scholar’ award. I hope that my research will make a significant impact on both theory and practice. 

“My research examines the strategies multinational firms use in managing their intellectual property. The findings suggest that there can be important ramifications of tax avoidance strategies - namely that giving tax haven subsidiaries ownership of key strategic assets can adversely affect firm innovation.”
The Academy of International Business is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. The annual conference was attended by approximately 900 academics from universities across the globe.