dr. (Mirko) MH Benischke

dr. (Mirko) MH Benischke

Associate Professor of Global Strategy

Associate professor Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Mirko Benischke is an Associate Professor of Global Strategy in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He holds a PhD from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

His teaching interests are focused in the areas of strategy, corporate governance, and international business. He has taught a variety of courses at the executive (full-time MBA and executive education), graduate, and undergraduate levels. In 2018 and 2019, he has been awarded the "Professor of the Year Award" for his undergraduate course on International Business. In 2020, he has been appointed Academic Director of the BSc International Business Administration (IBA) and since 2021 he also serves as Academic Director of the BSc Business Administration / Bedrijfskunde (BA).

His research focuses on three main themes: (1) the effect of compensation design on strategic decision-making of senior executives (CEOs, top management teams, and Board of Directors), (2) multinational corporations’ internationalization strategies, and (3) (cross-border) mergers and acquisitions. Mirko's research primarily draws on behavioral decision-making and institutional theories. His research has been awarded the prestigious Haynes Prize by the Academy of International Business and has been accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of World Businessthe Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management (US), Strategic Organization, and International Business Review. His research has also been covered in the Harvard Business Review. He has been invited to serve on the editoral boards of the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, and the Multinational Business Review; he currently also serves as Representative-at-Large for the Academy of International Business Western European Chapter and previously held a similar role for the Global Strategy Interest Group (Strategic Management Society). In 2018, he became a high performing member of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).

  • MH (Mirko) Benischke (2021) - Journal of Management Studies (Journal)
  • MH (Mirko) Benischke (2019) - Multinational Business Review (Journal)
  • Mirko Benischke (2018) - Global Strategy Journal (Journal)
  • Mirko Benischke (2015) - Journal of World Business (Journal)

  • Y (Yanze) Zhang, MH (Mirko) Benischke & J (Hans) van Oosterhout (2020) - Reviving Shareholder Democracy: The Role of Social Media in Shareholder Voting - SMS 2020 Virtual conference

Human Resource Management

Year Level
bachelor 2, bachelor 3, pre-master
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Managing Business Strategically

Year Level
master, IM/CEMS, Exchange, ERIM
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    Corporate Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Firm Performance
  • Shara Darr

    Corporate Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Firm Performance
  • Yanze Zhang

    Corporate governance and non-market strategy
  • Ron Maas

    Organizations and their External Context: Impressions across time and space

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