Mirko Benischke is an Assistant Professor of Global Strategy in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
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 level (full-time MBA and executive education) and graduate and undergraduate level.
His research focuses on three main themes: (1) the effect of compensation design on the risk-taking behavior of senior executives (CEOs, top management teams, and Board of Directors), (2) multinational corporations’ internationalization strategies, and (3) mergers and acquisitions. Mirko's research primarily draws on behavioral decision-making and institutional theory.
Mirko holds a PhD and Master of Commerce from the University of Auckland. His research has been awarded the prestigious Haynes Prize by the Academy of International Business and has been accepted for publication in leading international business (Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of World Business) as well as strategy (Strategic Management Journal) journals.