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Beugelsdijk, Prof. Sjoerd

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk
Sjoerd Beugelsdijk

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk is a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Groningen. He studied economics at Tilburg University, and was appointed professor in 2009. Focusing mainly on economic globalization and cultural similarities and differences, Beugelsdijk’s research is at the intersection of economics and sociology. The Stanford list included Beugelsdijk in its ranking of most influential researchers worldwide. Furthermore, Beugelsdijk has spent several periods working at universities in Denmark, Italy, and the United States. In 2019, he co-authored the Social and Cultural Planning Office’s report on national identity.

In 2021, he wrote the popular science book ‘De Verdeelde Nederlanden’ on the polarization of the Netherlands. Beugelsdijk: ‘People no longer listen to each other but will condemn each other’s views. This kind of polarization will paralyse society. According to Beugelsdijk, people have been thinking more and more in terms of profit, market and personal responsibility since the 1980s. “There is much more thinking in terms of numbers and statistics, also in our welfare state. This particularly harms the vulnerable groups, as we see with the childcare benefit affair and compensation for earthquake damage for the people of Groningen.” Beugelsdijk sees a divide in Dutch society as a result. Yet he is hopeful. ‘I can see that the problems I just mentioned are increasingly being identified and recognized. By political parties, the academic world, and societal organizations’

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Publications

2024

Peterson, M. F., Beugelsdijk, S., & de Wit, J. (2024). National Culture. In C. Geisler Asmussen, N. Hashai, & D. Minbaeva (Eds.), Encyclopedia of International Strategic Management (pp. 303–309). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800884045.ch76

2023

Saittakari, I., Ritvala, T., Piekkari, R., Kähäri, P., Moisio, S., Hanell, T., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2023). A review of location, politics, and the multinational corporation: Bringing political geography into international business. Journal of International Business Studies, 54, 969-995. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-023-00601-6
Castaldi, S., Wilhelm, M. M., Beugelsdijk, S., & van der Vaart, T. (2023). Extending Social Sustainability to Suppliers: The Role of GVC Governance Strategies and Supplier Country Institutions. Journal of Business Ethics, 183(1), 123-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-022-05083-4
Saittakari, I., Ritvala, T., Piekkari, R., Kähäri, P., Moisio, S., Hanell, T., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2023). Publisher Correction: A review of location, politics, and the multinational corporation: Bringing political geography into international business. Journal of International Business Studies, 54(6), 996. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-023-00622-1

2022

Kleinhempel, J., Klasing, M. J., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2023). Cultural Roots of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Second-Generation Immigrants. Organization Science, 34(5), 1800–1819. https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2022.1645
Beugelsdijk, S. (2022). Capitalizing on the uniqueness of international business: Towards a theory of place, space, and organization. Journal of International Business Studies, 53(9), 2050-2067. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-022-00545-3
Beugelsdijk, S., van Herk, H., & Maseland, R. (2022). The Nature of Societal Conflict in Europe; an Archetypal Analysis of the Postmodern Cosmopolitan, Rural Traditionalist and Urban Precariat. Journal of Common Market Studies, 60(6), 1701-1722. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13342

2021

Kleinhempel, J., Beugelsdijk, S., & Klasing, M. J. (2022). The Changing Role of Social Capital During the Venture Creation Process: A Multilevel Study. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 46(2), 297-330. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258720913022
Kostova, T., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2021). Integrating Diversity into Distance Research for Added Rigor, Parsimony, and Relevance. Journal of Management Studies, 58(6), 1669-1689. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12687
Steel, P., Beugelsdijk, S., & Aguinis, H. (2021). The anatomy of an award-winning meta-analysis: Recommendations for authors, reviewers, and readers of meta-analytic reviews. Journal of International Business Studies, 52, 23-44. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-020-00385-z

2020

Beugelsdijk, S., van Witteloostuijn, A., & Meyer, K. E. (2020). A new approach to data access and research transparency (DART). Journal of International Business Studies, 51(6), 887-905. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-020-00323-z
Beugelsdijk, S. (2020). Einzelganger op zoek naar wat ons bindt: In memoriam Geert Hofstede. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 105(4783), 93-93.

2019

Kostova, T., Beugelsdijk, S., Scott, W. R., Kunst, V. E., Chua, C. H., & van Essen, M. (2020). The construct of institutional distance through the lens of different institutional perspectives: Review, analysis, and recommendations. Journal of International Business Studies, 51(4), 467–497. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-019-00294-w
Castaldi, S., Gubbi, S. R., Kunst, V. E., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2019). Business group affiliation and foreign subsidiary performance. Global Strategy Journal, 9(4), 595-617. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1357
Versantvoort, M., Beugelsdijk, S., Muns, S., & de Wit, J. (2019). Eenheid in verscheidenheid. In S. Beugelsdijk , J. de Hart, P. van Houwelingen, & M. Versantvoort (Eds.), Denkend aan Nederland Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau. https://www.scp.nl/publicaties/monitors/2019/06/26/denkend-aan-nederland
Beugelsdijk, S., & de Wit, J. (2019). Symbolen en tradities, burgerlijke vrijheden, of niets van dat alles? Een individuele profielschets. In S. Beugelsdijk, J. de Hart, P. van Houwelingen, & M. Versantvoort (Eds.), Denkend aan Nederland Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau. https://www.scp.nl/publicaties/monitors/2019/06/26/denkend-aan-nederland
de Wit, J., Beugelsdijk, S., & Muns, S. (2019). Technische bijlage H7 en 8 Denkend aan Nederland. In S. Beugelsdijk, J. de Hart, P. van Houwelingen, & M. Versantvoort (Eds.), Denkend aan Nederland Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau.
Beugelsdijk, S., Klasing, M. J., & Milionis, P. (2019). Value Diversity and Regional Economic Development. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(1), 153-181. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12253

2018

Beugelsdijk, S., Ambos, B., & Nell, P. C. (2018). Conceptualizing and measuring distance in international business research: Recurring questions and best practice guidelines. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(9), 1113-1137. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-018-0182-4
Beugelsdijk, S., Kostova, T., van Essen, M., Kunst, V., & Spadafora, E. (2018). Cultural Distance and Firm Internationalization: A Meta-Analytical Review and Theoretical Implications. Journal of Management, 44(1), 89-130. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206317729027
Beugelsdijk, S., & Welzel, C. (2018). Dimensions and Dynamics of National Culture: Synthesizing Hofstede With Inglehart. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49(10), 1469-1505. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022118798505
Beugelsdijk, S., & Jindra, B. (2018). Product innovation and decision-making autonomy in subsidiaries of multinational companies. Journal of World Business, 53(4), 529-539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.02.007
Beugelsdijk, S., Klasing, M., & Milionis, P. (2018). Regional economic development in Europe: the role of total factor productivity. Regional Studies, 52(4), 461-476. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2017.1334118

2017

Beugelsdijk, S., Kostova, T., & Roth, K. (2017). An overview of Hofstede-inspired country-level culture research in international business since 2006. Journal of International Business Studies, 48(1), 30-47. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-016-0038-8
Klasing, M., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2017). Measuring Value Diversity within Countries. In J. Costa-Font, & M. Macis (Eds.), Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues (pp. 129-172). (CESifo seminar series). MIT Press. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/10802.003.0011
Meyer, K. E., van Witteloostuijn, A., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2017). What's in a p? Reassessing best practices for conducting and reporting hypothesis-testing research. Journal of International Business Studies, 48(5), 535-551. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0078-8
Beugelsdijk, S., Nell, P. C., & Ambosd, B. (2017). When Do Distance Effects Become Empirically Observable? An Investigation in the Context of Headquarters Value Creation for Subsidiaries. Journal of International Management, 23(3), 255-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2017.03.002

2016

Beugelsdijk, S., & Klasing, M. J. (2016). Diversity and trust: The role of shared values. Journal of Comparative Economics, 44(3), 522-540. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2015.10.014
Beugelsdijk, S., Klasing, M., & Milionis, P. (2016). Value Diversity and Regional Economic Development. (GGDC Research Memoranda; Vol. GD-163). University of Groningen.

2015

Beugelsdijk, S., Maseland, R., & van Hoorn, A. (2015). Are scores on Hofstede's dimensions of national culture stable over time? A cohort analysis. Global Strategy Journal, 5(3), 223-240. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1098
Beugelsdijk, S., Maseland, R., Onrust, M., van Hoorn, A., & Slangen, A. (2015). Cultural distance in international business and management: from mean-based to variance-based measures. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(2), 165-191. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.922355
Yu, S., Beugelsdijk, S., & de Haan, J. (2015). Trade, trust and the rule of law. European Journal of Political Economy, 37, 102-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2014.11.003

2014

Beugelsdijk, S., Jindra, B., Jong, de, G., & Vo, D. (2014). The future of successful multinationals: Subsidiary autonomy, embeddedness and innovation. Paper presented at 40th EIBA Annual Conference, Uppsala, Sweden.
Beugelsdijk, S., Slangen, A., Maseland, R., & Onrust, M. (2014). The impact of home-host cultural distance on foreign affiliate sales: The moderating role of cultural variation within host countries. Journal of Business Research, 67(8), 1638-1646. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.09.004

2013

Vo, D., Beugelsdijk, S., Jong, de, G., & Jindra, B. (2013). Decision-making autonomy and subsidiary innovation. In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice (Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business ). Academy of International Business.
Beugelsdijk, S., Brakman, S., Garretsen, J. H., & van Ees, H. (2013). Firms in the international economy: Firm heterogeneity meets international business. MIT Press.
Beugelsdijk, S., & Kiss, A. N. (2013). How is entrepreneurship included in international business? In Handbook for international management education (pp. 104 - 116). Routledge.
Beugelsdijk, S., Brakman, S., Garretsen, J. H., & van Marrewijk, C. (2013). International economics and business: Nations and firms in the global economy. Cambridge University Press.
Beugelsdijk, S., & Mudambi, R. (2013). MNEs as border-crossing multi-location enterprises: The role of discontinuities in geographic space. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(5), 413-426. https://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2013.23
Vo, D., Jong, de, G., Beugelsdijk, S., & Jindra, B. (2013). The impact of country distance on subsidiary decision making autonomy. Paper presented at 39th EIBA Annual Conference, Bremen, Germany.
Vo, D., Beugelsdijk, S., Jong, de, G., & Jindra, B. (2013). The impact of decision-making autonomy on subsidiary innovation. Paper presented at EURAM 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

2012

Vo, D., Beugelsdijk, S., & Jong, de, G. (2012). The impact of decision-making autonomy on subsidiary innovation: Theory and evidence from Central and European countries. Paper presented at 38th EIBA Annual Conference, Brighton, United Kingdom.

2011

Maseland, R. K. J., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2011). Culture in Economics. Cambridge University Press.
Beugelsdijk, S. (2011). Location specific advantages and liability of foreignness; time, space and relative advantage. In C. G. Asmussen, T. Devinny, T. Pedersen, & L. Tihanyi (Eds.), Advances in international management (pp. 181 - 210). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Beugelsdijk, S. (2011). Organization theorists struggling with a view of mankind: Power, ethics and top management teams. In W. A. Dolfsma (Ed.), The nature of the new firm (pp. 13 - 17). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Slangen, A. H. L., Beugelsdijk, S., & Hennart, J.-F. (2011). The Impact of Cultural Distance on Bilateral Arm's Length Exports: An International Business Perspective. Management International Review, 51(6), 875-896. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-011-0103-2

2010

Beugelsdijk, S., & Frijns, B. (2010). A cultural explanation of the foreign bias in international asset allocation. Journal of Banking & Finance, 34(9), 2121-2131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.01.020
Beugelsdijk, S. (2010). Entrepreneurial culture and its effects on the rate of nascent entrepreneurship. In R. Thurik, & A. Freytag (Eds.), Culture and entrepreneurship (pp. 129 - 156). Springer.
Beugelsdijk, S. (2010). Entrepreneurial culture, regional innovativeness and economic growth. In R. Thurik, & A. Freytag (Eds.), Culture and entrepreneurship (pp. 227 - 244). Springer.
Zwinkels, R. C. J., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2010). Gravity equations: Workhorse or Trojan horse in explaining trade and FDI patterns across time and space? International Business Review, 19(1), 102-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2009.09.001
Beugelsdijk, S., Mudambi, R., & McCann, P. (2010). Introduction: Place, space and organization: economic geography and the multinational enterprise. Journal of Economic Geography, 10(4), 485-493. https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbq018
Slangen, A. H. L., & Beugelsdijk, S. (2010). The impact of institutional hazards on foreign multinational activity: A contingency perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(6), 980-995. https://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2010.1
Beugelsdijk, S., & Slangen, A. (2010). The Impact of National Cultural Distance on the Number of Foreign Web Site Visits by US Households. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 13(2), 201-205. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2009.0100
Beugelsdijk, S., Hennart, J.-F., Slangen, A., & Smeets, R. (2010). Why and how FDI stocks are a biased measure of MNE affiliate activity. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(9), 1444-1459. https://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2010.29

2009

Beugelsdijk, S., Noorderhaven, N. G., & Koen, C. (2009). A dyadic approach to the impact of differences in organizational culture on perceived relationship performance. Industrial Marketing Management, 38, 312-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2008.02.006
Beugelsdijk, S. (2009). A multi-level approach to social capital. International Studies of Management and Organization, 39(2), 65-89. https://doi.org/10.2753/imo0020-8825390203
Beugelsdijk, S., Pedersen, T., & Petersen, B. (2009). Is there a trend towards global value chain specialization? - An examination of cross border sales of US foreign affiliates. Journal of International Management, 15(2), 126-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2008.08.002
Beugelsdijk, S. (2009). Mapping the landscape of social capital: A need for a two-level approach. In De Jong (Ed.), Culture, economics and business (pp. 137 - 158). Routledge.
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