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Sven Horak, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Management
PhD, International Business, University of Duisburg-Essen
MS, International Business, London South Bank University
Sven studied business administration in Germany (B.A. hons.) and international business in the U.K. (M.Sc.) including research and fieldtrips to India (Hyderabad) and Japan (Tokyo and Yokohama). After graduation he entered the Asian automotive industry, managing operations for the Robert Bosch Group in Tokyo, Seoul and Stuttgart. He has been a post-doctoral fellow and research associate funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and the Mercator School of Management of the Duisburg-Essen University in Germany. From the latter he has been granted a Ph.D. for his research on the influence of informal institutions on managerial decision making behavior. In the field of international business and management his research interests include the fundamental analysis of informal social network structures, interpersonal relationships and social ties, informal management, distinctive socio-cultural aspects of management and ethics.

Teaching Interests

International Business, International Management

Research Interests

International Management: Informal institutions, informal social networks, informal management, international business ethics

Courses Taught

MGT
652
SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL MGT
MGT
700
SEMINAR IN BUSINESS STRATEGY
MGT
2301
ADM & ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
MGT
3341
GLOBAL BUSINESS POLICY
MGT
3391
GLOBAL BUSINESS POLICY
Keywords: 
International Management
Informality
Informal Social Networks
International Business Ethics