Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation, Leuven
Research and teaching at the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Campus Leuven spans the domains of managerial economics, industrial organization, international business, innovation economics and management, political economy and entrepreneurship.
The department contributes to theoretical and empirical research on the organization of firms, industries and markets in an international context. Research is strongly focused on the development of an analytical basis that allows a better understanding and prediction of firm strategies and industry and market performance in open economies. Major research topics include: the effects of market integration on corporate strategies, competition versus cooperation in strategic R&D investments, management of innovation in global firms, university-industry transfers and their impact on innovative productivity, political business strategies and business-government relations, multinational business location decisions, and the internationalization of R&D.