Florian Becker-Ritterspach is Assistant Professor in International Business and Management at the University of Groningen. In 2006, he received his PhD from the Faculty of Management and Organization at the University of Groningen. His career involved studies and research stays at the Humboldt University of Berlin, The New School of Social Research in New York and recently at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Focussing on multinational corporations his main research interests centers on combining International Business & Management approaches with and Comparative Organizational & Institutional Theory. He has published his work amongst others in the Journal of International Management, Management International Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business and Competition & Change.