Skip to Main Content

Andreas P.J. Schotter

Associate Professor, General Management & International Business

F.W.P. Jones Faculty Fellow

Andreas Schotter

Contact Information


  • Emerging Markets
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management in the Multinational Enterprise
  • Boundary Spanning Leadership
  • Business System Disruption

Research Publications

  • To search for publications by a specific faculty member, select the database and then select the name from the Author drop down menu.

A dual Canadian and German citizen, Andreas Schotter is an Associate Professor of International Business. He also serves as Ivey’s Academic Director of the CEMS Global Alliance Masters in International Management program. Dr. Schotter has lived in Canada, Europe, Asia and the USA and holds permanent resident status in Hong Kong. As an international business expert he helps executives and organizations understand the challenges and opportunities posed by the ever increasing turbulences in the global economy. He specializes in how to think strategically and drive the agile decision-making that will prevail in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business world. His current areas of endeavour include the development of strategies for business system disruption and investigations into boundary-spanning leadership capabilities in global organizations. Dr. Schotter’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies and the MIT Sloan Management Review amongst others. He has authored numerous book chapters, cases, and a book on strategic management frameworks. In addition to his academic work Dr. Schotter collaborates closely with leading multinational corporations from North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America on emerging market strategies and international leadership development.

Before embarking on an academic career Dr. Schotter was a senior executive with several multinational corporations in the luxury consumer goods, automotive and industrial equipment industry. He was the Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director for Bitzer International, a leading manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment headquartered in Germany. He also worked as General Manager for Linde AG in China and in various executive functions for Volkswagen and the Lancaster Cosmetics Group.

Dr. Schotter holds a Masters in Economics and Business Management from the University of Kassel, Germany and both an Executive MBA and a Ph.D. from Ivey. Prior to joining Ivey as a faculty member in 2013, Dr. Schotter taught at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, where The Wall Street Journal recognized him twice as a “WSJ Distinguished Professor of the Year.” A hockey enthusiast and passionate rower, he represented his native Germany internationally at Rowing World Championships.


  • Global Strategy (MBA)
  • Ivey Global Lab (MSC)
  • CEMS Block Seminar (MSC)


  • Master in Business Economics, University of Kassel, Germany
  • EMBA, Ivey Hong Kong
  • Ph.D. Ivey/Western University

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Li, L.; Schotter, A.; Beamish, P., (Forthcoming), "The origin and nationality of general manager successors in local-market-seeking subsidiaries of MNEs", International Business Review
  • Andrews, D. S.; Nell, P.; Schotter, A.; Laamanen, T., 2023, "And the subsidiary lives on: Harnessing complex realities in the contemporary MNE", Journal of International Business Studies, April 54(3): 538 - 549.
  • Andrews, D. S.; Fainshmidt, S. F.; Schotter, A.; Gaur, A., 2022, "Formal Institutional Context in Global Strategy Research: A Layer Cake Perspective", Global Strategy Journal
  • Schotter, A.; Stallkamp, M.; Hunt, R. A., 2022, "Scaling, fast and slow: The internationalization of digital ventures", Journal of Business Research, July 146: 95 - 106.
  • Fainshmidt, S. F.; Andrews, D. S.; Gaur, A.; Schotter, A., 2021, "Recalibrating Management Research for the post-COVID Scientific Enterprise", Journal of Management Studies, July 58(5): 1416 - 1420.
  • Schotter, A., 2021, "Resilient or Not: Boundary-Spanning in Innovation Focused MNEs During Global Crises", Critical Perspectives on International Business, May 17(2): 342 - 358.
  • Stallkamp, M.; Schotter, A., 2021, "Platforms Without Borders? The International Strategies of Digital Platform Firms", Global Strategy Journal, February 11(1): 58 - 80.
  • Schotter, A.; Wood, G.; Meyer, K. E., 2021, "Organizational and comparative institutionalism in international HRM: Toward an integrative research agenda", Human Resource Management, February 60(1)
  • Schotter, A.; Stallkamp, M., 2021, "Why Don't They Venture Abroad? Digital Ventures and Foreign Markets", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: 279 - 284.
  • Lorenzen, M.; Mudambi, R.; Schotter, A., 2020, "International connectedness and local disconnectedness: MNE strategy, city regions and disruption", Journal of International Business Studies, October 51: 1199 - 1222.
  • Meyer, K. E.; Li, C.; Schotter, A., 2020, "Managing the MNE subsidiary: Advancing a multi-level and dynamic research agenda", JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES, June 51(4): 538 - 576.
  • Saranga, H.; Schotter, A.; Mudambi, R., 2019, "The Double Helix Effect: Catch-up and local-foreign co-evolution in the Indian and Chinese automotive industries", International Business Review, October 28(5)
  • Stallkamp, M.; Pinkham, B. C.; Schotter, A.; Buchel, O., 2018, "Core or Periphery? The Effects of Country-of-Origin Agglomerations on the Within-Country Expansion of MNEs", Journal of International Business Studies, October 49(8): 942 - 966.
  • Schotter, A.; Buchel, O.; Vashchilko Lukoianova, T., 2018, "Interactive visualization for research contextualization in international business", Journal of World Business, April 53(3): 356 - 372.
  • Schotter, A.; Stallkamp, M.; Pinkham, B. C., 2017, "MNE Headquarters Disaggregation: The Formation Antecedents of Regional Management Centers", Journal of Management Studies, December 54(8): 1144 - 1169.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Wall Street Journal Distinguished Professor of the Year (2011).
  • Wall Street Journal Distinguished Professor of the Year (2010).
  • Strategic Management Society Meeting 2011, Nominated for Best Paper Award for Practical Implication.
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management; True Spirit of Giving Faculty Award (2011). (This award is closely linked with Thunderbird’s core values.)
  • Top 10 Best Selling Cases Award (Carrefour: Building a Green Store in China), Ivey Publishing (2010).
  • Top 15 Best Selling Cases Award in Entrepreneurship (Coral Divers Resort), ECCH (2010).
  • Academy of Management Best Reviewer Award (IB) Annual Meeting (2009, 2010).
  • Winner of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2007 Conference Best Student Paper Award (International Business Division).


  • Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management (2009 – 2013)
  • Partner & Director, Greenhalgh Asia Pacific Pty Limited (2004 – 2008)
  • Regional Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Bitzer Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH (2000 – 2004)
  • General Manager (China), Linde AG (1998 - 2000)
  • Business Development Manager Asia-Pacific, Linde AG, (1996-1998)
  • Marketing and Sales Controller North America Region, Volkswagen AG, (1996-1997)
  • Area Sales Manager: Lancaster Cosmetics Group, Germany (1988-1990)

Research/Course Development

  • Multinational Enterprise Evolution and Subsidiary Development
  • Strategic Change in Multinational Enterprises
  • Boundary Spanning Leadership in MNEs
  • Emerging Markets Strategy

Connect with Ivey Business School