Dr Grigorij Ljubownikow

PhD; Mcom; BA


Grigorij Ljubownikow (PhD, Auckland) is a lecturer of Strategy at the University of Auckland Business School, University of Auckland.

His research interests are at the intersection of strategic management and organizational theory, his research focuses on how competition in general and competitive interdependencies in particular influence firm behaviors, such as acquisitions and alliances, and has been published in Human Resource Management (US), Journal of Business Research and Strategic Organization.

Research | Current

Ljubownikow, G., & Ang, S. H. (2020). Competition, diversification and performance. Journal of Business Research, 112, 81-94. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.03.002

Teaching | Current

2018 – Present BUSMGT 716 Strategic Capstone

2017 – 2018      BUSMGT 712  Business Analytics

2016                  INTBUS 300    Firms Across Frontiers

2016                  INTBUS 307    International Management and Strategy

2015 – 2016      INTBUS 202    Foundations of Strategy

2015                  INTBUS 701    Advanced International Business

2015                  INTBUS 704   Quantitative Research Methods

2013                  INTBUS 201    Foundations of International Business

2011 – 2016      BUS 101         Business and Enterprise Fundamentals 1

2011 – 2016      BUS 102         Business and Enterprise Fundamentals 2

2008 – 2009      MGMT 101       Foundations of Management (Tutorials)

Postgraduate supervision

2018 Topic: A Pluralistic Perspective of the Motivations behind University and Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health MNC Alliances, Master of Bioscience Enterprise


2015 University of Auckland Business School Ph.D. Student Conference Best Presentation Award

2012 Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division Outstanding Reviewer Award

2012 Waikato Management School Student Research Conference Best Presentation Award

2011 – 2014 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

2010 Thesis and Research Publication Scholarship

2008 Summer Research Scholarship

Areas of expertise

Competition (competitive dynamics, competitive interdependencies), corporate strategy (diversification, mergers and acquisitions, alliances).

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Faculty of Business and Economics Early Career Researchers’ Committee (2018 - Present)

Management and International Business Undergraduate Committee (2017)


Recent research outputs

Ljubownikow G, Benischke M, Nadolska A. Multimarket contact and target size: The moderating effect of market concentration and location. Strategic Organization. April 2021. doi:10.1177/14761270211009745

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Benischke, M. H., Martin, G. P., Gomez-Mejia, L. R., & Ljubownikow, G. (2020). The effect of CEO incentives on deviations from institutional norms in foreign market expansion decisions: Behavioral agency and cross-border acquisitions. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 59 (5), 463-482. 10.1002/hrm.22006
  • Ljubownikow, G., Benischke, M., & Nayal, O. (2019). The Effect of Target CEO Equity Risk Bearing on Acquisition Premium Decisions. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Special Conference Las Vegas, Las Vegas. 28 March - 30 March 2019.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/52714
  • Ljubownikow, G., & Ang, S. H. (2016). Firm and industry competition and diversification. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 36th Annual International Conference, Berlin, Germany. 17 September - 20 September 2016.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42123
  • Ljubownikow, G. (2015). Competitive incentives and constraints with multimarket contact: Some empirical results. Paper presented at University of Auckland Business School PhD Student Conference 2015, Auckland, New Zealand. 1 September - 1 September 2015.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42145
  • Ljubownikow, G. (2015). The distinct effects of product and factor multimarket contact on competitive aggressiveness. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 35th Annual International Conference, Denver, USA. 3 October - 6 October 2015.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42118
  • Ljubownikow, S., & Ljubownikow, G. (2015). Why do NPOs diversify? The limited applicability of insights from diversification literature. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2015, Portsmouth, UK. 8 September - 10 September 2015.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42121
  • Ljubownikow, G., & Benischke, M. H. (2015). Multimarket Contact and Corporate Acquisitions: The Moderating Effect of Organizational Learning. Academy of Management Proceedings. 10.5465/ambpp.2015.15537abstract
  • Ljubownikow, G. (2015). Product- and factor market contact and competitive aggressiveness : The moderating effect of competitive intensity The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 372
New Zealand

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