Dr Peter Zamborsky

DPhil, MSc and MA.


Peter specialises in international business, strategy and innovation. Prior to his job at the University of Auckland, Peter was an instructor at Harvard University and lecturer at Brandeis University in Boston, where he earned his doctorate. He earned his Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics. From 1999 to 2002, Peter worked for the Economist Group (a publisher of the Economist magazine) in London, UK and Slovakia.

Peter published in a range of journals in international business, management, business administration and economics. He is an editorial review board member of International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald Publishing). His research focuses on foreign direct investment, foreign market entry modes and global innovation. Peter co-authored Contemporary International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and a number of book chapters and cases published by Cambridge University Press, SAGE and Springer. He was quoted by Wall Street Journal and BBC. 

Research | Current

Foreign direct investment (FDI) spillovers

Host country effects of FDI

Transnational clusters

Non-equity foreign market entry modes

Entry mode performance (JVs, M&As)

Asian-Pacific M&As and innovation

Organizational capabilities

Teaching | Current

Positions Held:

FromToInstitutionPosition Held

2007 2007 Harvard University, Boston, US Instructor
2005 2008 Brandeis University, Boston, US Lecturer
1999 2002 Economist Group, London, UK Researcher



2020 GLMI 703 Global Strategy
2020 INTBUS 307 International Management and Strategy
2020 BUS 102 Business and Enterprise


Postgraduate supervision

Igor Ingrst, International innovation in Europe: Origin, location and motives (PhD candidate)

Ansab Qureshi, Once an MNE, always an MNE? Cognitive effects of multinationality (PhD candidate)


Research Associate of the Europe Institute


International Journal of Emerging Markets (Editorial Review Board)

New Zealand Journal of Research on Europe (Editor)

Europe Institute (Advisory Board)

Areas of expertise

International business, strategic management, innovation.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Director of the Master of International Business Programme (2010-11)
  • Reviewer for publishers (Cambridge University Press, John Wiley & Sons, MIT Press, Rowman & Littlefield etc.)
  • Reviewer for journals (International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, The World Economy, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Eastern European Economics, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Baltic Journal of Management, New Zealand Economic Papers, International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, University of Auckland Business Review, African Journal of Business Management etc.)
  • Reviewer for conferences (including the Strategic Management Society, AIB, EIBA, EURAM, ANZAM, etc.)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ingršt I, & Zamborsky, P. (2020). Knowledge flows, strategic motives and innovation performance: Insights from Australian and New Zealand investment in Europe. Journal of Management and Organization10.1017/jmo.2020.1
  • Zámborský P (2020). A blueprint for succeeding despite uncertain global markets. Journal of Business Strategy10.1108/JBS-01-2020-0010
  • Jensen, C., & Zámborský P (2020). Balancing to Utopia: Multinationals in Oligarchies. In S. McGuire, R. Strange, V. Shirodkar (Eds.) Non-market Strategies in International Business (pp. 41-73). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 10.1007/978-3-030-35074-1_3
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49738
  • Zamborsky, P. (2019). De-globalisation, populism, and the future of Europe. New Zealand Journal of Research on Europe, 13 (1), 1-14. Related URL.
  • Zamborsky, P., & Larsen, M. (2019). Cross-border M&A motives and home country institutions. Paper presented at European Academy of Management Annual Conference (EURAM), Lisbon, Portugal. 25 June - 28 June 2019. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48126
  • Verbeke, A., Roberts, R. E., Delaney, D., Zamborsky, P., Enderwick, P., & Nagar, S. (2019). Contemporary international business in the Asia-Pacific region. Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press. Pages: 503. Related URL.
  • Zamborsky, P. (2019). International Business and Global Strategy (2nd). London, United Kingdom: bookboon.com. Pages: 177.
  • Gomes-Casseres, B., Jenkins, M., & Zamborsky, P. (2019). Profitability of joint ventures abroad: Explaining a new empirical puzzle. In F. Contractor, J. Reuer (Eds.) Frontiers of strategic alliance research: Negotiating, structuring and governing partnerships (pp. 322-336). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 10.1017/9781108236188.020


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 486
New Zealand

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