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Monday, March 5, 2018

How Start-Ups can ‘dance with elephants’: New Venture Internationalisation

CEIBS Global EMBA invites you to attend an Executive Seminar on 5th March in Lagos, Nigeria.

This exclusive lecture, by Dr. Shameen Prashantham, will look at the opportunities and challenges that new ventures face when operating on the international stage. Given their resource constraints, international new ventures face distinct challenges. Using inspiring case studies from small ventures such as Centurion, Testin and InMobi, Professor Prashantham looks at how new ventures can succeed at internationalising with a limited resource base. He examines how smaller companies can establish and exploit competitive advantage through network-based strategies that leverage opportunities created by the international dimension of their business.

In this authentic Executive MBA classroom experience, you will learn: 

  • The value small ventures get from partnering with ‘elephants’.
  • The difference between market-specific knowledge and market-neutral knowledge.
  • How new ventures can innovate to internationalise cost-effectively. 
  • How firms lacking in resource can leverage international networks to compensate.
  • How to manage and balance international growth.

Event Details

Time: Monday, 5th March, 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Venue: Radisson Blu Ancjorage Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
Language: English
Cost: No charge, but please register in advance


18:00 - 18:15


18:15 - 18:45

Introduction to CEIBS and the Global Executive MBA

18:45 - 20:00

Executive Seminar by Dr. Shameen Prashantham

20:00 - 21:00

Cocktails & Networking

  For additional details or queries please contact Samuel Ocloo-Dzaba at osamuel@ceibs.edu or +233544 315238.

About Dr. Shameen Prashantham

Dr. Shameen Prashantham is Professor of International Business and Strategy at CEIBS. Prior to joining CEIBS he was Associate Professor in International Business & Strategy at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China from 2011 to 2015. Before joining NUBS China, Dr. Prashantham spent a decade in Scotland as a doctoral and post-doctoral researcher at Strathclyde University. He is now a core Professor for the CEIBS Global Executive MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation module.

His research focuses on new venture internationalisation, in particular how start-ups partner with large multinationals as a means to improve their prospects of innovation and international expansion. His work has been published in California Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies. His latest book is Born Globals, Networks and the Large Multinational Enterprise: Insights from Bangalore and Beyond.