M. (Mirko) Benischke

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2014

Mirko Benischke is an Assistant Professor of Global Strategy in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

His teaching interests are focused in the areas of strategy, corporate governance, and international business. He has taught a variety of courses at the executive level (full-time MBA and executive education) and graduate and undergraduate level.

His research focuses on three main themes: (1) the effect of compensation design on the risk-taking behavior of senior executives (CEOs, top management teams, and Board of Directors), (2) multinational corporations’ internationalization strategies, and (3) mergers and acquisitions. Mirko's research primarily draws on behavioral decision-making and institutional theory.

Mirko holds a PhD and Master of Commerce from the University of Auckland. His research has been awarded the prestigious Haynes Prize by the Academy of International Business and has been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Business Studies and Strategic Management Journal.

Key Publications (2)

Editorial positions

  • Journal of International Business Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • International Marketing Review

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of World Business

    Editorial Board

  • Strategic Management Journal

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Membership



Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-15
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

P.J. Buckley, J.P. Doh & M.H. Benischke (2017). Towards a Renaissance in International Business Research? Big Questions, Grand Challenges, and the Future of IB Scholarship. Journal of International Business Studies, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0102-z