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Dr. habil. Nicole Franziska Richter is a Full Professor of International Business at the University of Southern Denmark.

Richter received her PhD (on Internationalization and Firm Performance) from University of Hamburg (in 2009) and was awarded with the 'Wolfgang-Ritter'-Award for excellent research (in 2013). She received her habilitation (state doctorate) (on Determinants of Success in International Business) from TU Hamburg (in 2015). Prior to joining SDU in 2017, she held a Professorship of International Management at Nordakademie Graduate School in the Northern part of Germany.

Richter’s research focuses on strategic and international management with a special emphasis on cross-cultural aspects. Current research projects involve: research on the successful integration of migrants into the workplace and society, research on the antecedents of success in global virtual teams, and research on cross-cultural competences and performance outcomes. Furthermore, she is the Danish country co-investigator of the project GLOBE 2020.

Her research has a quantitative orientation and she makes contributions to the application and development of research methods in international business / management research. She is one of the leading experts in the field of PLS structural equation modeling and an ambassador for Necessary Condition Analysis. Her publications have appeared in journals, such as Journal of World Business, Journal of International Management, International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Long Range Planning.

Richter is the Editor in Chief at the European Journal of International Management and an editorial board member at the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of International Management. Richter is the national representative Denmark for the European Academy of Management. At SDU, she is the program director of the International Business and Management and International Business and Marketing Master Programs, a member of the department council, and among the board of directors of the (Inter-)Cultural Competence Platform.

External positions

Editor in Chief, European Journal of International Management

2023 → …

Board member, NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management


EURAM Board member to represent Denmark, European Academy of Management


Research areas

  • Internationalization
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Necessary Condition Analyses
  • Marketing Methods


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