Datum 2021-10-19
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Growing need for in-depth knowledge concerning the impact of digitalisation on international business

Mosarrat Farhana started her doctoral studies at MDU in the autumn of 2020 in the field of economics. Her research area investigates the emergence of digitalization within the context of International Business.

"My main focus is to explore how the degree and the type of digitalization impact a firm’s internationalization process. I am also involved in developing and validating a scale that measures the degree of digitization", says Mosarrat Farhana.

In line with the development of digitalization, the demand for in-depth knowledge grows around its impact on international business activity.

"The pandemic situation has further accelerated the digitalization process, which in turn has demonstrated the importance of continued research in the field – from a practitioner’s as well as a researcher’s perspective. For example, it is interesting to find out what inhibits or enables digitalisation at corporate as well as individual level and to explore the consequences it may have on international expansion", says Mosarrat Farhana.


Doctoral studies at MDU create opportunities for the future

Mosarrat Farhana participates in national and international doctoral courses, seminars and conferences.

"For me, my doctoral studies at Mälardalen University can be viewed as a complete basic package in order to be able to join the academia as a researcher in the near future. Currently, I am building my theoretical and methodological foundation as well as developing my research plan. In addition, I am curious to explore potential risks in parallel with digitalization opportunities", she says.

Mosarrat Farhana also teaches Business and Economics at the university. In the autumn, she will participate in the following courses International Marketing, Strategy and Management, Strategy and International Marketing and Business Research Methods.


Eight doctoral students on the Sörmland Contract

Mosarrat Farhana is one of eight doctoral students on the Sörmland Contract. Other doctoral students are:

  • Natalie Agerskans - Industry 4.0
  • Enxhi Ferko - Industry 4.0
  • Niklas Persson - Health Robotics
  • Aleksandar Bajceta - Applied AI
  • Maryam Zahid - IT Security
  • Zeina Othman - Economics
  • Alvaro Arans Munos - Interaction Design

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