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Catherine Welch


Associate Professor and MIB Program Director

Rm 4136
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6436
Fax +61 2 9036 5378
catherine.welch@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Catherine has a longstanding interest in researching how Australian companies expand internationally. Recently, she has been working on a large-scale project looking at the internationalisation processes of high-tech start-ups. She has co-edited two books on qualitative research methods in international business and has published extensively on this topic, including interviewing and the case study. In 2013 she will be editing a special issue of Management International Review on process approaches to studying internationalisation of the firm.

Selected publications

2018

Journal Articles

Kriz A, and Welch C (2018) Innovation and internationalisation processes of firms with new-to-the-world technologies Journal of International Business Studies, 49 (4), 496-522. [More Information]

Mees-Buss J, and Welch C (2018) Managerial Ideologies Dividing the Corporate Elite: A process study of the rise and fall of a counter-ideology Organization Studies, In Press. [More Information]

2017

Journal Article

Welch C, and Piekkari R (2017) How should we (not) judge the 'quality' of qualitative research? A re-assessment of current evaluative criteria in International Business Journal of World Business, 52 (5), 714-725. [More Information]

2016

Journal Articles

Welch C, Nummela N, and Liesch P (2016) The Internationalization Process Model Revisited: An Agenda for Future Research Management International Review, 56 (6), 783-804. [More Information]

Welch C, Rumyantseva M, and Hewerdine L (2016) Using Case Research to Reconstruct Concepts: A Methodology and Illustration Organizational Research Methods, 19 (1), 111-130. [More Information]

Report

Gray S, Li W, Alday S, and Welch C (2016) Australia's International Business Survey: 2016 Report; Export Council of Australia, Sydney, 9-278.

2015

Journal Article

Welch D, and Welch C (2015) How global careers unfold in practice: Evidence from international project work International Business Review, 24 (6), 1072-1081. [More Information]

Report

Gray S, Li W, Alday S, and Welch C (2015) Australia's International Business Survey: 2015 Report; Export Council of Australia, Sydney, 2-148.

2014

Journal Articles

Chidlow A, Plakoyiannaki E, and Welch C (2014) Translation in cross-language international business research: Beyond equivalence Journal of International Business Studies, 45 (5), 562-582. [More Information]

Hewerdine L, Rumyantseva M, and Welch C (2014) Resource scavenging: Another dimension of the internationalisation pattern of high-tech SMEs International Marketing Review, 31 (3), 237-258. [More Information]

Welch C, and Paavilainen-Mantymaki E (2014) Putting Process (Back) In: Research on the Internationalization Process of the Firm International Journal of Management Reviews, 16 (1), 2-23. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Mees-Buss J, and Welch C (2014) Taming a Wicked Problem? Unilever's Interpretations of Corporate Social Responsibility 2000-2012 International Business and Sustainable Development; Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom, 265-291. [More Information]

Report

Gray S, Rumyantseva M, Alday S, and Welch C (2014) Australia's International Business Survey: 2014 Report; Export Council of Australia, Sydney, 2-75.

2013

Journal Articles

Hewerdine L, and Welch C (2013) Are international new ventures really new? A process study of organizational emergence and internationalization Journal of World Business, 48 (4), 466-477. [More Information]

Welch C, Plakoyiannaki E, Piekkari R, and Paavilainen E (2013) Legitimizing Diverse Uses for Qualitative Research: A Rhetorical Analysis of Two Management Journals International Journal of Management Reviews, 15 (2), 245-264. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Paavilainen-Mantymaki E, and Welch C (2013) How to escape an unprocessual legacy? A viewpoint from international business research Handbook of Longitudinal Research Methods in Organisation and Business Studies; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 229-248. [More Information]

2012

Journal Article

Welch C, and Welch D (2012) What Do HR Managers Really Do? HR Roles on International Projects Management International Review, 52 (4), 597-617. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Cornelissen J, Gajewska-De Mattos H, Piekkari R, and Welch C (2012) Writing Up as a Legitimacy Seeking Process: Alternative Publishing Recipes for Qualitative Research Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Current Challenges; Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, 185-203.

2011

Journal Article

Welch C, Piekkari R, Plakoyiannaki E, and Paavilainen E (2011) Theorising from case studies: Towards a pluralist future for international business research Journal of International Business Studies, 42 (5), 740-762. [More Information]

Book

Piekkari R, and Welch C (2011) Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Book Chapters

Piekkari R, and Welch C (2011) Pluralism in international business and international management research: making the case Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 3-23. [More Information]

Piekkari R, and Welch C (2011) The career of a case researcher: an interview with Christopher Bartlett Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 24-40.

Piekkari R, and Welch C (2011) The view from the editorial office: an interview with Pervez Ghauri Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 55-62.

Welch C (2011) Globalisation- Closing Case: aussieBum Global Business Today: Asia-Pacific Edition; McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 54-56.

2010

Journal Article

Piekkari R, Plakoyiannaki E, and Welch C (2010) 'Good' case research in industrial marketing: Insights from research practice Industrial Marketing Management, 39 (1), 109-117. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Palagedara N, and Welch C (2010) Commitment in the Internationalisation Process Model: A Comparative Case Study of SMEs Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference ANZIBA 2010; Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, Australia.

Book Chapter

Piekkari R, Welch C, and Paavilainen E (2010) Pluralism and Case Study Encyclopedia of Case Study Research; Sage Publications, Inc., London, UK, 684-685.

2009

Journal Articles

Piekkari R, Welch C, and Paavilainen E (2009) The Case Study as Disciplinary Convention: Evidence From International Business Journals Organizational Research Methods, 12 (3), 567-589. [More Information]

Welch C, and Welch L (2009) Re-internationalisation: Exploration and conceptualisation International Business Review, 18 (6), 567-577. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Hewerdine L, and Welch C (2009) In Bed with a Multinational: The Evolution of an International Licensing Agreement Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference ANZIBA 2009; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Brisbane, Australia.

Piggott L, Stenglin M, and Welch C (2009) Intercultural Communication and the Road to Discovery: Something New about Generation Y Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings: Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability; Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia.

Salignac F, Seymour R, and Welch C (2009) Institutional Entrepreneurship: A Framework for a better understanding of Fairtrade? Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference ANZIBA 2009; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Brisbane, Australia.

Stenglin M, Welch C, and Piggott L (2009) Embedding Academic Literacy: Reflections on our Process 3rd Annual International Free Linguistics Conference FLC 2009; University of Sydney, Australia.

Book Chapter

Welch C, Welch D, and Fenwick M (2009) Independent Consultants: How International Project Operations Create New IHRM Issues and Challenges Handbook of International Human Resource Management: Integrating People, Process, and Context; John Wiley & Sons, United Kingdom, 171-188.

2008

Journal Articles

Welch C, Welch D, and Hewerdine L (2008) Gender and Export Behaviour: Evidence from Women-Owned Enterprises Journal of Business Ethics, 83 (1), 113-126. [More Information]

Welch C, Welch D, and Tahvanainen M (2008) Managing the HR Dimension of International Project Operations International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19 (2), 205-222. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Hewerdine L, and Welch C (2008) Reinterpreting a 'Prime Example' of a born global: Cochlear's international launch Progress in International Business Research - Volume 3: New Perspectives in International Business Research; Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom, 189-206.

2007

Journal Article

Owusu R, and Welch C (2007) The buying network in international project business: A comparative case study of development projects Industrial Marketing Management, 36 (2), 147-157. [More Information]

Book Chapters

Welch C (2007) Aromababy - Proactive Export Growth Next Step the World: Resources for Higher Education; Austrade Education Programs, Canberra, Australia, 40-50.

Welch C (2007) Julianne: A Start-up’s Approach to Exporting Next Step the World: Resources for Higher Education; Austrade Education Programs, Canberra, Australia, 55-59.

2006

Journal Articles

Nummela N, and Welch C (2006) Qualitative Research Methods in International Entrepreneurship Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 4 (4), 133-136. [More Information]

Welch C, and Marschan-Piekkari R (2006) Crossing Language Boundaries: Qualitative Interviewing in International Business Management International Review, 46 (4), 417-437. [More Information]

2005

Journal Articles

Ramburuth P, and Welch C (2005) Educating the Global Manager: Cultural Diversity and Cross-Cultural Training in International Business Education Journal of Teaching in International Business, 16 (3), 5-27. [More Information]

Welch C (2005) Multilateral Organisations and International Project Marketing International Business Review, 14 (3), 289-305. [More Information]

Welch C (2005) International Consulting Providers and Multilateral Institutions: Networks and Internationalisation Advances in International Marketing, 15, 175-197. [More Information]

Welch C, and Wilkinson I (2005) Network perspectives on interfirm conflict: reassessing a critical case in international business Journal of Business Research, 58 (2), 205-213. [More Information]

Book

Welch C, and Ramburuth P (2005) Casebook in International Business: Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspectives; Pearson Education, Australia.

2004

Journal Articles

Welch C (2004) International Consulting Providers and Multilateral Institutions: Networks and Internationalization Advances in International Marketing, 15, 175-197. [More Information]

Welch C, and Welch L (2004) Broadening the Concept of International Entrepreneurship: Internationalisation, Networks and Politics Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 2 (3), 217-237.

Welch C, and Wilkinson I (2004) The political embeddedness of international business networks International Marketing Review, 21 (2), 216-231. [More Information]

Book Chapters

Marschan-Piekkari R, and Welch C (2004) Qualitative Research Methods in International Business: The State of the Art Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for International Business; Edward Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom, 5-24.

Marschan-Piekkari R, Welch C, Penttinen H, and Tahvanainen M (2004) Interviewing in the Multinational Corporation: Challenges of the Organisational Context. Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for International Business; Edward Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom, 244-263.

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS7906 Advanced Qualitative Methods

  • IBUS6008 Export Management

  • MIBS6001 Global Business Environment

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