Manolito Hibanada

PhD student at Department of Business Studies, PhD Students

+4618-471 1362
Visiting address:
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, ingång C
751 20 UPPSALA
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My current PhD research project explores how power dynamics influences the relationship between platform owners and the complementor firms in managing digital platforms across geographic contexts and regulatory settings. I also delve into the evolution of complementor firms as a function of their imitative capabilities and innovative activities vis-à-vis hyper-competition in innovation ecosystems. My research is funded by the Swedish National Research School of Management and IT.

Keywords: strategy international business innovation management complementors platformization

I am a proud alumnus of HEC Montréal where I completed my MSc in International Business with Great Distinction (summa cum laude) within the research track of the program. While at HEC Montréal, I received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for my master’s thesis in the exploration of cannabis global value chains.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Concordia University in Montréal with a Bachelor of Arts – Double Majors with Distinction (cum laude). I obtained my first Major in Community, Public Affairs, and Policy Studies from Concordia’s School of Community and Public Affairs, and my second Major in Psychology with a focus on Cultural-Clinical Psychology.

My research portfolio currently includes collaboration projects on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) potentially triggers de-globalization in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector in the Global South. I also am involved in studying the case of eliminating gender-based violence in the global value chains of the garment and textile sector.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, I have ten years of professional experience in Montréal, Canada in the domains of mental health and wellness digital platforms, mutual funds, and precious metals trading.

I firmly believe in giving back to the community through volunteering and advocacy work. I am currently an advisory committee volunteer for Futures World Championships – International E-sport Case Competition. I also have volunteered as a scientific committee member for Medical Cannabis Canada, and a case worker and community organizer for the Immigrant Workers’ Centre in Montréal and PINAY Québec.

My research orientation is at the intersection of international business, innovation management, strategy, public policy, and psychology. I defer towards an interdisciplinary lens in researching complex phenomena using a variety of qualitative methodological approaches.

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