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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500

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Sascha Furst

​​​​​​​​​​​​Departamento de ​Negocios Internacionales.

Información general

Full professor​.


  • Teléfono/phone: (57) (4) 261 9500, extensión 9482.
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  • Dirección/address: carrera 49 número 7 sur 50, Medellín (Colombia). Bloque 3, oficina 317.
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Resumen CV / Summary

Sascha is Full Professor within the Department of International Business at Universidad EAFIT. He received a PhD degree with distinction in International Business from University of Turku in Finland and a Master degree in Business and Engineering (MBE) from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. His teaching at Universidad EAFIT is focused on international entrepreneurship and internationalization strategies. He has been invited to teach internationalization-related courses at University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, United States), Ecole de Management Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France), Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia), and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali (Cali, Colombia). At Universidad EAFIT he is former MBA Program Director and former Department Head International Business. He coordinated the undergraduate program in International Business, the graduate certificate program in International Business, and the Master in International Business (MIB).
Prior to joining academia he was working as International Business Consultant at Global Entrepreneurs AS in Bogota/Medellin (Colombia), Project Manager at AccessCAPITAL LLC in Bangkok (Thailand), and Project Coordinator International Marketing at GeoVision Software Inc. in Jaipur (India).
His research in progress is focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial internationalization from a process perspective. His research has been published, among others, in the European Business Review, Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración – ARLA, Cambridge University Press, the Case Centre, Palgrave Macmillan, and UNCTAD.

Intereses académicos e investigativos / Research and Teaching Interest

His research interests are in international entrepreneurship and small firm internationalization. His research in progress is focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial internationalization from a process perspective.​

Estudios realizados / Education

  •  PhD, International Business, University of Turku School of Economics (Finland)​. Graduation with distinction “Summa Cum Laude” (“Laudatur” in the Finnish grading system): The thesis makes an exceptional contribution to the knowledge in its field.
  • MBE, Master of Business Management and Mechanical Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany).

Publicaciones / Publications

​​​Journal articles

  • Giraldo Diaz, Jorge Mario & Fuerst, Sascha (2019). Shipstra: The lean-startup of a digital freight forwarding marketplace. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 38(5) (forthcoming).
  • Felzensztein, Christian & Fuerst, Sascha (2018). Entrepreneurship and SME internationalization in Latin America (Guest editorial). Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, 31(4), 626-632.
  • Torkkeli, Lasse & Fuerst, Sascha (2018). Country institutional profiles: Evidence from Colombian software exporters. Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, 31(4), 663-678.
  • ​​Fuerst, Sascha & Zettinig, Peter (2015). Knowledge creation dynamics within the international new venture. European Business Review, 27(2), 182-213. ISSN: 0955-534X (article).
  • Maya, Alejandra & Fuerst, Sascha (2011). Dewak: una microempresa creada para el mercado mundial. Pensamiento & Gestión, 31 (July-December), 1-33. ISSN: 2145-941X.
  • Fuerst, Sascha (2010). Global marketing strategy: the case of a born global software firm in Colombia. Revista Ciencias Estratégicas, 18(24), 271-286. ISSN: 1794-8347.
  • Fuerst, Sascha (2010). The development of international business theory: implications for international business teaching and research in Colombia. Cuadernos de Administración, 43 (January-June), 37-55. ISSN: 2256-5078.
  • Fuerst, Sascha (2010). Global value chains and local cluster development: a perspective on domestic small enterprises in the 3D-animation industry in Colombia. AD-Minister, 16 (January-June), 89-102. ISSN: 2256-4322.
  • Fuerst, Sascha, Penagos Tascón, Juan David, & Villa Ramírez, Jhon Jairo (2008). Argos: internacionalización en un entorno de conflicto armado. AD-Minister, 13 (July-December), 71-89. ISSN: 2256-4322.


Book chapters

  • Fuerst, Sascha & Torkkeli, Lasse (2019). The rise and fall of an international new venture: The case of an online medical tourism platform. In P. Reyes-Mercado & G. J. Larios-Hernández (Eds.), Reverse Entrepreneurship in Latin America: Internationalization from Emerging Markets to Developed Economies, (pp. 7-27). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Zettinig, Peter, Sandberg, Birgitta, & Fuerst, Sascha (2017). Value creation during different development stages: What changes when an entrepreneurial firm transforms into a multinational corporation? In Svetla Marinova, Jorma Larimo, Niina Nummela (Eds.), Value creation in international business: Volume 2: An SME pe​rspective, (pp. 109-129). London: Palgrave Macmillan ​(chapter​).
  • ​​Fuerst, Sascha (2013). Dewak: the positioning and growth of a born global software firm from a developing country. In Prem Ramburuth, Christina Stringer, & Manuel Serapio (Eds.), Dynamics of international business: Asia-Pacific business cases, (pp. 63-72). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Online ISBN: 9781107282278; Paperback ISBN: 9781107675469 (chapter).
  • Marín Agudelo, Pablo & Fuerst, Sascha (2010). Inexmoda: de cómo se ha construido la competitividad en el sector textil-confección en Colombia. In Maria Andrea, de Villa C. (Ed.), Casos de administración: realidades colombianas, (pp. 143-170). Medellín: Fondo Editorial Universidad EAFIT. ISBN: 978-958-720-079-9.

Refereed conference proceedings

  •  Fuerst, Sascha & Zettinig, Peter (15 December 2018). Dynamic learning and networking capabilities: Their development and interplay during entrepreneurial internationalization. 44th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, 13-15 December 2018, Poznan, Polen.
  • Zettinig, Peter & Fuerst, Sascha (15 December 2017). ‘Conceptual Leaping’ to construct theory from rich process data. In Igor Kalinic & Catherine Welch (Co-Chairs), Studying internationalization as a process: what more do we see? Panel conducted at the 43rd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, 14-16 December 2017, Milan, Italy.
  • Fuerst, Sascha & Zettinig, Peter (25 August 2017). From process data to process theory: A framework of learning-networking interactions during entrepreneurial internationalization. 14th Vaasa Conference on International Business, 23-25 August 2017, Vaasa, Finland.
  • Fuerst, Sascha & Zettinig, Peter (23 June 2017). The interplay of experiential learning and networking during entrepreneurial internationalization: A process perspective. Ninth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies – PROS, 22-24 June 2017, Kos, Greece
  • Torkkeli, Lasse & Fuerst, Sascha (5-7 October 2016). The impact of the institutional environment on international entrepreneurship performance in Colombia. First GEDC Conference. New Frontiers in International Entrepreneurship: Research and Practice. Kingston University, London.​​
  • ​​​​Fuerst, Sascha (2013, July). Qualitative process data. In Niina Nummela & Catherine Welch (Chairs), About time: putting process back into firm internationalization research. Panel conducted at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Istanbul, Turkey. ISSN: 2078-0435.
  • Fuerst, Sascha & Zettinig, Peter (2012). The dynamics of knowledge creation through network partners within the international new venture: an effectuation approach. Proceedings 15th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Pavia, Italy. ISBN: 978-88-9078-610-5.
  • Zettinig, Peter, Fuerst, Sascha, & Sandberg, Birgitta (2011). Toward an understanding of transformation processes of entrepreneurial new ventures into multinational corporations. Proceedings 37th EIBA Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania. ISBN: 978-60-6505-499-8.
  • Fuerst, Sascha & Zettinig, Peter (2011). Entrepreneurial internationalization: insights from an ongoing longitudinal real-time study. 14th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Odense, Denmark.
  • Zettinig, Peter, Fuerst, Sascha, & Sandberg, Birgitta (2011). Exploring the transformation of the entrepreneurial firm into a multinational enterprise. 11th Vaasa Conference on International Business, Vaasa, Finland.
  • Fuerst, Sascha, Ferro C., Luz Marina, Servantie, Vinciane, & Escandon, Diana Marcela (2011). Panel: Emprendimiento internacional. Memorias XXI Congreso Latinoamericano sobre Espíritu Empresarial, Cali, Colombia. ISBN: 978-958-8357-45-4.
  • Zettinig, Peter, Sandberg, Birgitta, & Fuerst, Sascha (2010). Entrepreneurial internationalisation: Effectuation logic and international expansion. 36th EIBA Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal.
  • Fuerst, Sascha & Zettinig, Peter (2010). Towards the development of a process theory for explaining the international entrepreneurship phenomenon. 13th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Fuerst, Sascha (2008). Small firm internationalization through global value chains: A perspective on the emerging 3D-animation cluster in Colombia. 11th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Teaching cases

  • ​​Fuerst, Sascha & Franco Cordoba, Ana Maria (2010). Internacionalización del grupo Bancolombia. Estudio de caso. Medellin: Universidad EAFIT.
  • Fuerst, Sascha, Penagos Tascón, Juan David, & Villa Ramírez, Jhon Jairo (2008). Argos: Estrategias de crecimiento global en un entorno de conflicto armado. Estudio de caso. European Case Clearing House (ecch) (reference number 309-246-1).
  • Fuerst, Sascha, Penagos Tascón, Juan David, & Villa Ramírez, Jhon Jairo (2008). Argos: global growth strategies in the context of an armed conflict. Case study (translation of the spanish version). European Case Clearing House (ecch) (reference number E309-246-1).

Reports for external bodies

  • ​​Fuerst, Sascha (2010). Case studies in the cinema and audiovisual sector: domestic SMEs in the television global value chain: The case of Caracol in Colombia. In Unctad, Integrating developing countries’ SMEs into global value chains, (pp. 85-98). New York and Geneva: United Nations.


  • ​​Fuerst, Sascha (2012). Networks. In Matthew R., Marvel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of new venture management. (pp. 347-348). Los Angeles et al.: Sage. ISBN: 9781412990813.
  • Fuerst, Sascha (2009). Colombia. In Charles, Wankel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of business in today’s World (Volume 1) (pp. 290-292). Los Angeles et al.: Sage​. ISBN: 9781412964272.

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