Dieter Somers (Ph.D.)
Dr. Dieter Somers works as a consultant for IDEA Consult since July 2016. At IDEA Consult he is part of the team around Competitiveness and Innovation.
Dieter Somers obtained his master in Applied Economic Sciences at the KU Leuven in 2010. In his master he took a major in Managerial Economics & Strategy and a minor in Accountancy & Finance. After obtaining his master, he started as a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Department of International Business, Strategy and Economics (IBSE), KU Leuven. He successfully defended his PhD in September 2016. In his dissertation thesis, he examined foreign direct investments of multinational companies, with a focus on their location decisions. As research assistant, he was also involved as co-author in several projects on the internationalization of emerging market multinationals. Furthermore, in 2015, he worked as an external consultant for the OECD on a project about global value chains and the internationalization of innovative activities, with a special focus on co-location and global cities.