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Membership and Affiliations

CIBI Membership and Affiliations

CIBI is affiliated at either corporate or individual level to a number of high profile and influential organisations and associations, including:

European Union sponsored DIME – Dynamics of Institutions in Europe – Network of Excellence

European Research Network in Services Innovations

Standing Committee of the Learned Societies of Management and Business

Executive Committee of the Academy of International Business, UK and Ireland Chapter

Arab Thought Forum, Amman

International Advisory Committee to the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (2002 – 2005).

Visiting Professorships and Fellowships at: Max-Planck-Institute in Jena, Germany; American University in Beirut; School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London); Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada; Europa Universität Viadriana Frankfurt/Oder, Germany; Royal Scientific Society Jordan; MERIT at University of Maastricht, Netherlands, University of Qatar.


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Professor Heinz Tuselmann's research on labour relations and MNC performance included in Academy of Social Science document launched by Vince Cable.

The Academy of Social Science (ASS) has produced a document with a few high profile cases on how research in management in business is contributing to economic and social development in the UK. The document is entitled: "Making the case for social sciences - management".

The research of Professor Heinz Tuselmann, who is the Director of the Business School's Centre for International Business and Innovation (CIBI), on labour relations and firm performance in foreign-owned multinationals in the UK has been selected for this. This work has also previously been used as written evidence by the Parliament Select Committee on the Future of UK Manufacturing, by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Washington DC and has been included in publications of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The ASS document was launched by the Rt Hon Vince Cable PM, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills on 12 June 2012 at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in London. In his speech Vince Cable highlighted explicitly  to the importance and relevance of Heinz's research area for key areas of policy.

CIBI Affiliations

CIBI staff are members of the Academy of International Business and serve on the Executive Committee of the Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter.

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CIBI staff are member of the Arab Thought Forum, Amman, Jordan. The Arab Thought Forum (ATF) is an independent, intellectual, pan-Arab nongovernmental organization, which was established in 1981 in the wake of the 11th Arab Summit Conference, at the initiative of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, along with twenty-five leading figures in academia and the field of development in the Arab world. It seeks to investigate and diagnose Arab World's current state of affairs, prepare forecasts and formulate practical solutions and viable options on issues such as unity, development, national security, liberalization and progress. The Forum chose Amman as its General-Secretariat headquarters.

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CIBI is member of DIME – Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe –, a European Network of Excellence sponsored by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union. For more information visit:

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CIIBI is member of RESER, a European research network on services innovation. RESER contains 20 research groups active in services research and policy formulation located in 13 European countries.

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