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Centre for International Business and Innovation - At A Glance

CIBI - At A Glance

At a Glance


High impact and international level standing of CIBI research

  • High impact publications in top international level journals such as: Research Policy, World Development, Regional Studies, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Management Review.

  • Prestigious externally funded research projects, such as EU 7th Framework, Anglo-German Foundation, British Academy, Department for International Development.

  • Advisory roles to research funding bodies, executive positions in learned societies and visiting professorships and fellowships, such as the Economic and Social Research Council, Standing Committee of the Learned Societies in Management and Business, Academy of International Business, Max-Planck-Institute, European Meeting of Applied Innovation Economics, American University in Beirut, University of Maastricht.

High impact and importance of CIBI research for the research user communities

  • Important policy papers and reports for: United Nations, US State Department of Trade, Invest in the UK Bureau of the Department of Trade and Industry, Dutch Environmental Agency, German Economics Ministry, Trade Union Congress, etc.

  • Large-scale consultancy projects including for the United Nations, Northwest Development Agency, German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Oxfam America, Washington DC.

  • High level secondments and advisory positions, including United Nations, German Economics Ministry, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Arab Thought Forum, Jordanian Ministry of Economics


News and Events

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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