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International Conferences and Major Events

International Conferences and Major Events


2010 International Conference on ‘Learning from De-radicalisation and Rehabilitation Programmes that focus on Al-Qaida-related Terrorism’to held at the Arab Thought Forum in Amman. The conference is funded by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and will be attended by United Nations officials and government officials from Europe and the Arab World (CIBI Organisers: Hamed El-Said, Heinz Tüselmann).

2010 Cranfield – CIBI Symposium on ‘Design-led Approaches in Public Sector Services Innovations’, to be held at Cranfield University in January 2010. The symposium will be attended by academics, policy-makers and senior managers from public sector organisations (Co-organiser: Lawrence Green).

2009 3rd ISRICH Conference on ‘Innovation and Change in Health Care Systems’. 4-5 June 2009, to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. The International Society for Research on Innovation and Change in Health Care Systems (ISRICH) beings together researchers interested in the development of health care systems and their interaction with the wider environment in society, politics and culture. By applying advanced methods in institutional and evolutionary economics on current health issues, ISRICH seeks to design sustainable policies and give advice to decision-makers in relevant policy fields. (Conference Organisers: Paul Windrum & Lawrence Green).

Seminar by the Director General of the German-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the Future of German Foreign Direct Investment in the UK, held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, with participation of the Northwest Development Agency, Manchester Inward Investment Agency and Pro.Manchester. (Organiser: Heinz Tüselmann).

International Conference on Globalisation, Economic Reforms, Aid and Democracy in the Arab World, held at Arab Thought Forum in Amman, 3-4 February 2008. The conference was jointly organised by CIBI, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and the Arab Thought Forum. The Conference was presided by HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan. Financial support for the Conference was received from the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Council for Brititish Research in the Levant. (Co-organiser: Heinz Tüselmann, Hamed El-Said, Despoina Filiou and Sougand Golesorkhi).

Annual Conference of the European Meeting of Applied Innovation Economics, held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. Financial support for the Conference was received from the Netherlands Environmental Agency, DIME Network of Excellence and Edward Elgar. (Conference Organiser: Paul Windrum).

Workshop at the Department for International Development in London on Globalisation, International Finance and Political Islam (Co-Organiser: Hamed El-Said).

Arab Thought Forum sponsored Workshop in Amman to disseminate the research conducted in CIBI and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London on Economic and Institutional Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa. (Organinser: Hamed El-Said)).

International Workshop on Labour Relations in Multinational Companies and Subsidiary Performance, held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation (Organisers: Heinz Tüselmann).

Seminar held at the Trade Union Congress in London on Labour Relations and Firm Performance in German Multinationals in the UK: Lessons for Management and Trade Union Relations in British Firms (Organisers: Heinz Tüselmann).

Workshop held at the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce in London on Investment, Operations and Employment of German Multinationals in the UK. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Invest in the UK Bureau of the Department for Trade and Industry, former advisors to HM Treasury, senior managers of German MNCs in the UK and academics from the UK and Germany. The workshop was funded by the Anglo-German Foundation. (Organiser: Heinz Tüselmann).


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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