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Mission and Objectives

Mission and Objectives


Mission Statement

CIBI brings together international level of research in International Business and Innovation – areas in which Manchester Metropolitan University has externally recognised expertise. The aim of CIBI is to develop outstanding, internationally recognised academic research that contributes to the advance of knowledge, to inform international management practice and policy-making at international, national and regional level, as well as to contribute to capacity building in its disciplines in the UK and abroad.



Internationally, recognised UK based centre for expertise in international business, innovation and related areas.

Nationally, recognised player in international business innovation and related areas alongside major Business Schools in the UK.

Regionally, at the forefront in those research areas/streams where CIBI where CIBI has distinct advantages vis-à-vis other major universities in the region and to be the locus for such expertise in Northwest England.

Internally, to enhance the Business School’s and University’s standing by being one of its premier externally recognised clusters of research strength and to contribute to the growth and deepening of research capacity across the Business School.


News and Events

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 selected cases on how research in managment 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 Heinz Tuselmann on labour relations and firm perfomance in foreign MNCs 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. The ASS document has been launched by the Rt Hon Vince Cable PM, Secretary of State for Business and Skills.

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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