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PhDs in International Business

Centre for International Business and Innovation

PhDs in International Business

CIBI is particularly encouraging PhD applications in the following areas:

  • Internationalisation and Multinational Corporations
    • International investment strategies: geography and investment decisions of multinational companies, subsidiary development and upgrading of foreign direct investment.
    • Strategies and activities of multinational companies and their implications for host and home countries at national, regional and sub-regional level.
    • Globalisation, national business systems and employee relations in multinational companies
    • Social capital, international entrepreneurship and growth strategies of international new ventures.
  • International Political Economy
    • Political economy of international organizations, international trade and investment liberalisation, institutional reforms and their impact on national economic development issues.
    • Globalisation and new international business issues: radicalisation and security governance

Details on application procedures and application forms can be obtained from

For a preliminary discussion before making an application, please contact Prof. Heinz Tüselmann (




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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