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PhD and Post-Doctoral Programme

PhD and Post-Doctoral Programme

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Training

CIBI has on strong focus on growing and deepening research capacity in CIBI’s research areas within the Business School and internationally through doctoral post-doctoral training.

There are currently 15 PhD students connected to CIBI.

Since between 2006 and 2008, 11 PhD students connected to CIBI completed successfully their PhDs.

CIBI operates a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship programme (2006/07 Fellow: Sougand Golesorkhi from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester; 2007/08 Fellow: Tommasso Ciarli from the University of Bologna; 2008/09 Fellow: Robert Lee from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School).

CIBI is the lead institution of an International PhD Exchange Programme with European partner universities, including the Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder Germany; University of Murcia, Spain, University of Wuppertal, Germany.This programme allows PhD students to spend a structured period of research at the partner university.

CIBI participates in the annual doctoral conferences of the US Consortium for Cooperation and Competition.

CIBI participates in the United Nations internship programme (The 2008 MMU intern was the doctoral candidate Paul Dennett).


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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