International Business Conference 2015

Event factfile

Date of event: 13 June 2015
Event ends: 14 June 2015
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Henley Business School at the University of Reading held the Fifth Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference on 13-14 June 2015.

“Contemporary issues in international business theory” and Rugman Memorial

13-14 June 2015

Henley Business School at the University of Reading was delighted to host the Fifth Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference, organised in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  The 2015 conference was the second in the series that was jointly organised with UNCTAD. 

The conference, which was traditionally held in April, was  moved to June in memory of Alan Rugman. A plenary session, commemorating and extending Alan's work by prominent scholars was organized on the first day:

Opening plenary: Strategy and IB: Alan Rugman and His Contribution to IB Research.


Please see the slides below:

Chair: Ans Kolk, Amsterdam Business School


Conference Themes

The debate/discussion panels for the conference are as follows:

1. Where is the individual in IB research?

Chair: Alain Verbeke, University of Calgary and Henley Business School

  • Mark Casson, University of Reading
  • Timothy Devinney, Leeds University Business School
  • Marcus Moller Larsen, Copenhagen Business School, and Dunning Fellow
  • Elisa Giuliani, University of Pisa

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2. 25 years of UNCTAD’s World Investment Reports

Please see the slides below: 

Chair: Hafiz Mirza, UNCTAD

3. FDI from and to regulated sectors

Please see the slides below:

Chair: Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University


 Conference photographs will shortly appear here


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Getting There

Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

University of Reading