Dr Irina Heim's Research Nominated for UNCTAD-AIB Award 2020
Her paper was titled 'Extractive MNEs and Sustainable Development: A comparative case study of a spillover effect in the least developed and the emerging resource-rich countries'. It was co-authored by Irina and Cindy Wilhelm, a PhD researcher from the Univeristy of East Anglia's School of International Development, and was nominated among the top five papers for the UNCTAD-AIB Award at the Academy of International Business 2020 Conference on 8 July 2020. The selection panel included Professor Grazia Santangelo (Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Fellow of the European International Business Academy and elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management), Dr Lorraine Eden (Professor Emerita of Management at Mays Business School, Professor Peter Buckley (Professor of International Business at Leeds University Business School), Professor Jeremy Clegg (Professor of European Integration and International Business Management at Leeds University Business School) and Professor Rob van Tulder (Professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University).
The award is aimed at PhD students or early career researchers with no more than five years of full-time work experience and seeks out the best research work on international investment and development, with the criteria looking specifically at research that diaplys originality, innovation, topical issues with a discussion of policy implications and a focus on development (i.e. how to ensure that international investment and multinational enterprises contribute to sustainable development).