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Governance of the Dunning Centre


Professor Rajneesh Narula, Director

Rajneesh Narula OBE is the Director of both the Dunning Africa Centre and the John Dunning Centre for international business. He is a Professor of International Business Regulation at the Henley Business School. He has published over 150 articles and chapters in books and is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts in international Business. He is passionate about improving the development outcomes from foreign investment across the developing world. He regularly acts as a consultant and advisor to the European Commission, UNIDO, UNCTAD and the OECD, World Bank, as well as a variety of other international organisations, governments, and consulting firms. In 2017, he was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The honour is in recognition of his Services to Business Research. He is a regular commentator on business and economics issues on BBC World News, Sky News, TRT World, CGTN, as well as a variety of print and online publications.

Dr. Cristian Luise, Assistant Director

Cristian Luise is the Assistant Director of the Dunning Centre for International Business. He is a Lecturer in International Business & Strategy at Henley Business School. Cristian’s research agenda aims at understanding the role of multinational enterprises in shaping the structure of the economy. Currently, he is studying how MNEs act within structures. Cristian’s research has been published in the Journal of International business Policy and Journal of International Business Studies.

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