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The Dunning Centre – as befitting an International Business Research Centre – is a global affair. Our ‘home’ base, at the Whiteknights campus at the University of Reading (affectionately referred to as ‘Dunning Central’) has expanded informally over the last 60 years through its global network of research partners, staff alumni and doctoral graduates, as well as our collaborators in government, international organizations and multinational firms.

Our researchers have engaged informally and formally in policy-related advice, both directly to governments as well as through international and supranational agencies such as the European Commission, The United Nations, the World Bank, ASEAN, among others.

In addition, we have established two formal affiliates:

  • The Dunning Europe Centre, based at Politecnico di Milano, coordinates our EU-based partners and complements our research strengths in innovation policy and economic geography.
  • Dunning Africa Centre, based in South Africa at the Henley Business School’s South Africa campus, seeks to develop IB research across the African continent, through our growing collaboration with business people and academic researchers across the continent.