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José Pla Barber


José Pla-Barber serves as Professor and Chair of International Business at the University of Valencia in Spain. Currently, he is Vice Chair of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) and Chair of the Western Europe Chapter of the Academy of International Business.He is also amember of the board of the Spanish Association of Management. His research focuses on international strategy. Jose Pla-Barber has a distinctive list of publications in top-level journals in the field such as: Journal of Economic Geography, British Journal of Management, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing, Management International Review, International Marketing Review, Services Industries Journal, Service Business, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, among others.

Kristin Brandl


Kristin is Assistant Professor at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria and was Lecturer in International Business at Henley Business School, University of Reading from 2014 to 2017. She holds a PhD in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and was visiting scholar at Fox School of Business, Temple University and Said Business School, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the management of global service operations and value chains as well as of innovation and intellectual property in emerging economies. She published in journals such as the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, and Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange, among others.

Yordanka Chobanova


Yordanka Chobanova has been an advisor on European affairs to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria since 2012. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Economics in Varna, (2002); a Master's degree in political sciences from the Central European University in Hungary, (2003); and a PhD from the European University Institute in Italy, (2007). She was a visitor to the Dunning Centre in 2006. She has published widely on innovations, national innovation systems in the new EU member states and on R&D strategies of multinational companies. She is an author of “Strategies of MNEs in CEECs: Innovation systems and Embeddedness”.

Stéphane Girod


Stéphane was an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business from 2012 to 2016. His research focused on international operating models, emerging markets multinationals, reorganisations and performance and the new strategic imperatives in the luxury sectors. He was actively involved in executive education programmes (e.g. Euro CIOs, AVIC, Bank of China) and Master programmes (e.g. International Strategic Management).

Simona Iammarino


Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Simona is currently Head of Department. She was a Post-doc Marie Curie Research fellow and visiting lecturer at the Dunning Centre in 1997−1999. Her main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, local economic development, economic geography of innovation and technological change, and international business.
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Odile Janne

Odile Janne is Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London. She holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading. She has been a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Shizuoka University, Japan, in 2005. Her research interests are in the fields of international business, geography and innovation, including the strategies and innovation of multinational corporations, the geography of innovation, subsidiaries’ strategies and the role and use of patents. She has published in the Journal of International Management, Research Policy, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management among others. She was an organiser of the Conference of the Academy of International Business, UK & Ireland (AIB-UKI) Chapter in 2016.

Geoffrey Jones


Geoffrey Jones is the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at the Harvard Business School. He was previously Reader and then Professor in the Economics Department at Reading between 1988 and 2002, and the founder of the Centre for International Business History. Professor Jones researches the evolution, impact and responsibility of global business. His books include Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to Twenty-First Century (2005) and Beauty Imagined. A History of the Global Beauty Industry (2010). He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.
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Sarianna Lundan


Sarianna M. Lundan holds the Chair in International Management and Governance at the University of Bremen in Germany. She received her PhD from Rutgers University and has held prior appointments at the University of Reading and at Maastricht University. She has published widely in journals and books, and has co-authored with John H. Dunning the second edition of Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, an influential reference work in the field of international business. She serves currently on seven editorial boards, including the Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Global Strategy Journal and Multinational Business Review.

She has also consulted extensively with the United Nations and the World Bank on issues related to the development impact of foreign investment. She was a Lecturer at the University of Reading in 1996−1998.
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Felicia Fai


Felicia Fai is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in International Business at the University of Bath, School of Management. She holds an MA and a PhD (1999) from Reading. Her work straddles international business and innovation at multiple levels: firm, regional clusters and nations with a particular interest in the evolution of technological competence and its diversification. She has published in International Business Review, Industrial and Corporate Change among others, and co-edited a special Issue for Management International Review. She was co-chair of the AIB UK Conference in 2005 and won the Best Paper Award at EIBA in 2008 (with Dr J-L Duanmu).
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Masayuki Furusawa


Masayuki is Professor of International Management at the Kindai University of Japan and was a visiting research fellow at Henley Business School in 2012. He obtained an MBA from Kwansei Gakuin University and a Ph.D. from the University of Hyogo. He is a member of the board of directors at the Japan Academy of Multinational Enterprises, the Japan Academy of International Business Studies and the Transcultural Management Society in Japan. He has conducted extensive research in the field of International HRM and engaged in numerous training and consultancy projects for HR specialists. He has published more than 50 books and articles and was awarded six academic prizes for his publications. His book on 'Nikkeijin' (Japanese Brazilians) titled 'The Theory of Utilisation of the Nikkeijin' has been awarded 'Best book of the year' by the Japan Academy of Multinational Enterprises. Please click here to see the link

Niron Hashai


Niron is the Head of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Area at the Hebrew University School of Business Administration in Israel. His research interests include: Theory of the Multinational Corporation, Technological Innovation and internationalization, Growth patterns of small high technology firms and Internationalization, product diversification and performance. Niron's research was published in top international business and innovation journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Management International Review, International Business Review and the Journal of International Management. Niron Hashai obtained his BSc in computer sciences from the Technion and his MBA and PhD from Tel Aviv University. He has also taught at the New York University and the University of Bradford among other institutions. Niron Hashai was the Dunning Research Fellow for the academic year 2011−2012.

Klaus Meyer


Klaus Meyer has been Professor of Strategy and International Business at CEIBS since September 2011. He was Professor at the University of Reading between 2005 and 2007. His research focuses on the strategies of multinational enterprises, especially foreign entry strategies, in emerging economies, in particular, Eastern Europe and East Asia. His recent work focuses on the adaptation of foreign investors in emerging economies, and the growth of multinationals originating from emerging economies such as China. He has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, among other outlets in Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management Studies, and he published five books, most recently the textbook “International Business” (with Mike Peng, published by Cengage Learning, 2nd ed., 2016).
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Pavida Pananond


Pavida Pananond is Associate Professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University. She received her PhD from the University of Reading in 2001, and was a visiting researcher at the John Dunning Centre in April 2013. Her research focuses on the internationalisation of firms, with a particular interest in emerging market multinationals, and global value chains. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including Multinational Business Review, Journal of International Management and Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Pavida is Vice President of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association, and serves on editorial boards of academic journals, such as Multinational Business Review and Competitiveness Review. Her comments and opinion articles appear in local and international media, including the BBC, The Economist, Financial Times and Nikkei Asian Review. Pavida is also a board member of PSL, Thailand’s largest listed company in dry cargo shipping.

Lucia Piscitello


Lucia Piscitello is Professor of International Business at Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests cover the economics and management of MNEs, the international aspects of technological change and the geography of innovation. Her recent studies focus on agglomeration and MNEs’ location strategies, globalization of R&D and technology development in the global network of MNEs, offshoring and global sourcing, MNEs from emerging countries. She has published in journals such as Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research Policy, among others. She is Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal, and Economia e Politica Industriale. She has also been a visiting Researcher (1996−1998) and a Research Fellow (2001−2003) at the University of Reading, Department of Economics, and a visiting professor at Rutgers Business School, and London School of Economics.
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Grazia D. Santangelo


Grazia holds a PhD in Economics from Reading (1999). She is International Business for European Union Jean Monnet Chair at Catania University (Italy) and former EIBA President. She researches in geography of innovation, institutions and internationalization strategies, linkage creation by MNEs. She has published in JIBS, Research Policy and Journal of Economic Geography. Her work was selected for the AOM Best Paper Proceedings and awarded the AIB-UK & Ireland Chapter Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper Award and AOM IM Division Best Paper Award in International Ethic, Social Responsibility, and/or Sustainability. She serves on JIBS, JWB and IBR editorial boards and as Associate Editor of Industry and Innovation. Grazia was a PhD student at Reading in 1996−1999 and a visiting research fellow in 2006 and 2008.

Danny Shapiro


Daniel M. Shapiro (PhD, Cornell) is Professor of Global Business Strategy and Dean Emeritus at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He is a regular visitor to the Dunning Centre and has been collaborating with the IBS faculty for the last 30 years. He is currently co-editor of the Multinational Business Review. He has published five books and monographs and over eighty scholarly articles on international business and strategy, corporate ownership and governance, foreign investment and MNEs, industrial structure, and various aspects of public policy.His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and International Journal of Industrial Organization, among others. In 2014 he was named the Academy of International Business (AIB) Educator of the Year.
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Teresa da Silva Lopes


Teresa da Silva Lopes is Professor of International Business and Business History, and Director of the Centre for Evolution of GlobalBusiness and Institutions at the University of York. She holds a PhD from the University of Reading, and her research focuses on the evolution of global business. Her books include Global Brands – The Evolution of Multinationals in Alcoholic Beverages (2007), Brands, Trademarks and Competitiveness (2010), and Internationalisation and Concentration in the Port Wine Industry (1999).
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Satwinder Singh


Satwinder Singh is Senior Lecturer in International Business and Strategy at Brunel University, UK. He holds an MA degree (Merit) and a PhD degree in Economics. He also acts as dissertation advisor to MSc students at Henley Business School. He was post-doctoral fellow under John Dunning in 1986−87 and subsequently worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Economics, the University of Reading in 1988−96. He has also worked as a full-time consultant with UNCTAD in 2003−04. He has two books and over fifty papers and book chapters to his credit. In 2013 he was honoured with ‘Staff of the Year’ award and in 2015 was awarded a runner-up prize for best supervisor on campus.
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