Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Opening Plenary and Discussion: The tail-end of globalisation-Is the MNE complicit? Three alternative views

Debate Session: MNEs and development

Debate Session: HRM and International Business

Opening Plenary and Discussion: "The tail-end of globalisation-Is the MNE complicit? Three views"

Thursday 6th April, 18.30-19.30


Davide Castellani (Chair) is Professor of International Business and Strategy at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. His research lies at the intersection of international business, international economics and economic geography. In particular, he is interested in the location of economic activity, the determinants of the firms’ internationalisation choices and their impact on innovation, technology and economic performances of firms, regions and countries. 



Sjoerd_Beugelsdijk.pngSjoerd Beugelsdijk
(PhD 2003 Tilburg University) is a full Professor in International Business at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His research interests are in the field of national cultural diversity, international business, and globalization. He has served as a head of department and the academic director of the undergraduate international business program in Groningen. Dr Beugelsdijk is the reviewing editor for the Journal of International Business Studies (2017-2020).

Italo_Colantone.jpgItalo Colantone is Assistant Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, in Milan. Italo holds a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Leuven. His research focuses on international trade and applied industrial organization. He has authored several articles on the effects of economic integration on firm performance and industry dynamics. Recently, he has been investigating the link between globalization, workers’ health, and political outcomes such as Brexit.


Fortanier_small.pngFabienne Fortanier is Head of Trade Statistics at the OECD Statistics Directorate. Her section is responsible for OECD international trade statistics; for the development and analysis of trade-related data for the calculation, quality assurance, improved timeliness and extensions of the OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added data; and for the development of internationally agreed methodological standards for measuring a variety of aspects of international trade, global value chains, and the role of SMEs and MNEs in globalization.  Prior to joining the OECD, Fabienne worked as a senior economist at the Economics Department of ING Bank, as a senior statistician at Statistics Netherlands was Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School.

Debate Session: "Do MNEs contribute to, or reduce inequality?"

Friday 7th April, 11.00-12.30

 Rajneesh Narula (Chair) is the John H. Dunning Chair of International Business Regulation at the Henley Business School, University of Rajneesh-Narula.jpgReading, UK.   His research and consulting have focused on the role of multinational firms in territorial development, innovation and industrial policy, technological change in developing countries, R&D alliances and outsourcing. Much of his research is focused on policy-related issues.




Elisa_Giuliani.pngElisa Giuliani (PhD SPRU, Sussex University) is Full Professor at the Department of Economics & Management of the University of Pisa, and 2016-2017 visiting professor at MIT Sloan School of Management under the MISTI Global Seed Funds grant program. She is interested in how the business sector contributes to socio-economic development, and her recent research focuses on multinational enterprises from emerging markets, innovation and human rights. She is Associate Editor for Research Policy, part of the Editorial Board of Economic Geography and in the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies and Management and Organization Review.


Khalid Nadvi is a Political Economist specializing on issues relating to trade and industrial development. His work has focused on small Khalid_Nadvi.pngenterprise clusters, global value chains and production networks, global standards, corporate social responsibility and technological upgrading. He currently leads an ESRC funded large grant study on ‘Rising Powers, Labour Standards and Governance of Global Production’. His research has been published in over 30 leading journal articles and book chapters and is well cited. 


Jonathan_Doh.pngJonathan Doh is Rammrath Chair in International Business and Professor of Management at the Villanova School of Business.  He teaches and does research at the intersection of international business, strategic management, and corporate responsibility.  Recent articles appear in AMR, AMP, BEQ, JIBS, JOM, JMS, JWB, MISQ, OS, and SMJ.  He is currently Editor- in-Chief of Journal of World Business. He holds a Ph.D. in strategic and international management from George Washington University.


Snehal_Awate.jpgSnehal Awate is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Indian School of Business. Her research focuses on innovation in emerging industries and emerging economy multinationals. She received her PhD from Temple University. Her work has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies and the Global Strategy Journal, among others. Her dissertation was a finalist for the Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award in 2014.

Debate Session: "What does IB and IHRM overlook by overlooking the other? Bridging the divide"

8th April, 11.00-12.30


Chul-Chung.jpgChul Chung (Chair) is an Assistant Professor in International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. His research focuses on employment practices in multinational corporations, executive staffing, and strategic human resource management. Chul has advised large multinationals on the issues of international HRM strategy, subsidiary HRM policies, global HR organization design and global leadership development. He earned a PhD in Management from Lancaster University Management School.



Geoff_Wood.pngProfessor Geoffrey Wood is Dean and Professor of International Business, at Essex Business School. He holds honorary positions at Griffith and Monash University in Australia, and Witwatersrand and Nelson Mandela Universities in South Africa. Geoff’s research interests centre on the relationship between institutional setting, corporate governance, firm finance, and firm level work and employment relations. Geoffrey is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management and Editor of the ABS Journal Ranking list.


Ulf Andersson is Professor at Mälardalen University, Sweden, Adjunct Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, and Senior Editor of Journal of World Business.  He has earlier held positions at Copenhagen Business School (2008 – 2013) and Uppsala University (1988 – 2008), where he also earned his Doctoral degree.  His research focuses on subsidiary development, knowledge transfer, network theory, and strategy and management of the MNC.


Dana_Minibaeva.jpgDana Minbaeva is Professor of Strategic and Global Human Resource Management at the Department for Strategic Management and Globalization.  She published around 30 articles in international peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and reports. Professor Minbaeva is an Associate Editor for Human Resource Management, Area Editor for Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management and Senior Editor at Management and Organization Review. Professor Minbaeva received the prestigious JIBS Decade Award 2013.

Roberta%20Aguzzoli%201.jpgRoberta Aguzzoli is a Lecturer in Management at Durham University Business School, England. She holds a PhD from University College Dublin. Her research interests include international and comparative employment policies and human resource policies and practices in multinational companies, mainly from developing countries. She has published her research in leading journals such as Human Relations, Journal of International Business Studies, Tourism Management and Journal of International Management