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NEWS AND UPDATES
2023 AIB-UKI Book
The latest (2023) version of the AIB UKI book series is now out. It is titled "Inequality, Geography and Global Value Chains" and edited by Jong Min Lee, J. Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo, Katiuscia Lavoratori, Liang (Arthur) Li.
The book emphasizes upon the question of whether Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) play a role in reducing inequality. It also examines whether MNEs help reduce inequalities between the core and periphery. Finally whether and how MNEs cascade sustainability compliance throughout their global value chains is also an important issue which the book discusses. Overall, a great takeaway for those interested in the intersection between globalization and inequality.
Our 2023 AIB UKI conference, hosted by the University of Glasgow, has recently concluded. Please click here for the conference pages. A big thanks to conference chair Professor Margaret Fletcher, and to the conference team for making this a success.
Our next - 2024 AIB UKI conference will be organized by the University of Aston. It will be chaired by Dr Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi. Please watch this space for further details.
The AIB UKI chapter has completed 50 years! To celebrate this, the 50th Anniversary panel panel took place on 15 April 2023 at the 49th AIB UK & I Chapter Annual Conference at the University of Glasgow. The panel was composed of Peter Buckley (University of Leeds), Davide Castellani (University of Reading), Margaret Fletcher (University of Glasgow), Marian Jones (University of Sheffield), Marianna Marra (University of Sussex), Hinrich Voss (University of Bristol), Catherine Welch (Trinity College Dublin). The panel was organised by Frank McDonald (University of Leeds) and Heinz-Josef Tuselmann (Manchester Metropolitan University). Click here for more, and to comment. You can also read our history by clicking here.
Interview with Professor Marian V Jones
In a special edition of Women in AIB's (WAIB's) 'Paving the way for DEI" series, Noemi Sinkovics - Secretary of the AIB UKI chapter - is interviewing Professor Marian V Jones. Marian is the first female academic to receive the John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Award in the AIB UK and Ireland Chapter Community.
Marian is a Professor Emeritus in International Enterprise/ Business at the University of Sheffield. Throughout her career, Marian has published numerous research papers in the field of international business. Her collaborative work is widely recognized for its contribution to knowledge and practice in the field of international entrepreneurship, the start-up and development of new ventures in technology based industries, and to the knowledge and application of qualitative research methods. Research advisory contributions on those topics, over many years have involved collaborations with Scottish Enterprise, South Yorkshire Department of International Trade, and in an advisory capacity with UNCTAD and UNIDO.
Pavlos Dimitratos Remembrance Book
Executive Board updates
Dr Irina Surdu-Nardella has been appointed as our new Doctoral Programme Convenor and Dr Edward Gillmore as our new Nordic Countries Representative. A big thank you to Professors Surender Munjal and Ulf Andersson for serving as the Doctoral Programme Convenor and Nordic Countries Representative respectively for a number of years. To view our Executive board members, please click here.
We have recently published the history of the AIB UKI chapter on the website. The material for this History was gathered by Stephen Young, his untimely death however prevented him from completing the work.
This history is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Young. Work to complete the History was undertaken by Frank McDonald, Heinz Josef Tüselmann and Pavlos Dimitratos. Invaluable information to enable the work to be completed was provided by Peter Buckley.
Elena Karali, Asma Mitchla and Ida Rauto Dessai of the Department of International Business, Leeds University Business School, provided instrumental help in preparing this document. Thanks to Sarah Blake for help with preparing the document.
The AIB UKI history can also be downloaded from here.