The leading association of International Business scholars in the UK and Ireland.
Prof. Rajneesh Narula appointed
Remembering Prof. Robert Pearce
Professor Robert D. Pearce died on 30 April this year. Being Professor at the University of Reading, Bob received the latest John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Award from the AIB UKI chapter in Birmingham on 13 April 2018 for the outstanding services he has provided to the international business community. We will dearly miss him.
Prof. Mo Yamin remembers:
"I came to know Bob Pearce as a leading international business scholar from my early PhD days and later as a friend with whom I had many long and unforgettable discussions on IB issues (occasionally on coach trips during during the EIBA conferences). We also shared an interest in football (he was a Reading fan but also had a soft spot for the Red Devil’s!). His writings form an important intellectual legacy acknowledged by the John Dunning Lifetime Achievements Award . His passing is indeed a sad loss for the IB community."
2018 AIB-UKI Awards
New volume of the AIB-UKI edited
Call for Papers
It is our pleasure to share with you the latest issue of our Academic Journal Transnational Corporations.
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises and development. It is an official journal of the United Nations, managed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The journal provides an important bridge between academia and the policymaking community.
Volume 25 marks its 25th anniversary year. Issue 1 shows a refreshed design aligned with the look and feel of the World Investment Report. Issue 2 will be a special issue on MNEs, Investment and International Taxation, with contributions from top scholars and practitioners in the field. And issue 3 will be launched on the occasion of the Academic Conference at World Investment Forum in Geneva on 26 October, setting the multi-disciplinary research agenda on investment for development for the years to come.
We very much welcome contributions from scholars in the academic community and beyond for future issues of the journal. As an official United Nations journal, contributions have opportunities to feed directly into policy research debated at global conferences and intergovernmental meetings and have real impact on national and international policymaking. Guidance on the type of contributions we are looking for can be found in the attached Call for Papers.
With kind regards
Obituary Colm Kearney
Professor Colm Kearney died on 28 March this year, peacefully at his home in Australia. Colm had been Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University in Melbourne since 2011. Prior to that, he had been Professor of International Business at Trinity College Dublin (2001-2011). Colms previous positions also included Professor of Finance at Dublin City University (1999-2001), Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Technology Sydney (1997-1998) and Professor of Economics at the University of Western Sydney (1990-1997).
Colm completed his PhD at the University of Warwick in 1985. He was widely published in the areas of international business, economics and finance.
Colm was actively involved with the AIB UKI Chapter. He chaired the Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) conference in Trinity College Dublin in 2010.
Colm is survived by his wife Elaine Hutson and his two children, Conor and Kara. His death was and still is a great shock to many. He was a great colleague, mentor and friend, full of energy and enthusiasm in everything he did. He will be sadly missed by our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.