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International Business, PhD

University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

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About International Business, PhD - at University of Leeds

International Business

Year: 2018/19


The International Business Division within Leeds University Business School are interested in receiving proposals in the following areas of research:

  • The Global Factory in the World Economy - tests of the conceptual structure.
  • Foreign direct investment in China - strategies and impact.
  • Foreign direct investment in India - opportunities and constraints
  • Testing international business theory to explain patterns of outward foreign direct investment from emerging countries.
  • The internationalisation of developing country firms, especially Chinese and Indian multinational enterprises (MNEs).
  • Issues of economic development and the role of the private sector in reducing poverty.
  • The impact of home country incentives on the internationalisation of firms and the mediating role of institutions on international business activity.
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • The role of R&D internationalisation in explaining performance outcomes.
  • The determinants of innovation performance in developing economies.
  • Open innovation in the global economy: Exploiting the scientific knowledge of others.
  • The role of technology and R&D management practices in enhancing performance.
  • The protection and management of intellectual property and other intangible assets across national borders.
  • The impact of climate change on international business strategies.
  • The role of international business and sustainable development.
  • Geographic areas of interest: European Union, Central and Eastern Europe, the BRICs (Brazil, Russia and China) and other emerging markets.
  • Supranational organisations, country alliances and international trade and investment.

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PhD and Research Degrees at the Business School

Research Degree Entry Requirements

How to Apply

Division and research centre further reading:

Leeds University Business School International Business Division

Centre for International Business (CIBUL)

Contact details:

Matthew Armstrong
Research Degree Admissions
Leeds University Business School
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 4596

Entry requirements for this course

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