As a world-leading centre for international business, we produce outstanding and impactful research. <br /> <br /> Drawing upon our research and scholarship, we provide students an exceptional educational experience, offering skills and capabilities for competing in the global economy.<br /> <br /> Our research and teaching add continuous and sustainable value to business and society.
<h5><strong>Research proposals</strong></h5> <p>The International Business Department within Leeds University Business School is interested in receiving proposals in the following areas of research:</p> <p>– The determinants and impact of foreign direct investment (FDI)<br /> – The strategy of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and countries, MNEs impact on home and host country productivity and competitiveness<br /> – Global innovation, international entrepreneurship, digital economy, born global firms, internationalisation and performance of SMEs<br /> – Global grand challenges, sustainable practices of MNEs, international migration, global value chains and global health<br /> – Cross-cultural management, diversity and inclusion<br /> – MNEs and glocal governance</p> <h5>Department and research centre further reading:</h5> <p><a href="https://business.leeds.ac.uk/departments-international-business">Leeds University Business School International Business Department</a></p> <p><a href="http://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-cibul">Centre for International Business</a> (CIBUL)</p> <p><a href="https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-cibul/doc/phd-study-environment" target="_blank">CIBUL’s vibrant research culture</a></p> <p><a href="http://confucius.leeds.ac.uk/">Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds</a> (BICUL)</p> <p>In order to help the applicants identify their best fit with the department’s research agenda, <a href="https://business.leeds.ac.uk/stafflist?searchFilter=allfields&query=&staffTypes%5B%5D=all&staffTypes%5B%5D=academic&staffTypes%5B%5D=professional&staffTypes%5B%5D=visiting&staffTypes%5B%5D=honorary&categoryIDs%5B%5D=163&departments=all&departmentIDs%5B%5D=171&departmentIDs%5B%5D=172&departmentIDs%5B%5D=187&departmentIDs%5B%5D=173&departmentIDs%5B%5D=174&departmentIDs%5B%5D=175&departmentIDs%5B%5D=189&departmentIDs%5B%5D=190&departmentIDs%5B%5D=191&departmentIDs%5B%5D=176&departmentIDs%5B%5D=178&departmentIDs%5B%5D=179&departmentIDs%5B%5D=192&departmentIDs%5B%5D=180&departmentIDs%5B%5D=188&departmentIDs%5B%5D=181&departmentIDs%5B%5D=182&departmentIDs%5B%5D=183" target="_blank">view the individual research profiles of our academic staff</a>.</p>
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees-apply/doc/apply-4">online</a>. Please state clearly the department and research centre you are interested in on the <a href="https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees-apply/doc/locate-research">locating your research</a> form.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Leeds University Business School minimum <a href="http://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees-apply/doc/entry-requirements-4">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>
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<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Linked funding opportunities</h2>