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 Division within Leeds University Business School is interested in receiving proposals in the following areas of research:</p> <p> – The Global Factory in the World Economy - tests of the conceptual structure.<br /> – Foreign direct investment in China - strategies and impact.<br /> – Foreign direct investment in India - opportunities and constraints.<br /> – Testing international business theory to explain patterns of outward foreign direct investment from emerging countries.<br /> – The internationalisation of developing country firms, especially Chinese and Indian multinational enterprises (MNEs).<br /> – Issues of economic development and the role of the private sector in reducing poverty.<br /> – The impact of home country incentives on the internationalisation of firms and the mediating role of institutions on international business activity.<br /> – International mergers and acquisitions.<br /> – The role of R&D internationalisation in explaining performance outcomes.<br /> – The determinants of innovation performance in developing economies.<br /> – Open innovation in the global economy: Exploiting the scientific knowledge of others.<br /> – The role of technology and R&D management practices in enhancing performance.<br /> – The protection and management of intellectual property and other intangible assets across national borders.<br /> – The impact of climate change on international business strategies.<br /> – The role of international business and sustainable development.<br /> – Geographic areas of interest: European Union, Central and Eastern Europe, the BRICs (Brazil, Russia and China) and other emerging markets.<br /> – Supranational organisations, country alliances and international trade and investment.</p> <h5>Division and research centre further reading:</h5> <p><a href="http://business.leeds.ac.uk/divisions-international-business">Leeds University Business School International Business Division</a></p> <p><a href="http://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-cibul">Centre for International Business</a> (CIBUL)</p> <p><a href="http://confucius.leeds.ac.uk/">Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds</a> (BICUL)</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 division 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>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>
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