Professor Agnieszka Chidlow

Professor Agnieszka Chidlow

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Chair in International Business
Head of Department of Strategy and International Business

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Agnieszka is currently the Head of the Department of Strategy & International Business and a member of the Strategic Management Team (SMT) at Birmingham Business School. She is also a panel member of the Accreditation of MBAs (AMBA: www.associationofmbas.com).

She is currently an Associate Editor of International Business Review and she has also Editorial experiences in other international journals. She is a frequent reviewer to leading international business and management journals, annual meetings of leading academic associations as well as various funding bodies. She has published widely in various elite international business journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of World Business and Management International Business.

She is the Co-founder and Chair of the Annual Strategy & International Business Symposium and the Responsible Research Methods Symposium in the Department and Birmingham Business School. She is also an active Co-founder and Vice-President Programme of the Academy of International Business Research Methods–Shared Interest Group (AIB RM-SIG: https://rmsig.aib.world) as well as an Executive Committee Member of the Best Research Methods Paper Award at the Academy of International Business and its UK&I, CEE and MENA Chapters.

She has extensive teaching and research experience by holding a number of teaching and visiting positions at various leading universities around the world (e.g. UK, USA, Sweden, Poland and China) over 2 decades.

Qualifications

  • PhD (International Business): Staffordshire University (UK)
  • MSc (Management and Marketing - Distinction): University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgCHE): Staffordshire University (UK)

Biography

Prior to joining Birmingham, Agnieszka was associated with Kings’ College London, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, London School of Economics, Staffordshire University and The University of Szczecin (Poland). 

Agnieszka is currently a visiting Professor at the School of International Business in the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China. Priori to that she had also been a visiting scholar at several US and European Universities (e.g. New York University, The University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Georgia State University and Uppsala University). 

Agnieszka has obtained the following recognition for her excellence in education and research:

  • 2014 – 2015: Skill Acquisition Award: British Academy (UK).
  • 2008: First Prize for a Young Researcher and the Best Paper: Summer School: Globalisation, Technology and Inequality. Organised by Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2004: Award for the presentation in Stream B, Doctoral Colloquium, International 31stAnnual Conference, AIB-UK&I Chapter, The University of Ulster (Northern Ireland).
  • 1994 – 1998: Best Master Thesis Award by The Chancellor of The University of Szczecin (Poland).
  • 1994 – 1998: Excellent Scholarly Academic Achievements’ Scholarships, The University of Szczecin (Poland).
  • 1994 – 1998: Fellowship Award for Excellent Academic Achievement, The University of Szczecin, (Poland).

Teaching

Agnieszka’s specialist teaching is in the areas of international business, strategy and research methodology to undergraduate and postgraduate students across different programs. She has successfully supervised, taught and examined a number of PhD students. She has acted as an external examiner at University of Liverpool (UK) and University of Wolverhampton (UK) and the University of Wollongong, New South Wales (Australia).

Her pedagogical experiences in different countries (e.g. Poland, USA and UK) and deep interests in high quality teaching and supervision spanning for over 2 decades allowed her to gain a broad pedagogical experience as well as an excellent understanding of the challenges facing Higher Education across different national environments.

Postgraduate supervision

Agnieszka welcomes enquiries from prospective researchers in her areas of interest relating to:

  • Location choices of multinational companies (e.g. with a focus on a sub-national level, re-locations, reshoring, global value chains)
  • The impact of terrorist incidents and/or resilience on location choices of multinational companies.
  • Language and multilinguistic challenges in multinational companies.
  • Internationalisation strategies of firms from or/and to transition or/and emerging economies.
  • Methodological and evaluation issues in cross-country survey research

Research

Agnieszka’s research expertise as well as interests lie in the area of the internationalization of firms and methodological issues of international business research. More specifically, these include: (a) research into internationalisation strategies of firms from or/and transition or/and emerging economies; (b) location choices of multinational companies with a focus on a sub-national level, determinants of re-location strategies and global value chains; (c) the impact of terrorist incidents and/or resilience on location choices of multinational companies; (d) language and multilinguistic challenges in multinational companies as well as (e) methodological issues in cross-country survey research.

Agnieszka has a very good knowledge and understanding of research methods and procedures for collecting, processing and analysing survey data. She is familiar with a wide range of econometric techniques (e.g. discrete choice models). She has a very good ability to communicate effectively complex economic and international business concepts in a simple manner to different types of audiences.

By bridging theory and practice she seeks opportunities to collaborate both nationally and internationally with partners to co-create work within her research areas that has significant value, it is intellectually stimulating, mutually rewarding and has impact on the communities of practice engaged in research. As the central aim of her research work is to improve, innovate and impact on the human condition through rigorous research and engaged scholarship.

Other activities

EDITORIAL ROLES:

 INTERNAL ACTIVITES:

 EXTERNAL ACTIVITES:

 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

 ACADEMIC REVIEWER (SELECTED):

  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Journal of International Management
  • International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
  • International Business Review
  • Journal of World Business, Management International Review
  • Applied Economics, The Service Industries Journal
  • The Geographical Journal
  • International Management Review
  • European Journal of International Management
  • Industry and Innovation
  • British Management Journal
  • Transnational Corporations
  • Critical Perspectives on International Business
  • European International Business Academy (EIBA): Annual conference
  • Academy of International Business (AIB): Annual conference
  • Academy of International Business- UK&I Chapter (AIB-UK&I): Annual conference
  • Academy of International Business-Central and Easter European Chapter (AIB-CEE): Annual conference
  • British Academy of Management (BAM): Annual conference

 Agnieszka has obtained the following recognition for her external activities:

  • 2019: Outstanding Recognition: Research Methods Clinics Co-Ordinator: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service to AIB, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2019: Thank you letter for generous sponsorship by the University of Birmingham Business School to support the AIB Research Methods–Shared Interest Group Research Methods Workshops and Clinics, AIB Annual Meeting in Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), AIB Executive Board.
  • 2019: Outstanding Conference Reviewer: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to AIB, Denmark.
  • 2018: Outstanding Recognition: Research Methods Clinics Co-Ordinator: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service to AIB, Minneapolis, USA.
  • 2017: Outstanding Recognition: Research Methods Clinics Co-Ordinator: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service to AIB, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2017: Outstanding Conference Reviewer: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to AIB, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2016: Outstanding Paper Reviewer: Letter of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution the Special Issue on Language and Communication: New Challenges in Management, European Journal of International Management.
  • 2016: Outstanding Conference Reviewer: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to AIB, New Orleans, USA.

Publications

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED):

  • Chidlow, A. Hadijkhani, A., Ghauri, P. (2019) Three Pillars: International Service Firms, Society and Political Units: Moving Towards a Theoretical Perspective, Management International Review. 59(4):499-514.
  • Romero-Martinez, A. M., García-Muiña, F. E. Chidlow, A., & Larimo, J. (2019) Formal and informal institutional differences between home and host country location choices: Evidence from the Spanish hotel industry. Management International Review, 59(1):41-65.
  • Hassan, I., Chidlow, A., & Romero-Martinez, A. M. (2016) Selection, valuation and performance assessment: Are these truly inter-linked within the M&A transactions? International Business Review, 25(1): 255-266.
  • Chidlow, A., Holmström-Lind, C., Holm., U., & Tallman, S. (2015) Do I Stay or Do I Go? Sub-national drivers for post-entry subsidiary development. International Business Review, 24(2): 266-274.
  • Chidlow, A., Ghauri, P., Yeniyurt, S., & Cavusgil, S.T. (2015) Establishing Rigor in Mail Survey Procedures in International Business Research, Journal of World Business, 50(1): 26-36. (Open Assess: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090951614000054)
  • Chidlow, A., Plakoyiannaki, E., & Welsh, C. (2014) Translation in Cross-Language International Business Research: Beyond Equivalence, Journal of International Business Studies, 45(5): 562-582. (Open Access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/jibs.2013.67)
  • Park, B., Chidlow, A., & Choi, J. (2014) Corporate Social Responsibility: Stakeholder influence on MNEs activities. International Business Review, 23(5): 966-981.
  • Jaklic, A., Cirjakovic., J., & Chidlow, A. (2012) Exploring the Effects of International Sourcing on Manufacturing versus Service Firms. The Service Industries Journal, 32(7): 1193-1207.
  • Chidlow, A., Salciuviene, L., & Young, S. (2009) Regional Determinants of Inward FDI Distribution in Poland. International Business Review, 18(2): 119-133.
  • Salciuviene, L., Chidlow, A., Ghauri, P., & Hguyen, T.B. (2009) Multinational Enterprises in Emerging Markets: Linkage Effects on Local Companies. International Journal of Business Environment, 2(4): 468-484.
  • Chidlow, A., & Ghauri, P. (2015) What incentives are being used by international business researchers in their surveys: A review. The William Davidson Institute, The University of Michigan. Academic Working Paper Series, No 1086 (January).
  • Chidlow, A., Holmström-Lind, C., Holm, U., & Tüselmann, H. (2012) Regional Motives for Post-entry Subsidiary Development: The Case of Poland. The William Davidson Institute, The University of Michigan. Academic Working Paper Series, No 1034 (June).
  • Chidlow, A., & Ghauri, P. (2011) Establishing Data Collection Procedure Equivalence in International Business: An Analysis of Publication Between 2000-2009. The William Davidson Institute, The University of Michigan. Academic Working Paper Series, No 1013 (March).
  • Chidlow, A., Morgan-Thomas, A., & Ghauri, P. (2010) Data Collection Procedure Equivalence in International Business Research. The William Davidson Institute, The University of Michigan. Academic Working Paper Series, No 977 (March).
  • Chidlow, A., & Young, S. (2008) Regional Determinants of FDI Distribution in Poland. The William Davidson Institute, The University of Michigan. Academic Working Paper Series, No 943 (December).
  • Pieciul, A. (2001) Possible ways of financing FDI projects [In Polish]. Working Paper Series, The University of Szczecin, WNUS, Szczecin, 304, 230-245 (ISBN/1232-5821).
  • Pieciul, A. (2000) Factors influencing the economic effectiveness of a company [In Polish]. Working Paper Series, The University of Szczecin, WNUS, 306/89-100.
  • Pieciul, A. (2000) The use of simultaneous equations for the estimation of an investment progress [In Polish]. Working Paper Series, The University of Szczecin (ISSN/1232-5821). 

BOOKS, EDITED VOLUMES AND CHAPTERS

  • Chidlow, A., Greene, W., & Miller, S. (2020) Star chasing: A commentary on “What’s in a p? Reassessing best practices for conducting and reporting hypothesis-testing research” In Eden, L., Nielsen, B., & Verbeke, A. (Eds.) Research Methods in International Business. Palgrave: Springer Link. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-22113-3
  • Chidlow, A., Ghauri, P., Buckley, T., Qamar, A., Gardner, E., & Pickering, E. (2019) The Changing Strategies of International Business: How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape. Springer Link, https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-03931-8
  • Ghauri, P., & Chidlow, A. (2017) Data Collection Procedure Equivalence in Emerging Market Research, In Marinov, M (Eds.).  Research Handbook of Marketing in Emerging Economies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-handbook-of-marketing-in-emerging-economies-9781784713164.html
  • Hadijkhani, A., Ghauri, P., & Chidlow, A. (2014) The Internationalisation of the Firm: Managing Political Environments in the European Union.In J., Larimo: University of Vaasa Series: ACTA Wasaensia.

RESEARCH BLOGS, NOTES AND REPORTS:

  • Chidlow, A. (2020) COVID-19: Where to go for reliable and accurate data. Birmingham Business School Blog: https://blog.bham.ac.uk/business-school/2020/04/06/reliable-and-accurate-data/.
  • Aguzzoli, R., Chidlow, A., Miller, S.R., Nielsen, B., & Welch, C. (2019) AIB RM-SIG Panel. Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) Research Methods & Better Science Series: https://business.unl.edu/outreach/carma.
  • Chidlow, A., (2019) Brexit: Asia Gains Upper Hand As Companies Seek to Relocate. Article in celebration of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) - University of Birmingham 10 Years Partnership.
  • Chidlow, A., (2019) Will the GDPR change the approach to scientific and statistical research? AIB-UK&I Blog: https://www.aib-uki.org/blog.

Agnieszka has presented her work in over 40 national and international conferences

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