Annual Strategy & International Business Symposium

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Tuesday 8 January 2019 (09:15-16:30)

Jessica Forrester: 

The Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School is hosting its third Annual Strategy and International Business Symposium (ASIBS) on Tuesday 8 January 2019.

The aim of the event is to advance the understanding of various emerging topics within the international business and strategy. By doing so, it is hoped that the event will help and guide both PhD students and junior academics with their process of planning and undertaking innovative and rigorous research in order to advance knowledge as well as enhance professional standards in those fields.


This event is free of charge and it is open to all PhD students and early career researchers. Since the event is restricted to 50 participants, please register no later than by Monday 17 December 2018 by confirming your attendance to Jessica Forrester at

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Amir Qamar at

Speakers and organisers

  • Prof. Simon Collinson: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Prof. John Child (Co-Lead Organiser): University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Prof. Nigel Driffield: University of Warwick (UK)
  • Prof. Marian V Jones: University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Prof. Amon Chizema: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Prof. Pervez Ghauri (Co-Founder): University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Prof. Michael Mol: University of Birmingham & Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
  • Prof. Shlomo Tarba: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Prof. John Bryson: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Prof. Raquel Ortega-Argilés: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Prof. Xiaohui Liu: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Dr. Agnieszka Chidlow (Co-Founder): University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Dr. Amir Qamar: (Co-Lead Organiser): University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Dr. Emma Gardner: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Dr. Jae Yeon Kim: University of Warwick (UK)
  • Dr. Joanna Karmowska: Oxford Brookes University (UK)
  • Dr. Maria Karafyllia: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Dr. Max Nathan: University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Dr. Paulina Ramirez: University of Birmingham (UK)

Paper Development Workshop

Two sessions will be dedicated as paper development workshops for early career researchers and PhD students. This is a fantastic opportunity to receive friendly feedback on working papers.

If you are interested in submitting a working paper please contact Dr Amir Qamar at as soon as possible.  


  • Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham is the oldest business school in the UK.  It was originally established as the Faculty of Commerce in 1902. It is research-led and multi-disciplinary, and consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies like AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Its triple-crown accreditation confirms the School’s position within an elite group of global business schools.
  • The Department of Strategy and International Business (SIB) in the Birmingham Business School is a multidisciplinary group of leading academics in international business and strategy

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