Annual Strategy & International Business Symposium 2020

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Thursday 9 January (13:00) - Friday 10 January 2020 (17:00)

Dr Amir Qamar:

The Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School is hosting its fourth Annual Strategy and International Business Symposium (ASIBS) from Thursday 9 January - Friday 10 January 2020.

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 colleagues and PhD students. Since the event is restricted to 70 participants, please register no later than by Friday 20 December 2019 by confirming your attendance to Dr Amir Qamar at

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Amir Qamar at


Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Peter Buckley (University of Leeds)
  • Professor Marian V Jones (University of Sheffield)
  • Professor Bo Nielsen (University of Sydney)
  • Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis (University of Liverpool)
  • Professor Roger Strange (University of Sussex)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Chloe Billing (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor John Bryson (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Andre Carrascal Incera (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Agnieszka Chidlow (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor John Child (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Amon Chizema (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Emma Gardner (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Pervez Ghauri (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Linda Hsieh (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Xiaohui Liu (University of Birmingham)
  • Mrs Diletta Pegoraro (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Amir Qamar (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Paulina Ramirez (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Shlomo Tarba (University of Birmingham)

Paper Development Workshop and Schedule

As part of the symposium, we have decided to hold four interactive paper development workshops on Thursday 9 January 2020. These sessions will be dedicated as interactive 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. Full papers will be required to be sent to Dr Amir Qamar by Wednesday 18 December.


  • 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.
  • The City-Region Economic & Development Institute (REDI) in the Birmingham Business School is a multidisciplinary group of leading academics who use their academic understanding of city regions to develop policy, which informs and influences regional and national economic growth policies.

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