Dr Emma Gardner

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business

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Department of Strategy and International Business
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TY

Emma is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.

Qualifications

  • PhD Management, University of Birmingham
  • MSc International Business, University of Birmingham
  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages, University of Birmingham

Biography

Emma joined Birmingham Business School in 2018. Prior to that, her PhD research investigated the impact of regulation, technology and competition on the dynamics of the West Midlands accounting industry, as well as on the working lives of accountants.

Teaching

  • International Business
  • Strategic Management 

Postgraduate supervision

Emma is interested in supervising research on business and professional services firms, and sustainability in global value chains.

Research

Emma’s current research is exploring the dynamics of multinationals global value chains with a focus on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Emma’s doctoral research investigated the impact of regulation, technology and competition on the dynamics of the West Midlands accounting industry, as well as on the working lives of accountants.

Other activities

  • Editorial Review Board - AIB Insights.
  • Vice-President Program – Academy of International Business Research Methods Shared Interest Group

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Chidlow, A, Ghauri, PN, Buckley, T, Gardner, E, Qamar, A & Pickering, E (eds) 2019, The Changing Strategies of International Business: How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape. The Academy of International Business, 1 edn, Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03931-8

Qamar, A & Gardner, E 2016, Dissident Voices in Europe? Past, Present and Future. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Article

Nielsen, B, Welch, C, Chidlow, A, Miller, S, Arguzzoli, R, Gardner, E, Karafyllia, M & Pegoraro, D 2020, 'Fifty years of methodological trends in JIBS: why future IB research needs more triangulation', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 1478-1499. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-020-00372-4

Gardner, E & Bryson, J 2020, 'The dark side of the industrialisation of accountancy: innovation, commoditization, colonization and competitiveness', Industry and Innovation, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 42-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2020.1738915

Qamar, A, Gardner, E, Buckley, T & Zhao, K 2019, 'Home-owned versus foreign-owned firms in the UK automotive industry: exploring the microfoundations of ambidextrous production and supply chain positioning', International Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101657

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Gardner, E & Bryson, JR 2022, The dark side of the industrialisation of accountancy: innovation, commoditization, colonization and competitiveness. in A Coad, P Nightingale, J Stilgoe & A Vezzani (eds), The Dark Side of Innovation. 1 edn, Routledge. <https://www.routledge.com/The-Dark-Side-of-Innovation/Coad-Nightingale-Stilgoe-Vezzani/p/book/9781032194189>

Conference contribution

Qamar, A, Gardner, E, Buckley, T & Zhou, K 2019, Exploring the micro-foundations of ambidextrous production: home-owned versus foreign-owned firms in the automotive industry. in 46th Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference: Multinational Enterprises and their Non-market Social and Political Strategies.

Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Bryson, J & Gardner, E 2019, Business Services. in A Kobayashi (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. vol. 1, Elsevier, pp. 397.

Other report

Qamar, A, Gardner, E, Green, A & Collinson, S 2022, Financial resilience during economic decline: top 50 West Midlands’ manufacturing firms. WMREDI.

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