Professor Agnieszka (Aggie) Chidlow

Professor Agnieszka (Aggie) Chidlow

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Chair in International Business

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Agnieszka is a Chair (Full Professor) in International Business and a former Head of the Department of Strategy & International Business and a member of the Strategic Management Team at Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham (UK).

Agnieszka’s research expertise as well as interests lie in the internationalization of firms, responsible business, location choices, methodological issues of international business research with a specific focus on survey "big" data and responsible research methods in general. Her work has been published widely in various leading academic journals in the field of international business. She has extensive teaching and research experience by holding a number of teaching and visiting positions at various universities around the world (e.g. UK, USA, Sweden, Poland, Singapore and China) over 2 decades.

Agnieszka is currently a panel member of the Accreditation of MBAs (AMBA: www.associationofmbas.com), working Board Member of the Responsible Research in Business and Management network (RRBM: https://www.rrbm.network), a Senior Editor of International Business Review and serves on several editorial boards for top international journals. She is also a frequent reviewer to leading international business and management journals, annual meetings of leading academic associations as well as various funding bodies. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding service to the academic community.

Agnieszka is the co-founder of the Annual Strategy & International Business Symposium and the founder of the Responsible Research Methods Symposium in the Department and Birmingham Business School. She is also the co-founder of the Academy of International Business (AIB) Research Methods–Shared Interest Group (AIB RM-SIG: https://rmsig.aib.world/) where she is currently the Vice-President for Responsible Research Methods. Prior to this role, she served as the Vice-President Programme between 2016-2020. Furthermore, she is an executive committee member of the Best Research Methods Paper Award at the AIB and its regional chapters and in 2018 she was the conference chair of the 45th AIB-UK&I Chapter.

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. Prior 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 several 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, UK, Singapore) 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.

She is Accreditation Assessor for the Association of MBAs (AMBAs) and is a working Board Member of the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) global network. 

Postgraduate supervision

Agnieszka has successfully supervised several PhD students to completion. She is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Internationalisation strategies of firms from/to emerging economies.
  • Location choices of firms with a focus on a sub-national level.
  • Determinants of re-location strategies and global value chains.
  • The impact of terrorist incidents and/or resilience on location choices of firms.
  • Language and multilinguistic challenges in firms.
  • Methodological issues in cross-country research.
  • The role and impact of big data/AI on data collection and decision making.

If you are interested in studying any of these subject areas please contact Aggie on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: a.chidlow@bham.ac.uk.  

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme.

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:

  • 2021 – presentConsulting Editor: Entrepreneurship Business and Economics Review (EBER)
  • 2021 – presentEditorial Board Member: Economic Thought and Practice (ETP)
  • 2019 – present: Editorial Advisory Board: Journal of World Business (JWB)
  • 2018 – presentSenior Editor: International Business Review (IBR)
  • 2018 –2021: Co-Editor (Special Issue): International Business Review

All Co-Editors: Chidlow, A., Wang, J.,  Liu, X., &  Wei, Y.

Call for Papers: Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises and Institutional Evolution 

  • 2018 – 2021: Associate Editor: International Business Review (IBR)
  • 2017 – 2019: Co-Editor (Special Issue, 59(4)): Management International Review (MIR)
    All Co-EditorsChidlow, A., Ghauri P., & Hadijkhani, A.

Call for Papers: The Impact of Socio-Political Networking on The Internationalization of Service MNEs

  • 2014 – 2018: Editorial Advisory Board: International Business Review   
  • 2013 – present: Editorial Advisory Board: Ekomonia Miedzynarodowa 

INTERNAL ACTIVITES:

EXTERNAL ACTIVITES:

  • 2021 – present: Working Board Member: Responsible Research in Business and Management Network (RRBM)
  • 2020 – present: Board Member: French Research on Management & Language (GEM&L)
  • 2019 – present: Panel Member/Assessor, Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • 2018 – present: Vice-President Program, AIB RM-SIG 
  • 2018 – present: Executive Board Member/Selection Committee/Founder: Best Research Methods Paper Award at AIB-UK&I, AIB-CEE, AIB-MENA Chapters
  • 2017 – 2019: Executive Board Member: AIB-UK&I Chapter      
  • 2017 – 2018: Executive Board Member/Conference & Program Chair: AIB-UK&I Chapter
  • 2016 – present: Executive Member/Selection Committee: Best Research Methods Paper Award, AIB
  • 2016 – present: Co-Founder and Member, AIB RM-SIG
  • 2016 – present: Research Methods Workshops and Clinics Co-ordinator: Academy of International Business Research Methods Special Interest Group (AIB RM-SIG)
  • 2015 – present: Expert Advisor for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
  • 2014 – 2018: Methodological Advisor, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCTC)UN, USA.
  • 2012 – present: Doctoral Colloquium Panellist: EIBA.
  • 2012 – present: Paper Development Workshop Panellist/ Journal of International Business/AIB; International Business Review/AIB.
  • 2012 – present: Track-Chair/Session Chair: Academy of International Business (AIB) & European International Business Academy (EIBA).
  • 2012 – present: Track-Chair/Session Chair: AIB-UK&I Chapter.
  • 2009 – present:  Doctorate Colloquium Panellist in Stream B (Competitive): Academy of International Business-UK&I Chapter (AIB UK&I) 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • 2021 – present: Academy of Management (AoM)
  • 2019 – present: Responsible Research in Business & Management Network (RRBM)
  • 2004 – present: European International Business Academy (EIBA)
  • 2004 – present: The Academy of International Business (AIB
  • 2005 – 2010: Regional Studies Association (RSA) 

ACADEMIC REVIEWER (SELECTED JOURNALS):

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, Entrepreneurship Business and Economics Review, Economic Thought and Practice. 

ACADEMIC REVIEWER (SCHOLARLY COMMUNITIES):

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, French Research on Management & Language: Annual meeting. 

ACADEMIC PANELS (SELECTED):

Title: Variety if a Spice of Life: Methodological perspectives, opportunites and challenges in IB research 

Chair: Stewart R. Miller, University of Texas.
Panelist(1): Roberta Aguzzoli, Durham University (UK)
Panelist(2): Agnieszka Chidlow, University of Birmingham, UK.
Panelist(3): Jorge Lengler, Durham University (UK)
2021 Academy of International Business, Annual Meeting (online), Miami, USA. 

Title: Improving the Transparency of Your Research: What It Means for You and Why You should care 

Chair: Agnieszka Chidlow, University of Birmingham, UK.
Panelist(1): Catherine Welch, University of Sydney, Australia.
Panelist(2): Klaus Mayer, Ivey Business School, Canada.
Panelist(3): Bob Vandenberg, University of Georgia, USA.
Panelist(4): Larry Williams, Texas Tech University, USA.
Panelist(5): Denis Arnold,  University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
2020 Academy of International Business, Annual Meeting (online), Miami, USA.            

Title: WAIB Panel: Academic career strategies for women in the UK 

Chair: Fiona Moore, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
Panelist(1): Anne Harzing, Middlesex University, UK
Panelist(2): Axele Giroud, Manchester Business School, UK.
Panelist(3): Emmanuela Plakoyiannaki, University of Vienna, Austria.
Panelist(4): Agnieszka Chidlow, University of Birmingham, UK.
2018 AIB-UK&I Annual Meeting, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. 

Agnieszka has obtained the following recognition for her external activities:

  • 2020: 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 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

Selected publications

Miller, S. R, Welch, C., Chidlow, A., Nielsen, B.B., Pegoraro, D., & Karafyllia, M. (2021) The Adoption Challenge: An Analysis of Research Methods in JIBS. AIB Insights, 21(2): 1-10 https://doi.org/10.46697/001c.23472

Pegoraro, D. De Propris, L., & Chidlow, A. (2021) Regional factors enabling manufacturing reshoring strategies: A case study perspective: Journal of International Business Policy. (forthcoming): https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s42214-021-00112-x.

Chidlow, A., Wang, J., Liu, X., & Wei, Y. (2021) A co-evolution perspective of EMNE internationalization and institutions: An integrative framework of 5Cs. International Business Review, 30(4): 1-12: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101843.

Nielsen, B.B., Welch, C., Chidlow, A., Miller, S., Aguzzoli, 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. 51(9):1478-1499.

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

Pegoraro, D. De Propris, L., & Chidlow, A. (2020) De-globalisation, re-shoring and value chains. In De Propris, L., & Bailey, D. (Eds.) Industry 4:0: Transformational Regions. Routledge: London

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.

Chidlow, A. (2009) What attracts foreign companies to invest in Poland? The choice of location, VDM Verlag, Dr Müller (ISBN 978-3-639-16170-0).

Research blogs, notes and reports

Chidlow, A., (2021) In Conversation with Anne Tsui. AIB RM-SIG: Newsletter, Issue 10.

Chidlow, A., & Welch, C. (2020) Improving the Transparency of Your Research: What It Means and Why Should We Care? AIB-UK&I Blog

Chidlow, A. (2020) COVID-19: Where to go for reliable and accurate data. Birmingham Business School Blog

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

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

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

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