Dr. Agnieszka Chidlow is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Business and a Deputy Head in The Department of Strategy & International Business. Priori joining Birmingham in January 2015 she was associated with Kings’ College London, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, London School of Economics and Staffordshire University. She has also been a visiting scholar at several US and European Universities (e.g. New York University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Georgia State University and Uppsala University).
Her specialist teaching is in international business, strategy and research methodology and her 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: research into emerging markets, location strategies and regional development aspects of Foreign Direct Investments and multinational companies, strategic development of subsidiaries at both national and regional levels, the role of language and translation in cross-language international business research, the impact of terrorist incidents on location choices of multinational companies as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods in cross-country studies.
By bridging theory and practice she always 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.
Her research has received strong recognition in the form of several awards for scientific merit, funding from research councils (e.g. The British Academy) and publications in leading international journals (e.g. Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of World Business).
She serves on the Editorial Review Board of the International Business Review, Management Business Review and is a reviewer to various nationally and internationally refereed journals (e.g. Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Management International Review, European Journal of International Management). She is also an active reviewer, track co-chair session-chair at both national and international conferences within the international business field (e.g. Academy of International Business, Academy of International Business–UK&I Chapter and European International Business Academy).
Her excellent reputation, standing and recognition as an international business scholar has been recently demonstrated by obtaining an award of the best conference reviewer for an outstanding contribution to the AIB Annual Conference in New Orleans in 2016 as well as in Dubai in 2017 and also the best paper reviewer for the Special Issue on Language and Communication: New Challenges in Management within the European Journal of International Management.
She is a co-founder of the Research Methods-Special Interest Group (RM-SIG) within the Academy of International Business, which is the leading IB academic association. In-line with my research interest the aim of this group is to advance IB methodology in order to develop and utilize innovative approaches to investigate pertinent IB phenomenon. Further, she is also the founder and chair of the Annual Strategy and International Business Symposium (ASIBS) and as well as the founder and chair of the PhD research workshops in the Department of Strategy & International Business. In addition to that, she is also a regular doctorate symposium panelist and reviewer at both national and international conferences within the international business field.
Dr Chidlow has obtained the following awards for her excellence in education and research:
- Knowledge and Innovation Fund, The Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham, UK (2017-2018) (£4400)
- Knowledge and Innovation Fund, The Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham, UK (2017-2018) (£2861)
- Knowledge and Innovation Fund, The Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham, UK (2015-2016) (£5532)
- Knowledge and Innovation Fund, The Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham, UK (2015-2016) (£3700)
- The British Academy (2014-2015) (£10000)
- Regional Study Association (2013-2014) (£400)
- Knowledge and Innovation Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (2012-2013) (£5000)
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Recognition: Research Methods Clinics Co-Ordinator: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Academy of International Business, Dubai (UAE)
Outstanding Conference Reviewer: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Academy of International Business, Dubai (UAE)
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
Outstanding Conference Reviewer: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Academy of International Business, New Orleans (USA)
The British Academy, Skill Acquisition Award
Outstanding Special-Issue Paper Reviewer: Journal of Industry and Innovation
The Regional Studies Association Travel Award
Best Presentation Award, Stream B, Doctoral Colloquium, 31st AIB-UK&I Meeting, The University of Ulster (Northern Ireland)
Best Master Thesis Award from the Chancellor of The University of Szczecin, Szczecin (Poland)
Fellowship Award for Excellent Academic Achievement, The University of Szczecin, Szczecin, (Poland)