Strategy and International Business
The Strategy and International Business (SIB) group of Birkbeck's Department of Management is focusing on issues of Organization Theory, Strategy and International Business. Our aim is to contribute to both practice and policy by enhancing our understanding of contemporary developments in these areas. To achieve this aim we draw on a range of complementary perspectives, including sociological and institutional theories and approaches common in international economics.
Members of this group share a strong interest in critical approaches to analysing business and strategy issues in an international perspective:
- Globalisation of innovative activities, including the location and internationalisation of innovation; and the relationship between multi-nationality and technological innovation
- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and knowledge diffusion, covering FDI theory, and knowledge transfer and spillovers from multinational enterprises
- Comparative business systems and management, involving comparative study of corporate governance and management across different cultures and institutional arrangements
- International human resource management, concerning international trade unionism and globalisation; and international and European employment relations.
- In strategy, the group is very much interested in business strategies in emerging economies, strategies of multinational enterprises, and firm internationalisation.