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International Business and Enterprise

About us

The International Business and Enterprise Research Cluster is a leading centre for the study of business and management in an international context. We conduct world-class research, teaching and knowledge exchange on:

  • International entrepreneurship
  • The organisation of multinational corporations
  • Professional service firms as agents of globalisation
  • International economic history
  • The geopolitics of management knowledge production

Our research regularly appears in major scholarly journals in the field of international business and beyond. We are active members of the international business scholarly community and maintain productive links with other disciplines, such as organisation studies, international political economy and economic history.

We edit and serve on the editorial boards of several leading journals, such as the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of World Business, Organization Studies, Critical Perspectives on International Business, the Journal of Professions and Organization and Human Relations. We are also actively involved in the Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI) and currently chair its Executive Board. We regularly organise and chair events, including hosting the successful interdisciplinary Professions Fest in 2019 and the upcoming AIB-UKI conference.

We have extensive international links with researchers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), multinational corporations and policy makers. We carry out our research across the globe and our members frequently contribute to the international media. The late Professors Pavlos Dimitratos and Stephen Young were instrumental in the creation of our cluster.

"IBE are doing some terrific research and really building the field of international entrepreneurship."  

Professor Patricia McDougall, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington

"The International Business and Enterprise Cluster at Glasgow has a firmly established reputation as a world-leading centre in its field.  It is now building some exciting new initiatives on this foundation. Its research, teaching and academic culture are all excellent, and I always find visiting there to be a very stimulating experience."

Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham