International Business

The International Business Research Group aims to provide the necessary knowledge and understanding to effectively manage the pressures of globalisation for the benefit of businesses concerned and wider society.

About the group

No business is immune to the pressures of increased globalisation. A bald fact of business in the 21st Century, is that all companies either export to overseas markets, import parts and raw materials from overseas, and/or face competition from foreign rivals.

The International Business Research Group (IB) aims to provide the necessary knowledge and understanding to effectively manage the pressures of globalisation for the benefit of businesses concerned and wider society.

In broad terms, research by the group considers not just firm strategies and management, but also issues related to corporate social responsibility and the impact of foreign trade and investment on the countries concerned.  

Contact

Roger Strange

Professor of International Business

E: R.N.Strange@sussex.ac.uk 

 

Main Research Themes

The International Business (IB) group at Sussex has a significant reputation within the UK and Europe, with members of the group publishing in top international journals and receiving awards for outstanding work. The group hosted the 2012 Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) at Sussex, and this has been widely acknowledged as the biggest and academically the best EIBA conference ever.

The research of the members of the group covers many topics, but these may be usefully grouped as follows:

Research Awards

  • 2015 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Multinational Enterprises (Japan) - Norifumi Kawai & Roger Strange
  • Temple/AIB Best Paper Award at the 2014 Academy of International Business Annual Conference - Yong Yang
  • 2014 Douglas Nigh Award in the IM Division at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Conference - Yong Yang