JHDunningCentre(mono)Reading-UNCTAD Conference 2015

13-14 June 2015

Henley Business School at the University of Reading

      "Contemporary issues in international business theory"

      and Rugman Memorial 

Henley Business School at the University of Reading is delighted to 
announce the Fifth Reading - 'UNCTAD International Business Conference, 
organised in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade 
and Development (UNCTAD).  The 2015 conference is the second in the 
series that is jointly organised with UNCTAD. Therefore, in addition to 
focusing on conceptual issues, we will also be paying close attention to 
policy implications.

The conference - which is traditionally held in April - has been moved 
to June, in memory of Alan Rugman. A plenary session, commemorating and 
extending Alanšs work by prominent scholars will be organized on the 
first day, as well as a series of parallel sessions. Speakers at the 

ˇ*Julian Birkinshaw, London Business school*

ˇ*Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School


*We will hold a memorial on the evening of the 13th, so that people may 
share their reminiscences about the life and work of Alan in an informal 

*Details on how to register and deadlines/instructions for paper 
submission can be found at: * 

*The debate/discussion panels for the 2015 conference:*

ˇ*Where is the individual in IB research?*

o*Mark Casson, University of Reading*

o*Marcus Moller Larsen, Copenhagen Business School, and Dunning Fellow*

o*Paulina Junni, Bi Norwegian Business School*

o*Alain Verbeke, University of Calgary/University of Reading*

ˇ*25 years of UNCTAD's World Investment Reports*

o*Peter Buckley, Leeds University*

o*Rajneesh Narula, **University of Reading*

o*Hafiz Mirza, UNCTAD*

ˇ*FDI from and to regulated sectors*

o*Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois, **and Dunning Fellow*

o*Esteban Garcia-Canal, University of Oviedo*

o*Johan Lindique, University of Amsterdam*

o*Snehal Awate, Indian Business School*

    Paper submission

The 2015 conference will have *both* *interactive sessions and Parallel 
sessions. The deadline for paper submission is February 1, 2015*

Papers should contribute to conceptual development. *Further details at:


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