*The John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship *

We are pleased to announce the  John H. Dunning visiting fellows for the 
2017-18 academic year, hosted by the John H. Dunning Centre for 
International Business at the Henley Business School, University of 
Reading.   We received 15 applications for the program for this year, 
from a variety of applicants across the world.  A committee consisting 
of Mark Casson, James Walker, Davide Castellani and Rajneesh Narula 
reviewed the applications.

The Fellows for 2017 -18 are:

*Xufei Ma,* *Associate Professor  of the **Department of Management, and 
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Chinese University of 
Hong Kong (CUHK)*. Xufei received his PhD in business policy and 
strategy from NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. His 
research interests lie in corporate and international strategies of 
multinational and entrepreneurial firms in and from emerging economies. 
He has published his research in leading management and IB journals such 
as /Strategic Management Journal/, /Journal of International Business 
Studies/, /Academy of Management Journal, /and /Journal of Management/, 
among others. He is currently serving as a Guest Editor for /Asia 
Pacific Journal of Management/, /Journal of Management Studies/, and 
/Journal of International Business Studies/.

*Vittoria G. Scalera, Assistant Professor of International Management at 
the University of Amsterdam Business School.* She received her Ph.D. 
from the Politecnico di Milano School of Management. She has been a 
visiting scholar at the Fox School of Business, Temple University 
(2013-2014) and at the Henley Business School, University of Reading 
(2017). Her research mainly lies at the intersection between 
international business and innovation management, where she focuses on 
innovation strategies in multinational firms, international knowledge 
sourcing, global innovation networks, and emerging countries’ 
technological catch-up. She is also interested in the international 
strategy and performance of government-owned institutions. Her studies 
appear or are forthcoming in leading academic journals, including 
/Journal of Product Innovation Management, Industrial and Corporate 
Change, Journal of International Management, Small Business Economics 
and Industrial Marketing Management/, among others.

The visiting fellowship programme is aimed at creating opportunities for 
researchers at the early-to-mid stages of their career to visit and 
collaborate with academics at the Centre, and to utilise resources 
associated with the John H. Dunning Library. Dunning Fellows are 
expected to be actively engaged in the field of international business 
(broadly defined), and with an inclination towards multi-disciplinary 
and theory-driven research, in the tradition of John Dunning. Visiting 
fellows are expected to give at least one seminar, and to spend between 
2 and 4 weeks in residence over an academic year (between September and 

For further details about previous recipients of this fellowship, and 
other information related to the Dunning Centre, visit

I am sure you will join with me in congratulating the successful candidates.

Rajneesh Narula
The John H. Dunning Chair of International Business
Henley Business School 

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