We are pleased to announce the John H. Dunning Visiting Fellows  for the 2018-19 academic year, hosted by the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business at the Henley Business School, University of Reading.   A committee consisting of Mark Casson, James Walker and Rajneesh Narula reviewed the applications.


The Fellows for 2018 -19 are:

Helena Barnard is Professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science of the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Her research interests are in how knowledge (and with it technology, organisational practices, and innovation) moves between more and less developed countries, particularly in Africa. She researches both organisational mechanisms (notably emerging multinationals and internet-enabled businesses) and individual mechanisms such as scientific collaborations, doctoral training, and the diaspora. Her research has appeared in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Journal of World Business and other journals. She is the 2017-2020 Academy of International Business Vice President for Administration, an area editor for the newly launched Journal of International Business Policy, and the deputy editor in charge of Africa for the journal Management and Organizational Review.


Björn Jindra is Associate Professor for International Business at the Department of International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School (DK). He had prior positions at the University of Bremen and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (DE). He is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators in South Africa. His primary research areas are internationalization of R&D, innovation in multinational firms as well as foreign direct investment and technological catching-up. He has published on these and related topics in outlets such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Regional Studies, and World Development.


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 June).  


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, OBE, PhD, FRSA

The John H. Dunning Chair in International Business

Henley Business School, Reading University

Research Director, IBS

Area Editor, Journal of International Business Studies

NOTE: The dates for the Reading-UNCTAD conference are 5-6 April 2019











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