Global Value Chains and the Commonwealth

29- 30 July 2019

University of Leeds


Dear Colleagues,

You will be delighted to know that the Leeds University Business School is hosting a research symposium on ‘Global Value Chains and the Commonwealth’ on 29 and 30 July 2019. The overarching aim of this symposium is to discuss the impact of Commonwealth countries on re-configuration of Global Value Chains (GVCs) in a post-Brexit scenario.

The symposium is supported by the Academy of International Business (AIB) and the Commonwealth Secretariat. It provides a research agenda to the AIB community, with a special focus on policy related aspects, and forms a network of scholars interested in this contemporary theme.

The symposium will start on Monday, 29 July at 5.00 pm with an inaugural talk by Professor Sarianna Lundan, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Policy, on ‘Global Governance and Global Value Chains’ and a networking reception at 7.00 pm at the University House, University of Leeds. Tuesday, 30 July, features a key note speech by Lord Howell of Guildford, President of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and three panel discussions.

There is no registration fee for attending the symposium. However, an active membership of the AIB valid on 30th July 2019 is required. Please register by clicking here before Thursday, 25 July 2019.

Places are limited and will be allocated on first come first serve basis.

For any further enquiry please contact Dr Surender Munjal ([log in to unmask])


Best wishes,



Dr Surender Munjal
             PhD, M Phil, M Com, ACA, ACMA, DIM, Fellow of the HEA
Associate Professor of International Business
Director, James E. Lynch India and South Asia Business  Centre

Secretary, Indian Academy of Management

Convener, Doctoral Colloquium AIB UK&I

Centre for International Business | Leeds University Business School
University of Leeds | Room G.19 | 10 Cromer Terrace | Leeds | LS2 9JR

Email: [log in to unmask] | Tel: +44 113 343 8080


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