While worldwide trade continues to face major disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain urban centers have remained hot spots for the activities of multinational enterprises: Mega-cities.

The role these massive metropolitan areas play in our global society will be the subject of a free webinar, showcasing a variety of research from the latest issues of the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of International Business Policy. To join the live conversation between these IB experts, all you've got to do is register by August 26.

As always, everyone who signs up for this webinar will be provided with a copy of each of the articles being discussed. Once you've registered, be sure to keep an eye on your email inbox: That's where you'll receive your livestream access link, approximately 24 hours before the event.

Full details and a registration link for this session are available below. We look forward to seeing you online soon!



Why Do MNEs Love Mega-Cities and What Does That Imply for Society?

Time: August 27, 11am New York, 3pm GMT, 5pm Berlin, 11pm Hong Kong




Location strategy in cluster networks
Pengfei Li & Harald Bathelt
Presented by: Pengfei Li, HEC Montréal

Expanding the international trade and investment policy agenda: The role of cities and services
Christine Côté, Saul Estrin, & Daniel Shapiro
Presented by: Christine Côté, London School of Economics

International connectedness and local disconnectedness: MNE strategy, city-regions and disruption
Mark Lorenzen, Ram Mudambi, & Andreas Schotter
Presented by: Ram Mudambi, Temple University

Sarianna Lundan, University of Bremen
Klaus Meyer, Western University




Weren't able to catch our previous webinars during the live broadcast? Never fear! AIB members can access recordings of these events directly from our login portal. As an exclusive members-only bonus, we've also included downloadable copies of each presenters' slideshow presentations.


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