Henley International Business Masterclasses – Autumn 2021


We are pleased to invite applications for the Autumn 2021 Session of the Henley International Business Masterclasses.


The Henley International Business Masterclasses are an initiative developed in the International Business and Strategy unit at Henley Business School. We provide these intensive courses on current debates and conceptual issues in International Business to give broader learning opportunities to PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Each masterclass offers the opportunity to engage in key International Business topics taught by notable intellectual figures in the field.

The Autumn session 2021 will consist of the two masterclasses, as detailed below, taught which will be taught in hybrid mode on 1-5 November 2021. Participants are encouraged to attend in person to benefit from face-to-face interactions, but the Henley IB Masterclasses can also be attended remotely. See the specific delivery mode for each course.


Economics of International Business, by Mark Casson, 1-3 November 2021

Strategy and International Business, by Alain Verbeke (with S. Beugelsdjik and C. Asmussen), 3-5 November 2021



The Henley IB Masterclasses are offered to PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Participants can either attend as formally enrolled students or as non-enrolled attendees. The first option will provide formal recognition in the form of credits. Participants will be awarded 10 credits per module, an equivalent of 5 ECTS credits, upon the positive evaluation of coursework and payment of a tuition fee (Ł230 for Home students and Ł460 for Overseas students per module). The second option is free of tuition charges and will be non-credit bearing (participants will only receive a certificate of attendance).


To apply for the masterclasses in Autumn 2021, please complete an online application form, and email the following supporting documents to Jana Oslejova:


Thanks to the generosity of the Alan Rugman Memorial Fund, we are able to contribute towards the costs of travel and accommodation for the duration of the masterclasses. The recipients of the scholarships are selected via a formal process with nominations coming from PhD supervisors or other academic referees. Each applicant for a scholarship needs to complete an application form, the following supporting documents to Jana Oslejova:

The number of scholarships is limited, and we strongly encourage everyone to seek their own sources of funding from their institution or government.


The deadline for applications to the Autumn 2021 Masterclasses is 30 September 2021.


Feel free to circulate this among potential candidates. Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


Best wishes,


Davide Castellani and Rajneesh Narula


Davide Castellani | Professor of International Business and Strategy

Director of PGR Studies in International Business and Strategy

Whiteknights Campus | Reading | RG6 6UD

+44 (0) 118 378 8846 |

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Castellani D., Lavoratori K., Scalera V. and Perri A. (2021) “International Connectivity and the Location of MNE Knowledge-Intensive Activities. Evidence from US Metropolitan Areas”, Global Strategy Journal, forthcoming,

Barba Navaretti G., Castellani D., Pieri F. (2021) “CEO Age, Shareholders' Monitoring and Organic Growth.” Small Business Economics,

Elia S., Greve P., Vallone T., Castellani D. (2021) The micro-foundations of industrial diversification through foreign acquisitions: the multifaceted role of CEO experience, Long Range Planning,

Lavoratori K. & Castellani D. (2021) "Too close for comfort? Micro-geography of agglomeration economies in the United Kingdom," Journal of Regional Science,

Békés, G., Benito, G. R., Castellani, D., & Muraközy, B. (2021). Into the unknown: The extent and boldness of firms' international footprintGlobal Strategy Journal.

Castellani, D. & Lavoratori, K. (2020), The lab and the plant: Offshore R&D and co-location with production activities, J Int Bus Stud,




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