John H. Dunning Centre for International Business is pleased to announce the establishment of the
Dunning Africa Centre, and with it the
Dunning Africa Fellowship Scheme (and our Inaugural Dunning Africa Fellow,
Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi) .
The Dunning Africa Centre (DAC), physically associated with Henley Business School’s South Africa campus in Johannesburg, is an Africa-wide initiative, with associate members
based across Africa. The Dunning Africa Centre will emphasise both conceptual and applied research with the aim of optimising the engagement of African firms and governments with the forces of globalization, particularly those relating to trade, FDI and investment.
Further details can be found on our website here:
The Dunning Africa Fellowship Scheme
We intend to appoint one Africa Fellow every year, with the aim of enhancing research capacity associated with the study of
Africa and International Business. Africa fellows are expected to give at least one seminar at our UK campuses and are encouraged spend some time in residence during the academic year (between September and June) to develop their research, in either UK, or
south Africa. They are entitled
to refer to themselves as a ‘Dunning Africa Fellow’.
Africa Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in the field of International Business (broadly defined) but with a strong and obvious linkage to Africa-related issues, and
with an inclination towards multi-disciplinary and theory-driven research, in the tradition of John Dunning. Applicants must have completed their PhD and should be actively engaged in International Business research, either at a university or a research organisation.
The fellowship is targeted towards individuals who have a track record of publications in refereed journals, and are not as yet ‘established’ (i.e., either early-or-mid-career). Note that this is not normally a post-doctoral position.
Details on the application process will be made available at a later date. Enquiries may be made to the Director of the Centre.
We have already appointed the Dunning Africa Fellow for the academic year 2021-22:
Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi is a Canada Research Chair in International Sustainable Development and an Associate Professor of International Business at the Gustavson Business School, University of Victoria in Canada. He was born in Tanzania and educated in Kenya, in East Africa. He conducts research on International Business (IB) and Strategy of multinational firms. His works has appeared in the Journal of international Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of World Business and elsewhere. His long-term research aspiration is conduct good IB research focused in Africa. Aloysius sees Africa as distinct and interesting from other continents. Its political and institutional borders, the informal economy, market relationships, its vibrant entrepreneurial growth, cultural diversity, languages and several other attributes are fertile scholarly context to develop new insights that go beyond some commonly held assumptions in international business theories. Good research in Africa has also the potential to effect change and impact for international business theory and practice.
I am sure you will join me in congratulating Aloysius.
Rajneesh Narula, OBE, PhD, FRSA
The John H. Dunning Chair in International Business
Henley Business School
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