Research Network for International Business and Emerging Economies (RNIBEE)
The Research Network for International Business and Emerging Economies brings together scholars from across the School of Management with research interests relating to international business and/or emerging economies. Research in these areas takes an increasingly central role in the scholarly and applied research agenda of the School.
The network aims to promote and facilitate research with an international focus by providing peer support, mentoring for younger members, supervision to PhD students, seminar series with internal and external speakers and exchange of experience via, among other means, a dedicated intranet site. The network is open to all scholars at the University of Bath.
Members of the network pursue a variety of research agendas, sharing a few common themes such as strategies of multinational enterprises within and across contexts (Mayer, Meyer, Thompson), the strategies and change processes of domestic firms in emerging economies (Chang, Dixon, Fai, Meyer, Nayak, Schwartz, Zalewska), evolution of political economy and institutions and their impact on business (Fai, Jackson, McGuire, Morgan, Zalewska) and globalization, internationalization and competitiveness (Huisman, McGuire, Thompson).
Several members of the network are applying their expertise to investigate the strategies and change processes of businesses in the context of the global economic downturn, and they are contributing to public debates on the impact of the crisis (Dixon, Jackson, Mayer, Meyer, Zalewska).
The network brings together expertise in investigating a large range of national and international contexts, including comparative studies of multiple contexts. Specific areas of regional expertise include Eastern Europe and Russia (Dixon, Meyer, Schwartz, Zalewska), countries of the European Union (Jackson, Mayer, Morgan), and the Far East, especially China (Fai, Meyer, Thompson, Zheng), India (Nayak), Japan (Jackson, McGuire, Thompson) and Korea (Chang), and Vietnam (Meyer).