40th AIB-UKI Conference (2013)- 21 to 23 March 2013

International Business, Institutions and Performance after the Financial Crisis

Key Note Speakers

Prof John Cantwell-Rutgers


Dr. Cantwell came to Rutgers as Professor of International Business in 2002. Coming from a Chair in International Economics at the University of Reading in the UK, he has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", the University of the Social Sciences, Toulouse, and the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. He is the author of Technological Innovation and Multinational Corporations (Basil Blackwell, 1989), which book helped to launch a new literature on multinational companies and international networks for technology creation, beyond merely international technology transfer, and which alone has a cumulative social science journal citation count of well over 250. Altogether, John Cantwell has published twelve books, over 65 articles in refereed academic journals, and over 80 chapters in edited collections.


Dr. Cantwell is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies from 2011-16. He was the President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in 1992, and in 2001 he was elected as one of four EIBA Founding Fellows. He served as the first Secretary of the EIBA Fellows from 2002-07. In 2005 he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and he was Vice President of the AIB in 2006-08, when he was responsible for the program of the annual conference of the AIB held in Milan in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. Professor Cantwell was also an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization from 2002-10.


Prof Saul Estrin-London School Of Economics


Saul Estrin is a Professor of Management and Head of the Department of Management. He was formerly Adecco Professor of Business and Society at London Business School where he was the Research Director of the Centre for New and Emerging Markets and Director of the CIS Middle Europe Centre. Saul was also Deputy Dean (Faculty and Research) at London Business School for six years and a School governor for eight years. 

Saul has considerable practitioner experience. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Barings Emerging Markets and was previously a member of the Academic Panel of the postal regulator, Postcomm. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, European Union and OECD, DfID and NERA. He has taught executive programmes for a large number of major companies including BA, BT, Lloyds TSB, Marks and Spencer, Vauxhall, Powergen, Deutsche Bank, ING Barings, Swedbank and ABN-AMRO Bank. 

Saul has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, Michigan Business School, Cornell University and the European University Institute. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the IZA and the William Davidson Institute. He has published numerous papers in scholarly journals and edited, for several years, Economic Policy and Business Strategy Review

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