Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

SIBE is a large and dynamic department within the School of Business and Management that carries out leading research within its domain on a broad range of topics:

  • strategy (alliances and M&As, inter-firm networks, knowledge and innovation, sustainability management)
  • international business (Asia Pacific business, emerging markets, European business, transfer of MNC practices)
  • entrepreneurship (academic entrepreneurship, creation of new ventures, new technology-based firms, social entrepreneurship).

SIBE provides a number of courses at the undergraduate level and is responsible for three pathways (Corporate Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and International Business). We are also responsible for an innovative portfolio of postgraduate courses, including an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an MSc in International Management. In addition, PhD students are actively involved in our research programme and we welcome applications for doctoral studies. 

Our work draws on the multidisciplinary background of our group and covers a wide variety of academic disciplines, such as anthropology, business history, economic geography, economics, international business, management, political science, and sociology. 

SIBE members regularly publish their papers in top international academic journals such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, British Journal of Management, Business History Review, Business and Society,  Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Global Strategy Journal, International Business Review, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Management Studies, Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, and Technovation. In addition, books and monographs written by SIBE members are published by leading publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Routledge.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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