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Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Original Thinking Lecture with Peter Buckley

At this Original Thinking Lecture Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business, will give his inaugural lecture at AMBS 'The Kaleidoscope of International Business – Evolving Phenomena, Big Questions, and Grand Challenges'.

Event Time
28 Feb 16:30 - 28 Feb 17:30
Event Location
Alliance Manchester Business School (online also available)
Event Type

Our Original Thinking Lecture series showcases some of the world-leading research from colleagues at Alliance MBS.

This event will be hosted by Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business at AMBS.

The Kaleidoscope of International Business – Evolving Phenomena, Big Questions, and Grand Challenges

We are living through a period of great economic, political, and social change, one epitomised by the rise of ‘grand challenges’ such as climate change, global inequalities and digital transformation.

These challenges are particularly acute for businesses operating on a global scale, so much so that research into the challenges has come to dominate the very study of international business itself, alongside the use of interdisciplinary research methods.

In his inaugural lecture, eminent global business expert Professor Peter Buckley will explore how we should apply international business theory as global circumstances change. In particular, he will take us on a 60-year journey of international business theory itself, looking at how we create and react to theory, and how we are now using it to address the grand challenges.

As he says, the strength of international business theory has been, and continues to be, its efficacy in explaining key global phenomena. “This is a challenging task that requires continuous improvement in theory and in its application to international business practice and policy.”

Peter Buckley

Peter J Buckley is Professor of International Business, Alliance Manchester Business School and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong Metropolitan University and the University of Queensland Business School.

He was President of the Academy of International Business (2002-04) and Chair of the European International Business Academy (2009-2012). Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 2012 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), 2014.

The event will be facilitated by Professor Mario Kafouros, Professor of International Business and Innovation at AMBS.

There will be a drinks reception after the lecture for those who attend in person at AMBS.