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Trade Economics' Lecture

TOPIC: International business in the information age


SPEAKER: Liang ChenUniversity of Sussex


TIME:14:00, 11 July,2017 


PLACE:502, Mingde Law Building



International business is a distinct research field that thrived in the 1970s, yet has been constantly evolving to remain relevant to the changing world economy. This lecture will briefly discuss the intellectual roots of international business, and its successful engagement with the rise of emerging market multinational enterprises. Then we will explore what contemporary real world challenges imply for the international business research. Emphasis will be placed on the recent anti-globalization sentiment, and particularly, the prevalence of Internet based firms and business models.



Dr. Chen is a lecturer in international business at the University of Sussex, UK. He joined from University of Leeds where he completed his PhD in 2016. He studies new IB phenomena emerging in the digital era, and applies alternative methodologies such as fsQCA and quasi-experiment to mainstream IB topics. Recently he was awarded the Harry Kroto Fellowship which promotes research connection and collaboration between Sussex and its institutional partners, including Renmin University.