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International Business Management and Strategy (IBMS)

Research Group

What we do at IBMS

The IBMS Research Group brings together academics at Liverpool Business School with an interest in international business, management and strategy. The Group collaborates and shares research interests contributing to both academic and business communities at national and international levels. We aim to provide progressive knowledge and skills in our fields of study to academics, and local and global managers.

Our expertise:

  • Management of multinational enterprises
  • The effects of firm internationalisation host and source countries
  • Modes and processes of internationalisation
  • Knowledge transfer in multinationals
  • Global leadership
  • Development policy and management
  • Business in emerging economies
  • Migration studies
  • Management theory and practice
  • Public sector management
  • Information systems
  • Business analytics
  • Supply chain management and procurement
  • Banking and finance
  • Strategy process and practice
  • Corporate governance
  • Strategic alliances
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • CSR and sustainability
  • Strategic HRM
  • Organisational ambidexterity

Our research approaches include:

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Qualitative case studies
  • Econometrics and statistical analysis
  • Discourse analysis and ethnography
  • Data mining
  • Text mining
  • Social network analysis
  • Machine learning

Our members:

Current research projects:

  • Promoting Good Governance and Mitigating Corruption in Public Projects through Stakeholders Engagement (GCRF funded, 2019)
  • Job creation through public procurement in Nigeria, (GCRF funded, 2018)
  • Factors discouraging the use of social media in public sector procurement in the UK
  • An Exploration of Market Perspectives on the Governance and Regulation of Islamic Financial System
  • Dream Fulfilment: The experience of Third Country Migration amongst Pakistani/ Bangladeshi community in the UK
  • Shifting mind-sets towards a more ethical consciousness – Nigeria
  • Developing Resilience in SMEs: a study of UK, Spain and Italian SMEs
  • The curvilinear relationship between Board of Director’s social network and financial performance. Multidisciplinary research: corporate governance; social network theory, organisational behaviour
  • Investigating maturity level of Big Data tools and techniques for the organisations
  • Internationalisation of SMEs in a rural setting
  • Organisational change failure: Framing the process of failing
  • Business Intelligence Implementation: An evaluation of its impact on the quality of decision-making

Contact us

The research group is led by Dr. Cynthia Akwei.

Please contact Dr. Cynthia Akwei if you have enquiries related to:

  • Doctoral applications in the area of International Business, Management and Strategy
  • Research collaborations, organisation based research, consultancy projects and any other related activities