Jeremy CleggAffiliation: University of Leeds

Bio: Jeremy Clegg is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and International Business Management at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He was Head of the Division of International Business, Leeds University Business School, from 2000 to 2008, Director of the Centre for International Business University of Leeds (CIBUL) from 2009-15 and has been an AIB member since the mid-1980s. His PhD in Economics, awarded by the University of Reading, UK, jointly won the 1985 AIB International Competition for Best PhD Thesis in International Business (now the Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award). In 2007 he received the AIB President’s Award (now the John H. Dunning President’s Award) for his work with the UK & Ireland Chapter.

He is an area editor of the Journal of International Business Policy and has served as a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies. Within the academic community of the UK he co-founded and co-chaired the special interest group in International Business & International Management within the British Academy of Management (BAM) and is currently a member of BAM Council. Since 1997, he has been a Jean Monnet chairholder (awarded by the European Commission) and has received research funding from the European Union. His research, employing both quantitative and qualitative methods, encompasses the determinants of foreign direct investment, FDI and regional integration, outward FDI by emerging economies, particularly China, and also human factors within international business. His research has been published in all of the major journals in International Business.

Professor Clegg was elected UK chapter chair in 2001, and re-elected in 2004. His strategy for expanding the membership of AIB within the UK, by offering greater value and improving membership communication, raised the Chapter’s profile and performance. In 2006 he extended these improvements by leading the national chapter into a union with AIB colleagues in the Republic of Ireland, forming the AIB UK & Ireland Chapter. The Chapter’s annual conference came to be regarded as international caliber, attracting as many participants from outside the region as within, while remaining welcoming and accessible to all new researchers. He served as Vice-President Administration on the AIB Board from 2013-16. Jeremy sees the expansion of AIB’s regional activities to develop research and scholarship – particularly of new academics – as central to its mission, and as the guarantor of the Academy’s ability to flourish throughout the world.

Last Updated: March 2019