AIB Journals Webinar: IB and Public Health in Developing Economies

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Theme: How does international business help or hinder equitable public health in developing economies?

Time: 19 October 2022, 12:00 UTC (View Local Time)

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Tracing the connections between international business and communicable diseases
Ivan Montiel, Junghoon Park, Bryan W. Husted, Andres Velez-Calle

Creating innovation capabilities for improving global health: Inventing technology for neglected tropical diseases in Brazil
Paola Perez-Aleman, Tommaso Ferretti 

Global value chains, import orientation, and the state: South Africa’s pharmaceutical industry
Rory Horner


Junghoon Park is a Ph.D. candidate in Management with a concentration in Strategy and Corporate Sustainability at the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, City University of New York. He is also a Graduate Center of the City University of New York Fellow. His research expertise is in global sustainability strategy, stimulated by an interest in how firm strategies address intractable grand challenges. His research agenda aims to build a framework that helps businesses identify and adopt strategies that meet their needs while mitigating negative externalities and increasing positive ones to improve sustainability worldwide.

Paola Perez-Aleman is a McGill University Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Her research examines processes that build capabilities of enterprises for innovation and sustainable development in developing and emerging economies, particularly the organization of production and innovation in networks and global value chains. She holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rory Horner is a Senior Lecturer at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK. An economic geographer by training, his research focuses on globalization, trade and development, with a particular interest in South–South trade and the pharmaceutical industry. His field research has focused on India’s pharmaceutical industry, both in India and in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.


Suma Athreye is Professor of Technology Strategy at Essex Business School. Her main research interests lie in the fields of Economics of Innovation and International Economics and she has published over 50 papers on these subjects and won several research grants for work in these areas. She also advises the UK intellectual Property Office on their research as member of their research advisory board. Suma has consulted to the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the UK Intellectual Property Office. Suma is a  ellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Academy of Social Sciences.

Klaus Meyer is a Professor of International Business at Ivey Business School, Canada.  He previously served on the faculty of China Europe International Business School, University of Bath University of Reading and Copenhagen Business School. He published over 80 articles in leading scholarly journals and seven books, including the Oxford Handbook of Managing in Emerging Markets. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and recipient of the JIBS Decade award.

About This Webinar Series: The editorial teams behind AIB’s Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of International Business Policy launched this series of webinars to provide global experts a platform to discuss their findings on some of the field’s biggest questions.

Each of these discussions will be focused around a unique line of inquiry, with authors of recently published articles in JIBS, JIBP, and AIB Insights speaking to how their research addresses that core question. Virtual attendees can then interact with our presenters, digging deeper into the issues that interest them most.

The webinar series is being coordinated by Klaus Meyer (Western University) and Dana Minbaeva (King’s College London), in conjunction with the editorial teams of JIBS, JIBP, and AIB Insights.