AIB Journals Webinar: IB Implications of China’s Belt & Road Initiative

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Theme: How does China’s Belt and Road Initiative change international business?

Time: 18 October 2022, 11:00 UTC (View Local Time)

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Foreign direct investment along the Belt and Road: A political economy perspective
Jiatao Li, Ari Van Assche, Lee Li, Gongming Qian

Subnational response differences on the Belt and Road Initiative policy and firm internationalization: A longitudinal and multi-level approach
Artemis Chang, Rui Torres de Oliveira, Hsi-Mei Chung, Nan Zheng

A bargaining and property rights perspective on the Belt and Road Initiative: Cases from the Italian port system
Cristian Luise, Peter J. Buckley, Hinrich Voss, Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki, Elisa Barbieri


Ari Van Assche is Professor of International Business at HEC Montréal, deputy editor of the Journal of International Business Policy, and director of HEC Montréal’s International Institute for Economic Diplomacy. His research focuses on the organization of global value chains and their implications for international trade, sustainability, industrial clusters, and public policy. In 2017, he co-edited the book Redesigning Canadian Trade Policy for New Global Realities, which received the 2018 Doug Purvis Memorial Prize. He is also a Research Fellow with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), as well as Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Policy.

Rui Torres de Oliveira is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He holds a DBA from Alliance Manachester Business School. His research focuses on International New Ventures; International Business; Strategy; Blockchains; Innovation & Entrepreneurship. His work has been published in Journal of International Business Policy, Global Strategy Journal, Small Business Ecoinomics and other outlets. Prior to his scholaly career, Rui spent 18 years in industry, of whihc ten years as a C-Level manager. He has lived and worked in 4 different counties and spend eight years in China as Managing Director of multinational European firms. Rui keeps keep engaging with the industry as a consultant and a researcher.

Hinrich Voss is Professor at the Department of International Business, HEC Montreal. of International Business at the University of Leeds. He majors on International business; Multinational enterprises (MNEs); Foreign direct investment (FDI); China; Emerging markets. He is Professor of International Business at the Centre for International Business University of Leeds (CIBUL). He is interested in the relationship and interaction between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and institutions. This interest has evolved into a research strand on Chinese and emerging market MNEs (EMNEs) and one on sustainability and ethics. From 2014 to 2017, he was Professor of International Busine4ss at the University of Leeds, and Director of their Business Confucius Institute. He was was a postdoctoral research fellow at the White Rose East Asia Centre/ National Institute for Chinese Studies.

Peter Buckley is Professor of International Business and Founder Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, (CIBUL), UK., He is Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Fellow of the British Academy of Management (BAM), Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), Fellow of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies and former President of the Academy of International Business 2002-04Peter Buckley has published over 250 refereed articles and 28 books.  He was awarded the JIBS Platinum Medal for Scholarship as the most frequent contributor, and the British Academy of Management (BAM) Medal for Research, 2021. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2012 “for services to higher education, international business and research”. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in July 2014.


Jiatao (J.T.) Li is the Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is an expert on global business strategy. His current research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, strategic alliances, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on issues related to global firms and those from emerging economies. His research work has been published regularly in premier management journals such as Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewOrganization ScienceStrategic Management JournalJournal of Management, and Journal of International Business Studies, and several of which have won best paper awards. He served as Senior Associate Dean of the HKUST1 Business School from 2013 to July 2017; served as Vice President Program of the AIV and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

Klaus Meyer is a Professor of International Business and William G. Davis Chair in International Trade at Ivey Business School, London, Ontario, Canada.  Until 2017, he spend six years at China Europe International Business School. His research focused on the strategies and operations of multinational enterprises in and from emerging economies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and in 2015 he received the Decade award of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). He served as Vice President of the AIB, and in this function he chaired the 2014 AIB conference in Vancouver. He has published over 90 articles in leading scholarly journals, in particular in Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management Studies, and he published nine books. He holds a PhD from London Business School.

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.