This special issue of AIB Insights is dedicated to the 2017 Buckley and Casson AIB Dissertation Award, drawing attention to the innovative dissertation research of this year’s award finalists.

It includes “Three Essays on Corruption, Government Transparency and Foreign Direct Investment” by Neli Kouneva Loewenthal,  “Three Essays on the Influence of Political Connections on Firm International Expansion Strategy” by João Albino-Pimentel,  “Responses to Subpar Performance in Foreign Subsidiaries” by Vanessa C. Hasse, “Managing Complex Multinational Enterprises: Internal Network Structure and Expatriation Strategies” by Jong Min Lee, and “A Text Analytic Approach to Study Host Country Nationalist Sentiments and MNE Responses during National Conflicts” by Xiaocong Tian.