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Centre for International Business Studies

The Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS) at the Department of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong was established to strengthen the research and study of management and international business issues with a special emphasis on emerging economies. The Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS) is based within the Faculty of Business at London South Bank University, which has a highly international character in terms of the profile and philosophy of its courses, the recruitment of students and the background of staff.
CIBS work builds on an already established research base. The research is multidisciplinary and involves work in Accountancy and Finance, Economics, Business Strategy, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour, all considered in their international context. Comparative Studies of both countries and areas are also the subject of much of the research. CIBS Director is Dr Peter and the Deputy Director is Dr Mike Rigby.
University Statistics:
•    CIBS seeks to underpin London South Bank Universitys postgraduate courses in the international business area. To this end it organises a programme of lectures and seminars which is open to staff and postgraduate students.
•    The Centre seeks to support individual staff in their research activity through staff development and the production of a series of working papers. Follow the link to read more about support for staff research.
•    The Centre maintains research contacts with other universities and, as appropriate, invites external colleagues to become Associate Members of CIBS.
•    CIBS provides a home for externally funded research projects in international business.

Faculty members are actively conducting research projects in several areas related to China, emerging economies, and other nations. Some major topics include:
Historical ties and international business
Internationalization of Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises
International diversification strategies of business groups in emerging economies
Corporate fraud in transition economies
Antecedents and consequences of the establishment of host country headquarter
Communication accommodation and organizational identity and Image
Corporate social responsibility and international business in emerging economies
Cross-border acquisitions and performance in emerging economies
For more detailed information on each faculty member・s research interests and publications, please browse the profiles of Management faculty members.

The Department of Management has a proven record of excellence in international business research:

Ranked 1st worldwide in international business research (based on publication counts in Journal of International Business Studies, a top journal in international business) Source:

University of Texas, Dallas Ranking, 1995-2014,
Ranked 1st worldwide in international business research (based on publications counts of in four leading international business journals)
Source: International Business Review, 2006
Ranked 6th worldwide in international business research (based on the numbers of authors appeared in six leading international business journals in 2001-2006
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2008
The Department has several major research and teaching focuses: Organization studies (organizational behavior, organization change and development and organization and management theory); Human resource management (staffing, selection, performance appraisal and compensation, management training and development); Strategic management (environmental analysis, strategy formulation and implementation, globalization and the roles and problems of CEOs); Cross-cultural management (theory and practice); and Entrepreneurship (the creation and management of new ventures, small business management and the Chinese entrepreneurial spirit).