China-UK Business Research Association | 中英商务研究协会

Open to any UK-based businesses and organisations. The China-UK Business Research Association aims to utilise cutting-edge business research and intellectual achievements into serving and promoting trade, culture and language exchanges between the UK and China.

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About us

The China-UK Business Research Association is affiliated with the Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield.

Bringing together renowned business researchers and experts from the Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland Chapter) 国际商务学会英国和爱尔兰分会, and the British Academy of Management 英国管理学会, as well as top British and Chinese universities, the association aims to utilise cutting-edge business research and intellectual achievements into serving and promoting trade, culture and language exchanges between the two countries. 

We would like to invite business researchers, as well as experts from top British and Chinese universities, business academies and research institutes, to join in.


What do we do?

  • Investigate business environments in China and UK and their business implications.
  • Explore Chinese firms’ strategies and behaviours within their internationalisation (including Green Field investments and Merge and Acquisitions).
  • Offer intellectual supports, typically including consultancy, legal advice and research reports, to business communication and investment collaboration between Chinese and British firms.
  • Provide language and cultural training courses to business and cultural exchanges between Chinese and British enterprises.

Association structure

The China-UK Business Research Association consists of the Management Board and the Expert Board.

The Management Board is responsible for strategic decision-making and the operations of the centre, which includes the Chair, Deputy Chair, Director and Co-Director, Association Secretary General and Co-Secretary General, and Director of the Expert Board.

The Board invites additional candidates to join when appropriate.

The Expert Board provides research support, and the researchers and experts at this Association will be identified and invited by the Director of the Expert Board.

Chair

Sir Keith Burnett


Deputy Chair

Dr Malcolm Butler


Director

Dr. Lucy Zhao


Director of the Board of Experts

Professor Pavlos Dimitratos

Pavlos Dimitratos is Professor of International Business at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School and the Lead of the International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE) Research Cluster.

Prior to that he was the Co-Director of the Community of Internationalisation and Enterprise Research (CIER). He is the REF 2021 Champion (Alternate) in the Business and Management Unit of Assessment of the Adam Smith Business School.

He had long served as the Ethics Convener at the Adam Smith Business School. Pavlos holds four degrees from three different countries and has served at Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and the University of Strathclyde (UK).

His research interests are in international entrepreneurship, international management and international strategy.

Read Professor Pavlos Dimitratos full bio


Secretary General


Co-Secretary General

 


For more information, please contact us:

Email: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk

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