Postgraduate study

Institute for International Management

New for 2018, the Institute for International Management aims to become the leading centre for training and research into the successful management of international organisations across different national contexts.

Loughborough University London has a creative and open-minded atmosphere. The lecturers and professors are all really knowledgeable and friendly, which makes working together more fun. Magdalena, PhD student

The Institute is led by a team of highly-ranked scholars with commanding knowledge of a range of aspects of international management. The Institute is actively engaged in international research projects concerning the globalization of economic activity and the implications for patterns of work and governance. It will develop expertise in a range of emerging market economies over the next few years.

London is one of the world’s leading hubs for global business and trade, is the ideal location for students to expand their knowledge, expertise and networks. Loughborough University London is surrounded by key influencers and innovators in business, and is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Liverpool Street.

Current research within the Institute for International Management includes:

  • International and comparative employment relations
  • Multinational companies (MNCs) and ‘Global Actors’
  • The management of international workforces
  • Employment Practice in MNCs
  • The role of Human Resources, including policies and practices
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • Employment practices and relations
  • Institutional Changes and Trajectories of Socioeconomic Development Models

Our staff

Professor Tony Edwards

Professor Tony Edwards is the Director of the Institute, and is a globally-recognised Professor of International Management. He has published 40 articles in academic journals, written 15 book chapters and is author of a widely used textbook. Professor Edwards joined the University from King’s College London, where he was the Head of the School of Management and Business.

Professor Edwards has a track record of attracting high-profile research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Union and its agencies, as well as a range of practitioner bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder is a Reader in International Management and joined the University from King’s College London in 2017. Dr Schnyder is interested in the interplay between legal-institutional and political factors, as well as firm-level corporate governance practices and strategies. His research also touches on the role of liberal and non-liberal ideas and theories on processes of institutional and regulatory change in national business systems.

Dr Schnyder recently completed an ESRC-funded research project investigating the evolution of shareholder-orientated corporate governance practices in different European countries and their link to legal and regulatory reforms.