External collaborations

Selected private, public, third sector collaborators

  • DSTL Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Ford Motor Company, Europe
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Leisure DB, UK
  • Department for International Trade, UK
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce, UAE
  • YMCAs across the Midlands Region, UK

Selected academic collaborators

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Jilin University, China
  • De Montfort University, UK
  • University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Durham University, UK
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Herriott-Watt University, UK
  • Aston University, UK
  • York University, UK
  • Shanghai University, China
  • University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • New Design University, Austria
  • ALBA, Athens, Greece
  • Free University of Bozan-Bolzano, Italy
  • Politecnico Milano, Italy
  • University of North Carolina, US
  • Indiana University, US
  • University of Michigan, US
  • Menlo College, US
  • Lappeenranta University, Finland
  • Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Asia University, Taiwan
  • Rennes University, France
  • University Pablo de Olavide, Spain
  • Universidad Autonomous de Barcelona, Spain
  • Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
  • University of Geneva, Switzwerland
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, USA
  • Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia
  • Emlyon business school, France
  • IESEG School of Management, France
  • York University, UK
  • Newcastle University, UK
  • Federal University of Technology Paraná, Brazil
  • Universiti Utara Malaysia

External esteem

  • Keynote speaker at the Tianjin AI Forum, The Risk of AI: Disinformation, 2023, China – Nick Hajli
  • Keynote Speaker at the IADIS Information Systems Conference (IS 2022): The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, 2022, Portugal – Nick Hajli
  • Track chair, ‘Multi-stakeholder initiatives: Inclusive dynamics to address Grand Challenges’, European Group for Organizational Studies (2021) – Angelika Zimmermann
  • Guest co-editor of ‘Decision-Making in International Marketing’, a special issue in International Marketing Review (forthcoming) – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Invited expert speaker at a Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team/ National Leadership Centre workshop on systems leadership (2020) – Kate Broadhurst
  • Invited author of editorial for the International Journal of Business Studies on ‘International HRM insights for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for future research and practice’ (2020) - Angelika Zimmermann
  • Paper ’Interpersonal relationships in international, virtual teams’ selected for a special issue of eight articles published in the International Journal of Management Reviews in the past few years that help us to understand and address the current COVID 19 crisis (2020) - Angelika Zimmermann
  • Invited expert speaker for webinar ‘Looking Beyond the Pandemic: What's Next for International HRM?’, organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Center for International Human Resource Studies at Penn State University (USA) and ESCP Business School Europe (2020) – Angelika Zimmermann
  • Track Co-Chair, Public Management and Governance Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Keynote speaker on 'The responsibility to evolve: opening our eyes to multimedia pedagogy', UP North 2019, York St John University – David Roberts
  • Invited Keynote at the 2nd Fórum de Gestão e Economia da UTFPR, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil. (2018) – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, GLOSEARCH 2018 – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Conference 2018 – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Invited workshop: ‘Accelerating your academic career and publishing in top journals’, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil (2018) – Ian Hodgkinson

International activities

Selected conferences attended/research presented

  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB-UK/Ireland)
  • British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Global Marketing Conference (GMC)
  • International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)
  • Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA)
  • European Association for Sport Management Conference (EASM)
  • MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (CSEA)
  • European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC)
  • Strategic Management Society (SMS)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Other activities

  • Joint-track symposia co-organiser: ‘Through the looking glass: demystifying the reviewing process’, British Academy of Management Virtual Conference (2020) – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Joint-track symposia chair co-organiser: ‘Practical considerations for the post-COVID-19 Liminal space’, British Academy of Management Virtual Conference (2020) – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Invited presentation at International Conference on the Outsourcing of Information Services (Icois), Mannheim, Germany, 2019 (Invitation only) – Angelika Zimmermann
  • Greek-Serbian Business Forum - Elena Georgiadou
  • Workshop on commercial diplomacy Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Elena Georgiadou

Editorial positions

  • Senior Editor: Information Technology & People – Nick Hajli
  • Advisory Board: Technological Forecasting and Social Change – Nick Hajli
  • Associate Editor: Electronic Commerce Research and Applications – Nick Hajli
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Management Studies, The Leadership Quarterly, Corporate Governance: An International Review – Amon Chizema
  • Associate Editor of Africa Journal of Management – Amon Chizema
  • Senior editor of Journal of Information Technology – Angelika Zimmermann
  • Editorial Review Board member for Asian Business and Management – Angelika Zimmermann
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Service Management and European Journal of Marketing – Ian Hodgkinson

Research grants

The IBSI Group has either led or been a key player in the following funded projects:

  • Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) UK/Ireland. Project: Seedcorn grant – Angelika Zimmermann
  • Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition funding (APC 6), delivered in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK (£2,287,279.00). Project: 'DYNamic Analysis Modelling and Optimisation of GDI Engines' (DYNAMO) – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Centre for Entrepreneurs, backed by Home Office and Big Lottery Community Fund (£20,000). Project: UK Refugee Entrepreneurship Pilot Scheme – Michelle Richey
  • The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and British Academy of Management (BAM) Collaborative Research and Capacity Building Grant (£135,000). Project: 'Evaluating the impact and transferability of refugee entrepreneurship interventions in Africa' – Michelle Richey and M.N. Ravishankar
  • British Academy/Leverhulme (£10,000). Project: ‘Managerial decision-making styles, innovation and economic performance: A cross-national examination’ – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Project: '28+ Perspectives on Brexit Negotiations' – Elena Georgiadou
  • British Academy. Project: 'Co-creation and the Casualization of Sport and Fitness Participation: Does Neoliberalism Produce Solutions to Social inclusion and Public Well-Being?' – Ian Hodgkinson
  • British Academy. Project: 'International Marketing Performance Implications of Emerging Market Firms' Global Marketing Strategies' – Ian Hodgkinson
  • Lindahl and Nordic IT Outsourcing & Software Development Association. Project: 'The Ladder to Innovation in Outsourcing' – Ilan Oshri and Angelika Zimmermann
  • British Academy. Project: 'Offshoring Attitudes and Relationships: A Qualitative Case Study of German-Indian and British-Indian Offshoring Collaborations' – Angelika Zimmermann and M.N. Ravishankar

Visiting positions and external roles

  • Professor Extraordinaire, University of Pretoria – Amon Chizema
  • Ad hoc consultant, the Africa Development Bank – Amon Chizema
  • Vice-Chair, Public Management and Governance Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management – Ian Hodgkinson