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ANZIBA 2018 Keynote Speaker:

Peter J. Buckley OBE FBA

Peter J Buckley (BA (Econ), York; MA, East Anglia; PhD Economics, Lancaster; Dr hc (Uppsala); DSc hon (Lappeenranta) Dr. Merc.H.C. (Copenhagen))

Professor of International Business, Founder Director of the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds, Founder Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, (CIBUL), UK. 

Fellow of AIB, Fellow of the British Academy of Management (BAM), Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA).  Honorary Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China. President of the Academy of International Business 2002-04.  Chair of the European International Business Academy (2009-2012). Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor in the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing.

Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 2012 “for services to higher education, international business and research”.  He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) July, 2014.

Peter’s work is highly cited (Google citations number over 32,500, h-index 74). He has worked extensively for UNCTAD and UNIDO on his first love, development studies, including Principal Consultant of a number of World Investment Reports (e.g.2011) and leading the first UNCTAD Investment Policy Review (to Egypt 1999).

Beyond academia, he is former Chair and member of the Shibden Valley Society, a former quiz league champion and a supporter of Lancashire CCC (and of course England) and a devotee of Blackpool FC.




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