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The Dunning Africa Centre

Overview

The Dunning Africa Centre is the hub for Africa-related research of the John H. Dunning for International Business. Dunning Africa, formally established in 2021 by the Henley Business School aims to:

  • Lead the way in fostering academic research in International Business by collaborating with the best and the brightest minds in business, academia, and the policy-making community.

  • Addressing Africa-specific challenges in building up scientific capacity across African universities and business schools relating to the study of international business.

  • Jointly with our sister centres, we plan to run IB clinics that offer practical advice and support to African firms and organizations that are new to cross-border investment, exporting and importing;

  • Offer short, intensive courses to help managers and policymakers across Africa to handle International Business challenges, for instance, on how to navigate the opportunities of exporting, as well as understanding more clearly the costs and benefits of joining global value chains. These short courses will be offered in collaboration with our sister centres in the EU [the Dunning Europe Centre] and the UK.

The Centre seeks to act as a ‘virtual hub’ to promote collaboration between research institutions, universities, and businesses to study the impact of globalization and International Business. We will connect researchers outside the continent interested in engaging with Africa-based actors. How should Africa-based small and medium enterprises approach international markets? What are the challenges and opportunities to invest abroad? How should large African businesses engage with large inward investors?

Overview

The Dunning Africa Centre is the hub for Africa-related research of the John H. Dunning for International Business. Dunning Africa, formally established in 2021 by the Henley Business School aims to:

  • Lead the way in fostering academic research in International Business by collaborating with the best and the brightest minds in business, academia, and the policy-making community.

  • Addressing Africa-specific challenges in building up scientific capacity across African universities and business schools relating to the study of international business.

  • Jointly with our sister centres, we plan to run IB clinics that offer practical advice and support to African firms and organizations that are new to cross-border investment, exporting and importing;

  • Offer short, intensive courses to help managers and policymakers across Africa to handle International Business challenges, for instance, on how to navigate the opportunities of exporting, as well as understanding more clearly the costs and benefits of joining global value chains. These short courses will be offered in collaboration with our sister centres in the EU [the Dunning Europe Centre] and the UK.

The Centre seeks to act as a ‘virtual hub’ to promote collaboration between research institutions, universities, and businesses to study the impact of globalization and International Business. We will connect researchers outside the continent interested in engaging with Africa-based actors. How should Africa-based small and medium enterprises approach international markets? What are the challenges and opportunities to invest abroad? How should large African businesses engage with large inward investors?