Business School postgraduate researcher, Naunghathai Intakhantee, was awarded the Michael Z. Brooke Prize at the Academy of International Business (AIB) UK Ireland Chapter annual conference. The prize is named after Michael Z. Brooke who was a distinguished researcher, Fellow of the Academy of International Business and the Founder of the AIB's UK Chapter in 1973.
Issued for the best competitive paper by a doctoral student, the prize was given in recognition of Naunghathai's paper entitled 'The value of home-country political connections in enhancing the firm's OFDI performance'.
The paper explains how connections that firms create with political actors in their home country help or hinder their ability to perform after they invest in subsidiaries overseas.
Naunghathai commented: "It was an honour to receive the prize from the leading academy in the field. The prize indeed helped me gain more confidence in my research project. I was also glad at having the chance to share this wonderful news with my supervisors who were a great support for my PhD."
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