Global Value Chains and Commonwealth Symposium
On 29 and 30 July Leeds University Business School, in association with the Academy of International Business (AIB), hosted a symposium on ‘Global Value Chains and the Commonwealth’.
The symposium brought together academics, policy makers, industry experts and businesses to share their views and provide an agenda for research addressing contemporary and important issues around value chain in a world of shifting economic and political motives.
The event was part of the Commonwealth Research Network on International Business (CRN-IB), based at the James E. Lynch India and South Asia Business Centre (ISABC) and the Bloomsbury Institute London. The CRN-IB works with the Commonwealth Secretariat and organisations working on trade and investment related issues of the Commonwealth countries.
The keynote speaker was the Rt. Hon Lord Howell of Guildford, esteemed politician, journalist and economic consultant, with valedictory addresses by the Consul General of India, Dr Aman Puri, and Assistant High Commissioners of Bangladesh, Mr Abu Nasar Md. Anowarul Islam.
Dr Munjal commented: “Events like this bridge the gap between academics, policy makers and businesses, enhancing the impact of academic research on society”.