Dr Miguel Dindial

Dr Miguel Dindial


I am a Research Fellow at the International Business Department, Leeds University Business School (LUBS). My current research agenda focuses on the developmental implications of International Business and Multinational Enterprise (MNE) activity - from an emerging and developing country perspective. In particular, I am interested in global value chains (GVCs) and how rising GVC participation by developing country firms influences their growth and advancement trajectories.

Most recently, I held an academic position at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, The University of the West Indies and have consulted on development projects for the World Bank. Prior to my entry into academia, I was responsible for coordinating The Caribbean Pacific Island Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS), the largest South-South Mobility Project funded by the European Union. With a combined funding allocation of over six million euros, the program facilitated numerous initiatives aimed at Institutional Capacity Building and Socioeconomic Development.

Research interests

My research agenda investigates rising global value chains (GVCs) and its implications on the developing country firms that participate. Multinational enterprises lead a large percentage of GVCs, and developing country firms are often able to benefit from resource and knowledge transfer opportunities. My research investigates how these resource and knowledge transfer opportunities (economic upgrading) not only affect value-added creation within the value chain but how the various chain actors capture such value-added. 

Aside from my primary GVC-driven research agenda, I am very interested in the Caribbean as a research context. This underrepresented region provides numerous interesting nuances that can contribute significantly to advancing our understanding of critical International Business phenomena.

My work has been published in journals such as Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Environmental Management, Critical Perspectives on International Business and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 


  • PhD International Business, University of Leeds
  • MSc International Business, University of Leeds
  • BSc Management Studies and Finance, The University of the West Indies

Professional memberships

  • Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • British Academy of Management (BAM)

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds