Pro-internationalisation policy in the European Union

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Project overview

Pro-Internationalisation Policy in the European Union: The Challenge of Policy Efficiency and Coherence Post Lisbon (PI-PEC).

This research project prototypes pro-internationalisation policy using a streamlined and innovative combination design of top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Our approach employs questionnaires to policy makers who have designed past incentives towards internationalisation, and to firms that have used these same incentives.

The insights gained will be used to generate models to explain the behaviour of both managers and policy makers in their actions and to arrive at set of principles of action.

The goal of this research is to deepen scientific understanding of the mechanisms through which pro-internationalisation policy intervention operates, and through this, contribute to the design of more effective policy interventions and coherence between the European Member States, yielding performance benefits for firms and economic growth.

For more information about the project, read our blog post.


Dr Miguel Torres has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to work on a two-year research project at Leeds University Business School. Previously, Dr Torres was a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and a visiting researcher at Uppsala University, KU Leuven, and at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. His research focuses on cross-border insolvency and public incentives intended to stimulate internationalisation.

Professor Jeremy Clegg is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and International Business Management. Professor Clegg specialises in the research and teaching of international business in the context of European Integration.


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Dr Miguel Torres
14-20 Cromer Terrace, Leeds LS2 9JR
0113 343 8036