PhD study environment

PhD students sat in the Charles Thackray foyer
The Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL) is a major training ground for exceptionally qualified and strongly motivated new researchers. We foster a supportive research culture and offer key resources to ensure the successful development of research projects that are both scholarly and practically valuable. Our researchers’ commitment to excellence adds to the vibrancy of our research environment and they make significant contributions to published research.
Central to doctoral training in CIBUL are strong methodological skills and the development of cutting-edge research in collaboration with faculty members.
The research areas of our current PhD students include:
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Global value chain
  • Knowledge management
  • Cross-border M&As
  • Patent litigation
  • Succession process in family multinationals
Our doctoral students have won a number of major international prizes, including the Gunnar Hedlund Prize. In 2017 one of our PhD students was awarded the Michael Z. Brooke Prize for the best doctoral paper at the Academy of International Business (UK&I) conference.
For further information on how to apply please visit our Research Degrees page.
You can find our latest funding opportunities on the University of Leeds PhD directory.
You might also like to view our latest International Business PhD newsletter