Congratulations Dr Vikas Kumar
Dr Vikas Kumar, Associate Professor of International in the Business School has been appointed as a John H. Dunning Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, for the 2012-13 academic year. This prestigious visiting fellowship programme established in memory of John Dunning, a pioneer in the field of international business, is aimed at creating opportunities for both young and established researchers in the field of international business to visit and collaborate with academics in the School, and to utilise resources associated with the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the John H. Dunning Library.
Visiting fellows are selected by an esteemed panel of International Business Scholars (Mark Casson, Alan Rugman and Rajneesh Narula). For the 2012-13 there were two Visiting Fellows selected from a pool of 16 applicants from across the world. Visiting Fellows give at least one seminar, and spend between 2 and 4 weeks in residence over an academic year. They become an Associate Fellow of the Centre, and are entitled to refer to themselves as a 'Dunning Fellow'. Associate Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in the field of international business (broadly defined), with an inclination towards multi-disciplinary and theory-driven research, in the tradition of Professor John Dunning. The objective is to provide Fellow(s) with an opportunity to develop papers for publication by building on and generating new and innovative cross-disciplinary conceptually driven empirical research in collaboration with faculty in the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business.
Visiting fellows are invited to interact with faculty and doctoral students in the Dunning Centre, and more widely across Henley Business School, and to offer a guest lecture during their visit.
Lorraine Eden, Professor of Management and Mays Research Fellow in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University was appointed the first John H. Dunning Fellow in 2010-11. Niron Hashai (Hebrew University) and Christian Geisler Asmussen (Copenhagen Business School) were recipients of the fellowship in 2011-12 academic year.