Aggie Chidlow

Professor, Prof

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Agnieszka has successfully supervised several PhD students to completion as well as mentored junior colleagues to successful promotions.

She is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

1) Internationalisation strategies of firms from/to emerging economies.
2) Location choices of firms with a focus on a sub-national level.
3) Determinants of re-location strategies for sustainable global value chains.
4) Digital globalisation and the role of AI in companies behaviour.
5) The role and impact of multinational companies within the UN's sustainable development agenda.
6) Social justice and diversity strategies of firms.
7) The impact of terrorist incidents and/or resilience on location choices of firms.
8) Language and multi-linguistic challenges in internationalisation strategies of firms.
9) Methodological issues in cross-country research in the era of digitalisation
10) Ethical and governance data issues in cross-country research.
11) The role and impact of big data and/or AI on data collection and decision making.
12) The role and responsibilities of business schools in facilitating responsible management education in the higher education ecosystem.
13) Value based management education in business schools.

If you are interested in studying any of these broad subject areas please contact Agnieszka.

1998 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

As a Chair (Full Professor) in International Business, Agnieszka (Aggie) is widely recognised as a prominent capacity builder for impactful initiatives and an esteemed advocate for knowledge exchange and engagement in the realm of responsible management education.  She has been privileged to be as a secondee to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN Global Compact based in New York (USA), for research and PRME Working Groups between 2023-2024. Prior to her secondment, she was a member of the Senior Management Team at Birmingham Business School and the first female Head of the Department of Strategy and International Business having undertaken other institutional leadership roles.

Agnieszka research expertise lies in examining the internationalization processes and location strategies of firms, with a specific focus on sustainable development goals that lead to societal impact. She is also proficient in methodological issues, particularly focusing on the use of responsible methods in international business and management scholarship and practice. By blending theoretical lenses and business models from an interdisciplinary perspective, she assists businesses, governmental organisations, charities, policymakers, and individuals in better understanding how to optimise decisions using rigorous, trustworthy data and analytics to achieve higher returns and socially responsible outcomes. Her data-driven work has been published in highly impactful and leading academic journals in her discipline (e.g. Journal of International Business Studies (ABS 4* Elite), Journal of World Business (ABS 4*), International Business Review (ABS 3*) to name just a few), which has not only garnered outstanding recognition but also positioned her as a preeminent authority in her discipline on a global scale.

As a prominent authority in her field, Agnieszka not only sits on numerouse editorial boards of leading academic journals but also actively develops strategic partnerships within the wider Higher Education ecosystem, leads and contributes to the development of her filed as a Track-Chair, Session-Chair, Panel Chair and Keynote at national and international recognised conferences and various doctoral colloquiums of leading national and internationally recognised events in her field.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Business Administration, The Motives Determining the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment into a Transition Economy: A Study of the Republic of Poland.


Award Date: 12 May 2006

Master in Science, MSc (Distinction): Marketing and Management


External positions

Professor, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

11 Sept 202320 Mar 2024

Professor, Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis

1 May 2022 → …

Professor, Woxsen University

1 May 2022 → …

Professor, Responsible Research in Business and Management

1 Jan 2020 → …

Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

1 Sept 2018 → …


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