Comparative Political Economy of Global Business Research Conference

The International Business group hosted its first conference on the Comparative Political Economy of Global Business on 30 June and 1 July 2022.

The conference involved leading academics who presented research in progress. Summaries of each session can be found on this page. 

Global value chains and standards

Ari van Assche (HEC Montréal)

Building and transforming to achieve social and environmental compliance in global value chains.

Discussant: Eric Thun (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).

Matthew Amengual (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Alessandro Guasti (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Damian Raess (University of Bern)

Training for Compliance: Improving Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains through Information Provision.

Discussant: Benn Lawson (University of Cambridge).


Igor Filatotchev (King’s College, London)

Open-source Corporate Governance in the Context of Global Digital Transformation.

Discussant: Hugh Whittaker (Nissan Institute, University of Oxford).


Mari Sako, Matthias Qian, and Mark Verhagen (University of Oxford)

Knowledge Similarity among Founders and Joiners: Impact on Venture Growth in Fintech and Lawtech.

Discussant: Marc Ventresca (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).

State capacity in emerging markets

Devesh Kapur (The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) and Arvind Subramanian (Brown University)

The Development and Redistributive State in India since Independence.

Discussant: Daniel Honig (UCL).


Akshay Mangla (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)

Engendering Policing: Activating State Capacity for Women’s Security.

Discussant: Martin Williams (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford).

Emerging markets

Yuen Yuen Ang (University of Michigan)

Beijing’s Low-Productivity Innovation Drive: Evidence from Patents, 1990-2016.

Discussant: Daniel Armanios (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).


Eric Thun (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)

Massive Modularity: Understanding Industry Organization in a Digital Age.

Discussant: Ari van Assche (HEC Montréal).


Compliance, standards & rights

Elisa Giuliani (University of Pisa)

The political economy of firms' misbehaviour: a human rights perspective. 

Discussant: Rita Mota (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).


Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Northeastern University)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Performance in Emerging Market Firms.

Discussant: Matthew Amengual (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).