Professor Simon Collinson
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (DPVC), University of Birmingham
Simon is Professor of International Business and Innovation and Director of both the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) and WMREDI at Birmingham Business School, where he was Dean 2012-2016.
He is also currently Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (DPVC) leading on Regional Engagement at the University of Birmingham. Simon was Chair of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and a member of the ESRC Council and the GBS Chamber of Commerce Council.
His research and consulting focuses on multinational firms, international management, trade and foreign direct investment, productivity, innovation, competitiveness and regional economic growth. Simon has secured over £15 million in research awards.
As well as publishing in leading journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Organisation Studies and Business History his research has featured in the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC Radio 4, and the New Statesman. He is also lead author of one of the most widely used International Business textbooks (8th Ed., 2020). He has extensive experience of consulting and executive teaching at Warwick, Henley and Cambridge Business Schools.