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UNCTAD-AIB Award for Research on Investment and Development
06 July 2020
Intercontinental Hotel
Miami, United States of America

Key Issues

The UNCTAD Division of Investment and Enterprise and the Academy of International Business (AIB) have jointly established an award for the best young academic research work on international investment and development. The award is intended for PhD students or early career researchers with no more than five years of full-time work experience.

UNCTAD and AIB invite contributions that provide state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of the activities conducted by, and the development impact of, multinational enterprises and other international investors, considering economic, institutional, social, environmental or cultural aspects. Contributions should draw clear policy conclusions from the research findings.

Reflecting the core value propositions of UNCTAD’s research mandate, the winning papers should meet the following criteria:

  • Original and innovative research;
  • Topical issues with a discussion of policy implications;
  • Focus on development (i.e. how to ensure that international investment and multinational enterprises contribute to sustainable development).

The paper must not have been previously published. Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions.

Submissions must include:

  • Paper not exceeding 12,000 words (inclusive of appendices, references, and all material); and must follow the Transnational Corporations guidelines,
  • author(s)’s CV, and
  • abstract (not longer than 300 words).

Submissions must be sent to unctad@aib.world by 15 February 2020.

James Zhan, Director, Division of Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD (james.zhan@un.org),
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Chief, Investment Research Section, Division on Investment and Enterprise UNCTAD (amelia.santos-paulino@un.org)
Tunga Kiyak, Executive Director, Academy of International Business (AIB) (tunga@aib.msu.edu )
Covid-19 Advisory
In view of the current situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been decided in the public interest to postpone all UNCTAD meetings scheduled in May 2020, including those listed below. New dates will be communicated in due time.
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (5 to 6 May 2020)
  • Short course for Geneva-based delegates - Para 166 (8 May 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development (13 May 2020)
  • UNCTAD ad-hoc meetings
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.

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