Mike Crone


  • Room 0G.014 - Riddel Hall Block 3

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to applications in the field of international business strategy (broadly defined) and will also consider topics in related fields such as entrepreneurship, innovation, economic geography, corporate governance and responsibility.


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Personal profile


Mike is a Lecturer (Education) in International Business. Since entering the university sector in 2005, he has worked at three UK university business schools (Queen's, Sheffield Hallam and Strathclyde) and been an external examiner at two others (Ulster and Aberystwyth). He has significant experience of designing, teaching and assessing modules at all levels of study - in areas such as International Business, Strategy, Innovation, Research Methods and Corporate Responsibility - receiving consistently good-to-excellent student evaluations. He has been a successful course leader at undergraduate and Master's level and is currently responsible for coordinating the Postgraduate Exam Board process at QMS. Mike's research interests lie in International Business, Economic Geography and related fields. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, research-based book chapters and commissioned research reports. He has also completed three successful doctoral supervisions (two f/t PhD and one p/t DBA).


International business strategy, particularly as it relates to geographic and institutional contexts and regional development; the multinational enterprise and MNE subsidiary; foreign direct investment; offshoring; global production networks/global value chains; international entrepreneurship; the Irish economies.



MGT3002 International Professional Development (undergraduate)

MGT7100 International Business Strategy (MSc)

MGT7174 Global Innovation Management (MSc)

MGT9203 Business Governance & Ethics (MSc), with Laura Steele


MGT2011 International Business (undergraduate)

Previous teaching at other universities:

Multinational Enterprises and FDI (undergrad), International Strategy (undergrad and MSc), Contemporary Issues in IB (undergrad), Global Business Environment (MSc), Research Methods (MSc)



BA (Hons) in Geography (University of Leeds, 1992); PhD in Economic Geography (The University of Sheffield, 1999); Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (Queen's University Belfast, 2007). Queen's University Teaching Award 2008.


Academic leadership roles held:

Postgraduate Exams Liaison Officer (current, Queen's)

Programme Director (Acting) for MSc International Business (Semester 2, 2018-19; Queen's)

Course Leader for BA (Hons) International Business (2014-18; Sheffield Hallam)

Undergraduate recruitment lead for BA International Business & BA Economics (2011-14; Sheffield Hallam)

Programme Director for MSc Management (2005-10; Queen's)



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