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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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Research Output

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Offshoring, outsourcing and services FDI in Europe’s ‘old periphery’: Probing the experience of Northern Ireland

Crone, M., 01 Jan 2017, Globalisation and Services-Driven Economic Growth: Perspectives from the Global North and South. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, p. 119-141 23 p. (The Dynamics of Economic Space).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Open Access
  • 26 Downloads (Pure)

    City-regions, International Business and (Uneven) Development: Some Observations and Themes for Future Research

    Crone, M., 08 Sep 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    4 Downloads (Pure)
  • Prizes

    Queen's University Teaching Award 2008

    Crone, Mike (Recipient), 27 Jan 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 2 Other examination
    • 2 PGT external examination
    • 1 Hosting of external, non-academic visitor
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Lorraine Acheson

    Mike Crone (Host)

    11 Mar 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external, non-academic visitor

    Module Design & Delivery: An Introduction

    Mike Crone (Advisor)

    10 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Internal reviewer for PhD differentiation

    Mike Crone (Examiner)

    29 Jul 2019

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    Internal examiner of DBA thesis at Sheffield Business School

    Mike Crone (Examiner)

    12 Sep 2018

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    External examiner for MSc International Business (Ulster University)

    Mike Crone (Examiner)

    01 Sep 201431 Aug 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPGT external examination