The new frontier for multinational enterprises
organized by Academy of International Business (AIB)
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WIF Virtual Platform, room 12
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20 October 2021
14:00 - 16:30 Europe/Zurich

What is the evidence for digital globalization and what direction is it taking? Is it friend or foe for sustainable post-pandemic recovery and internationalization?

Issues to be addressed

  • Reassessment of the “conventional role” of foreign investment and multinational enterprises for sustainable development.
  • Potential impact on SDGs.
  • The shifting national and international policy space in an era of digital globalization.
  • Are there lessons from our international business research and evidence base to help identify smarter policies in light of opportunities and threats of digital globalization?


Professor, National University of Ireland Galway
Head of Global Regulatory Cooperation and International Procurement Negotiations, European Commission
Senior Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology
Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Director, NERA Economic Consulting
Policy and Community Lead, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum