DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION: THE NEW FRONTIER FOR MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES (organized by Academy of International Business)

DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION: THE NEW FRONTIER FOR MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES (organized by Academy of International Business)

Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Time: 14:00-16:30

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?

Panellists:

  • Prof. Esther Tippmann, Professor, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Mr. Lucian Cernat, Head of Global Regulatory Cooperation and International Procurement Negotiations, European Commission
  • Dr. Bernhard Dachs, Senior Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Rui Oliveira, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
  • Ms. Niraja Srinivasan, Director, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Mr. Matthew Stephenson, Policy and Community Lead International Trade & Investment, World Economic Forum

Event manager: Ms. Amelia U. Santos-Paulino
Contact email: Amelia.Santos-Paulino@unctad.org