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Mike Crone

Dr Michael Crone

Senior Lecturer In International Business

Summary

Mike is an experienced university lecturer and researcher, specialising in the areas of International Business and Economic Geography. He is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) International Business, on which he also leads core 2nd year and final year modules, and he also teaches on MSc modules and supervises MSc, DBA and PhD students. He is an external examiner at Ulster University and has previously had this role at Aberystwyth University. Before joining Sheffield Hallam, Mike previously worked at Queen's University Belfast, the University of Strathclyde and the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre. Mike's has a Bachelor's degree in Geography (University of Leeds) and PhD in Economic Geography (University of Sheffield). A particular focus of his early research was the interaction of multinational firms and host regional economies. This research was published in a number of international peer-reviewed journals. Mike's current research interests, doctoral supervisions and recent projects are concerned with: the place, space and organisation of corporate service offshoring (especially from the host economy perspective); geographical aspects of the 'international new venture' phenomenon; institutional influences on entrepreneurship, SME internationalisation and global value chains; the geo-organisational strategies of MNEs; and conceptual work at the interface between IB and Economic Geography.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2001: Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, Queens University Belfast
    • 1999: PhD in Economic Geography, University of Sheffield
    • 1992: BA (Hons) Geography, University of Leeds

    PG External Examiner

    Course

    • 2014: , University of Ulster, United Kingdom
    • 2011 to 2014: , Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer in International Business

    Teaching expertise

    • International Business

    Research

    • International business, Economics and Entrpreneurship

  • Teaching

    Dept Of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    International Business

  • Publications

    CRONE, Michael (2016). Offshoring, Outsourcing and Services FDI in Europe’s ‘Old Periphery’: Probing the Experience of Northern Ireland. In: BEEREPOOT, Niels, LAMBREGTS, Bart and KLOOSTERMAN, Robert, (eds.) Globalisation and New Patterns of Services Sector Driven Growth : perspectives from the North and South. The dynamics of economic space . Routledge, 119-141.

    CRONE, Michael (2015). City-regions, International Business and (Uneven) Development : Some Observations and Themes for Future Research. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference (Symposium on Cities and the Strategies of Multinational Corporations), University of Portsmouth, 8-10 September 2015. (Unpublished)

    CRONE, Michael (2015). Comparing and Contrasting International Business and Economic Geography Perspectives on the ‘Place, Space and Organisation’ of Service Offshoring. In: Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter) 42nd Annual Conference. Special track on 'Geographies of Cities: Rescaling International Business', Manchester Metropolitan University, 16-18 April 2015. (Unpublished)

    MAKHMADSHOEV, Dilshod, IBEH, Kevin and CRONE, Michael (2015). Institutional influences on SME exporters under divergent transition paths: Comparative insights from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. International Business Review, 24 (6), 1025-1038.

    MAKHMADSHOEV, Dilshod and CRONE, Michael (2014). Exploring the influence of the national institutional environment on SME exporters: comparative evidence from Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. In: THAI, Mai Thi Thanh and TURKINA, Ekaterina, (eds.) Internationalization of firms from economies in transition the effects of a politico-economic paradigm shift. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 303-332.

    CRONE, Michael (2013). New venture internationalisation and the cluster life cycle: insights from Ireland’s indigenous software industry. In: COOK, Gary and JOHNS, Jennifer, (eds.) The changing geography of international business. Basingstoke, Palgrave, 1-8.

    CRONE, Michael (2012). New venture internationalisation and the cluster life cycle : interdisciplinary insights on Ireland’s indigenous software industry. In: Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter) 39th Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, 29-31 March 2012. (Unpublished)

    CRONE, Michael (2012). Re-thinking ‘peripherality’ in a knowledge-intensive service-dominated economy. In: DANSON, Mike and DE SOUZA, Peter, (eds.) Regional development in Northern Europe : peripherality, marginality and border issues. Regions and cities . Routledge.

    CRONE, Michael and MCCOY, Paul (2011). Service Offshoring and Cultural Differences: Evidence from a US Financial Services Multinational’s Operations in Three EU Countries. In: Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter) 38th Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 14-16 April 2011. (Unpublished)

    Journal article: CRONE, M. MAKHMADSHOEV, D. Ibeh, K. (2015), 'Institutional influences on SME exporters under divergent transition paths: comparative insights from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan', International Business Review, vol 24, no 6, pp. 1025-1038

    Journal article: CRONE, M. (2007), 'International Business Geography: Case Studies of Corporate Firms', Journal of Economic Geography

    Journal article: HEWITT-DUNDAS, N. ANDREOSSO-O'CALLAGHAN, B. ROPER, S. CRONE, M. (2005), 'Knowledge Transfers From Multinational Plants in Ireland: A Cross-Border Comparison of Supply-Chain Linkages', European Urban and Regional Studies, vol 12, no 1

    Journal article: HEWITT-DUNDAS, N. ANDREOSSO-O'CALLAGHAN, B. ROPER, S. CRONE, M. (2005), 'Selling Global, Buying Local? What Determines the Sourcing Patterns of Multinational Plants in Ireland?', Regional Studies, vol 39, no 2, pp. 225-239

    Journal article: ROPER, S. CRONE, M. (2003), 'Knowledge Complementarity and Co-ordination in the Local Supply Chain: Some Empirical Evidence', British Journal of Management, vol 14, no 4, pp. 339-355

    Journal article: CRONE, M. WATTS, H. (2003), 'The Determinants of Regional Sourcing by Multinational Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from Yorkshire and Humberside', European Planning Studies, vol 11, no 6, pp. 717-737

    Journal article: CRONE, M. (2002), 'Local Sourcing By Multinational Enterprise Plants: Evidence From the UK Regions and its Policy Implications', Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, vol 20, no 1

    Journal article: CRONE, M. ROPER, S. (2001), 'Local learning from multinational plants: knowledge transfers in the supply chain', Regional Studies, vol 35, no 6, pp. 535-548

    Journal article: CRONE, M. WATTS, H. (2000), 'MNE supply linkages and the local SME sector: evidence from Yorkshire and the Humber', Local Economy, vol 15, no 4, pp. 325-337

    Book chapter: CRONE, M. Makhmadshoev, D. (2014), 'Exploring the influence of the national institutional environment on SME exporters: comparative evidence from Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic' Internationalization of firms from economies in transition the effects of a politico-economic paradigm shift, Mai Thi Thanh Thai, Ekaterina Turkina eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 303-331

    Book chapter: CRONE, M. (2013), 'New Venture Internationalisation and the Cluster Life Cycle: Insights from Ireland's Indigenous Software Industry' The Changing Geography of International Business [Academy of International Business (UKI) Series], Gary Cook, Jennifer Johns eds, Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 239-259

    Book chapter: CRONE, M. (2004), 'Local Sourcing by Multinational Enterprise Plants: Evidence from the UK Regions and the Implications for Policy' Multinationals and Public Policy, Young, S. eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2015), 'City-regions, International Business and (Uneven) Development: Some Observations and Themes for Future Research'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Annual Conference (Symposium on Cities and the Strategies of Multinational Corporations), University of Portsmouth, 8-10 September

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2015), 'Comparing and Contrasting International Business and Economic Geography Perspectives on the 'Space, Place and Organisation' of Service Offshoring'. Paper presented at Paper to Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference: Special track on 'Geographies of Cities: Re-scaling International Business'

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2014), 'Strategic (re)coupling with GPNs via 'offshored' corporate services: early observations on the experience of Northern Ireland'. Paper presented at Paper to Globalisation and New Patterns of Service Sector Driven Growth, University of Amsterdam, 19-20 June

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2012), 'New Venture Internationalization and the Cluster Life Cycle: Interdisciplinary Insights from Irelands Indigenous Software Industry'. Paper presented at Paper to Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2011), 'Towards an Understanding of Traded/Offshore Services Investment in Northern Ireland Since the Late 1990's'. Paper presented at Paper to Regional Studies Association International Conference, Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2011), 'Service Offshoring and Cultural Difference: Evidence From One US Financial Services Multinational's Operations in 3 EU Countries'. Paper presented at Paper to Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Edinburgh

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2010), 'Research at the Economic Geography-Management Interface: Reflections on Two Recent Projects'. Paper presented at Paper to Royal Geographical Society Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2010), 'Rethinking the MNE Subsidiary-Host Region Nexus in the Context of Corporate Service'. Paper presented at Paper to 8th European Urban and Regional Studies Conference, Vienna

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2010), 'Geographical Context and Early Internationalizing Firms: Towards an Inter-Disciplinary Conceptualization'. Paper presented at Paper to Academy of International Business Annual Conference

    Conference Paper: CRONE, M. (2009), 'Rethinking 'Peripherality' in the Context of a Knowledge-Intensive, Service-Dominated Economy'. Paper presented at Regional Studies Association International Conference

    Other: CRONE, M. (2009), 'Sticking Points and Contingent Outcomes: The Influence of Path Dependence, Regional Preconditions and Institutional Mode on Local Cluster Promotion - Working Paper'

    Other: CRONE, M. (2009), 'Practising Local Cluster Initiatives: Insights and Lessons from an Irish Case - Working Paper'

    Other: CRONE, M. (2005), 'We Are Content...We Are not Content: Investigating SME's in the Digital Content Industry on the Island of Ireland - Research Report for The Midas Initiative, Dundalk Ireland'

  • Other activities

    Award

    • 2009: University Teaching Award, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom

    Research funding or grant

    • 2009: On shifting sands: How have multinational enterprise subsidiaries in Northern Ireland upgraded, repositioned or survived within evolving corporate networks and global value chains?, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom

  • Post graduate supervision

    Current supervisions

    • 2014:Director of Studies / PhD supervisor (1 student)

    Completed supervisions

    • 2010:PhD Supervisor (1 student)

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