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Dr Michael Crone

Senior Lecturer In International Business


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.

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