Professor Aggie Chidlow

External positions

Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

1 Sep 2018 → …

Research interests

Agnieszka’s research expertise as well as interests lie in the area of the internationalization of firms, responsible business, location choices and methodological issues of international business research with a specific focuse on survey 'big' data and responsible research methods in general. More specifically, these include: (a) research into internationalisation strategies of firms from or/and transition or/and emerging economies; (b) location choices of multinational companies with a focus on a sub-national level, determinants of re-location strategies and global value chains;(c) the impact of terrorist incidents and/or resilience on location choices of multinational companies; (d) language and multilinguistic challenges in multinational companies, (e) methodological issues in cross-country research as well as (f) equivalence issues in survey 'big' data.

Agnieszka has a very good knowledge and understanding of research methods and procedures for collecting, processing and analysing data (e.g. survey data) in a responsible, credible and trusworthy manner. She is familiar with a wide range of econometric techniques (e.g. discrete choice models) and has a very good ability to communicate effectively complex economic and international business concepts in a simple manner to different types of audiences.

By bridging theory and practice she seeks opportunities to collaborate both nationally and internationally with partners to co-create work within her research areas that has significant value, it is intellectually stimulating, mutually rewarding and has impact on the communities of practice engaged in research. As the central aim of her research work is to improve, innovate and impact on the human condition through rigorous research and engaged scholarship.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Business Administration

    The Motives Determining the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment into a Transition Economy: A Study of the Republic of Poland.

    2003 - 2006
  • Master in Science

    MSc (Distinction): Marketing and Management

    1993 - 1998

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , PGCHE

    2007 - 2008

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Internationalisation strategies of firms from/to emerging economies.
Location choices of firms with a focus on a sub-national level.
Determinants of re-location strategies and global value chains.
The impact of terrorist incidents and/or resilience on location choices of firms.
Language and multilinguistic challenges in firms.
Methodological issues in cross-country research.
The role and impact of big data/AI on data collection and decision making.