Professor Dunning has been researching into the economics of international direct investment and the multinational enterprise since the 1950s. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 35 books on this subject and on industrial and regional economics.

John H. Dunning

Professor Dunning was Emeritus Professor of International Business at the University of Reading, U.K., and State of New Jersey Professor of International Business at Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A. In addition, he was Visiting Professor at several universities in North America, Europe and Asia. He was also Chairman of the Graduate Center of International Business at the University of Reading. Professor Dunning was Senior Economic Adviser to the Director of the Division on Transnational Corporations and Investment of UNCTAD in Geneva, and Chairman of a London based economic consultancy Economists Advisory Group Ltd., which specializes in research on international and regional economic issues.

Professor Dunning received honorary doctorates from the University of Uppsala in Sweden, the Autonomous University of Madrid and the University of Antwerp. He was also honorary Professor of International Business at the University of International Business and Economics at Beijing. He was past President of the International Trade and Finance Association, and of the Academy of International Business. A Festschrift, edited by Peter Buckley and Mark Casson, was published in his honor in 1992. Professor Dunning was Chairman of the Board of Editorial Advisors of the UNCTAD journal Transnational Corporations, and served on several other editorial and advisory boards.

Professor Dunning died on January 29, 2009.

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