Professor Nigel Driffield
(Strategy & International Business Group)

I am a Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, and I am also Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement. As well as pursuing academic research, I also work with a number of stakeholders, both locally and nationally on issues relating to inward investment and economic development.

Research Interests

My research interests currently revolve around the links between FDI and productivity, and also better understanding the drivers of productivity at the regional level.

More generally I have held 8 ESRC awards, a Leverhulme Fellowship and have carried out research and consultancy projects for UNCTAD, OECD, World Bank, European Commission, and in the UK several Government Departments including the Office for Investment and Department for Business and Trade, as well as several local Regional Development bodies in the UK and elsewhere.

We do a regular commentary on the inward investment position in the UK, I have recently completed a report for the Office for Investment and the Department for Business and Trade on how FDI policy can be more transformational for regional productivity.

Visit my Productivity Institute Profile Page for more information

Read my latest report A Framework for Understanding Transformation FDI