315521 Team lectoraat Center of International Business Research

What are international business challenges for local organizations in a digital world? How does an international business professional become an engaged global citizen?


Conducting practice-oriented research in the field of international business that contributes to the development of local business communities and the global citizens of the future.


Global citizenship and international business

Global Citizens have an understanding that we are all connected and that we can contribute to a sustainable world and collective well-being.

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International sustainable entrepreneurship

Connects business with education and stimulates new business models with regional impact.

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International sustainable finance and supply chain

We focus on generating successful case studies regarding the implementation of SMART and Sustainability based Governance of International Supply Chain Finance of the food sector adapting models inspired by the Circular and Blue Economy.

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  • Applied Research

    Our research projects are carried out in collaboration with national and international businesses, both in the EU region of Arnhem and Nijmegen and beyond.
  • Staff & Output

    As a research group, we believe it is important to share our knowledge. This way we deliver a structural contribution to education and educational development. We are pleased to share the results of studies and projects.


  • Raising Global Citizens at Home
  • What is Going International From Within (GOIN)?
  • Peer feedback in international environments
  • Crossing borders without crossing borders with Akita International University in Japan
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ProfessorRonald Tuninga

'As Professor of Applied Sciences in International Business I bring to the HAN and its partners more than 30 year of experience in Higher Education and practice on five continents. I lectured extensively both in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

I have been involved in many international projects funded by the Dutch Government, World Bank, European Union, United Nations, and other international organizations. I have been a consultant for companies such as for example Melitta North America, GE and SMEs and a partner of the Holland Consulting Group.

My research publications have appeared in various books and more than 70 journals and proceedings including such journals as the Journal of Macromarketing, Managerial and Decision Economics, the Irish Marketing Review, the Scandinavian International Business Review, Journal of Transnational Management, International Journal of Business and Globalisation and many more.

315519 Lector Ron Tuninga, center of international business research

International School of Business

The International School of Business trains students to become young professionals with strong commercial, personal and social skills. The environment is international and individual-focused. We work closely with partner universities abroad and with the international business community.

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