Leeds Professor elected to Academy of Social Sciences

Peter Buckley OBE, Professor of International Business at Leeds University Business School, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.


Professor Buckley is a world-leading authority on international business and is one of 34 social scientists to be honoured by the Academy this year for their contribution to social sciences.

The Fellowship is the second major honour that Professor Buckley has received this year. In July 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

He said: “I am delighted that my work has been recognised and that I would like to thank my colleagues at Leeds for their help and continued support.”

The Academy of Social Sciences has around 1000 individual Fellows, who are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. They are awarded Fellowship status after peer group review of the standing and impact of their work and evaluation of their contribution to the social sciences.

Professor Buckley is the Founding Director of the Centre of International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL) and Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor in the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing (UIBE).  He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2012.

Last month, Leeds University Business School was ranked as one of the top ten institutions in international business research by the Management International Review. Professor Buckley was ranked seventh in a list of the world’s most prolific authors in international business.

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