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Henley Business School, University of Reading and
Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL)

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The AIB Dissertation Award follows the tradition of Past President, Richard Farmer, of Indiana University, who emphasized a holistic approach to understand the environment of International Business. With new sponsorship starting in 2013 the AIB Dissertation Award now also recognizes the seminal contribution of Mark Casson and Peter J. Buckley for their 1976 pioneering development of internalization theory as an explanation of the Multinational Enterprise (MNE). In subsequent work, Buckley and Casson have applied internalization theory to explain other modes of international business such as international joint ventures, licensing, offshore assembly and the global factory. Thus starting in 2013, the AIB Dissertation Award recognizes the joint importance of the environment of international business and the nature of the MNE. The award is designed to reward superior doctoral dissertations in the field of international business. All finalists receive a travel stipend to allow them to present their research at the AIB annual conference (amount is announced in the call for submissions annually). The winner receives a plaque and an additional scholarship award (amount is announced in the call for submissions annually).

Richard N. Farmer was a member of the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University for 22 years. An internationally known scholar and prolific author, he was considered to be among the founding fathers of international business in the United States. He served as the President of AIB from 1977-78. After he died in 1987, the dissertation award was named after him. After the original endowment was depleted, the AIB continued to fund the award until 2012 in his name with financial support from the Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research until 2011 and Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research in 2012.

2016

Winner(s):Anne Jacqueminet
Affiliation:Bocconi University (Ph.D. Awarded by HEC Paris)
Dissertation:Heterogeneous Implementation of CSR in an MNE: the Role of Subsidiaries’ Institutional Contexts and Behaviors

2015

Winner(s):Michael A. Sartor
Affiliation:Queen's School of Business (Ph.D. awarded by Western University)
Dissertation:Essays on the Relationship Between Host Market Corruption and Multinational Enterprise Strategy

2014

Winner(s):Marcus M. Larsen
Affiliation:Copenhagen Business School
Dissertation:The Organizational Design of Offshoring

2013

Winner(s):Lite Nartey
Affiliation:University of South Carolina
Dissertation:Networks Of Influence: Implementing Politically Sustainable Multinational Stakeholder Strategies

2012

Winner(s):Marc van Essen
Affiliation:Utrecht School of Economics and Business (Ph.D. awarded by Erasmus University)
Dissertation:An Institution-Based View of Ownership

2011

Winner(s):Prithwiraj Choudhury
Affiliation:University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. awarded by Harvard Business School)
Dissertation:Innovation in Emerging Markets

2010

Winner(s):Jesper Edman
Affiliation:Stockholm School of Economics

2009

Winner(s):Daniel Rottig
Affiliation:California State University, Long Beach (Ph.D. awarded by Florida Atlantic University)

2008

Winner(s):Ajai Gaur
Affiliation:Old Dominion University (Ph.D. awarded by National University of Singapore)

2007

Winner(s):Rekha Krishnan
Affiliation:Norwegian School of Management (Ph.D. awarded by Tilburg University)

2006

Winner(s):Jon Erland Lervik
Affiliation:Norwegian School of Management

Winner(s):Gurneeta Vasudeva
Affiliation:Indian School of Business (Ph.D. from George Washington University)

2005

Winner(s):Renata Kosova
Affiliation:George Washington University (Ph.D. awarded by University of Michigan)

2004

Winner(s):Cyril Bouquet
Affiliation:York University (Ph.D. awarded by University of Western Ontario)

2003

Winner(s):Camilla A. Noonan
Affiliation:University College Dublin (Ph.D. awarded by University of Reading)

2002

Winner(s):Jeffrey E. Johnson
Affiliation:University of Strathclyde

2001

Winner(s):Heather Berry
Affiliation:University of Pennsylvania

2000

Winner(s):Joan P. Mileski
Affiliation:Houston Baptist University

1999

Winner(s):Witold Henisz

1998

Winner(s):Lena Zander

1997

Winner(s):Tatiana Kostova

1996

Winner(s):Xavier Martin

1995

Winner(s):Subramanian Rangan

1994

Winner(s):Patricia Robinson

1993

Winner(s):Scott Xianfang Liu

1992

Winner(s):Srilata Zaheer

1991

Winner(s):Eugene Salorio

1990

Winner(s):Arvind Parkhe

1989

Winner(s):Paz Estrella e Tolentino

1988

Winner(s):Ching-Sung Wu

1987

Winner(s):Fritz Rieger

1986

Winner(s):Kwang Chul Lee

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