1995 Annual Meeting
of the
Academy of International Business
Seoul, Korea - Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel
November 15-18, 1995

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The AIB 1995 Annual Meeting, held in Seoul, Korea, November 15-18, was the most international yet, boasting participants from 29 countries.

Whether at a conference, on a factory tour, or at an awards ceremony or dinner, participants found it hard to escape the feeling of excitement in the air as they made new contacts and friends, and discussed both business and culture.

The annual Executive Board meeting was held and many of the chapters were represented (left). The chapter breakfast meeting (above) was very well attended and the Chapter chairs had many interesting ideas to present to the board.

Thanks go to the Program Chair John Stopford (left), London Business School, for a tremendous job on the program and to host school Seoul National University and co-chair Dong Sung Cho (right), whose staff went out of its way to ensure the efficiency of the facilities and comfort of the registrants. The mild weather was a pleasant surprise, and the colorful autumn leaves surrounding the hotel provided a tranquil environment for moments of reflection on the conference's many topics.

The four-day conference began with factory tours, which were extremely popular. The faculty consortium held at the same time, How to Manage One's Career in International Business, was not well attended, but very highly regarded.

The Seoul conference continued with over 120 competitive paper presentations by international scholars on issues ranging from managing human resources across cultures to managing economies in transition. The sessions were all well-attended. Despite the different topics presented, there was often a general emphasis on the theme of human resource management.

Eleven forum and 11 panel presentations and discussions were featured, as well as an APEC plenary session chaired by CBA Walker Chair David McClain.

The highlight of each day was an extravagent dinner hosted by a Korean dignitary: Seoul National University President Soo Sung Lee, Federation of Korean Industries and the Sunkyong Group Chairman Jong Hyong Chey, and Korea Minster of Finance and Economy Suk-Chae Lee who replaced the originally scheduled Jae-hyong Hong, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy.

In all, the conference was a great success. The AIB would like to thank everyone involved involved in organizing the event, especially the Korean hosts, as well as all attendees for their enthusiatic support. The AIB hopes that next year's conference in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada will draw even more participants and additional challenging topics.


AWARDS

  • International Executive of the Year Award
    Jong Hyong Chey, Chairman, Federation of Korean Industries and the Sunkyong Group
  • Dean of the Year
    Lauge Stetting, Copenhagen Business School
  • New AIB Fellow
    Farok Contractor, Rutgers University
  • Richard N. Farmer Dissertation Award
    Subramanian Rangan, Harvard University



Seoul Participants By Country

Australia..........................8
Belgium...........................2
Canada...........................18
Chile...............................3
Denmark..........................4
Egypt..............................1
England...........................9
Finland............................2
France.............................4
Germany...................... ....1
Hong Kong......................12
Indonesia..........................1
Israel...............................1
Japan.............................34
New Zealand.....................2
Pakistan...........................1
P.R. of China....................2
Philippines........................3
R. of China......................14
R. of Korea......................56
R. of Singapore..................4
Russia.............................1
Saudi Arabia.....................1
South Africa.....................1
Spain..............................1
Sweden...........................7
Thailand.........................15
The Netherlands.................6
USA............................169
Total.......................383



Questions?

If you wish additional information or have further questions- write, fax, e-mail or call:

James R. Wills, Jr., Executive Secretary
or Laurel King, AIB Administrator
Academy of International Business
College of Business Administration
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2404 Maile Way
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA
Tel.: 808-956-3665
Fax: 808-956-3261
E-Mail: aib@busadm.cba.hawaii.edu