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AIB 2007 Annual Meeting | June 25-28

Junior Faculty Consortium

Sponsored by Boeing Institute of International Business, Saint Louis University

Application Deadline: March 1, 2007

The Academy of International Business is organizing a Junior Faculty Consortium to be held on Monday, June 25, 2007 in Indianapolis. All faculty active in research and teaching in international business are invited to participate, although preference will be given to those who have been involved in international business teaching and/or research for no more than three years.

The Boeing Institute of International Business at the John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University will be sponsoring the 2007 Junior Faculty Consortium, and will provide a limited number of travel stipends (see below for more info).

The 2007 consortium is being organized by Srilata Zaheer (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota). The consortium is being structured to provide lots of opportunities for interaction between junior faculty and senior scholars on the faculty panel, and among junior faculty present. There will be an opportunity for junior faculty to discuss their research programs or specific research projects, with other junior and senior faculty members in small groups.

The complete faculty panel is in the process of being finalized, but senior faculty members who have already committed to participate in the consortium include Farok Contractor (Rutgers University, USA), Jean-Francois Hennart (Tilburg University, Netherlands), Sumit Kundu (Florida International University, USA), Torben Pedersen (Copenhagen School of Business, Denmark), Hemant Merchant (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Jane Salk (University of Texas-Dallas), Shaker Zahra (University of Minnesota), Africa Arino (IESE, Spain), and Srilata Zaheer (University of Minnesota, USA).

Program

8:00-8:30 - Continental breakfast and Introductions
8:30-9:45 - Panel discussion/Q&A on teaching
9:45-10:00 - Break
10:00-11:15 - Panel discussion/Q&A on research and publishing
11:15-12:00 - Open forum/Q&A on career & scholarship issues
12:00-13:00 - Lunch, convene in main room after lunch to connect with groups
13:00-14:45 - Small group discussion of junior faculty research
14:45-15:00 - Break
15:00-16:00 - "Meet the Editors"

Please note that space is limited in the program to ensure an optimal level of interaction and experience. To apply, please send an e-mail letter, stating your interest in attending, by March 1, 2007 to the address below. Please also include the following information, in the message, for distribution to other participants:

  1. A one-paragraph biography to provide others with a description of your academic and other background.
  2. A one-page description of your international business research program, or of a paper or project in process (which you would like input on).

Please attach these as two separate Microsoft Word documents, with your last name in the file title (e.g., ZaheerBio.doc and ZaheerResearch.doc).

Travel Stipends: Due to the kind support of the Boeing Institute of International Business at the John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University, several travel grants are available for participants in need of financial support to attend the consortium.

If you would like to apply for one of the Boeing Institute travel stipends, please include a separate letter with your consortium application email, stating your request to be considered for a stipend. The letter should include the following information: an estimation of your travel costs including your city and country of departure, the name of your university, whether any travel funds are available from your university, whether you are currently an AIB member, and whether you have previously received a travel stipend from AIB.

NOTE: Separately, Junior Faculty Consortium attendees may also be eligible for Area Scholar Travel Stipends offered by the AIB Foundation. There is a separate application process for these. Information regarding the Area Scholar Travel Stipends can be found at the Travel Stipends page when they are announced on the AIB 2007 Meeting website.

Please E-mail your application (with the subject line "AIB Junior Faculty Consortium") to:

Srilata Zaheer
Carlson School Professor of Strategic Management and Organization
Chair, AIB 2007 Junior Faculty Consortium
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
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