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AIB 2008 Logo AIB 2008 Annual Meeting
Milan, Italy
June 30- July 3, 2008

Junior Faculty Consortium

Sponsored by Boeing Institute of International Business, Saint Louis University

Application Deadline: January 31, 2008

The Academy of International Business is organizing a Junior Faculty Consortium to be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 in Milan, Italy. 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 2008 Junior Faculty Consortium, and will provide a limited number of travel stipends (see below for more info).

The 2008 consortium is being organized by Ram Mudambi, Temple University. 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 senior faculty members who have already committed to participate in the consortium include Srilata Zaheer (Associate Dean, University of Minnesota), Raj Aggarwal (Dean, University of Akron), Hildy Teegen (Dean, University of South Carolina), Charles Dhanaraj (Inidana University), Jonathan Doh (Villanova), Jaideep Anand (Ohio State University), Ulf Andersson (Uppsala University), Jane Lu (Singapore Management University), Jose de la Torre (Florida International University), Steve Tallman (University of Richmond), and Keith Brouthers (King's College London).

Program (subject to change)

8:45-9:30 - Breakfast and Introductions
9:30-10:30 - Research:
   - Getting those dissertation papers published
   - Building your research base
10:30-10:45 - Break
10:45-12:00 - Career Management:
   - Working toward tenure
   - What kind of academic do you want to be
      when you grow up?
12:00-12:30 - Lunch
12:30-13:15 - Mentoring / Networking Panel (lunch continues)
13:15-15:00 - Small Group Discussion of Junior Faculty Research 1
15:00-15:30 - Break
15:30-16:30 - Small Group Discussion of Junior Faculty Research 2
16:30-16:45 - Wrap-Up

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 January 31, 2008 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., MudambiBio.doc and MudambiResearch.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 2008 Meeting website.

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

Ram Mudambi
Chair, AIB 2008 Junior Faculty Consortium
Fox School of Business, Temple University