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AIB 2009 Annual Meeting
San Diego, California, USA
June 27-30, 2009

Junior Faculty Consortium

Sponsored by Boeing Institute of International Business, Saint Louis University

Application Deadline: March 9, 2009 (extended)

The Academy of International Business is organizing a Junior Faculty Consortium to be held on Saturday, June 27, 2009 in San Diego. 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 2009 consortium is being organized by Farok Contractor, Rutgers University. The consortium is being structured to provide mentoring and career advice from senior figures in our field on issues such as publication, tenure, optimal level of service, and teaching. There will be opportunities for interaction between junior faculty and senior scholars on the faculty panel, and among junior faculty present. Participants may also be able 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 (in alphabetical order):

  • Contractor, Farok (Rutgers University) -- Chair
  • Jacque, Laurent (Fletcher School, Tufts University)
  • Khanna, Tarun (Harvard Business School)
  • Kundu, Sumit (Florida International University)
  • Luo, Yadong (University of Miami)
  • Lyles, Marjorie (Indiana University)
  • Martin, Xavier (Tilburg University)
  • Ramamurti, Ravi (Northeastern University)
  • Rugman, Alan (Henley Business School, University of Reading)
  • Tallman, Stephen (University if Richmond)
  • Tung, Rosalie L. (Simon Fraser University)
  • Von Glinow, Mary Ann (Florida International University)
  • Yeung, Bernard (Dean, National University of Singapore Business School)
  • Zander, Udo (Stockholm School of Economics)

Tentative Program (subject to change)

9:00-9:30 - Breakfast and Introductions
9:30-10:15 - Session A: Research and Publication Strategies for Junior Faculty
10:15-10:30 - Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 - Session B: Small Group Mentoring in Breakout Sessions
12:30-13:30 - Lunch with Informal Networking
13:30-14:15 - Session D: Preparing for Tenure and Career Success
14:15-14:30 - Coffee Break
14:30-15:45 - Meet the Editors (jointly with the Doctoral Consortium)

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 9, 2009 (extended) 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., YourLastNameBio.doc and YourLastNameResearch.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 2009 Meeting website.

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

Ms. Pooja Thakur (Consortium Coordinator)

Prof. Farok J. Contractor
Chair, 2009 AIB Junior Faculty Consortium
Rutgers Business School
Rutgers University