Chair: John Mezias, University of Miami

Application Deadline: March 15, 2013

For the first time, the Academy of International Business is organizing a Mid-Career Consortium which will be held on Wednesday July 3, 2013 from 2:30-4:30 pm. This Consortium features a panel of distinguished faculty and will provide a unique opportunity to network and discuss professional challenges, problems, and opportunities facing faculty advancing into their "Associate and early Full Professor years." The most suitable participants for this Consortium are "mid-career" international business faculty (those with at least five years of academic experience up to recent full professors). Panelists will share views on topics ranging from editorial roles, sabbaticals, leadership in professional organizations, changing institutions, executive education, conference organization, administrative roles, and working with doctoral students. Informal presentations will be followed by Q&A and round table discussions.

Faculty Panel:

John Mezias, University of Miami, USA (Chair)
Mary Yoko Brannen, University of Victoria, Canada
Jeremy Clegg, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Carl Fey, Nottingham University Business School, China
Ram Mudambi, Temple University, USA
Jennifer Spencer, George Washington University, USA
Aks Zaheer, University of Minnesota, USA

Submission Instructions:

To ensure this Consortium is an effective exchange forum, we wish to limit registration to 25 participants. If interested, please apply by sending an e-mail message (with "AIB Mid-Career Consortium" in the subject line) to to John Mezias at by March 15, 2013. Please make sure to include the following in your application:

  1. Name
  2. School
  3. Rank (stage in career)
  4. Brief Letter of Interest (session goals)

See you in Istanbul!

John Mezias
Chair, AIB 2013 Mid-Career Consortium
University of Miami