Sponsored by Boeing Institute of International Business, Saint Louis University

Chair: Aya Chacar (Florida International University) and JT Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

The Academy of International Business is organizing a Junior Faculty Consortium, which will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

All junior faculty active in research and teaching in international business and strategy are invited to participate, although preference will be given to those who have been involved in teaching and/or research in international business and strategy for no more than three years.

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 in a roundtable format. There will also 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 faculty panel for the Junior Faculty Consortium includes distinguished international business scholars with extensive publication records and experience.

Kazuhiro Asakawa, Keio University
Ellie Banalieva, Northeastern University
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazura, Northeastern University
Nandini Lahiri, Temple University
Dan Li, Indiana University
Marjorie Lyles, Indiana University
Shige Makino, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Klaus Meyer, China Europe International Business School
Gong Ming Qian, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Malika Richards, Penn State Berks
Grazia Santangelo, University of Catania
Michael Witt, INSEAD

Tentative Program (subject to change)

Monday, June 27, 2016

09:00-09:15 Introductions
9:15-10:30 Session One: Panel Discussion - Working Toward Tenure I: Research and Publishing
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Session Two: Small Group Discussion of Junior Faculty Research
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15 Session Three: Panel Discussion - Working Toward Tenure II: Teaching, Service, and Networking
14:15-14:30 Coffee Break
14:30-16:00 "Meet with Editors" (jointly with Doctoral Consortium)

Application Requirements:

Please note that space is limited in the program to ensure an optimal level of interaction. To apply, please send an e-mail letter, stating your interest in attending by February 15, 2016 to both: chacara@fiu.edu and mnjtli@ust.hk. Please include the following information in the message:

  1. A one page CV.
  2. A one page description of your research program which highlights a current paper or project in process (on which you would like input), and its international business focus.

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


Application for Travel Stipends

Due to the kind support of the Boeing Institute of International Business, Saint Louis University a small number of travel grants are available for participants in need of financial support to attend the consortium.

If you would like to apply for one of these 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:

  1. An estimation of your travel costs including your city and country of departure
  2. The name of your university and whether any travel funds are available from your university
  3. Whether you are currently an AIB member, and
  4. 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 AIB 2016 Travel Stipends page.


Please e-mail your application (with the subject line "AIB Junior Faculty Consortium") to:
Aya Chacar and JT Li
Co-Chair, AIB 2016 Junior Faculty Consortium
Email: chacara@fiu.edu and mnjtli@ust.hk