The following awards are offered by AIB in relation to the annual conference. Each year, there are also be additional awards being offered by organizations affiliated with AIB.

Temple/AIB Best Paper Award

Sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business

The Temple/AIB Best Paper Award was created in 2002 through an endowment by Temple University's Fox School of Business. All papers accepted for competitive sessions are eligible for the award. One finalist from each track is nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and the track chair's assessments. An independent Best Paper Award committee reviews the finalist and chooses the winning manuscript. The author(s) of the winning manuscript, announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference, receives a commemorative and a monetary award.

[Past Temple/AIB Best Paper Award Recipients]

Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award

Given out under the Haynes Prize name until 2014, the award was renamed in 2015 to acknowledge not just the impact that Alan Rugman has had on the IB field but also his commitment to the engagement and development of junior scholars. The award recognizes the best paper presented at the conference written by an author (or authors) under 40 years of age. All papers accepted for competitive sessions are eligible for the prize as long as the age criterion is met. Finalists are nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and their own assessments. An independent Rugman Young Scholar Award Committee reviews the finalists and chooses the winning manuscript. The author(s) of the winning manuscript, announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference, will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

[Past Rugman Young Scholar Award Recipients]

Florida International University/AIB Best Theory Paper Award NEW

Beginning in 2017, Florida International University (FIU) and AIB have partnered to establish the best theory paper award. The new award will be presented annually at the AIB Annual Meeting to recognize a paper with superior theory development. An endowment from Florida International University will provide funding support for the award. All papers accepted for competitive sessions that meet the selection criteria are eligible for the award. One finalist from each track will be nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and their own assessments. An independent award committee will evaluate the nominees. The author(s) of the winning manuscript, announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference, will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award

Ph.D. and D.B.A. students who successfully defended their dissertations with an international business focus between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, are eligible for the 2017 Buckley and Casson AIB Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in international business. The winner will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award. Furthermore, all finalists receive a travel stipend to allow them to present their research at the AIB Annual Meeting. For more information, please visit the separate AIB Dissertation Award Call for Submissions.

[Past Buckley and Casson AIB Dissertation Award Recipients]

Sheth/AIB Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award

The Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award is awarded in conjunction with the AIB/Sheth Doctoral Consortium; proposals are selected during the consortium annually. The proposals are judged based on the originality and theoretical foundations of the work, the rigor and soundness of the proposed method, and the potential contribution and impact of the proposal in advancing the field. Winner(s) will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

[Past Sheth/AIB Dissertation Proposal Award Recipients]

Best Reviewer Award

The Academy of International Business also recognizes the contributions that our reviewers make in putting together a quality program and, as a result, a successful conference. In recognition of these contributions, each year, the Program Committee (the Program Chair and Track Chairs) identify those reviewers that have gone above and beyond the duty of reviewing manuscripts for the conference in providing quality, constructive feedback to the authors. The recipient(s) of the Best Reviewer Award receive a certificate of recognition are also recognized at the Conference Program as well as during the Awards Session on the last day of the conference.

Additional Awards offered at AIB Conference

A variety of other awards will be offered by organizations affiliated with AIB at the 2017 Dubai Conference.

"That's Interesting!" Award sponsored by Aalto University School of Economics
Sponsored by Aalto University School of Business, this award recognizes the conference paper that most effectively pushes the boundaries of our existing knowledge in the field by crossing boundaries, challenging taken-for-granted assumptions in the field, denying old "truths", attracting the reader's attention, and making an original argument. The author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive a plaque and a cash award at a Coffee Break sponsored by Aalto University School of Business at the conference.
 
Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Research sponsored by Bryant University
Sponsored by the International Business program at Bryant University, this award is given to the best paper accepted to a competitive session at the AIB Annual Meeting with a research focus on Emerging Economies. The author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive a certificate and a cash award at a Coffee Break sponsored by Bryant University at the conference.
 
Best Research Methods Paper Award sponsored by University of Sydney Business School
Sponsored by University of Sydney Business School, this award is given to the best paper accepted to a competitive session at the AIB Annual Meeting that develops and/or utilizes innovative and non-traditional methodological approaches to investigate pertinent international business phenomena; advances international business methodology; provides creative methodological solutions to important international business problems; and/or informs scholars in international business and beyond about methodological advancements. The author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive a certificate and a cash award at a Coffee Break sponsored by University of Sydney Business School at the conference.
 
CUIBE Award for Best Paper on International Business Education
Sponsored by the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), recognizes the best paper focused on undergraduate international business education being presented at the AIB Annual Conference. To be eligible the papers must have been submitted and accepted for presentation for the Special Track on Teaching International Business, and then shortlisted by the track chair as a nominee for the award. The winner receives the award at a Coffee Break sponsored by CUIBE.