Sponsored by the Boeing Institute of International Business, Saint Louis University

Chair: Ulf Andersson, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019


The 2019 Academy of International Business (AIB) Junior Faculty Consortium will be held on June 24, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm. All junior faculty members who are active in research and teaching in the broad field of international business are invited to participate. Preference will be given to those who have been involved in teaching and/or research for no more than three years.

The consortium will provide plenty of opportunity for interaction – among junior faculty participants and between the junior and senior faculty. There will also be time for junior faculty to discuss their research programs, or specific research projects, in small groups comprised of both junior and senior colleagues.

The panel of senior academics for the 2019 Junior Faculty Consortium consists of distinguished international business scholars with extensive experience and publication records, and broad perspectives on academic careers. The panel includes:

Tina Ambos, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Gabriel R.G. Benito, BI Norwegian Business School , Norway
Paula Caligiuri, Northeastern University, USA
Ilya Cuypers, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Ajai Gaur, Rutgers University, USA
Elisabeth Maitland, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Ram Mudambi, Temple University, USA
Phillip Nell, WU Vienna, Austria
Shameen Prashantham, CEIBS, China
André Sammartino, University of Melbourne, Australia
Pamela Sharkey Scott, Dublin City University, Ireland
Catherine Welch, University of Sydney, Australia


Tentative Program (subject to change)

June 24, 2019

09:00-09:15 Introductions
9:15-10:30 Session 1: Working toward Tenure or Confirmation: Research and Publishing
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break and Networking
10:45-12:00 Session 2: Small Group Discussion at Roundtables with Panel Members
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00-14:15 Session 3: Working toward Tenure or Confirmation: Teaching, Service, and Networking
14:15-14:30 Coffee Break and Networking
14:30-16:00 "Meet with Editors" (joint event with all consortia)

Application Requirements:

Space is limited, so as to make sure that there is plenty of scope for interaction. To apply, please e-mail the following two documents to Ulf Andersson (ulf.r.andersson@mdh.se) by January 15, 2019:

  1. A one-page CV, and
  2. A one-page description of your research program, highlighting a current paper or ongoing project on which you would like input, making sure to emphasize the international business focus of the work.

Please send these as two separate Microsoft Word documents, with your surname in the file title (e.g., NameBio.doc and NameResearch.doc). Kindly use "AIB 2019 JFC Application" as the subject line for your message.


Application for Travel Stipends

Due to the generous support of the Boeing Institute of International Business, Saint Louis University, a few 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, stating your request to be considered for this financial support. The letter should include the following information:

  1. An estimate of your travel costs, specifying the city and country from which you will be traveling;
  2. An indication of whether any travel funds are likely to be 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: Junior Faculty Consortium attendees may also be eligible for Area Scholar Travel Stipends, which are 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 2019 Travel Stipends page.

See you in Copenhagen!

Ulf Andersson
Chair, 2019 AIB Junior Faculty Consortium
ulf.r.andersson@mdh.se