The following are short biographies for the 2001-2002 AIB Executive Board. The 2001-2002 executive board ended its term in July 2002.

President:
Stephen J. Kobrin
Vice President for Meetings:
Lorraine Eden (2002 Program Chair)
Bernard Yeung (2001 Program Chair)
Vice President for Administration:
Danny Van Den Bulcke
Immediate Past President:
José de la Torre
Executive Secretary:
James R. Wills Jr.

President

The AIB President presides over all meetings of the AIB Executive Board, appoints and instructs all committees, is responsible for the administrative direction of the Academy, and supervises the functions of other officers and the Executive Secretary.

Stephen J. Kobrin

Stephen J. Kobrin

Stephen J. Kobrin is William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he has been Director of the Lauder Institute and Chair of the Management Department. His research interests are global integration, the impact of the emerging digital economy, and the politics of international business. He teaches courses in multinational management and international political-economy.

Steve Kobrin has been an active member of the Academy of International Business since 1973 and a Fellow of the AIB since 1989. He served as Vice President (Program Chair for the Boston meeting), Chair of the North-East region, and Chair of the Dissertation Award Committee. He has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of International Business Studies, The Academy of Management Review, International Organization, and The International Political Economy Yearbook. He was Book Review Editor of JIBS.

He has a Ph.D. in International Business from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Wharton, and a B.Mgt.Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Steve Kobrin worked for Procter and Gamble as a Brand Manager in the United States and Venezuela and has taught at MIT's Sloan School and at the Graduate School of Business at N.Y.U. He has published three books, including Managing Political Risk Assessment (University of California Press, 1982). Recent articles and book chapters include: "MAI and the Clash of Globalizations" (Foreign Policy); "The Architecture of Globalization: State Sovereignty in a Networked Global Economy" (Governments, Globalization and International Business); and "Electronic Cash and the End of National Markets" (Foreign Policy).

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Vice President for 2002 Meeting

Duties: The two Vice Presidents for Meetings serve as Program Chair for the Annual Meeting during one year of the two-year term. During the alternate year, he or she performs the duties of the President, in case of his or her absence.

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Lorraine Eden

Lorraine Eden is Associate Professor of Management and also Associate Director of Research in the Center for International Business Education and Research at Texas A&M University. Her research and teaching center on multinational enterprises, particularly in the areas of transfer pricing and international taxation, NAFTA, and the auto industry. She also runs week-long executive training courses on transfer pricing for Revenue Canada. Prior to joining Texas A&M in 1995, she was Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University where she continues to hold an Adjunct Research Professorship. She has also held full time appointments in the Economics departments at Mount St. Vincent and Brock universities, and a visiting Professorship in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Recent honors include Who's Who in International Business Education and Research (1999), a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs (1991-92), and a US-Canada Fulbright Research Fellowship (1992-93). She founded and was the first president of the Women Economists Network in Canada. She has been vice president of the Canadian Economics Association, and president and program chair of the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association. She currently sits on the editorial boards of Journal of International Management, Review of International Political Economy, Canadian Foreign Policy and Journal of International Business and Economy.

She has authored and/or edited five scholarly books: Multinationals and Transfer Pricing, with Alan Rugman (1985), Retrospectives on Public Finance (1991), Multinationals in the Global Political Economy, with Evan Potter (1993), Multinationals in North America (1994), and Taxing Multinationals: Transfer Pricing and Corporate Income Taxation in North America (1998). In addition, she has published more than 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters, including articles in Academy of Management Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Asian Survey, Canadian Journal of Economics, Government and Policy, International Executive, International Trade Journal, Millennium, and Transnational Corporations. She is co-editor of the June 2000 AMJ Special Research Forum on "Strategies in Emerging Economies"(with Robert Hoskisson, Michael Wright and Chung-Ming Lau), and of the upcoming JIBS Symposium on "Multinationals: The Janus Face of Globalization" (with Stefanie Lenway).

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Vice President for 2001 Meeting

Duties: The two Vice Presidents for Meetings serve as Program Chair for the Annual Meeting during one year of the two-year term. During the alternate year, he or she performs the duties of the President, in case of his or her absence.

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Bernard Yeung

Bernard Yeung was born in Hong Kong, migrated to Canada in 1975. He graduated at the University of Western Ontario in 1979 (Hons. BA in Economics and Mathematics), obtained his MBA (1981) and Ph.D. (1984) at the University of Chicago.

Bernard is currently Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business and Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University and Area Research Director at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business School. Before joining the Stern School in 1999, he was professor of International Business at the U of Michigan Business School. He also served on the faculty of the University of Alberta from 1983 to 1988 (tenured).

Bernard Yeung has been an AIB member since mid-eighties, on the JIBS editorial board since 1990 and became a JIBS associate editor in 1997. Bernard is also on the editorial board of Management International Review and in economics journals. Bernard Yeung's research and teaching interests are in international business, international economics, and international finance. He has published widely (more than sixty) in top-tier journals in international business, strategic management, economics and finance, for example, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Economic Journal, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Business, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv. As well, Bernard Yeung has edited two books. He received the Eugene Power Career Achievement Award and the teacher excel lence award for doctoral programs at the University of Michigan Business School.

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Vice President for Administration

Duties: The Vice President for Administration is responsible for overseeing the finances, accounting, membership, and chapter relations and supervising the work of the Executive Secretary, including reviewing financial statements and approving major expenditures.

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Danny Van Den Bulcke

Danny Van Den Bulcke is Professor of International Management and Development at the University of Antwerp - Belgium. He is President of the Institute of Development Policy and Management since 1996 and Director of the Centre of International Management and Development-Antwerp (CIMDA) since 1989. He holds a BA in economics from Ghent University, 1961, an MA in International Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada, 1966, and a Ph.D. from Ghent University, 1974. He taught at the University of Limburg (1970-1986), the College of Europe in Bruges (1976-1990), ICHEC, Brussels (1976-1986) and is a part-time lecturer at Ghent University and the University of Louvain. And has been visiting Professor at universities in the Netherlands, Indonesia, P.R. China, Poland, The Philippines, Thailand, India, Bolivia, and others.

He was elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 1992 and has been in charge of the Western European Chapter of AIB since 1989. He is a former President of the International Trade Investment Institute (ITI) 1980-1983 and the European International Business Association (EIBA) (1986-1987). He was Scientific Coordinator of Intercollegiate Centre of Doctoral Studies in Management (1988-1994) and is Titular Professor of the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) (1988-....) He has organized the Doctoral Tutorial in International Business for EIBA-EIASM since 1987.

Daniel Van Den Bulcke is the author of many books and articles on foreign direct investment issues and the activities of multinational enterprises especially with regard to Europe and Asia. He was involved in research activities and assignments on behalf of the Belgian Foreign Trade Office, the Belgian Administration for Development Corporation, The Belgian Ministry of Economics, the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, the OECD, The International Labour Organization, The World Bank, the European Union, etc. He is co-editor of the International Business Review and is a member of the editorial board of Management International Review, Studies in Management and Organization and Transnational Management.

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Immediate Past President

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José de la Torre

José de la Torre is Professor of International Business Strategy at the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of UCLA's Center for International Business Education and Research. Formerly, he was Professor of International Business and Chairman of the Strategy and Environment Area at INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration) in Fontainebleau, France, a member of the faculty at the Institute of International Business, Georgia State University, and a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of over 40 books and articles and more than 30 case studies in the field of international business and strategy. He has written on the management of multinational firms, the relationship between corporate strategy and government policy, and on foreign investment in developing countries. He is a member of various professional societies, was a Vice President of the Academy of International Business in 1994-96, President of the European International Business Association in 1980-82, and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals in the field. He received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School in 1971, following degrees in aerospace engineering and business administration from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Executive Secretary

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James R. Wills Jr.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa






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