The following are short biographies for the 2002-2004 AIB Executive Board. The 2002-2004 executive board ended its term in July 2004.

President:
Peter J. Buckley
Vice President for Meetings:
Nakiye Boyacigiller (2004 Program Chair)
Udo Zander (2003 Program Chair)
Vice President for Administration:
Marjorie Lyles
Immediate Past President:
Stephen J. Kobrin
Executive Secretary:
James R. Wills Jr.

President

Duties: 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.

Peter J. Buckley

Peter J. Buckley

Peter J. Buckley is (BA (Econ), MA, Ph.D.) Professor of International Business and Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, (CIBUL). He is Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Reading, The Management School, Lancaster University and in the Faculty of Management and Organization, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. After degrees from the Universities of York (BA Social Sciences - Economics) and East Anglia (MA - Development Economics), he did his PhD at the University of Lancaster. Following a period of research at the University of Reading, he worked at the University of Bradford Management Centre until his departure for Leeds in July 1995. He has held visiting Professorships at University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Rennes I, France, Hong Kong City University, and in Oslo and the University of Granada.

He has published 19 books in English in both UK and USA and one in German. These include The Future of the Multinational Enterprise (1976) (paperback edition, 1991; Japanese edition, 1993; Korean edition, 1995, Chinese edition to be published 2001) and the Theory of the Multinational Enterprise (1987) based on the 1986 Uppsala Lectures in Business. His most recent book is International Firms, Cooperation and Competition in the World Economy (Macmillan, 2000). He also is editor of fourteen books, including Cooperative Forms of Transnational Company Activity in the United Nations Library series. In addition, he has written over 100 refereed articles on foreign direct investment, the multinational enterprise, international management and the economics of tourism in leading British, US, Japanese and European journals, including nine articles in Journal of International Business Studies. The Social Science Citation Index lists over 1100 citations of Peter Buckley's work. He is editor of the Edward Elgar book series "New Horizons in International Business" (35 titles to date), Associate Editor of International Business Review and on the editorial board of Journal of International Business Studies, and International Journal of the Economics of Business.

Peter has carried out consultancy assignments for central government, local government, international bodies (including UNCTAD Division on Transnationals) and leading companies. His current research interests centre on the theory of the multinational firm, knowledge management in multinational firms, the international transfer of technology, the impact of foreign direct investment, international joint ventures and alliances, and the economics of tourism. He has recently completed a three year project on UK International Joint Ventures funded by the ESRC. His current projects include a study of "Managing Cross-border Knowledge" funded by the Carnegie-Bosch Institute. He was Vice President of the Academy of International Business (AIB) (1991-92) and the Chair of its UK Region from 1985 to 1991. In 1985 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. Fellowships are limited to 50 worldwide and are awarded for "outstanding achievements in international business". In 1995 he became a Fellow of the British Academy of Management (BAM) in the founding list of Fellows. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in 1995. In December 1998 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of International Economics and Business, Beijing, China.

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Vice President for Meetings (2004 Program Chair)

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.

Nakiye Boyacigiller - photo

Nakiye Avdan Boyacigiller, 2004 Program Chair

Nakiye Boyacigiller is Professor of International Management at San Jose State University. She received her doctorate in organizational behavior and industrial relations from the Haas School at UC Berkeley, her MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, and her BA degree from Bogaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nakiye's current research, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a study of organization culture and human resource management practices in multinational corporations and their influence on corporate performance (with S. Beechler, S. Taylor and O. Levy). She is also editing a book titled Teaching and Experiencing Cross-Cultural Management: Lessons from Master Teachers (with R. Goodman and M. Phillips). Her work has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Research in Organizational Behavior, and International Business: An Emerging Vision, among others. Nakiye reviews for most of the main journals in the field and sits on six editorial boards, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science and the recently launched International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management.

A member of the AIB since the late-80's, Nakiye was co-track chair for Micro OB/HRM in 1999, and has been a panelist for two Junior Faculty Workshops (1997, 1999). In 1999 she participated in the AIB Policy and Planning Retreat. She has been a member of the Farmer Best Dissertation Award Committee for the last three years and currently chairs that committee. Her other primary professional organization is the Academy of Management (AOM), where she has been most active in the International Management division as program chair, (1994-1995), chair (1996-1997), participant in Junior Faculty Workshops (1988, 1999, 1994 chair), and co-chair of the division's Teaching Committee (1998-2000). She has also been a member of the AOM's International Programs Committee (1993-1998) a group that has sought to increase international membership and the visibility of international issues across the AOM. In 1998 she was conference coordinator for the Western Academy of Management's 5th International Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

At San Jose State University Nakiye has received the College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Professor Award (2001) and the Dean's Faculty Excellence Award (1989). She has taught at the Anderson School at UCLA, the Haas School at UC Berkeley, the Stockholm School of Economics' Institute of International Business, Bilkent University (Ankara), and Bogazici University (Istanbul) and is currently a network faculty member of Sabanci University (Istanbul).

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Vice President for Meetings (2003 Program Chair)

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.

Udo Zander

Udo Zander, 2003 Program Chair

Udo Zander is Professor and Acting Director of the Institute of International Business, IIB, at the Stockholm School of Economics, SSE. IIB is a research organization including over 25 faculty. Udo is also responsible for the PhD program in Business Administration at the Stockholm School of Economics, enrolling some 120 PhD students, and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Doctoral Programmes Association.

His research interests are managing the multinational company and knowledge and the theory of the firm. His most recent area of research is the impact and power of ideas on international firms and society, where his paper "When Mohammed Goes to the Mountain: Globalization, Cathedrals of Modernity and a New World in Order" (AOM 2000), addresses the myth of unidirectional and smooth globalization. He has published in journals like the Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, and American Sociological Review.

Udo Zander has been an active member of the Academy of International Business since 1989. His academic background includes studies at the Stockholm School of Economics (M. Sc. -86; PhD -91) and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (IB/OB -86-87) and Stanford University (OB -87). He has organized the annual conference of the European International Business Academy, four other international conferences, and the doctoral consortium at the Academy of Management's International Management Division.

Udo Zander has taught International Business at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and has been visiting professor at Stanford University. Udo has also worked in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and Turkey.

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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.

Marjorie Lyles

Marjorie Lyles

Marjorie Lyles is Professor of International Strategic Management at Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the Kimball Faculty Fellow. She was founding Director of the Indiana University Center on Southeast Asia. She is a member of the American Management Association's International Council and has been an Invited Scholar and consultant for the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Peoples' Republic of China. She was a visiting scholar in Thailand at NIDA, at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in France, at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, and at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). In fall 1997, she was the Arthur Andersen Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cambridge University (England). She has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University.

She has consulted with government agencies and firms interested in knowledge management, joint ventures, technology development and transfer, and higher education. She has consulted with USAID in Indonesia on higher education development and in Hungary on an evaluation of the private sector. She received a grant from USIA to evaluate foreign direct investment and joint ventures in Hungary and Malaysia. Working with a consortia of firms, she investigated infrastructure development in Southeast Asia. On a UNDP project, she assisted the development of Technology Park Malaysia and was involved in executive training on technology management during that project. In Hungary, she worked with the Hungarian Blue Ribbon Commission and USIA on evaluating the health of the private sector and knowledge transfer from foreign firms. Her work extended from 1992-1997. Currently she has an NSF grant to continue this research in assessing the firms ten years after the transition.

Marjorie's writings center on organizational learning, international strategies and cooperative alliances, and technology development particularly in emerging economies. She studies the performance of foreign direct investment projects and the utilization of knowledge transfer in joint ventures. She studies JVs as a form of business development and entrepreneurship in transitional and evolving economies, such as ASEAN and Central Europe.

She has presented and authored over 50 articles on strategic management. Her research has appeared in such journals as Journal of International Business Studies, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning, and the Journal of Management Studies. On her work on knowledge management and joint ventures, she has given presentations in a number of countries, including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hungary, Costa Rica, Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and Taiwan. One of her recent articles in the JIBS is entitled "Knowledge Acquisition from the Foreign Parents in International Joint Ventures."

She has received several research grants to support her work. Her funding sources have included a three year grant from U.S.I.A. in Malaysia, a Carnegie Bosch Institute grant, a USAID grant, and a NSF grant on organizational learning in Hungary. The Davidson Institute supported a project on joint ventures in Vietnam. Many projects also received partial support from Indiana University.

She served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Management. She is listed in Outstanding Young Women in America and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.

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Immediate Past President

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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Executive Secretary

Picture of James R. Wills, Jr.

James R. Wills Jr.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa






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