The following biographies are for the 2012-2013 AIB Executive Board. The board served from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013.

Robert Grosse
Vice President Program:
Patricia McDougall (2013 Program Chair)
Klaus Meyer (2014 Program Chair)
Susan Feinberg (Past Program Chair)
Vice President Administration:
Elizabeth Rose
Peter Liesch
Immediate Past President:
Mary Ann Von Glinow
Executive Director:
G. Tomas M. Hult (appointed position)


Duties: The President presides at all meetings of the Academy and of the Executive Board, appoints and instructs all committees and is responsible for the strategic direction of the Academy and for supervising the functions of the other officers and of the Executive Director.

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Robert Grosse

Robert Grosse is Director of George Mason's Center for Global Business, Innovation and Transformation. The Center is a part of the School of Management, focusing on academic research in global business and development of programs and conferences in all three areas of global business, innovation, and organizational transformation. Before joining George Mason University, Professor Grosse was the Director (Dean) of the EGADE Business School at Monterrey Tec in Mexico. He joined the Tec in early 2009, after teaching in a videoconference joint venture MBA between Thunderbird and the Tec since 1998. He oversaw the EGADE campuses in Monterrey and Mexico City.

Professor Grosse was the founding Director of Standard Bank Group's (South Africa) Global Leadership Centre, which is designed to offer leadership development training to the Group's 11,000 managers and executives. He joined the Group in March of 2006, and worked with the team overseeing the design of curriculum, recruiting of instructors, completion of physical facilities, and launch of all the Centre's programs in October 2006. He became the overall head of Leadership Development and Learning in July of 2007.

He holds a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, both in international economics. He has taught international finance in the MBA programs at Thunderbird, the University of Miami, the University of Michigan, and at Instituto de Empresa, as well as in many universities in Latin America. He has consulted for the US Treasury Department, the United Nations, and many companies including American Express, Anaconda, Banco Ganadero, Chase Manhattan Bank, EXXON, IBM, Merrill Lynch, Texaco, YPF, and Xerox. He held the Asesores Bursatiles Chair in Capital Markets at Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) and the Conti Chair in Global Management at Thunderbird.

Professor Grosse is a leading author on international business in Latin America. He has written about global firms' strategies in the region (Can Latin American Firms Compete?. Oxford, 2007), three books and a dozen articles about financial crises in the region, and cases about strategies of Latin American firms in international competition (Enersis, Banco Ganadero, YPF, and LanChile, among others). He wrote "International Business in Latin America" for the Oxford Handbook of International Business (Oxford, 2001). He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and a Fellow and Past President of the Business Association of Latin American Studies.

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Vice President Program - 2013

Duties: The Vice President Program serves as the Program Chair of the Annual Meeting and performs other duties as the Executive Board may prescribe.

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Patricia P. McDougall

Patricia P. McDougall is the William L. Haeberle Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and the Director of the Institute for International Business. She served as Associate Dean from 2004-2009. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. Dr. McDougall helped pioneer the growing field of international entrepreneurship (IE). She and her co-author were presented the JIBS Decade Award for their 1994 article on the early internationalization of new ventures. She has actively promoted the development of IE to scholars around the world through special issue editorships for four journals and two books on IE, 50+ presentations on IE in 10+ different countries, and conducting special workshops on IE to attract new scholars to the domain. Dr. McDougall is the track chair for SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Born Global for the 2012 AIB Conference.

Dr. McDougall has edited four books and published in such journals as JIBS, AMJ, SMJ, JOM, POM, MIR, JBV, ETP, and JIE. She is a current or former member of nine editorial boards, including a Consulting Editor for JIBS. Her teaching cases appear in more than 25 leading textbooks. She is active in executive education and has consulted with businesses in Germany, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica and the U.S. Dr. McDougall has received several research and teaching recognitions, including the Kelley School's Full Professor Research Excellence Award and Indiana University's Trustees' Teaching Excellence Award.

As Director of the Institute for International Business, she is responsible for the University's CIBER grant and numerous other global engagement activities. Three of her current projects include a USAID funded entrepreneurial development program in the Caribbean; the Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, a partnership with the Asia Pacific World Economic Council (APEC), which teaches women entrepreneurs in developing countries how to start and sustain their own micro-ventures; and the Global Business Institute-Middle East and North Africa, a one month long immersive program that provides students from across the Middle East and Northern Africa the opportunity to learn about business in the context of American culture.

Formerly, Dr. McDougall was a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she was co-principal investigator on two National Science Foundation grants. In her NSF related role as Co-Director of the Global Innovation for Engineers Program, she worked with the Engineering School to integrate international business, management and entrepreneurship into the engineering curriculum.

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Vice President Program - 2014

Duties: The Vice President Program-Elect assists in the development of the pre-conference activities of the Annual Meeting and performs other duties as the Executive Board may prescribe. The Vice President Program-Elect succeeds the Vice President Program at the termination of the Vice President Program’s year in office.

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Klaus Meyer

Klaus Meyer is a Professor of Strategy and International Business. He is currently teaching at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China, having previously taught at the University of Bath, the University of Reading, both UK, and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. In addition, he held semester visiting positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and National Cheng-chi University in Taipei.

Klaus Meyer obtained his PhD from London Business School, UK, with a dissertation on foreign investment in transition economies. He also holds a Master degree from University of Göttingen, Germany, having spent one year of this education at the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA. He has also spent two years in banking with the Nord/LB in Braunschweig, Germany.

Klaus Meyer's research focuses on strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies, especially in Eastern Europe and East Asia. He is in particular interested in how firms adapt their business strategies to the specific conditions prevailing in each host economy. He has thus investigated foreign investor entry and growth strategies, starting with the choice of entry mode. His research also extends to economic questions such as the impact of foreign investors on the economic transition and development of the host economies. A new line of work focuses on the motivations and strategies of multinational enterprises originating from emerging economies such as China. Across this work, a central theme has been how the context in which businesses operate, especially the institutional framework, affect firm strategies and practices.

Klaus Meyer has published eight papers in the Journal of International Business Studies, in addition to over 40 further papers in outlets such as Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal and other journals. He is also, with Mike Peng, author of the textbook "International Business" (Cengage, 2011) designed for the European market.

Responsibilities with scholarly associations and journals include the role of senior editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and a Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. In the past, he also served the AIB community as book review editor for the Journal of International Business Studies (2000-05), and he gathered experience in the organization of conference programmes, among other roles, as track chair for the AIB conferences in Beijing (2006), Rio de Janeiro (2010) and Nagoya (2011).

Professor Meyer maintains a personal website and a blog on international business affairs at:

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Vice President Program - Past

Duties: The Vice President Program remains a member of the Executive board, as Vice President Program-Past, for one (1) year immediately following his or her term of office as Vice President Program. The Vice President Program-Past provides guidance to the Vice President Program and performs other duties as the Executive Board may prescribe. The Vice President Program-Past acts for the President in the absence of the President and the President-Elect.

Susan Feinberg

Susan Feinberg

Susan Feinberg is an Associate Professor of International Business at Fox School of Business at Temple University. Her academic research focuses on how changes in countries' economic and policy environments affect the location and operating decisions of U.S. multinational firms. Much of her research has examined the intra-firm trade of U.S. multinational firms. Feinberg's research has been published in diverse journals including the Academy of Management Journal, American Economic Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Canadian Journal of Economics and Journal of Industrial Economics.

She has presented her work at top economics, IB, management and finance conferences, as well as dozens of national and international universities and numerous government and research organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the United States Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Institute for International Economics, and the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. Feinberg discussed her research on the international trade of U.S. multinational firms in testimony before the United States Trade Deficit Review Commission. She served as an informal advisor to the Kerry-Edwards campaign and the Obama campaign.

Susan is a past VP Administration and VP Program of the AIB and a past Editorial Review Board member of JIBS. Feinberg is also a member of the American Economic Association and the Academy of Management. Prior to earning her PhD at the University of Minnesota, she worked in advertising in France for several years.

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Vice President for Administration

Duties: The Vice President Administration has oversight responsibility for finances, membership and chapter relations and performs other duties as the Executive Board may prescribe. He or she supervises the work of the Executive Director, including reviewing all financial statements and approving major expenditure requests. In the event that more than one officer serves as Vice President Administration on the Board, the President determines the type and sequencing of those responsibilities between the officers.

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Elizabeth L. Rose

Beth Rose is Professor of International Business at Aalto University School of Economics (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics) in Finland, having previously held appointments in the U.S. (University of Southern California) and New Zealand (University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington). She holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MSE, an AM, and a PhD from the University of Michigan.

Beth's core research interests pertain to global strategy and internationalization, especially foreign direct investment and multimarket competitive interactions. She has a long-standing interest in the Japanese business context, and emerging interests that include the globalization strategies of small- and medium-sized firms and internationalization in the service sector. Her work has been published in a variety of outlets, including Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Management International Review. She has been a member of several editorial review boards, including JIBS (2004-2007).

A long-time member of AIB, Beth served on the Richard N. Farmer Dissertation Award committee for four years, chairing the committee in 2006-2007. (She is currently chairing the comparable committee - the Richman Award - for the Academy of Management's International Management Division.) Beth has participated in AIB doctoral consortia as a faculty panelist, and was a member of the selection committee for the 2007 SAMS/AIB best proposal award. She has also been a track chair for AIB conferences (2008 and 2011), and received an AIB best reviewer award in 2009.

Beth is completing her term as the founding chair of the AIB's Australia and New Zealand chapter. She has also played key roles in two affiliated groups. During 2004-2011, she served two consecutive terms as president of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA), which has a close association with the local AIB chapter. In addition, she has just completed a two-year term as president of the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS), which holds its annual meetings in conjunction with the annual AIB conference.

Beth is a dual citizen of New Zealand and the U.S.

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Vice President for Administration

Duties: The Vice President Administration has oversight responsibility for finances, membership and chapter relations and performs other duties as the Executive Board may prescribe. He or she supervises the work of the Executive Director, including reviewing all financial statements and approving major expenditure requests. In the event that more than one officer serves as Vice President Administration on the Board, the President determines the type and sequencing of those responsibilities between the officers.

Peter Liesch

Peter Liesch

Peter Liesch is Professor of International Business and Chair of the Strategy Cluster, UQ Business School at The University of Queensland, Australia. He has been Head of the School of Management at both the University of Tasmania and The University of Queensland. He is a Professional Member of the Economic Society of Australia (Qld. Inc) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. His Ph.D. in Economics, written on the topic of government mandated-countertrade, was awarded by The University of Queensland. Professor Liesch has served on many university committees across several campuses, institutional review panels, tenure and promotion committees, and he has served terms on The University of Queensland Standing Committee of its Academic Board. His teaching commitments are mainly in the UQ Business School's MBA Program, alongside doctoral thesis supervision. He is a Vice-President of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy.

His primary research interests include: internationalisation of the firm, alternative systems of inter-firm exchange, and international business operations in their diversity, both their strategies and organisational forms. Recent research projects completed include international terrorism and its effects on international firm decision-taking, offshoring of economic activity, and conceptions of time in internationalising firms. Professor Liesch has recently completed, with co-authors, an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant researching the pre-internationalisation phase of early and rapidly internationalising firms. He has an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant on a project titled 'Through the Eyes of the Chinese: Attitudes to and Opinions of Australia and their Influence on Sino-Australian Business Exchange'. He was funded recently by the Australian Business Foundation for a study on platforming and value appropriation in early internationalising firms. In 2009, with colleagues, he was awarded a four-year Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to research institutional logics in the healthcare sector.

He has published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management Decision, International Journal of Technology Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review and others. With Dowling, Gray and Hill, he recently published with McGraw-Hill an Asia-Pacific Edition of the textbook, International Business. He is Editor of the Management & Entrepreneurship Department at the Journal of World Business and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Management.

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Immediate Past President

Duties: The Immediate Past President remains a member of the Executive Board for one (1) year immediately following his or her term of office as President. The Immediate Past President perform various duties as the Executive Board may prescribe.

Mary Ann Von Glinow

Mary Ann Von Glinow

Dr. Von Glinow is the Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management and Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Florida International University. She is the 2007 Program Chair of the Academy of International Business' (AIB) prestigious Frontiers Conference, editor of JIBS and in 2006, Vice President of AIB. Previously on the Marshall School faculty of the University of Southern California, she has an MBA and Ph. D in Management Science from The Ohio State University. Dr. Von Glinow was the 1994-95 President of the Academy of Management, the world's largest association of academicians in management and is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and the Pan Pacific Business Association. She sits on eleven editorial review boards and numerous international panels. She teaches in executive programs in Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean region, Europe, Asia and the U.S. and is Program Co-Chair for the 2007 2nd Annual International Conference on Global Distribution of Work, Bangalore, India.

Dr. Von Glinow has authored over 100 journal articles and eleven books. Her most recent include Managing Multinational Teams, by Elsevier 2005; Organizational Learning Capability by Oxford University Press, 1999 (in Chinese and Spanish translation) which won a Gold Book Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan in 2002. She also has a popular textbook: Organizational Behavior, 2007, McGraw-Hill/Irwin and a recently published OB Essentials (2007). She heads an international consortium of researchers delving into "Best International Human Resource Management Practices;" her research in this arena won an award from the American Society for Competitiveness' Board of Trustees. She also received an NSF grant to study globally-distributed work. Dr. Von Glinow is the 2005 Academy of Management recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, one of the Academy's 3 highest honors bestowed.

Mary Ann consults to a number of domestic and multinational enterprises, and serves as a mayoral appointee to the Shanghai Institute of Human Resources in China. Her clients have included Asia Development Bank, American Express, Diageo, G.E., Knight Ridder, Burger King, Pillsbury, Westinghouse, Southern California Edison, The Aetna, State of Florida, Kaiser Permanente, TRW, Rockwell Int'l, Motorola, N.Y. Life, Amoco, Lucent, and Joe's Stone Crabs, to name a few. She is on the Board of Friends of WLRN, Fielding University, Friends of Bay Oaks, Pan-Pacific Business Association, Sanctuary Animal Refuge and Animal Alliance in Los Angeles. She is actively involved in several animal welfare organizations and received the 1996 Humanitarian Award of the Year from Miami's Adopt-a-Pet.

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Executive Director

Duties: The Executive Director is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Secretariat under the overall strategic direction of the Executive Board and reports to the President on a regular basis.

G. Tomas M. Hult

G. Tomas M. Hult

Dr. Tomas Hult is the Eli Broad Professor of Marketing and International Business and Director of the International Business Center (IBC) in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. IBC is classified as a National Resource Center (i.e., CIBER) by the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, he was Associate Dean in MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business – a top 20 graduate business school (Forbes 2011, BusinessWeek 2011) and a top 25 undergraduate business school in the USA (U.S. News & World Report 2011).

Dr. Hult has been the Executive Director of the Academy of International Business and President of the AIB Foundation since 2004. He is on the Board of the International Trade Center of Mid-Michigan, The Economic Club of Greater Lansing, and the Jagdish and Madhuri Sheth Foundation. Dr. Hult has also served as the President of the 33-university coalition of CIBER schools in the USA. The IBC is an affiliate of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDoC). Since 2012, Tomas Hult serves on the USDoC affiliated District Export Council.

Dr. Tomas Hult is one of the world’s leading authorities in global strategy. He particularly specializes in topics dealing with the intersection of global marketing and supply chain management. His most recent books are Total Global Strategy (2012) with George Yip (published by Pearson Prentice Hall); Marketing (2012) with William Pride and O.C. Ferrell (published by Cengage); and Partial Least Squares (PLS) Path Modeling with Joe Hair, Christian Ringle, and Marko Sarstedt (published by Sage Publications in 2013).

In research, Hult was ranked the 75th “most-cited scientist in economics and business” (and 3rd in marketing) in the world by Thomson Reuters in their Essential Science Indicators covering a period from 1997 to 2007. In a 2012 study by Aguinis et al. (in the Academy of Management Perspectives), Hult was 6th among influential scholars who received their degrees since 1991. His research has been cited more than 10,000 times per Google Scholar (about three-quarters of the cites coming since 2007).

He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (one of only 5 marketing scholars bestowed with this honor), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, and Decision Sciences and currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He also serves on the review boards of the Journal of Marketing, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, and Journal of Retailing, among others.

A dual citizen of Sweden and the U.S., Tomas Hult has been residing in the U.S since 1987 and been at Michigan State University since January 2001. Prior to MSU, he was at Florida State University.

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