AIB 2017-2018 Executive Board
The following biographies are for the 2017-2018 AIB Executive Board. The board will serve from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
- Lorraine Eden
- Chuck C. Y. Kwok
- Immediate Past President:
- Masaaki Kotabe
- Vice President Program:
- JT Li (2018 Program Chair)
- Vice President Program-Elect:
- Maria Tereza Leme Fleury (2019 Program Chair)
- Vice President Program-Past:
- Sarianna Lundan (2017 Program Chair)
- Vice President Administration:
- Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez
- Hadi Alhorr
- Helena Barnard
- 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.
Lorraine Eden holds the Gina and Anthony Bahr '91 Professorship in Business in the Department of Management at Texas A&M University, where she teaches courses on Transfer Pricing, Multinational Enterprises and the Economics of International Business. Dr. Eden has a PhD with Distinction in Economics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Pew Fellow, and was the inaugural holder in 2011 of the John H. Dunning Visiting Professorship at the University of Reading. Her research interests are transfer pricing, MNE-state relations, and MNE strategies. She has 150+ publications including six books and 60+ articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Science.
Dr. Eden has been actively involved in the Academy of International Business for many years. She was a track chair at the 1998 Vienna AIB meetings. She was AIB Vice President (2000-2002) and Program Chair of the 2002 Puerto Rico meetings on "Geography and International Business". At the November 2001 meetings in Sydney, she founded WAIB (Women in the Academy of International Business), now with 800+ members worldwide. She worked with Temple University to establish the AIB Best Paper Award, first given at the 2002 meetings. In 2004, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. As an AIB Fellow, she has served on a variety of Fellows committees including co-chairing the 2006-2007 committee on constitutional changes. She also chaired the 2010-2011 AIB presidential committee that developed the Code of Ethics for the AIB Leadership and served on the journals committee. In 2012, she received the AIB President's Award for her contributions to AIB and the field of international business.
Dr. Eden also has many years of experience as an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies, starting as a guest editor (2000-2001). She was a JIBS departmental editor (2003-2006), JIBS editor-in-chief elect (2007), JIBS editor-in-chief (2008-2010), and JIBS consulting editor (2013-present). In 2007, she oversaw and implemented the journal's move to Scholar One, developed a set of journal policies, and wrote the JIBS Code of Ethics. During her term as JIBS editor-in-chief, she wrote nearly two dozen JIBS editorials, chaired several JIBS Paper Development Workshops, introduced the JIBS Best Reviewer Awards, and celebrated the 40th anniversary of the journal. Dr. Eden has also been active in the Academy of Management where she is best known for her work on AOM's The Ethicist Blog, which she developed and coordinated, writing multiple blog posts on research ethics (2011-2014).
She is married to Charles Hermann. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Duties: The President-Elect shall act for the President in case of the President's absence or disability and shall perform other duties as the Executive Board may prescribe. The President-Elect shall succeed the current President at the termination of the President's year in office.
Chuck C. Y. Kwok
Professor Kwok is Distinguished Business Partnership Foundation Fellow and Professor of International Business at the University of South Carolina. He received a Ph.D. degree with a major in International Business from the University of Texas at Austin. His research concentrates on international finance and international business education. He is one of the pioneers conducting interdisciplinary research on how national culture influences various financial practices around the world. He has published over seventy refereed journal articles as well as five books and monographs. His articles appear in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics and so forth. He contributes frequently to the Journal of International Business Studies, having published 17 articles in this flagship journal of the Academy of International Business. His academic papers have received a number of awards, including the prestigious Moskowitz Prize, given by the Center for Responsible Business, University of California at Berkeley.
He has served on eight journal editorial boards, being a member of the editorial board of Journal of International Business Studies under different editors-in-chief. He was the AIB Vice President-Administration in 1995-1996. Together with his colleagues at the University of South Carolina, he conducted two rounds of Global Survey of International Business Education for the Academy of International Business (1990s and 2000). He served as a chairman and member of the AIB Best Paper Award Committee as well as a mentor of AIB Junior Faculty Consortium.
Besides teaching at the University of South Carolina, he has been consistently invited as a visiting professor at universities around the world, including the Peking University (Beijing University, PRC), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, PRC), Jiaotong University (Shanghai, PRC), Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien (Austria), and the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM, Mexico). Through the years, he has received numerous teaching awards from different universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The doctoral students he supervised have received the best AIB dissertation award and the best dissertation proposal award at the Financial Management Association. Besides teaching regular full-time business students, he also conducts seminars for multinational corporations such as Verizon, Westinghouse, International Paper Corporation, Sonoco, Milliken, Flour and so forth. He was interviewed by the National Public Radio ("All Things Considered" program), China's CCTV (national TV channel of China), and WIS-TV on Newswatch program.
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.
Masaaki Kotabe holds the Washburn Chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University in 1998, he was Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellow and Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Kotabe also served as the Vice President of the Academy of International Business (AIB) in the 1997-98 term. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business and his MBA degree in Marketing from Michigan State University, and his BS degree in Law and Economics from Chiba University in Japan. Professor Kotabe's key areas of teaching include international marketing, global sourcing strategy (R&D, manufacturing, and marketing interfaces), and Asian business practices at the undergraduate and MBA levels and theories of international business and research methodology at the Ph.D. level. He has lectured widely at various business schools around the world, including Austria, Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. For his research, he has worked closely with leading companies such as AT&T, Kohler, NEC, Nissan, Philips, Sony, and Seven&i Holdings (parent of 7-Eleven stores), and served as advisor to the United Nations' and World Trade Organization's Executive Forum on National Export Strategies. He also held the Philips do Brasil Chair Professorship in International Business at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil.
Professor Kotabe has written more than 100 scholarly publications. His research work has appeared in such journals as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing. His books include Global Sourcing Strategy: R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing Interfaces (1992), Japanese Distribution System (with Michael R. Czinkota, 1993), Anticompetitive Practices in Japan (with Kent W. Wheiler, 1996), MERCOSUR and Beyond (1997), Market Revolution in Latin America: Beyond Mexico (with Ricardo Leal, 2001), Emerging Issues in International Business Research (with Preet Aulakh, 2002), Global Supply Chain Management (with Michael J. Mol, 2006), SAGE Handbook of International Marketing, (with Kristiaan Helsen, 2009), and Global Marketing Management, 6th ed. (with Kristiaan Helsen, 2014).
He currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of International Management, and also serves / has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of International Marketing, the Journal of World Business, the Journal of Business Research, and Thunderbird International Business Review, among others.
In 1998, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business for his significant contribution to international business research and education. He is the recipient of the 2002 Musser Award for Excellence in Research at Temple University.
Vice President Program (2018 Program Chair)
Duties: The Vice President Program serves as the Program Chair of the Annual Meeting and performs other duties as the Executive Board may prescribe.
Jiatao (JT) Li
Jiatao (JT) Li is Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business, Head and Chair Professor of Management, and Senior Associate Dean of the HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His current research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, strategic alliances, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on issues related to global firms and those from emerging economies. His work has appeared in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. JT received his Ph.D. in strategy and international management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and was previously with McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong, a leading global management consulting firm.
JT has been serving as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal since 2009, with a focus on global strategy and firms from emerging economies. He is also serving on the editorial boards for such publications as the Academy of Management Journal, Cross Cultural Management, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management, and Long Range Planning; and previously for Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and Management and Organization Review.
An active member of the Academy of International Business (AIB) since 1990, JT has served the AIB in many dimensions. JT is an incoming Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) for 2016-2019, responsible for research related to strategy and policy in emerging economies. JT also serves as Co-Chair of the Junior Faculty Consortium at the 2016 Academy of International Business meeting in New Orleans, after having served on the faculty panels for multiple years.
JT has been a champion for promoting international business scholarship, particularly in Asia. Under his leadership, HKUST now sponsors the "IM Division HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy" award at the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. JT is Program Chair for the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference in Hong Kong in December 2016, on the theme of "Contextualizing Strategic Management in Asia: Institutions, Innovation and Internationalization". He looks forward to an opportunity to serving the Academy of International Business with a perspective from the dynamic Asian region.
Vice President Program-Elect (2019 Program Chair)
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.
Maria Tereza Leme Fleury
Maria Tereza Leme Fleury is full professor of International Management at both Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and the University of São Paulo (USP). She was dean of the School of Business Administration (2008 -2015) and currently the Director of FGV, a Brazilian think-tank. Previously at University of Sao Paulo, she was the Director of the School of Economy , Administration and Accountancy - USP. She was Research Fellow at the Institute of Manufacturing at Cambridge University, UK at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, Institute for Development Economics, Japan, and Visiting Professor at ESSEC – France.
Professor Fleury has served as Director of BALAS – the Business Association of Latin American Studies and ANPAD – the Brazilian Association for Graduate Studies and Research in Management, through which she organized the 2010 AIB Annual Conference at Rio de Janeiro. She served as editor of Revista de Administração USP and she is member of the editorial board of international and Brazilian journals. She is member of the board of Academic and Professional Associations like IE, Madrid, Lisbon Business School, Lisboa, the Center for China-Latin America Management Studies of Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Columbia Global Centers Latin America of Columbia University, New York.
She has published 25 books and more than 90 articles on Strategy and Competency Management, International Strategy and Management, Human Resources Management. In the last 15 years, her main focus of research and publication is about the emerging country multinationals, comparing different countries and regions.
Vice President Program - Past (2017 Program Chair)
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.
Sarianna Lundan holds the Chair in International Management and Governance at the University of Bremen in Germany. She received her BSc, MBA and PhD degrees from Rutgers University (US), and has held prior appointments at the University of Reading (UK) and at Maastricht University (The Netherlands). She is a Finnish citizen, and has also been an Associate Research Fellow at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) in Helsinki. She was part of the team that was successful in getting the University of Bremen admitted to the group of eleven leading research universities in Germany, and she currently serves on the Future Commission of the University.
She has published widely in journals and books, and has co-authored with John H. Dunning the second edition of Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, which continues to be an influential reference work in the field of international business. She currently serves on seven editorial boards, including JIBS, IBR, MBR and GSJ. She has also participated extensively in the work of UNCTAD in connection with the World Investment Reports and the Investment Policy Reviews, and served briefly as a Senior Economic Officer in Geneva.
Her dissertation dealt with environmental regulation in the pulp and paper industry, and the core themes from this work still occupy her today. The first of these concerns the role of MNEs in shaping the institutional environment in which they operate, as well as their ability to benchmark and transfer practices across borders. The second theme concerns the relationship between the state and MNEs, particularly in terms of reconciling the developmental and social objectives of the state with the long-term objectives of the foreign investor. Her current research interests focus on the transformative effects of the introduction of new institutions and new forms of governance by MNEs through various types of public and private partnerships in the host country.
She is an elected Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) and served as the President of EIBA in 2013, responsible for the organization of the annual conference in Bremen. She has served as a faculty panel member and chair of the AIB Doctoral Consortium in 2013 (Istanbul) and 2014 (Vancouver) and as a faculty member in the AIB/JIBS PDW in 2011 (Nagoya).
Vice President for Administration
Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (PhD, MBS, Psy) is Full Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT (Colombia). Maria-Alejandra is the coordinator of the Colombian universities in the virtual institute of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Certified Commercial Diplomats; and Editor-in-Chief of the business journal AD-minister. Dr. Gonzalez-Perez holds a PhD in International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility, and a Master’s degree in Business Studies in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She also did postdoctoral research at the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) in NUI Galway. Prof. Gonzalez-Perez is the past Head of the Department of International Business (2009-2013) and former Director of the International Studies Research Group (2008-2013) at Universidad EAFIT (Colombia). Prior to her positions in Colombia, she worked as a researcher in various organisations such as the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC), Irish Chambers of Commerce, and the Economics of Social Policy Research Unit (ESPRU) in Ireland.
Dr. Gonzalez-Perez has edited 8 books, and has published several academic papers and book chapters in the areas of firm internationalisation, corporate social responsibility and international migration. She is a regular contributor to Latin American business media. Her research results have been presented in over 60 international academic conferences in all the continents. Also, she was trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Colombia. Maria-Alejandra has lived, studied or worked in the UK, USA, Ireland, France, Spain, and Colombia, and have traveled as a tourist to over 50 countries.
Vice President for Administration
Hadi Alhorr is an Associate Professor at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University. He earned his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.
Since joining the faculty of Saint Louis University in August of 2006, Dr. Alhorr's teaching has primarily focused on Global Strategy across the undergraduate, masters, executive masters and doctoral levels. He has taught several international business and management classes in universities in China, France, Hungary, Spain and Lebanon and has worked with multinational firms in Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Alhorr has also served as a chair and/or member on seven dissertation committees. Dr. Alhorr has received several recognitions and nominations, including Outstanding Professor in the Executive Masters of International Business, Best Faculty Experiential Learning Award, and Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.
Dr. Alhorr has served on a number of university committees at Saint Louis University. These include two consecutive terms as an elected member of the faculty senate, the Strategic Enrollment Management Recruiting Council, the university's Compensation and Fringe benefits He has served as a member of the John Cook School dean's search committee, diversity committee and the graduate board committee Campus Governance task force. Dr. Alhorr has also been an active member of the Cook School of Business's assessment committee since 2006 and the Gender Equity Task Force at Saint Louis University.
Dr. Alhorr has edited a book and has published and presented in some of the top academic journals and conferences of International business and strategic management. His research has been focused on organizational strategic planning within economically integrated regions with a primary focus on the strategic choices of multinational corporations. Dr. Alhorr has been a consultant to the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka to operationalize the ministry's strategic plan of making Sri Lanka a South East Asian knowledge hub. Dr. Alhorr has been serving as the Placement Center Coordinator for the Academy of International Business since 2008. During his tenure as the placement coordinator, the Academy of International Business placement center has experienced a steady growth in the number of universities and job applicants that utilize the placement services of the Academy; and accordingly, Dr. Alhorr has received several recognitions for his outstanding service to the Academy of International Business.
Vice President for Administration
Helena Barnard is a full professor at GIBS and is the director of the GIBS doctoral programme. Her research interests are in how knowledge (and with it technology, organisational practices and innovation) moves between more and less developed countries, particularly in Africa. She researches how this takes place both through organisational mechanisms (notably emerging multinationals and internet-enabled businesses) and individual mechanisms such as scientific collaborations, doctoral training and the diaspora. Helena has been an invited speaker on emerging market multinationals at inter alia Aalborg University in Denmark (February 2006), Northeastern University in Boston (August 2012), the COST Action Group at the European International Business Academy in Sussex, UK (December 2012) and at NYU at a conference organised by Ghemawat (September 2016).From 2008 to 2010 she, together with the University of Lund (Sweden) conducted a cross-national project on innovation in the automotive and ICT industries in South Africa, India and China. Helena served on the executive and scientific committee of an EU-funded FP7 project on global innovation networks (2009 – 2011). She also developed the proposal leading to Academy of Management, the leading professional organisation for management scholars, conducting its first-ever conference outside of North America at GIBS in Johannesburg in January 2013. She was on the organising committee for that conference, the Academy of Management Africa conference at GIBS in 2013. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Global Strategy Journal. She has published in among others JIBS, Research Policy and the Journal of International Management, She is involved with an ongoing project with the University of Strasbourg (France) on global academic collaborations and with the Oxford Internet Institute on how online markets are changing business across borders. She is a fellow at the CEIBS Center for Emerging Market Studies and has been invited to join the DIODE network (Development Impacts Of Digital Economies) at Manchester University.
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
Dr. Tomas Hult is Professor, Byington Endowed Chair, and Director of the International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He is also Executive Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB), President of the Sheth Foundation, and serves on the U.S. District Export Council. Tomas Hult hosts the radio show globalEDGE Business Beat on the Michigan Business Network.
Hult is one of the world’s leading academic authorities (citations, publications) on international business, international marketing, strategic management, global supply chains, and complex multinational corporations. He is one of only about 80 Elected Fellows of the Academy of International Business, an accolade achieved by only the elite international business scholars. He was also selected the 2016 Academy of Marketing Science / CUTCO-Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator as the 2016 top marketing professor in the world for scholarly career achievements.
Professor Hult is coauthor with Charles W. L. Hill of the market-share leading textbooks in international business: Global Business Today 9e (2016) and International Business 11e (2017). He has also done popular business trade books titled Second Shift (2016), Global Supply Chain Management (2014), Total Global Strategy (2012), and Extending the Supply Chain (2004), and had op-ed works published in Time, Fortune, World Economic Forum, Lansing State Journal, and The Conversation, among others.
More information about Dr. Hult can be found at: http://broad.msu.edu/facultystaff/hult/