We are transitioning the AIB website to www.aib.world over the next few weeks. Please use that site for up-to-date information. The existing website is currently only kept for archival information and will eventually be shut-down once all of the information has been transferred to the new site. We thank you for your patience during the transition.
The election is in progress; members, remember to cast your vote before the December 31, 2019 deadline.
We are once again using a third-party election system, Election Runner. All members were sent emails by Election Runner with personalized links (and login information in case the links do not work); two reminders will be sent as well.
If you are an active member and did not receive an email from Election Runner, it may have been prevented by your institution's spam filter. Please contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with your credentials so that you can vote.
AIB wishes to announce that our Executive Director, Tomas Hult, will be stepping down on January 1, 2020. As the longest serving Executive Director in AIB’s history, Tomas, with his team at Michigan State University, has solidified the financial stability of AIB and has overseen the growth of the organization, capping his term with record attendance of over 1400 delegates in Copenhagen.
After 16 years of service to the AIB, and with the start of a new contractual term and renewed support for the AIB Secretariat from Michigan State University, Tomas will be passing the baton to Tunga Kiyak. Tunga is well-known to the AIB community, having served as Managing Director over the same period. From January 1, 2020, the roles of Executive Director and Managing Director will be merged.
AIB thanks Tomas for his service, congratulates Tunga in his new role, and expresses its appreciation to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University for its continued support for the AIB Secretariat.
Due to recent turbulent events in Hong Kong, AIB’s Executive Board has made the decision to change our 2020 destination to Miami, Florida, USA.
Key conference dates will remain the same:
We owe a great deal of gratitude to our host institutions, both those in Hong Kong who have assisted us through this difficult planning and decision-making process, and Florida International University, who has graciously offered their support a full year earlier than previously planned.
We appreciate our members’ understanding and flexibility during this transition period—our conference team is working hard to ensure that you receive regular updates on the AIB 2020 conference website .
For more information on the Executive Board’s decision to change our 2020 conference venue, please read the AIB Official Statement.
The nomination committee invites members to submit nominations for the AIB Executive Board. Three positions are open, and each will serve a three-year term (2020-2023). The deadline to submit a nomination is October 15, 2019. Please download the Board Call for Nominations for additional information.
The AIB Fellows are a group of distinguished scholars who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to both AIB and the international business field as a whole. Each year, a new cohort of researchers is selected to join their ranks. Please help us to congratulate our 2019 inductees:
Maria Tereza Leme Fleury, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Gary Knight, Willamette University
Lilac Nachum, City University of New York
Rebecca Reuber, University of Toronto
Saeed Samiee, University of Tulsa
Arjen van Witteloostuijn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
In addition to selecting individuals to be honored with AIB’s prestigious annual awards, the Fellows are regularly tasked with leading special initiatives and developing cutting-edge content for our annual conference series.
To learn more about our Fellows, their accomplishments, and ongoing contributions to the Academy, visit the AIB Fellows webpage.
The Executive Board Election results are in! Thank you to all of our members who cast their votes—participation rates this year hit an all-time high at 43 percent!
Now, along with the current AIB Executive Board and the AIB Secretariat, please join us in congratulating the following officers, whose terms will officially run from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022.
To learn more about each of these new board members, read their professional bios by clicking the names above. For more information on the current Executive Board, their roles, and responsibilities, click here.
JIBP has issued a call for Special Issue proposals, with a deadline of June 1, 2019. Special Issues should encourage new streams of insightful and influential research, in line with the JIBP Statement of Editorial Policy. The JIBP Editors welcome in particular Special Issue proposals that connect mainstream research performed within the IB community and streams of research on IB-related policy issues developed in related disciplines.
Please download the Full Call for more information.
Please visit the AIB 2019 Copenhagen webpage for the detailed paper call. The deadline for both paper and panel submissions is November 28, 2018.
Photos from the conference as well as videos of select sessions are now available for the AIB 2018 Minneapolis conference. Please visit the AIB 2018 website for more information.
The AIB Executive Board is seeking proposals for the role of AIB Insights Editor. The official three-year term for the next editor will be January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021. The submission deadline for proposals is September 3, 2018; please see the Call for Proposals for full details.
A draft Schedule of Sessions is now available for the AIB 2018 Minneapolis Conference.
The Executive Board Election results are in! The current AIB Executive Board and the AIB Secretariat congratulate the following officers who will serve on the AIB Executive Board from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021 in various capacities:
President-Elect: Marjorie A. Lyles
Vice President Program-Elect: Rebecca Piekkari
Vice President Administration: Luis Dau
Please visit the 2018-2019 Executive Board page to see the bios of these new board members as well as those members that will continue to serve on the AIB Executive Board for the next year.
The AIB Fellows have announced the 2018 list of distinguished scholars that will be inducted as AIB Fellows in Minneapolis at the 2018 Annual Conference. The AIB Secretariat congratulates the new Fellows on their well-deserved election:
Registration for the next AIB Annual Meeting in Minneapolis is now open. Early registrants receive a discount until March 31, 2018. Please visit the AIB 2018 Minneapolis page for more information about the conference and to register.
New submissions will continue to be accepted for the AIB 2018 conference in Minneapolis until December 5, 2017. Please refer to the Call for Papers and Submission Instructions on the AIB 2018 Minneapolis conference page.
The preliminary call for papers for AIB 2018 Minneapolis is now available online. The submission deadline will be November 28, 2017. For more information, please visit the AIB 2018 Minneapolis website.
AIB President's Message on Travel Restrictions to the United States, addressed to AIB Members, was posted on February 8, 2017 in response to last week's Executive Order by the President of the United States imposing a travel ban on foreign nationals from seven countries.
The Executive Board of AIB is pleased to announce Dr. Alain Verbeke as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies. Dr. Verbeke is a Professor of International Business Strategy and holds the McCaig Research Chair in Management at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (Canada), where he also serves as Research Director of the Strategy and Global Management Area. Dr. Verbeke will serve as the JIBS Editor-in-Chief from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. For additional information, please refer to the full JIBS EIC Announcement.
You can also listen to a 6-minute radio interview between Alain Verbeke and the AIB Executive Director, Tomas Hult at the globalEDGE Business Beat.
In addition to the annual international conference held in the summer, the Academy of International Business has begun offering smaller, regionally based meetings addressing specific themes, geographic areas or industries. A Request for Proposals have been issued for these conferences. Please visit the Special Interest Conferences page for more information.
Congratulations to the recipients and a special note of thanks to the members who served on the award selection committees. See the complete list of 2015 AIB Award winners honored during the 2015 Annual Conference.
AIB's second quarter publications, Volume 21 , Issue 2 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 15, Issue 2 of the AIB Insights, are now available online. Visit the Publications – Newsletter and Publications –Insights sections of our website to access these latest issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to members electing to receive a print copy.
The Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is pleased to announce translated abstracts for articles published online as of May 14, 2015. The abstracts of accepted articles are translated into Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish and appear in the HTML version of the articles. This initiative reflects the international nature of JIBS, and we hope you enjoy this new feature. Please see the JIBS Advanced Online Publication page for the first set of articles with translated abstracts.
The Executive Board of the Academy of International Business (AIB) is seeking proposals from exceptional scholars for the role of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). The new EIC will start processing manuscripts July 1, 2016, and be fully responsible for all editorial activities starting January 1, 2017. The official term for the next EIC is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019 following the current EIC John Cantwell's term. Please read the full Call for Nominations for details.
The first issues for 2015, Volume 21 , Issue 1 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 15, Issue 1 of the AIB Insights, are now available online. Visit the Publications – Newsletter and Publications –Insights sections of our website to access the latest issues. Both issues were also recently mailed to members electing to receive a print copy.
We are pleased to announce that Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is now ranked among the ‘World’s Elite’ business journals, according to the Association of Business Schools' Academic Journal Quality Guide 2015. JIBS received an award of 4* - the highest quality ranking possible and only 1 of 33 publications to be included in this prestigious group. Congratulations to JIBS on this outstanding achievement!
The full Journal Quality Guide, which assesses and ranks over 1,400 business and management publications, can be viewed here.
The Editorial Team at the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) have updated the JIBS Fact Sheet with the latest Impact Factors, author satisfaction survey results, and more. We encourage you to download and share the Fact Sheet with your department chair and your colleagues.
Photo gallery as well as video recordings of select sessions from the AIB 2014 Vancouver conference are now available online. Please visit the AIB 2014 Vancouver conference site to access the photo gallery as well as the streaming videos. Please note that access to streaming videos are available only for current AIB members.
The Academy of International Business extends its sympathy to the loved ones of Alan Rugman, who passed away suddenly on July 8, 2014 . Professor Rugman was a former President of AIB (2004-2006) and also acted as the Dean of the Fellows of AIB. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues in the AIB. For more information, you can read the In Memoriam from the Henley Business School where he was the Head of International Business and Strategy.
Did you know that AIB members now receive a special 40% discount on Palgrave books in Business & Management? Visit the Palgrave Macmillan AIB Member Site for details.
Photo gallery as well as video recordings of select sessions from the AIB 2013 Istanbul conference are now available online. Please visit the AIB 2013 Istanbul conference site to access the photo gallery as well as the streaming videos. Please note that access to streaming videos are available only for current AIB members.
Video recordings for select sessions from AIB 2012 Washington DC are now available for AIB Members. Please visit the AIB 2012 Washington DC Video Recordings
The photo gallery for AIB 2012 is now available. Please visit the AIB 2012 Washington DC Photo Gallery. Video recordings of select sessions will be made available soon.
The AIB membership has overwhelmingly approved the proposed new Constitution and Bylaws to bring these legal documents up-to-date and to give AIB the necessary flexibility and momentum as it moves forward. Both documents were approved by an affirmative vote exceeding 99 percent of the voting members. The AIB website has been updated with the new Constitution and Bylaws. AIB Secretariat thanks all members who have voted.
All AIB members now have access to the journal Asian Business & Management (ABM) through the AIB website, in the same way access is provided for JIBS. Please visit the ABM Online Access page for more information. ABM is the first business and management journal, dedicated to Asia, to be included in Thomson Reuters' Social Sciences Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports. AIB members can access articles as new issues are published, along with the full archive back to the first issue and have access to articles published in our Advance Online Publication (AOP) service.
AIB Fellow and past President Peter Buckley was honored with the "Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)" for his service in higher education, international business and research. Peter J. Buckley is Professor of International Business, Director of Centre of International Business, University of Leeds. To view the full list this year's of OBE honours, please visit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/31/new-year-honours-list-obe?INTCMP=SRCH
The photo gallery for AIB 2011 is now available. In addition, AIB members also have access to streaming videos of the plenary sessions from AIB 2011 Nagoya. Please visit the AIB 2011 Nagoya page to access all photos and videos.
In addition, please note that Plenary videos from AIB 2008 Milan, AIB 2009 San Diego, and AIB 2010 Rio are also available.
The U.S. State Department has completely lifted its travel warning to Japan. Meanwhile, the AIB remains fully committed to holding the conference in Nagoya. Please read the AIB Executive Board's March 30 Letter for details.
Yair Aharoni, an AIB Fellow, has been awarded the Israel Prize for his outstanding academic contribution in the field of management and for his outstanding contribution to the development of the academic field of business management in Israel.
The Israel Prize is the highest and most coveted award to be awarded by the State of Israel and is presented every year by the President of the country to the very few Israelis who have made, in their life time, an outstanding contribution to the sciences, arts, culture, and to the development of the State.
Yair Aharoni is the first and to date the only Israeli to be awarded the Israel Prize in the field of business management.
In 2008, AIB celebrated its 50th anniversary, and in 2009 the official publication of AIB, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), celebrated its 40th anniversary. To commemorate these two milestones JIBS has published a Special Issue, the "JIBS40/AIB50 Anniversary Issue: Innovations in International Business Theory", including articles from Johanson and Vahlne, as well as Buckley and Casson, which have been made available for free online. Please see the following press release for more information and access to the special issue.
AIB Fellow Peter J. Buckley will receive an honorary doctorate from Samhallsvetenskapliga Fakulteten (Social Sciences) at Uppsala University, Sweden. As stated by Uppsala University, Professor Buckley "has a very strong international position in its field...he has developed theories of the multinational firm and conducted studies on direct investment, the diffusion of technology and knowledge in multinational corporations." Peter J. Buckley is Professor of International Business, Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL). More information can be found at: http://www.uu.se/nyheter/nyhet.php?id=782&typ=pm
AIB Fellow Oliver E. Williamson will receive the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (sharing it with Elinor Ostrom). As stated by the Nobel Committee, Professor Williamson received the Nobel Prize for "his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm." They continued to state: "Oliver Williamson has argued that markets and hierarchical organizations, such as firms, represent alternative governance structures which differ in their approaches to resolving conflicts of interest. The drawback of markets is that they often entail haggling and disagreement. The drawback of firms is that authority, which mitigates contention, can be abused. Competitive markets work relatively well because buyers and sellers can turn to other trading partners in case of dissent. But when market competition is limited, firms are better suited for conflict resolution than markets. A key prediction of Williamson's theory, which has also been supported empirically, is therefore that the propensity of economic agents to conduct their transactions inside the boundaries of a firm increases along with the relationship-specific features of their assets." More information can be found at: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/2009/press.html
It has been brought to our attention that a new journal has been launched bearing a similar name to AIB's flagship publication, "Journal of International Business Studies," by an organization with a name similar to
AIB. The AIB Board of Directors and the Executive Secretariat are aware of the situation and monitoring developments. Since many AIB members are receiving emails from this new organization, we want to clarify that there is no link between AIB and the new organization or its products, and we did not provide the mailing list of our members to the organization. AIB and JIBS are copyrighted by our organization. As a point of history, AIB was founded in 1959, and the Journal of International Business Studies (using the JIBS
acronym) was launched in 1970.
We also wish to inform the membership of the AIB Constitution, Article II: "Any Academy member knowingly using the Academy name, logos or marks for a prohibited purpose shall be expelled from the Academy, and may be reinstated only after two years, upon favorable response by the Executive Board of the AIB to a written petition from the individual expelled."
As a member of AIB was listed as a joint managing editor of the similarly named journal, he was expelled from AIB in December 2004. Similar action will be taken with any other AIB member involved in any copycat activity involving AIB and JIBS.