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11/17/2016 - 2016 Fourth Quarter AIB Newsletter and AIB Insights are now online

The 2016 fourth quarter issues of the AIB Newsletter and AIB Insights are now available online. Both issues were also recently mailed to members electing to receive a print copy.

5/25/2016 - 2016 Second Quarter AIB Newsletter and AIB Insights are now online

The 2016 second quarter issues of the AIB Newsletter and AIB Insights are now available online. Both issues were also recently mailed to members electing to receive a print copy.

3/14/2016 - First Quarter AIB Newsletter and AIB Insights recently published

The first issues for 2016 of the AIB Newsletter and AIB Insights are now available online. Both issues were also recently mailed to members electing to receive a print copy.

12/14/2015 - Fourth Quarter Newsletter and Insights now online

The final issues for 2015 of the AIB Newsletter and 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.

9/24/2015 - 2015-Q3 AIB Newsletter and AIB Insights available online

The third quarter issues of the AIB Newsletter and  the AIB Insights, are now online. Both issues are in the process of  being mailed to members electing to receive a print copy.

5/1/2015 - AIB Announces 2015 Board Election Results

The Executive Board Election results are in! The current AIB Executive Board and the AIB Secretariat congratulates the following officers who will serve on the AIB Executive Board from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018 in various capacities:

President-Elect: Mike Kotabe
Vice President Program-Elect: Sarianna Lundan
Vice President Administration: Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

Please visit the 2015-2016 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.

4/2/2015 - AIB 2015 Bengaluru - Early Registration Deadline: April 10

Register for the AIB 2015 Annual Conference in Bengaluru by April 10, 2015 to take advantage of the early registration discount. Regular members will receive a $50 discount and members that qualify for either the student or low-income membership will receive a $25 discount.

10/15/2014 - Q3 Newsletter and AIB Insights now online

Volume 20 (2014), Issue 3 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 14 (2014), Issue 3 of the AIB Insights are now online. Visit the Publications – Newsletter and Publications –Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues were also recently mailed to members electing to receive a print copy.

8/19/2014 - Call for Nominations for the AIB Executive Board - 2015-2018 Term

The nomination committee invites members to submit nominations for the AIB Executive Board. Three positions are open, and each will serve three-year terms (2015-2018). All nominations must be received by October 31, 2014. Please read the Call for Nominations for additional information.

7/21/2014 - Q2 Newsletter and AIB Insights now online

Volume 20 (2014), Issue 1-2 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 14 (2013), Issue 1 and Issue 2 of the AIB Insights are now online. Visit the Publications – Newsletter and Publications –Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to members.

6/18/2014 - Gearing up for the Vancouver Conference!

The annual conference begins in just a few days. To make sure everything is ready, the AIB staff is headed to Vancouver and the office will be closed until early July. Looking forward to seeing many of you at Westin Bayshore in Vancouver soon!

6/10/2014 - Countdown to AIB 2014 Vancouver

There is less than 10 days left for AIB 2014 and with over 1000 members registered AIB is looking forward to another exciting conference.  You can now download the Conference Program to learn what to expect in Vancouver!  For more information about the conference, visit the AIB 2014 Vancouver page at http://aib.msu.edu/events/2014/

2/27/2014 - AIB Announces 2014 Board Election Results

The Executive Board Election results are in! The current AIB Executive Board and the AIB Secretariat congratulates the following officers who will serve on the AIB Executive Board from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2017 in various capacities:

President-Elect: Rosalie Tung
Vice President Program-Elect: Charles Dhanaraj
Vice President Administration: Sumit Kundu

Please visit the 2014-2015 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.

1/10/2014 - 2013 Q4 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 19 (2013), Issue 4 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 13 (2013), Issue 4 of the AIB Insights are now online. Visit the Publications – Newsletter and Publications –Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to members.

10/14/2013 - Call for Nominations for the 2014-2017 AIB Executive Board

The nomination committee invites members to submit nominations for the AIB Executive Board. Three positions are open, and each will serve three-year terms (2014-2017). All nominations must be received by November 15, 2013. Please read the Call for Nominations for additional information.

10/11/2013 - AIB 2014 Vancouver - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2014 AIB Annual Conference which will take place on June 23-26, 2014 at Vancouver, Canada is now online. To learn more about the event and for the call for papers, visit the 2014 Annual Meeting page. Please note that all manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting have to be submitted by January 15, 2014.

10/1/2013 - 2013 Q3 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 19 (2013), Issue 3 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 13 (2013), Issue 3 of the AIB Insights are now available online. Visit the Publications - Newsletter and Publications - Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to our members.

3/5/2013 - AIB Announces 2013 Board Election Results

The Executive Board Election results are in! The current AIB Executive Board and the AIB Secretariat congratulates the following officers who will serve on the AIB Executive Board from August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016 in various capacities:

President-Elect: Nakiye Boyacigiller
Vice President Program-Elect: Ram Mudambi
Vice President - Administration: Jeremy Clegg

Please visit the 2013-2014 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.

10/15/2012 - AIB 2013 Istanbul - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2013 AIB Annual Conference which will take place on July 3-6, 2013 at Istanbul, Turkey is now online. To learn more about the event and for the call for papers, visit the 2013 Annual Meeting page. Please note that all manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting have to be submitted by January 15, 2013.

5/17/2012 - Vote now to approve new Constitution and Bylaws

The AIB Executive Board has put forth a new proposed AIB Constitution and Bylaws to bring these legal documents up-to-date and to give AIB the necessary flexibility and momentum as it moves forward. Please cast your vote now to support these new documents by visiting http://aib.msu.edu/vote/ByLaws-Constitution/ . All votes must be cast by June 26, 2012.

2/27/2012 - Introducing the 2012-2014 Executive Board

The election results for the next executive board is in! The current AIB Executive Board congratulates the officers elected for the 2012-2014 Executive Board:

President: Robert Grosse
Vice President for 2013 Program: Patricia McDougall
Vice President for 2014 Program: Klaus Meyer
Vice President - Administration: Elizabeth Rose

These newly elected officers will join Mary Ann Von Glinow (Immediate Past President) and Tomas Hult (Executive Director) to make up the 2012-2014 Executive Board. The new board will take office on August 1, 2012. Please visit the 2012-2014 Executive Board page to see the bios of all board members.

1/9/2012 - Vote now for the 2012-2014 Executive Board

Please help us to choose the 2012-2014 Executive Board members by voting today. This is your opportunity to have your say in how AIB is governed for the next two years. The election will remain open until 12:00 noon EST on February 8, 2012. Vote now

12/12/2011 - 2011 Q4 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 17 (2011), Issue 4 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 11 (2011), Issue 4 of the AIB Insights are now available online. Visit the Publications - Newsletter and Publications - Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to our members.

11/16/2011 - AIB 2012 Washington DC - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2012 AIB Annual Conference which will take place on June 30-July 3, 2012 at Washington, DC, USA is now online. To learn more about the event and for the call for papers, visit the 2012 Annual Meeting page. Please note that all manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting have to be submitted by January 16, 2012.

10/15/2011 - 2011 Q3 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 17 (2011), Issue 3 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 11 (2011), Issue 3 of the AIB Insights are now available online. Visit the Publications - Newsletter and Publications - Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to our members.

10/5/2011 - Call for Nominations for the 2012-2014 AIB Executive Board

The nomination committee invites members to submit nominations for the 2012-2014 AIB Executive Board. All nominations must be received by October 31, 2011. Please read the Call for Nominations for additional information.

6/19/2011 - AIB 2011 Nagoya Conference to start this week

AIB 2011 Nagoya will be underway this week. Around 900 participants will come in from 45 countries around the world to network and to attend a conference with 5 plenary sessions, 23 panel sessions, 95 competitive paper sessions, 48 interactive paper sessions, and 12 special sessions. With Toyota's Chairman receiving an award, 2 Nobel Laureates giving speeches, and many renowned academics presenting their state-of-the-art research, this will be a conference to remember. We look forward to seeing you all in Nagoya!

4/15/2011 - 2011 Q1 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 17 (2011), Issue 1 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 11 (2011), Issue 1 of the AIB Insights are now available online. Visit the Publications - Newsletter and Publications - Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to our members.

3/11/2011 - AIB 2011 Conference Registration Now Available

Online conference registration for the 2011 AIB Conference is now available. Please visit the registration page for information. Hotel reservations will also be available within a couple days.

9/21/2010 - AIB 2011 Nanzan - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2011 AIB Annual Conference which will take place on June 24-28, 2011 at Nagoya, Japan is now online. To learn more about the event and for the call for papers, visit the 2011 Annual Meeting page. Please note that all manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2011 Annual Meeting have to be submitted by January 17, 2011.

9/20/2010 - 2010 Q3 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 16 (2010), Issue 3 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 10 (2010), Issue 3 of the AIB Insights are now available online. Visit the Publications - Newsletter and Publications - Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to our members.

8/1/2010 - 2010 Rio Wrap-up - Photos and Videos online

The photo gallery from AIB 2010 is now available. In addition, AIB members also have access to streaming videos of the plenary sessions from AIB 2010 Rio. Please visit the AIB 2010 Rio page to access all photos and videos.

In addition, please note that Plenary videos from AIB 2008 Milan and AIB 2009 San Diego are also available.

6/3/2010 - 2010 Q2 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 16 (2010), Issue 2 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 10 (2010), Issue 2 of the AIB Insights are now available online. Visit the Publications - Newsletter and Publications - Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to our members.

4/19/2010 - Death of CK Prahalad, an AIB Fellow

The Academy of International Business extends its sympathy to the loved ones of C.K. Prahalad, who died in San Diego, California on April 16, 2010, at the age of 68, after a short illness. An AIB Fellow and a keynote speaker in AIB 2008 Milan, he will be greatly missed by his colleagues in the AIB. For more information, you can read obituary from the University of Michigan where he was the Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration.

3/19/2010 - 2010 Q1 Newsletter and Insights Now Online

Volume 16 (2010), Issue 1 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 10 (2010), Issue 1 of the AIB Insights are now available online. Visit the Publications - Newsletter and Publications - Insights sections of our website to access the new issues. Both issues are in the process of being mailed out to our members.

1/27/2010 - Introducing the 2010-2012 Executive Board

The election results for the next executive board is in! The current AIB Executive Board congratulates the officers elected for the 2010-2012 Executive Board:

President: Mary Ann Von Glinow
Vice President for 2011 Program: Shige Makino
Vice President for 2012 Program: Susan Feinberg
Vice President - Administration: Peter Liesch

These newly elected officers will join Yves Doz (Immediate Past President) and Tomas Hult (Executive Director) to make up the 2010-2012 Executive Board. The new board will take office on August 1, 2010. Please visit the 2010-2012 Executive Board page to see the bios of all board members.

12/23/2009 - John Cantwell to become the new Editor-in-Chief of JIBS

John Cantwell is to be the new Editor-in-Chief of JIBS, for the three year term from 2011-13. He will take responsibility for the processing of new submissions to the journal from July 1st, 2010. He is Professor of International Business at Rutgers Business School, which he joined in Fall 2002. In 1993-2002 he was Professor of International Economics at the University of Reading. He was previously an Associate Editor of JIBS, and is currently a Consulting Editor of the journal.

As a Ph.D. student, John Cantwell was supervised by John Dunning, who founded and led the Department of Economics at the University of Reading from 1964, until he (John Dunning) moved to Rutgers University in 1987. John Cantwell was first appointed as a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Reading group in 1984, was granted tenure at Reading in 1988, became a reader (associate professor) in 1991, and a full professor in 1993. Apart from his Reading Ph.D., John Cantwell also holds degrees from the University of Oxford (New College, in Philosophy, Politics and Economics), and the University of London (Birkbeck College, in Economics).

Having worked with John Dunning in the earliest stages of his career, John Cantwell became independently best known as the author of Technological Innovation and Multinational Corporations (Basil Blackwell, 1989), which book was based on his Ph.D. thesis. That book helped to inspire a new literature on multinational companies and technology creation, a research field that took off during the 1990s. Altogether, in a career of about 25 years so far, he has published 11 books, over 55 articles in refereed academic journals, and over 70 chapters in edited collections. He has an overall citation count of around 1,500 in the main social sciences journals, making him one of the most cited authors in research in the international business field.

In 1992, John Cantwell served as the President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). In December 2001 he was elected as one of four EIBA Founding Fellows, and he acted as the Secretary of the EIBA Fellows from 2003-07. John Cantwell was elected as a Fellow of the AIB in 2005. He was elected as the Vice President of the AIB for 2006-08, and in this capacity he was responsible as the Program Chair for the AIB conference program in Milan in 2008.

10/6/2009 - AIB 2010 Rio de Janeiro - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2010 AIB Annual Conference which will take place on June 25-29, 2010 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is now online. To learn more about the event and for the call for papers, visit the 2010 Annual Meeting page. Please note that all manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2010 Annual Meeting have to be submitted by January 15, 2010.

9/16/2009 - Death of Richard D. Robinson

The Academy of International Business extends its sympathy to the loved ones of Richard D. Robinson, who passed away on September 5, 2009 at the age of 88. One of the founding members of AIB, Dr. Robinson also served as a President of AIB (1969-1970) and was actively involved in the launch of JIBS as the journal of AIB during his term. An obituary written by himself is available at his Fellows profile page.

8/22/2009 - Remembering Professor Hans Thorelli

Professor Hans Birger Thorelli passed away on August 18, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Dr. Thorelli was Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA where he also held the position of E.W. Kelley Professor of Business Administration from 1974 until his retirement. Professor Thorelli's affiliation with Indiana University began in 1964.

As a fellow native of Sweden, my first thoughts are that we have lost a true gentleman, a remarkable marketing and international business scholar, and a close personal friend. Professor Thorelli was an elected fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (Kungliga Ingenjorsvetenskapsakademien) which was founded in 1919 by King Gustaf V.

As the Executive Director of the Academy of International Business, I am saddened that AIB has lost one of its most charismatic and unique AIB Fellows. Hans had an exceptional passion for scholarship, an energetic motivation to advance knowledge that was uncanny, and an entrepreneurial spirit unlike most.

Whether the focus was on research such as his seminal article in the Strategic Management Journal in 1986 on "Networks: Between Markets and Hierarchies" or his drive to make Intopia the cutting-edge global business strategy simulation, Professor Thorelli made a tremendous mark in the world of scholarship and education. He received three degrees from the University of Stockholm, including his Ph.D. This scholarship and knowledge led to grants from such prestigious organizations as the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation along with being a Delegate to U.S. President Ford's Summit Conference on Inflation and the Economy in 1974. Professor Thorelli received a myriad of honors and awards during his illustrious career and carried on his professional drive until his passing. Scholarship clearly was not work to Hans, it was his lifelong passion.

Like the positions he took in his extraordinarily well crafted article on networks in SMJ, Professor Thorelli exemplified the "holistic" scholar and thinker. As in the network focus, Hans Birger Thorelli was a holistic person, crossing functional boundaries with great success and leaving everlasting positive marks on society.

Tomas Hult, AIB Executive Director

7/5/2009 - Ilan Alon is new AIB Insights Editor

It is our pleasure to announce that Ilan Alon, Cornell Professor of International Business at Rollins College, will become the new editor of AIB Insights. Under his leadership, the magazine will provide an outlet for current, insightful, and topical articles relevant to international business. The next issue of AIB Insights will highlight the current economic crisis and its impact on our field.

3/12/2009 - Call for Papers for the 2009 Frontiers Conference

The 2009 Frontiers Conference will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, USA during December 3-5, 2009. A Call for Papers has been issued for this conference.

2/25/2009 - Call for Nominations for JIBS Editor-in-Chief

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, 2010, and be fully responsible for all editorial activities starting January 1, 2011. The official term for the next EIC is January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013 following the current EIC Lorraine Eden's term from 2008-2010. Please read the full Call for Nominations for details.

1/29/2009 - Death of John H. Dunning

The Academy of International Business extends its sympathy to the loved ones of John H. Dunning, who died this morning, January 29, 2009, after a year long battle with cancer. Professor Dunning was a former President of AIB (1987-88) and also acted as the Dean of the Fellows of AIB. He is also a two time JIBS Decade Award winner, winning in 1998 and 2008. AIB will soon make available a streaming video of the Decade Award session from the 2008 Milan Conference.

9/3/2008 - Death of Robert Hawkins

The Academy of International Business extends its sympathy to the loved ones of Robert Hawkins who died suddenly at his home in New York on August 22, 2008 at the age of 72. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues in the AIB. Professor Hawkins was a former President of AIB (1983-84), winner of AIB's 1998 Dean of the Year Award (now called the International Educator of the Year) and an AIB Fellow.
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Robert G. Hawkins of Spencertown, NY, died suddenly at his home on Aug. 22, at the age of 72. A well-known economist and academic, his career spanned three universities culminating at Georgia Tech, where he was professor Emeritus and Dean of the Ivan Alan College of Management. Prior to GT, he served as Dean of the School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for eight years. His academic career started at New York University where he received his Ph.D. in economics in 1966 and later became professor of Economics and International Business. He also held roles as chairman of International Business, Chairman of the Finance Department and served as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. He served as a consultant to many organizations throughout his career, including USIA, the US Treasury, the Port Authority of NY, GE, IBM, and Morgan Guaranty. He was an active board member of numerous corporations and served as president of the Academy of International Business and Executive Secretary Treasurer of the American Finance Association. An active, generous and compassionate man, he will be missed by the many whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife, Estelle; sons, Paul and Kenneth, their wives Andrea and Kristen; grandchildren, Henry and Amelia; and his sister, Rae Marie Hastings. At his request, no service is planned. Those who wish to remember him may send donations to the American Parkinson's Association or charity of their choice.

A condolences web-based guest signature page is available.

6/1/2008 - Seeking New Editor for AIB Insights

The AIB Insights plays a significant role in communicating current thinking on a number of critical international business issues to our members. Under its current Editor, Tamir Agmon, AIB Insights presented several important innovations in thinking to our members. The AIB Board is seeking a new Editor, to serve from July 2008 for a period of three years, with a maximum of one period of reappointment. The Insights Editor has wide latitude in managing the publication and works closely with the AIB Secretariat and the Executive Board on developing a vision for AIB Insights. Articles are competitively selected among submissions at large and they deal with some aspect of our profession that bears on current affairs, issues relating to the discipline or pedagogical matters.

Interested parties should submit an application, by June 15, 2008, to Tunga Kiyak, Managing Director of AIB via email at aib_at_aib.msu.edu. Please include in your application a copy of your resume and a one-page proposal outlining your interest in becoming an Editor and your vision for the publication.

4/17/2008 - Death of Phillip Grub

The Academy of International Business extends its sympathy to the loved ones of Phillip Grub, who will be greatly missed by his colleagues in the AIB. Professor Grub was a former President of AIB (1975-76) and an AIB Fellow. AIB initiated its first set of international meetings during his term.
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Dr. Phillip D. Grub, Professor Emeritus, age 76, passed away April 14, 2008 in Spokane, Washington after along, courageous bout with cancer. He is survived by 6 brothers, numerous nieces and nephews, thousands of friends around the world and his loving friend and companion Pamela Petersen.

He was born August 8, 1931 at the Grub homestead south of Medical Lake, Washington. He graduated from Medical Lake High School, then attended Eastern Washington College of Education at Cheney, Washington where he graduated with highest honors. He then served 2 years in the U.S. Army, returning to teach high school several years at Twisp and Mead. He then received a Scottish Rite Scholarship to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he obtained his Masters Degree. He then returned to Spokane and taught Business for one year at Eastern Washington University. He received a second Scottish Rite Scholarship and returned to George Washington University where he received his Doctorate in International Business. He was hired by George Washington University where he was the head of the International Business Department. During this time, he traveled to over 116 countries for the University and the U.S. government. When he retired in 1992, he returned to Spokane and had a home built where he resided until his death.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, Washington 99210-2472 or the charity of your choice. A celebration of his life will be held April 23, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Cheney Funeral Chapel, 1632 West 1st Street, Cheney, Washington.

3/25/2008 - Introducing the 2008-2010 Executive Board

The election results for the next executive board is in! The current AIB Executive Board congratulates the officers elected for the 2008-2010 Executive Board:

President: Yves Doz
Vice Presidents - Program: Torben Pedersen, Tatiana Kostova
Vice President - Administration: Pervez Ghauri

These newly elected officers will join Stefanie Ann Lenway (Immediate Past President) and Tomas Hult (Executive Director) to make up the 2008-2010 Executive Board. The new board will take office on August 1, 2008. Please visit the 2008-2010 Executive Board page to see the bios of all board members.

10/18/2007 - 2008 JIBS Workshop Call for Papers Available

The call for papers for the Fifth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop is now available. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2008.

9/1/2007 - Call for Papers for AIB 2008 Milan

The official call for papers is now available for the AIB 2008 Milan Conference. Submission Deadline is January 15, 2008. All submissions will be accepted through our online submission system, with additional details to follow.

8/3/2007 - Photos from Indianapolis Now Online

Official Photo Gallery for AIB 2007 Annual Conference is live at: http://aib.msu.edu/events/2007/photos/index.html.

7/2/2007 - Welcome to the New JIBS!

AIB welcomes the new JIBS Editorial Team, led by Editor-in-Chief Lorraine Eden, who are now on duty and accepting new manuscripts. Lorraine Eden has published a Letter to the AIB Membership detailing the changes the new team has brought with them, including a new submission system, a new editorial structure, new goals, and a code of ethics. You can also view the Presentation Slides of Prof. Eden's presentation at the various business meetings at the AIB Annual Conference in Indianapolis. Also remember to visit the JIBS website which has been updated with all the new information.

6/5/2007 - Program for AIB 2007 Indianapolis Now Online

The conference program for AIB 2007 Indianapolis is now available from the AIB 2007 Conference Program page. With over 700 registered participants there is no doubt that this will be another exciting conference. We hope to see you all in Indianapolis!

4/10/2007 - Call for Papers for the 2007 Frontiers Conference

The 2007 Frontiers Conference will be held in Miami, Florida, USA during November 28-December 2, 2007. A Call for Proposals has been issued for this conference.

3/1/2007 - AIB Welcomes University of Illinois at Chicago as a New Institutional Member

AIB welcomes University of Illinois at Chicago as our newest institutional member. Please see our current list of institutional members for a list of institutions dedicated to supporting AIB and the field of international business. To learn more about AIB's institutional membership, please visit the About Institutional Membership page.

11/29/2006 - Announcing Lorraine Eden as the next Editor-in-Chief of JIBS

The AIB Executive Board has unanimously chosen Lorraine Eden, Professor of Management in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, to succeed Arie Lewin as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies. Lorraine and her editorial team will begin reviewing new manuscripts submitted to JIBS after July 1, 2007. For more information, please read the memo sent by Stefanie Lenway, AIB's President, to all AIB members.

10/9/2006 - AIB Welcomes University of Auckland as a New Institutional Member

AIB welcomes University of Auckland as our newest institutional member. University of Auckland is the first institution from New Zealand to ever become an institutional member in the AIB. Please see our current list of institutional members for a list of institutions dedicated to supporting AIB and the field of international business. To learn more about AIB's institutional membership, please visit the About Institutional Membership page.

10/4/2006 - JIBS Book Reviews now on AIB Website

The JIBS Book Reviews have now been re-launched on the AIB website. You can now view all old and new book reviews either in HTML or PDF format, and search by author, title, or reviewer. The re-launch has been kick-started with 5 new reviews posted online. Visit the JIBS Book Reviews now.

9/13/2006 - 2007 Call for Papers Posted

The Call for Papers for the AIB 2007 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis has been posted on the conference website.

9/7/2006 - 2007 Annual Meeting Dates Changed

The AIB 2007 Annual Meeting has been rescheduled to be held from June 25-28, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The dates of the conference had to be changed due to a city-wide event that has been just scheduled during the original dates planned, which would have made both flight and hotel availability extremely difficult for our members. More information about the conference is available at the 2007 Meeting Website.

7/21/2006 - Photos from Beijing Now Online

Official Photo Gallery for AIB 2006 Annual Conference is live at: http://aib.msu.edu/events/2006/photos/index.html.

6/12/2006 - AIB Announces 2008 and 2009 Conference Locations

The 2008 Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business will be held in Milan, Italy and will be hosted by Bocconi University.

The 2009 Annual Conference will be in San Diego, California, USA and hosted by San Diego State University.

More information about these conferences will be provided as details are finalized. As a reminder, the 2007 Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and will be hosted by the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Pleae visit the 2007 Conference pages for the conference theme and preliminary call for papers, as well as information on Indianapolis.

6/2/2006 - Over 1,000 registrations for Beijing!

For the first time ever in AIB's history, we have exceeded 1,000 registrations for our annual conference in Beijing as of June 2, 2006, meeting AIB President Alan Rugman's goals as declared in Stockholm in July 2004!

4/7/2006 - 2006 Frontiers Conference Call for Proposals

The 2006 Frontiers Conference will be held in San Diego, California, USA during November 29-December 2, 2006. A Call for Proposals has been issued for this conference.

4/5/2006 - Program and Photos from Special JIBS Conference

A special conference was held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on January 12-14, 2006 for the Special Issue of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) on Politics, Corruption, and Corporate Social Responsibility. You can find the conference program as well as photos from the conference. AIB thanks Professor Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra for making these available on his website.

3/1/2006 - Introducing the 2006-2008 Executive Board

The election results for the next executive board is in! The current AIB Executive Board congratulates the officers elected for the 2006-2008 Executive Board:

President: Stefanie Lenway
Vice Presidents - Program: John Cantwell, Oded Shenkar
Vice President - Administration: Susan Feinberg

These newly elected officers will join Alan Rugman (Immediate Past President) and Tomas Hult (Executive Director) to make up the 2006-2008 Executive Board. The new board will take office on August 1, 2006. Please visit the 2006-2008 Executive Board page to see the bios of all board members.

1/18/2006 - Record Number of Submissions for 2006 Bejing

The submission deadline for AIB 2006 in Beijing was yesterday, January 17, 2006. With over 900 submissions received, this year's conference exceeds the past record for submissions by over 200 manuscripts! We thank you all for your submissions and hope to see in Beijing in June!

1/5/2006 - 2006-2008 Executive Board Elections

The voting is now going on to elect the 2006-2008 Executive Board members. This is your opportunity to have your say in how AIB is governed for the next two years. The election will remain open until the end of business day (5pm EST) on Monday, February 20, 2006. Vote now

12/8/2005 - AIB 2006 Beijing Submissions Due January 17

The 2006 AIB Annual Conference will take place on June 23-26, 2006 in Beijing, China. To learn more about the event and to access the call for papers and submission instructions, please visit the 2006 Annual Meeting page. Please note that the online submission system will open on December 15, 2005 and all manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2005 Annual Meeting have to be submitted by January 17, 2006.

9/3/2005 - Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Academy of International Business would like to express its profound sadness and concern for those areas and communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Efforts to provide support to students displaced by the hurricane are being organized by the American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, National Association for College Admission Council, and the Society for College and University Planning. Personal contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund can be channeled through the American Red Cross.

8/30/2005 - AIB 2005 Quebec City wrap-up

AIB had yet another successful conference in Quebec City, breaking its attendance record (869 registered participants) for the second consecutive year. Photos from the 2005 Conference, as well as the nominees and recipients for the various awards presented during the conference are now posted on the 2005 Conference website.

8/8/2005 - Call for 2006-2008 Executive Board Nominations

Our current Executive Board completes their two-year term on June 30, 2006. A new Executive Board needs to be elected to lead the AIB for the two-year period from July 2006 until June 2008. The Nominations Committee, composed of the three immediate Past Presidents of the Academy, is hereby soliciting nominations for these positions and will present a slate to the membership for election this Fall. The slate will include:

President: One candidate will be nominated from among those previously elected Vice-President for either Programs or Administration. 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 Secretariat.

Vice President for Program: Four candidates will be nominated to serve as VP and Program Chair for the 2007 Annual Program and as VP and Program Chair for the 2008 Annual Program. The VP for Program for the "off" year (when she or he will not be running the Annual Meeting) will perform the duties of the President in his/her absence and help in organizing the pre-meeting activities for that year's Annual Meeting.

Vice President for Administration:Two candidates will be nominated. The Vice-President Administration shall have oversight responsibility for finances, accounting, membership and chapter relations, shall supervise the work of the Executive Secretariat, including reviewing all financial statements and approving major expenditure requests.

Nominations (including self nominations) for any of these positions should be sent to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, by no later than September 23, 2005.

Nominating Committee: Jose de la Torre (Chair) - jose.delatorre@fiu.edu; Steve Kobrin; Peter Buckley.

6/2/2005 - Death of Jeffrey S. Arpan

Jeffrey S. Arpan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, died Saturday May 28th, 2005 after a brief illness. He was elected a Fellow of AIB and served as the President of AIB during 1997-98. His dissertation, completed in 1971 at Indiana University, was selected by AIB as the best international business dissertation. He also served in a number of roles for the Journal of International Business Studies, including Consulting Editor, Associate Editor, Area Editor and Editorial Board Member.

In 2001 Professor Arpan was diagnosed with Semantic Dementia, a progressive and debilitating disease affecting speech and the ability to communicate. By 2003 the progress of the disease required him to retire. He devoted much of his time in retirement to education of others about the disease and to research being conducted on the illness, including participation in a long-term study being conducted by the Memory and Aging Center of the University of California at San Francisco.

A Jeffery S. Arpan Fellowship has been established. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide support for graduate students in international business. Moore School of Business will provide matching funds for donations. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to honor Jeff's memory do so with a contribution to this fellowship. Contributions should be sent to:

Jeffery S. Arpan Fellowship
USC-MSB
1705 College Street
Columbia, SC. 29208

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 4th, 11:00 a.m. at the Rutledge Chapel, University of South Carolina.

5/16/2005 - South Carolina CIBER sponsors the JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina has generously offered to sponsor the 2005 JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop being held as a pre-conference workshop of the 2005 AIB Annual Meeting. We thank the South Carolina CIBER for their support of AIB and the field of international business. For more information about the workshop, visit the 2005 JIBS/AIB Development Workshop pages.

4/8/2005 - Death of John Fayerweather

Message from AIB President, Alan M. Rugman:

It is with deep regret that I announce to the AIB membership at large the recent death of John Fayerweather. John was the first President of AIB, serving from 1960-1961. Most of his academic career was spent at New York University from where he retired in 1982. He is the author of one of our first and finest textbooks International Business Management: A Conceptual Framework (McGraw-Hill, 1969). He also wrote many other books, including Foreign Investment in Canada, for OUP in 1993, which was my first experience with his work. He was the founder of one of the first journals in the field, The International Executive, which he sold to Thunderbird and is now in Volume 47 as the Thunderbird International Business Review.

A tribute to John Fayerweather is being prepared by his former colleague at NYU, Jean Boddewyn, and it will be presented at the AIB Fellows meeting in Quebec City and published in the AIB Newsletter. Any comments about John Fayerweather's role in AIB should be sent to him at: Jean_Boddewyn@baruch.cuny.edu.

3/23/2005 - Boeing Institute of International Business sponsors the 2005 Junior Faculty Consortium

The Boeing Institute of International Business at the John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University has generously offered to sponsor the 2005 Junior Faculty Consortium. As part of this support, a limited number of travel stipends of up to $500 are available to junior faculty attending the consortium. For more information, please see the Junior Faculty Consortium page.

3/9/2005 - JIBS Paper Development Workshop Deadline Extended

The deadline for the JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop has been extended until March 31, 2005. The workshop is held as a whole-day pre-conference event in conjunction with the AIB Conference in Quebec City, Canada. It provides a forum for supporting IB researchers in the development of their manuscripts for possible submission to JIBS. Workshop participants benefit from in-depth feedback and from discussions of drafts of their papers with JIBS editors guiding the workshop and from other participants working in similar research areas. For additional information and submission instructions, please check the JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop page.

2/4/2005 - AIB receives SAMS grant towards the 2005 Doctoral Consortium

AIB has obtained a grant from the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) in support of the 2005 Doctoral Consortium. As part of this support, several travel stipends of up to $750 are available to students attending the consortium. In addition, there will also be a SAMS/AIB Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal. For more information, please see the Doctoral Consortium page.

2/2/2005 - Call for Papers for the 2005 Frontiers Conference

The third Annual Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business Studies will be held on September 28 - October 1, 2005 at RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event is organized by the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and the Academy of International Business (AIB), and is co-sponsored by selected CIBERs (Centers of International Business Education and Research). The deadline for submitting proposals and/or paper summary for this all-invitational conference is March 29, 2005. Please see the Call for Papers for details.

1/19/2005 - AIB 2005 Submission Deadline Extended to January 24!

Due to demand from our members, the deadline for submissions for the AIB 2005 Conference has been extended over the weekend January 24, 2005. For more information, visit the AIB 2005 Conference site.

12/23/2004 - AIB Board announces membership dues for 2005

Taking various cost increases into consideration, the AIB board has set the following rates for membership dues, effective January 1st, 2005: Regular membership - $100; Student/Low Income membership - $50; Electronic membership - $25; Institutional membership - $1100. The last membership dues increase of the AIB took place in July 2000.

12/8/2004 - AIB 2005 Quebec City Open for Submissions

The AIB 2005 Conference, that will take place on July 9-12, 2005, in Quebec City, Canada. The online system is now open for manuscript and panel submissions. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2005. For more information, visit the AIB 2005 Conference site.

10/13/2004 - AIB 2005 Quebec City - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2005 AIB Annual Conference which will take place on July 9-12, 2005 at Quebec City, Canada is now online. To learn more about the event and for the call for papers, visit the 2005 Annual Meeting page. Please note that the online submission system will open on December 1st, 2004 and all manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2005 Annual Meeting have to be submitted by January 20, 2005.

9/3/2004 - 2004 Frontier Conference Program is Online

The Second Annual Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business Studies will be held on September 16-19, 2004 at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. More information about the conference as well as the conference program is available at the Frontiers Conference page. Please note that the registration for the event is closed.

8/15/2004 - 2004 Stockholm Conference photos are up!

The photos from the 2004 Conference in Stockholm, as well as the nominees and recipients for the various awards presented during the conference are now posted on the 2004 Conference website.

7/31/2004 - Arie Lewin renewed as JIBS Editor

The AIB Executive Board took the decision at their meeting in Stockholm to renew the contract of Arie Lewin as editor of JIBS for a further three years from 1st March 2005. This followed a period of consultation with, among others, the Associate Editors in Chief, the Departmental Editors and the Consulting Editors' Board. The Executive Board felt that the initiatives taken under Arie Lewin (including the Paper Development Workshop and the JIBS Emerging Frontiers Conferences) needed time to come to fruition and that a change of editor at this point would be unhelpful to the long run development of JIBS. The Board would encourage prospective editors of JIBS to prepare bids for when the editorship comes up for renewal in 2008. The Board is cognisant of the immense efforts put in to improving JIBS by the editor and in particular by the international business research community as exemplified by the Editors in Chief, Departmental Editors and Consulting editors, Editorial Review Board and individual referees and contributors. The Executive Board encourages all AIB members to renew their efforts to take JIBS to greater heights.

7/8/2004 - AIB 2004 Stockholm starts this weekend!

With a record attendance of 741 participants, the 2004 Annual Meeting for the Academy of International Business will take place in Stockholm, Sweden starting this weekend, from July 10 to July 13, 2004. For more information, visit the AIB 2004 Conference site.

6/14/2004 - Teaching Roundtables at AIB 2004 Stockholm

All AIB 2004 participants are invited to join in the pre-conference Teaching Roundtables. This is an opportunity to discuss teaching practices, ideas, and dilemmas, and to share experiences and insights with colleagues who teach courses in the same subject areas. The session will take place Saturday afternoon, July 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., ending 30 minutes before the opening plenary session of the conference. For additional information and to express interest, please visit Teaching Roundtables Announcement.

4/1/2004 - AIB Placement Service for 2004

The AIB Placement Service will be available July 10-13, 2004, during the annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, providing opportunity for new graduates and employers to meet each other. Potential applicants as well as schools and other employees should visit the placement service announcement for additional information.

3/29/2004 - Registration and Hotel Reservations Open for AIB 2004 Stockholm

Conference registration and hotel reservations are now open for the AIB 2004 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on July 10-13, 2004 at the Stockholm City Conference Centre. Conference Registration will run at the regular rates until June 1, 2004. After June 1, registrants will be required to pay an additional late registration fee.

AIB has negotiated special lodging rates with three hotels, for which reservations are required to be made through a central reservation system. Reservations for these hotels should be made before May 10, 2004 to secure a room at these conference hotels for the negotiated rates.

For more information about the event, a preliminary program, and Stockholm visitor information, please visit the 2004 Conference web page.

2/26/2004 - Deadline for JIBS Paper Development Workshop extended until March 15

The AIB/JIBS Paper Development Workshop is a pre-conference workshop for the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business in Stockholm. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2004.
Please note that submissions for the AIB/JIBS Paper Development Workshop will remain open until March 15, 2004. Read more about the workshop on the Workshop Call for Papers page.

1/8/2004 - Submissions for AIB2004-Stockholm end Jan 15

All manuscripts and panel proposals for the 2004 Annual Meeting must be submitted by January 15th. The online submission system will be closed at this date and no late submissions will be accepted. To learn more about the event and submit your manuscript, visit the 2004 Annual Meeting page.

Please note that submissions for the AIB/JIBS Paper Development Workshop will remain open until March 15, 2004. Read more about the workshop on the Workshop Call for Papers page.

1/6/2004 - Redesigned AIB website launched

With the move of the Executive Secretariat to Michigan State University, we have taken the opportunity to completely redesign the AIB website. In the process, the AIB logo also gets a brand new look.

As a result of the website moving to Michigan State University, you will need to register with the redesigned site to receive a password to access the members only features. The only information you need for registering is your email address on record or your AIB member ID.

Once you are logged in, you can quickly access all the members-only features through the shortcuts on the blue "Members" drop-down menu below your name on the top-right corner of the screen.

We hope that you find the redesigned site more efficient and user-friendly. Please share your opinions and suggestions with us, as we continue to build the site.

1/1/2004 - AIB Executive Secretariat moves to Michigan State University

The AIB Executive Secretariat has moved to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University effective January 2004. Tomas Hult will serve as the AIB Executive Secretary and Tunga Kiyak will serve as the AIB Managing Director. Please update your address books with the information located under Contact Us.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the folks at University of Hawai'i for a wonderful job done over the past 9 years.

12/17/2003 - AIB 2004 meeting moves to Stockholm, Sweden

It is with deepest regrets that the AIB Executive Board has decided to move the 2004 meeting from Istanbul, Turkey to Stockholm, Sweden due to recent tragic events. The dates will remain July 10-13, 2004. More information regarding the meeting venue will be posted as soon as it is available. Given the change of venue, submissions will continue to be accepted until January 15, 2004. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Please see the letter from the Executive Board explaining the difficult decision to move the AIB 2004 meeting to Stockholm.

11/17/2003 - AIB 2004-2006 Executive Board election results

The results are in and our new board has been elected. Alan Rugman will serve as the President; Yves Doz and Mary Ann Von Glinow will serve as Vice Presidents for Meetings, and Keith Brouthers will serve as the Vice President for Administration. The two remaining members of the board will be Peter Buckley as the Immediate Past President and Tomas Hult as the Executive Secretary.

The new board will serve from August 1, 2004-July 31, 2006. Our thanks goes out to everyone who has taken part in the 2004 AIB Election. For the biographies of the new board members, please see the 2004-2006 Executive Board page.