The Editorial Team at the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) have now made a JIBS Fact Sheet available, providing a detailed outline of the journal's rankings and impact and its wide, interdisciplinary scope. You can share the Fact Sheet with your department chair, or you can see more reasons to submit your best work to JIBS!
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.
Member registrations for AIB 2013 Istanbul is now open. The early registration period will continue until April 15, 2013. Please visit the AIB 2013 Istanbul page for more information about the conference and to register.
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.
Volume 18 (2012), Issue 2 of the AIB Newsletter and Volume 12 (2012), 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.