Frontline IB: Conversations With International Business Scholars

Most of us read and extensively cite these top IB scholars. Their groundbreaking and seminal papers inspire us, and yet, many of us rarely get to know the “person” behind the scholarly accomplishments. These esteemed colleagues generously share with us how many different facets of their lives have influenced their work in these videos. These recordings are not about particular papers or specific empirical methods. Each has unique perspectives yet exhibit a shared ethos that centers on finding and solving substantive puzzles in IB. These semi-structured interviews are in three parts. First, the guests talk about their journey on how they got into the profession, what else they could or would have pursued, their passions, interests, etc. Second, the scholars talk about promising IB topics, what is under-explored, not-well-understood, and over-emphasized topics. Third, the scholars share the best advice they received, their advice to young scholars on what to do and what not to do for a successful career. There is much value in learning from their experiences and hindsight. Each session is practically a ‘masterclass’ with these top minds in our field. I hope these dynamic segments will keep on inspiring new generations of scholars. New conversations will be published every Thursday. Conversations are originally recorded as video, and can be seen at https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/

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Episodes

17 hours ago

Luis R. Gomez-Mejia is a Regents University Professor, a Council of 100 Distinguished Professor, and Weatherup/Overby Chair of Management at WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Gomez-Mejia, who has been named in several studies as one of the top management scholars in the world, has published more than 350 articles and 15 books in various management areas. He has received many international awards, including Doctor Honoris Causa at Carlos III University (Madrid), World Educator Award at Oxford University (United Kingdom), Doctor Honoris Causa at Jonkopings University (Sweden), Ray and Milan Siegfried Gold Medallion Award from University of Notre Dame (USA), Benton Cocanougher Chair from Texas A & M University (USA) and several major research awards from the Academy of Management. He is in the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Management, with only 20 members elected for this honor out of 20,000 Academy of Management members. His publications have consistently appeared in the top management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Decision Sciences, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Management, among others. He is consistently ranked in the top 1 % most highly cited scholar in Business and Economics in the Web of Science (Clariviate). His recent research interests concern factors that influence strategic decision making . His research has been cited approximately 46,000 times in Google and he is currently cited in the literature more than 400 times per month. He received his PhD from University of Minnesota, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He has held academic positions at University of Minnesota, University of Florida, University of Colorado, Arizona State University, Texas A & M University, University of Notre Dame, Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), and Universidad IE (Madrid). He was the founder of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management and elected president for three consecutive three-year terms. Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/luis-gomez-mejia/ for the original video interview.

17 hours ago

Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki is Professor and Chair of International Business at the University of Vienna, Austria. She is also Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School, UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, UK. Emmanuella serves as Associate Editor at the British Journal of Management and as Senior Editor at Management and Organization Review. In 2021, she received the prestigious JIBS Decade Award for her co-authored paper entitled “Theorising from Case Studies: Towards a Pluralist Future for International Business Research”. Her research interests refer to case study research in IB; SME and family firm internationalization and international entrepreneurship. She also seeks to understand and problematize the role of time, context and space in IB theorizing. She has published in highly ranked academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business and Journal of Management Studies. Emmanuella is passionate about qualitative research and is actively training and mentoring IB scholars worldwide. She further studies History of Art and is keen to explore the interface of art and IB. Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/emmanuella-plakoyiannaki/ for the original video interview.

Thursday Sep 29, 2022

Jan Selmer is Professor Emeritus, affiliated with the Department of Management at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark. He received his PhD from the School of Business, Stockholm University, Sweden and he now resides in Stockholm. His research interest lies in cross-cultural management with a special focus on global employees, mainly investigating expatriates and associated issues. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Mobility (Emerald), the only academic journal to consistently and exclusively focus on global mobility and the management of global employees. His academic production includes ten books and more than two hundred scholarly journal articles, book chapters and research reports. His book, Expatriate Management: New Ideas for International Business, published in 1995 by Quorum Books, has become a classic text about the topic. More recently, he became the co-editor of the Research Handbook of Expatriates, the first of its kind, published in 2017 by Edward Elgar. For more than two decades, Jan Selmer was an expatriate academic working most of the time at universities in Southeast Asia, first in Singapore and then staying 15 years in Hong Kong. This experience has been a fundamental influence on his research interests as well as providing an acid test of the practical value of expatriate research.  Recently, he has become interested in the future of global mobility and expatriation in the light of the rapid development of virtual communication and coordination technologies. In 2021 he founded a research consortium consisting of six leading scholars dedicated to undertake and disseminate academic research on virtual global mobility (VGM). Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/jan-selmer/ for the original video interview.  

Thursday Sep 29, 2022

Usha Haley (PhD, NYU) is Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business, Professor, and Director/Center for International Business Advancement at Wichita State University. She chairs the World Trade Council of Wichita. Her research focuses on FDI, trade, international strategy, emerging markets, business-government relations, innovation and broader research impacts. She has over 322 publications/presentations including 27 academic journal articles (in Journal of International Business Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, California Management Review, and Harvard Business Review, among others), and 8 books, two on international best-seller lists. Research grants include from the National Science Foundation (sole Principal Investigator) for international technology development. Usha’s regulatory influence (over 40 times) includes testimony before the US Senate on Shuanghui’s takeover of Smithfield Foods, the most important case on FDI in a decade; to the USCC; and, twice before the Committee on Ways and Means, including federal legislation, the Non- market Economy Trade Remedy Act  incorporated into US regulation (HR 1229). Her research forms the basis of 3 pieces of EU anti-dumping regulation and the US ITA’s countervailing duties against China.  Her expertise has been profiled over 600 times in media including  NYT, WSJ, FT, Economist, Washington Post, and NPR Marketplace. Awards/recognitions include the Academy of Management’s Practice Impact Award and for Truly Outstanding Leadership and Service; the Economist’s Thought Leader  on emerging markets; Emerald Publishing’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia Pacific business; American Made Hero  for supporting US manufacturing; the Glorious India Award  for contributions by Indian diaspora; and, University Lecturer of the Year. Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/usha-haley/ for the original video interview.  

Thursday Sep 22, 2022

Kaz Asakawa is Professor of Global Innovation Management at Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, Japan.  Kaz received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from INSEAD, France, his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his BA summa cum laude in Political Economy from Waseda University, Japan.  His research interest lies in the areas of global innovation and global R&D management of multinational corporations.  His research appeared in many major scholarly journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, and Journal of World Business.  He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2015.  He was elected Vice President Program of AIB in 2021. Kaz served as an Associate Editor of Global Strategy Journal and a Senior Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management.  He is a consulting editor of Journal of International Management, and he serves on the editorial board of many scholarly journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, and Research Policy. Kaz served as a Track Chair and a Teaching Roundtable Chair at AIB, an AIB Japan Chapter Chair, and a Chair of the Temple AIB Best Paper Award Selection Committee.  He served as President of Japan Academy of Multinational Enterprises (AMNE).  He was appointed a Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/kazuhiro-asakawa/ for the original video interview.

Thursday Sep 22, 2022

Anne S. Tsui is Motorola Professor of International Management Emerita at the Arizona State University, Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University and Fudan University, China. Previously, she was on the faculty of Duke University, University of California, Irvine, and the Founding Head of the Management Department at the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research interests include executive leadership, employment relationship, demographic diversity, income inequality, and international management especially in the Chinese context. She has a strong commitment to doctoral education and a strong advocate of responsible social science research in business. She has received numerous awards for her research and service, including the best paper awards from AMJ, ASQ, and JOM, the Center for Creative Leadership Applied Leadership Research Award, the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award, the AoM Distinguished Service Contribution Award, and the IACMR Lifetime Contribution Award. She is the recipient of the Women in the Academy of International Business 2021 Woman of the Year Award. She is the 67th President and Fellow of the Academy of Management, 14th Editor the Academy of Management Journal, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. In 2015, she co-founded the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (www.rrbm.network), an inter-disciplinary, global, grassroots movement to advance both the credibility and the usefulness of research for both business and society in the service of a better world. In 2022, she was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Tsui received her BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles. In May 2015, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.  Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/anne-tsui/ for the original video interview.

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

Throughout his career, Professor Yves Doz has endeavored to act as a valuable bridge between management practice and academic research. He began his professional life working on international helicopter development programs, then moved into academia, first at HEC, then Harvard Business School, and joining the faculty of INSEAD in 1980. As a public acknowledgement of his bridging role, Professor Doz was the first recipient of the CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award, by the Strategic Management Society in 2011. The “red-thread” in his research, teaching and consulting work over the decades, is a concern with helping companies reach good strategic decisions when facing contradictory demands: For example, local vs. global pressures in multinational firms, collaboration vs competition between alliance partners, dispersed knowledge search vs co-location in fostering innovation, and strategic commitment vs. agility in fast-changing industries. Professor Doz has been at the forefront of conceptualizing and proposing a number of widely adopted management practices over the years, from his early work on reconciling global integration and local responsiveness in multinational companies with CK Prahalad to his conceptualization of the enablers of Strategic Agility. Professor Doz has co-authored several books, most recently: Ringtone: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones, which won the much coveted George S. Terry Award from the Academy of Management “for best book on management” in 2018. He is also the author of numerous articles, both academic and managerial. He has advised to the top management of many companies, been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, and has taught at business schools around the world including Stanford GSB, Seoul National University and both Aoyama and Keio in Japan at. At INSEAD he created and for many years directed a senior executive seminar on strategic alliances and has taught numerous company-specific programs. Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/yves-doz/ for the original video interview.

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

Christine M. Chan is a Professor of Management and Strategy at University of Hong Kong. She is currently Associate Dean (Outreach and Global Engagement) and was Assistant Dean (EMBA, MBA, and Tpg programmes) from 2013 to 2018. Her research analyzes the influences of institutions on multinational enterprises’ foreign market entry strategies and performance in developed and emerging economies. She teaches in HKU MBA Programme, HKU/Fudan University EMBA Programme and HKU/Peking University EMBA Programme. She also teaches executive education programs. She was the Senior Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management from 2012 to 2019 and serves on the Editorial Review Board of Global Strategy Journal. She has published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Business Research. She has presented her papers at the Academy of Management Conference, Academy of International Business Conference, and Asia Academy of Management Conference. Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/christine-chan/ for the original video interview.

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

Fiona Moore is Professor of Business Anthropology at Royal Holloway, University of London. She received her doctorate from Oxford University, where she studied at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, in 2002. Her research on identity in German multinational corporations has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies among others. She has written a monograph, Transnational Business Cultures, on German expatriates in the City of London, with a second monograph on Taiwanese elite labour migrants in London and Toronto published in 2021, entitled Global Taiwanese: Asian Skilled Labour Migrants in a Changing World. Her current research focuses on ways of developing ethnography as a method for studying international businesses. She is also a multi-award-nominated science fiction author. More information is available at www.fiona-moore.com. Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/fiona-moore/ for the original video interview.

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

Professor Attila Yaprak is a Professor of Marketing and International Business and Director, Doctoral Programs at the Ilitch Business School at Wayne State University. He teaches MBA and doctoral program courses in international business, international marketing, and marketing theory and strategy. His research has appeared in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, International Business Review, and Political Psychology. He has served as an associate editor at the Journal of Business Research and on the editorial review boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, the International Business Review and International Marketing Review, among many other journals. He has been listed among the most prolific contributors to international business and international marketing journals.    Dr. Yaprak is a winner of several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award given by the Academy of Marketing Science and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Wayne State University. He has taught at, or has had research visits to, business schools in Austria, England, France, Finland, Germany, Spain, and Turkey. He has also taught at the University of Michigan, and Michigan State, and in faculty development programs at S. Carolina, Memphis, and Georgia State. His consulting work for the World Trade Organization has taken him to China, Nepal, the Philippines, and Thailand.   Dr. Yaprak is the current Historian and has served as the Executive Secretary of the Academy of International Business. He has served on funded research review panels in the United States, Canada, and Israel. Dr. Yaprak earned BS and MBA degrees at Indiana University (1971 and 1973) and a PhD degree at Georgia State University (1978).  Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/attila-yaprak/ for the original video interview.  

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