Catherine WelchAffiliation: Trinity College Dublin

Bio: Catherine Welch is Chair of Strategic Management at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She was previously at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has also been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Aalto University, Finland. Catherine’s research has concentrated on two areas: qualitative research methodology and process approaches to studying firm internationalization. Her work has appeared in leading journals in international business and management, including the full range of major international business journals.

She has a track record of launching new disciplinary conversations and advocating methodological and theoretical pluralism. She was the first author on a paper which won the 2021 Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Decade Award. Catherine has been the Book Review Editor of JIBS and is a member of the journal’s Research Methods Advisory Committee 2023-2025. She has served AIB in a variety of roles.

She is Vice-President, Communications, for the Academy of InternationaI Business (AIB) Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG), of which she was a founding member. From 2022-2025 she will serve on the AIB’s board as Vice President Programs. She also serves on the AIB’s Buckley and Casson AIB Dissertation Award Committee.

Last Updated: June 2022