The John Fayerweather Eminent Scholar Award recognizes an outstanding thinker or researcher in any discipline who is not an AIB member but whose scholarship has significantly influenced international business research through new conceptualizations, theorizations, or empirical inquiries.

History of the Award

The award was named after John Fayerweather in 2015, to recognize his outstanding contributions as an early proponent and leader of international business scholarship and as one of the founders of the Academy of International Business.

Selection Process

Winners are chosen each year by a committee of AIB Fellows and publicly recognized at our Annual Conference.

Past Winners

2019

Winner(s): Daniel Levinthal
Affiliation:  University of Pennsylvania

2018

Winner(s): Jeffrey D. Sachs
Affiliation: Columbia University

2017

Winner(s): Dani Rodrik
Affiliation: Harvard University

2016

Winner(s): Kathleen Eisenhardt
Affiliation: Stanford University

2015

Winner(s): W. Richard Scott
Affiliation: Stanford University

2014

Winner(s): Richard P. Rumelt
Affiliation: UCLA

2013

Winner(s): David Teece
Affiliation: University of California-Berkeley

2012

Winner(s): Ikujiro Nonaka
Affiliation: Hitotsubashi University

2011

Winner(s): Richard R. Nelson
Affiliation: Columbia University

2008

Winner(s): Ronald P. Dore
Affiliation: University of British Columbia

2000

Winner(s): Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
Affiliation: Harvard University

1999

Winner(s): Richard Caves
Affiliation: Harvard University

1998

Winner(s): Geert Hofstede
Affiliation: Maastricht University

1994

Winner(s): Edith Penrose
Affiliation: INSEAD

1987

Winner(s): Charles Kindleberger
Affiliation: MIT