The JIBS Decade Award was inaugurated in 1996 to honor the most influential article published in the journal ten years prior. In 2003, Palgrave Macmillan became the publisher of JIBS and also began to sponsor the award. In 2009, as part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of JIBS, the JIBS Editors also presented awards for the volumes from 1970-1985.

jibs decade award presentation

Selection Process

Eligible articles are reviewed by an official Selection Committee consisting of current members of the JIBS Editorial Board, the Editor-in-Chief, and the current and previous Conference Program Chairs, and AIB’s President. Winners are officially recognized at the AIB Annual Conference. For more detailed information, consult the JIBS Decade Award Bylaws.

Past Winners


Winner(s): Anthony Goerzen, Christian Geisler Asmussen and Bo Bernhard Nielsen
Article: Global cities and multinational enterprise location strategy


Winner(s): Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
Article: What drives corporate social performance? The role of nation-level institutions


Winner(s): Catherine Welch, Rebecca Piekkari, Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki and Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki
Article: Theorising from case studies: Towards a pluralist future for international business research


Winner(s): Günter Stahl, Martha Maznevski, Andreas Voigt and Karsten Jonsen
Article: Unraveling the effects of cultural diversity in teams: A meta-analysis of research on multicultural groups


Winner(s): Peter J. Buckley, L. Jeremy Clegg, Adam R. Cross, Xin Liu, Hinrich Voss and Ping Zheng
Article: The determinants of Chinese outward foreign direct investment


Winner(s): Gary Knight and S. Tamer Cavusgil
Article: Innovation, Organizational Capabilities, and the Born-Global Firm


Winner(s): Dana Minbaeva, Torben Pedersen, Ingmar Björkman, Carl Fey, and Hyeon Park
Article: MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity, and HRM 


Winner(s): Henrik Bresman, Julian Birkinshaw, and Robert Nobel
Article: Knowledge Transfer in International Acquisitions


Winner(s): David A Ralston, David R. Holt, Robert H. Terpstra, and Yu Kai-Cheng
Article: The Impact of National Culture and Economic Ideology on Managerial Work Value: A Study of the United States and Russia


Winner(s): Ben Oviatt and Patricia P. McDougall
Article: Toward a Theory of International New Ventures


Winner(s): Sanjeev Agarwal and Sridhar N. Ramaswami
Article: Choice of Foreign Market Entry Mode: Impact of Ownership, Location And Internalization Factors


Winner(s): J. Michael Geringer and Louis Hebert
Article: Control and Performance of International Joint Ventures


Winner(s): Paul Beamish and John C. Banks
Article: Equity Joint Ventures and the Theory of the Multinational Enterprise


Winner(s): Erin Anderson and Hubert Gatignon
Article: Modes of Foreign Entry: A Transaction Cost Analysis and Propositions