The Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award is awarded to a paper that must have been accepted for presentation at the AIB conference through a double-blind-review process, and have been written by an author or authors under 40 years of age. It is named after former AIB President and Dean of AIB Fellows Alan M. Rugman to honor his legacy of engaging and developing of junior scholars in the field of international business.

History of the Award

Originally called the Eldridge Haynes Prize, the award was given to the best original essay on some aspect of international business, preferably with an interdisciplinary perspective. The competition was open to authors under 40 years of age and awarded every other year from 1992-1998. In 1999, the AIB Executive Board changed the award to the Haynes Prize for Best Paper at the AIB annual meeting to coincide with current trends in academic research.

In 2015, the award was renamed after former AIB President and Dean of AIB Fellows Alan M. Rugman.

Selection Process

The winner is chosen by an official Selection Committee from a slate of nominees, as identified by our Annual Conference track chairs. The author(s) receive a plaque and a scholarship award, provided by AIB. The winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony of the AIB Annual Conference. For more detailed information, consult the Rugman Award Bylaws.

Past Winners


Winner(s): Geer He
Affiliation: Hitotsubashi University
Article: Enhancing Entrepreneurial Orientation Through Inter-Organizational Matching: Insights From Advanced Market Firms Under Emerging Market Ownership


Winner(s): Hyewon Ma
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Article: MNE Subsidiary Network as Switching Options: The Strategic Response of US and EU MNEs’ to the US-China Trade War 


Winner(s): Joao Albino-Pimentel (1); Anne Jacqueminet (2)
Affiliation: (1) Copenhagen Business School; (2) Bocconi University
Article: The Role of Environmental Considerations in International Acquisition Performance: A Configurational Perspective 


Winner(s): Carlo Brighi (1); Komal Kalra (2); Mike Szymanski (3)
Affiliation: (1, 2) University of Victoria; (3) EGADE Business School
Article: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It


Winner(s): Daniel Andrews (1), José Maurício Galli Geleilate (2), and Stav Fainshmidt (3)
Affiliation: (1, 3) Florida International University; (2) University of Massachusetts Lowell
Article: Contingencies to the Subsidiary Autonomy-Subsidiary Performance Relationship: A Meta-Analytic Review and Extension


Winner(s): Vincent Meyer
Affiliation: EM Normandie
Article: Killing the Chicken to Teach the Monkeys: The Hybridization of Performance Management Practices in MNEs


Winner(s): Noman Ahmed Shaheer Siddiqui (1) and Sali Li (2)
Affiliation: (1, 2) University of South Carolina
Article: CAGE in Cyberspace? How Digital Innovations Internationalize in a Virtual World


Winner(s): Martin Heinberg
Affiliation: University of Duisburg-Essen
Article: Behavioral Consequences of Actual and Recalled Face Loss


Winner(s): Catherine Magelssen
Affiliation: London Business School
Article: Subsidiary Ownership of Firm-Specific Advantages, Network Linkages, and Innovation within Multinational Firms


Winner(s): Sorin M.S. Krammer
Affiliation: Groningen University
Article: Greasing the Wheels of Change: The Impact of Corruption, Local Arbitrariness, and Institutions on Firm Innovation


Winner(s): Mirko H. Benischke
Affiliation: University of Auckland
Article: The Effect of CEO Compensation on their Responses to Institutional Pressures: Evidence from the Choice between Cross-Border Alliances and Acquisitions


Winner(s): Elitsa R. Banalieva
Affiliation: Northeastern University
Article: Making the Most of the Second Best: Synchronization of Reforms Rhythms, Slack, and Performance of Transition Economy Firms


Winner(s): Julien Gooris (1) and Carine Peeters (2)
Affiliation: (1) Université libre de Bruxelles; (2) Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Article: Home-Host Country Distance and Offshore Vertical Boundary Decisions


Winner(s): Prithwiraj Choudhury
Affiliation: Harvard Business School
Article: Knowledge Creation in Multinationals


Winner(s): Thomas Hutzschenreuter, Ingo Kleindienst, and Boris Bieberstein
Affiliation: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Article: Extending the Depth of the Multinational Network: Evidence from Cross-border Acquisitions


Winner(s): Guy L.F. Holburn (1) and Bennet A. Zelner (2)
Affiliation: (1) University of California, Berkeley; (2) Duke University
Article: Policy Risk, Political Capabilities and International Investment Strategy: Evidence from the Global Electric Power Industry


Winner(s): Christian Geisler Asmussen
Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School
Article: Local, Regional, or Global? Quantifying MNC Geographic Scope


Winner(s): Xufei Ma (1) and Jane Lu (2)
Affiliation: (1) National University of Singapore; (2) Singapore Management University
Article: Business Group Affiliation as Institutional Linkages: An Integration of Resource-Based View and Institutional Perspective


Winner(s): Jasjit Singh
Article: Distributed R&D, Cross-Regional Ties and Quality of Innovative Output


Winner(s): Markus Mäkelä and Markku Maula
Affiliation: Helsinki University of Technology
Article: Foreign Venture Capitalists’ Institutionalizing Effects on the Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Ventures


Winner(s): Robert Salomon (1) and Xavier Martin (2)
Affiliation: (1) University of Southern California; (2) New York University
Article: Technology Transfer and Implementation: Exploring the ‘Time-To-Build’ Fabrication Facilities in the Global Semiconductor Industry


Winner(s): Andrew Delios (1) and Shige Makino (2)
Affiliation: (1) National University of Singapore; (2) Chinese University of Hong Kong
Article: Bunched Foreign Market Entry: Competition and Imitation among Japanese Firms, 1980-1998


Winner(s): Ishtiaq P. Mahmood
Affiliation: National University of Singapore
Article: The Two Faces of Group Structure


Winner(s): Gary A. Knight
Article: Market Orientation and the Channel in International Small and Medium Firms: An Empirical Study


Winner(s): Subramanian Rangan
Article: The Problem of Search and Deliberation in International Exchange: Exploring Multinationals’ Network Advantages


Winner(s): Susan Bartholomew


Winner(s): Srilata Zaheer


Winner(s): Renee Maulborgne