About the Series

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. Podcast versions of each episode are available on our Podbean page, as well as through your favorite audio streaming services.

About the Host

Ilgaz Arikan

Ilgaz Arikan

Bio: Ilgaz Arikan’s (Ph.D. the Ohio State University) interdisciplinary research in international business, strategy, and entrepreneurship draws from economics, political science, sociology, history, and international relations. His work on how history, exchange and political hazards impact firms’ governance choices, and how firms’ resources and capabilities impact relative performance have appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and chapters in academic and professional journals and books. He is an expert in the management and internationalization of authentic firms.

Affiliation: Kent State University

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Hildy TeegenHildy Teegen

Bio: Hildy Teegen is USC Education Foundation Chaired Professor in International Business and former Executive Director of the Folks Center for International Business after serving six years as the Dean of the Moore School of Business, all at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining UofSC in September 2007, she was founding director of The George Washington University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Teegen also held a joint appointment at GW as Professor of International Business at the School of Business and Professor of International Affairs at the Elliott School.

Dr. Teegen is a member of the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, and was a member of the Continuous Improvement Review Committee and of the Globalization of Business Education task force of the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business and co-author of the Globalization of Management Education report of the AACSB. She served for six years on the Sustainability Advisory Panel of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group (through 2020). She was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at ESAN University in Lima, Peru in 2013.

Her research concerns how businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations negotiate partnerships for business and societal success. She is a former director for the corporate boards of Cox Industries and Premo Ventures and for the Center for International Private Enterprise (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Teegen is a Liberty Fellow (SC), a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and was inducted into the Young Presidents Organization in 2010.

Conversation Published: 19 May 2022

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Peter WilliamsonPeter Williamson

Bio: Peter Williamson is Professor of International Management at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and Fellow of Jesus College.

Peter divides his time between teaching, research and consulting on leadership, multinationals (with a special interest in emerging market firms), M&A, and business ecosystem innovation and serving as non-executive director of several companies spanning financial services through whisky to green energy and digital transformation. He has held professorships at London Business School, Harvard Business School and INSEAD (in Fontainebleau and Singapore). Formerly with Merrill Lynch and The Boston Consulting Group, he earned his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.

Peter has also been visiting China regularly since 1983, assisting numerous multinationals, Chinese joint ventures and Chinese companies venturing abroad.

Peter’s ten books include: Ecosystem Edge: Sustaining Competitiveness in the Face of Disruption; The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Market Multinationals; Dragons at Your Door; Winning in Asia; and From Global to Metanational.

His more than 60 other articles include “Ecosystem Advantage: How to successfully harness the power of partners”, one of the ten most cited articles in California Management Review. Other recent articles include: “The New Mission for Multinationals”, “Accelerated Innovation”, “Strategies for Competing in a Changed China” and “Is Your Innovation Process Global?” (all in the MIT-Sloan Management Review) — The latter received a Sloan-PwC Award honouring those articles that have contributed most to the enhancement of management practice; “How China Re-Set Its Global Acquisition Agenda”, “China’s Hidden Dragons” (all in Harvard Business Review).

Conversation Published: 19 May 2022

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Len TreviñoLen Treviño

Bio: Len J. Treviño is the SBA Communications Distinguished Professor in International Business and Director of International Business Programs in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. degree in international business and strategic management from Indiana University Bloomington. Prof. Treviño’s research focuses on the multinational enterprise, foreign direct investment, institutional theory, internationalization process theory, cross cultural management, gender, diversity and inclusion, and COVID-19. His work has been published in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Business Policy, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, and Academy of Management Learning & Education, among other outlets.

Dr. Treviño has been a long-time member of AIB and he contributes regularly to AIB’s conferences.  In addition, he has held various positions at such organizations as Whirlpool Corporation, Leo Burnett Advertising, and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  He serves as an Editorial Board member at Journal of World Business and was an Associate Editor at Cross Cultural and Strategic Management.

Prof. Treviño current research is focused on resolving some of society’s grand challenges, including gender inequality, immigration, sustainable investment, and curbing the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics. He has taught international business and strategic management classes at universities in Spain, Norway, Ukraine, Thailand, Argentina, Peru, and Chile. Dr. Treviño has also given presentations and consulted on international business issues around the globe.

Conversation to be Published: 26 May 2022

Daniel ShapiroDaniel Shapiro

Bio: Daniel M. Shapiro (PhD, Cornell) is Professor of Global Business Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University; co-editor, Multinational Business Review; and co-director Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. He has worked for forty years as an educator, researcher, and academic administrator, most recently he was Dean of the Beedie School of Business. As an academic, he has published five books and monographs and some 100 scholarly articles on international business and strategy, corporate ownership and governance, foreign investment and MNEs, industrial structure, and various aspects of public policy.

His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business and International Journal of Industrial Organization, among others. His articles have been cited over 11,000 times and have won several awards, including the Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd. Research Award and the Mike Peng best paper award in Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

In 1995 and again in 2002 he was awarded the TD Canada Trust Teaching Award, and in 2014 was named the Academy of International Business (AIB) Educator of the Year. He has been visiting professor at McGill University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Rotterdam School of Management, Monash University, and CEIBS. As an administrator, he was Dean of the Beedie School of Business where he successfully developed a strategic position for the school, raised the money to name it, and led it through successful accreditation rounds with AACSB and EQUIS.

Conversation to be Published: 26 May 2022

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