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

Latest Conversations

Keith BrouthersKeith Brouthers

Bio: Keith D. Brouthers is Professor of Business Strategy at King’s Business School, King’s College London and a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.  Professor Brouthers specializes in international strategic management, and he is the recipient of the JIBS Decade Award in 2012 as well as a JIBS 50-year anniversary award for scholarship in 2019.

His current research interests include entry and establishment mode choice, export channel selection, and the digital economy.

Professor Brouthers’ research has been published in leading academic journals including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Conversation Published: 13 January 2022

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Nicolai FossNicolai Foss

Bio: Nicolai J. Foss is a Professor of Strategy at the Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS, Honorary Adjunct Professor, Department of Marketing & Management, Southern Denmark University, and External Chair, Danish Institute for Advanced Studies, 2020-2025.

Trained as an economist at the Copenhagen University (M.Sc.,1989), Foss his received his PhD degree from the Copenhagen Business School in 1993, where he was Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, before he moved to Bocconi University 1 September 2016. From 2016-2019 he was the Rodolfo Debenedetti Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Bocconi University, Milano. He has held part-time and visiting professorships at several universities.

Foss has served as a panel member of the European Research Council and on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society. He is a member of Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society.

Encompassing 227 journal articles, 102 book chapters and 26 books (edited as well as monographs), his work has been published in the leading journals in management. He has published books with leading publishers, such as Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. Many of his papers have been reprinted in research handbooks, and several of his articles and books are translated into Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. His google scholar citations are above 40k, and his H-index is 101. He is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He was listed as the “best Danish economist” by the newspaper, Børsen, in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Conversation Published: 13 January 2022

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Anoop MadhokAnoop Madhok

Bio: Anoop Madhok is a Professor of Strategy and the Distinguished Scotiabank Professor in International Business & Entrepreneurship at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. He received his PhD from McGill University, Montreal and an MA in International Economics and Development from Johns Hopkins University. Earlier he was a Full Professor at the University of Utah and at Vrije University, Amsterdam (part-time). Additionally, he has held Visiting Professorships and research scholar positions at a number of institutions around the world, such as Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Melbourne and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, among others.

Professor Madhok’s work spans strategy and international business. His research interests include multinational firm strategy, interfirm collaboration, and economic organization and firm boundaries. His current research focus is on digital platforms and ecosystems, where he is examining issues to do with their design and governance. His work has regularly been published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, among others, and has been recognized with prominent awards, such as Journal of International Business Studies Best Paper of the Decade Award (2005), the Global Strategy Journal Best Paper Award (2019), as well as Best Paper or Finalist in a number of prestigious international conferences. Additionally, he received the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management Distinguished PhD Alumnus Award in 2009 and was also identified as one of the top contributors worldwide in international strategy research.

Conversation to be Published: 20 January 2022

Daphne YiuDaphne Yiu

Bio: Professor Daphne Yiu is the Rath Chair in Strategic Management at the Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. She was born in Hong Kong and a tenured professor in Hong Kong. Her scholarly pursuit focuses on examining how organizations make choices of organizational form, corporate and international strategy, as well as corporate governance mechanisms in relation to the institutionalization process, particularly in emerging and transition economies.

Her publications appeared in a number of top tier journals in international business and management. Professor Yiu was elected as the President of Asia Academy of Management, a Fellow of Asia Academy of Management, and Representatives-at-Large at the Global Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.

She is currently serving as an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal, and was Senior Editor at Journal of World Business, Senior Editor at Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Editor at Corporate Governance: An International Review. She is, or has been, a member of the editorial review board of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, among others.

She was a recipient of AMJ Outstanding Reviewer Award, publications with top downloads, best conference paper awards, and teaching awards. She also has extensive administrative and organizing experience by serving as department chairperson, associate director of research centers, and conference organizer. She has given keynote speeches and consulting advice to academic and professional associations, think tanks and organizations.

Conversation to be Published: 20 January 2022