AIB Chapter Seminar: Writing Introductions and Discussions for Scholarly Publication

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Host:  AIB Asia Pacific Chapter

Date & Time: 15 May 2023, 08:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Overview: Strong introductions and discussions are essential to effective scholarly writing. Yet scholars do not always recognize their importance or pay less attention to them than they merit, thus jeopardizing article publication and visibility in high-impact journals. In this seminar, exclusively offered to AIB members, distinguished international business scholar Anoop Madhok will discuss how to write an effective introduction and discussion section.

In order to get maximum value from this seminar, all participants are encouraged to read the introduction of the following article, which will be discussed in greater detail during the program: Competition for competence and interpartner learning within international strategic alliances.


Anoop Madhok (PhD in Strategic Management and International Political Economy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) is a Professor of Strategy and the Distinguished Scotiabank Professor in International Business & Entrepreneurship at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. His work spans strategy, international business and entrepreneurship and his research interests include interfirm collaboration, global strategy, economic organization and, most recently, digital platforms and ecosystems. His work has been widely published in the top-ranked journals in strategy, management and international business. He has held Visiting Professorships and Visiting Research Scholar positions at several institutions around the world, such as Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Melbourne, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEIBS, Shanghai, among many others. He received the 2019 Global Strategy Journal Best Paper Award as well as the 2005 Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award and was awarded the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management Distinguished PhD Alumnus Award in 2009.


Jusuke “JJ” Ikegami received Doctor of Business Administration from Hitotsubashi University in 2015. After working for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Tokyo office, he joined MARS Japan. While he is working for Softbank EC Holdings as a Director of New Business Development, he also served as BOD of several subsidiaries. He also worked for Nissay Capital Co. Ltd., before joining Waseda Business School. His research interest includes corporate strategy, global management, new business development and global leadership. He is a member of international committee of JAIBS (Japan Academy of International Business Studies). He is also an outside company auditor of Toyo INK SC Holdings. 


Sachiko Yamao is an Associate Professor at Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, Japan. Her research interests include management of global workforces within multinational enterprises, employment practices of foreign subsidiaries, and the use of English as the common language of multinationals from non-Anglophone countries. She has published research in various academic journals, including Human Resource Management and Journal of World Business. Dr. Yamao holds a Ph.D. in Management from Monash University, Australia, and has worked in Australia before joining Keio University.