AIB Journals Webinar: MNEs’ Navigation of Rising Nationalism and Political Tensions

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Theme: How can MNEs navigate rising nationalism and political tensions around the world?

Date & Time: 1 November 2023, 14:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Hosts: Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of International Business Policy

Point of Contact: Klaus Meyer (

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The rise of techno-geopolitical uncertainty: Implications of the United States CHIPS and Science Act
Yadong Luo, Ari Van Assche

The influence of societal nationalist sentiment on trade flows
Douglas Dow, Ilya R. P. Cuypers

U.S. national security and de-globalization
David Godsell, Ugur Lel, Darius Miller 


Ilya Cuypers is currently an Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University, and received his Ph.D. from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. His work falls in the areas of international business and strategic management. He is currently serving as Senior Editor for the Journal of World Business, and he is a former Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and Guest Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. His work has been published in such journals as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Business Policy, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science, and his current research focuses on the governance, dynamics, and performance implications of cross-border external corporate development activities (e.g., alliances and acquisitions), investment decisions under uncertainty, and geopolitical issues such as nationalism.

Darius Miller is the Caruth chair in finance at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Cox School of Business, where he conducts research in financial market regulation, corporate governance, and financial disclosure.  His research is featured in the leading finance, accounting, and economics journals, including the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesJournal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of International Economics.  His research has received awards such as the Journal of Financial Economics “All Star Paper Award” for research impact. He has won the Cox “MBA Outstanding Teaching Award” six times, the Cox “Executive MBA Teacher of the Year”, and the SMU “President’s Associates Outstanding Faculty Award”. Additionally, he was inducted into SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.  Professor Miller previously held appointments at Indiana University and Texas A&M University.  He also has been a visiting professor/scholar at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Universidad de los Andes, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hanken School of Economics, and Wuhan University.

Ari Van Assche is full professor in international business and director of the International Institute of Economic Diplomacy at HEC Montreal. He is the Incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Policy and Fellow of AIB. He holds a BA and an MA in Chinese Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He specializes in the organization of global value chains and their implication for public policy. On this topic, he has published widely in academic journals and has consulted for various Canadian and international governmental organizations including Global Affairs Canada, Transport Canada, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.


Stephanie Lu Wang is Samuel & Pauline Glaubinger Professor & Associate Chair at the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Stephanie’s primary research interests lie at the intersection of internationalization and social/environmental sustainability. She is particularly interested in studying emerging market multinationals and cultural industries as research contexts. Stephanie serves as an Associate Editor for the Global Strategy Journal, an Associate Editor for the Business Horizons, a Special Issue Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, a Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Management. She is the Research Director of Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB) and faculty advisor for the Indiana University Chapter of Ascend. Stephanie received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami, a master’s degree from Peking University, and an undergraduate degree from the Renmin University of China.

Klaus Meyer (PhD, London Business School) has been a Professor of International Business at Ivey Business School since 2017. He previously served as professor at China Europe International Business School, University of Bath, University of Reading and Copenhagen Business School, and held various leadership roles at these institutions. His research focuses on the strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging economies. He published over 100 articles in leading scholarly journals and eight books, including the textbook ‘International Business’. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, former area editor of JIBS, and recipient of the JIBS Decade award.