AIB SIG Webinar: AI in Publishing – Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

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Date & Time: 13 June 2024, 15:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Hosts: AIB Digitalization Shared Interest Group

Point of Contact: Charles Dhanaraj (

Event Recording Access: Current AIB members will be able to access a recording of this event in the “AIB Video Archive” section of our login portal. New webinar recordings are typically posted within five business days of the original event date.

Event Overview: The goal of this webinar is to analyze the evolving landscape of AI’s impact on the roles of authors, reviewers, and editors, focusing on present capabilities and forecasting short-term and long-term possibilities. In particular, our expert panelists will provide detailed insights on a variety of topics, including the ethics of AI use in academic research and publishing, the implications of AI advancements on intellectual property rights and scholarly impact, the imminent transformation of publishing practices such as the prospect such of a streamlined 4-week turnaround period, and a survey of the latest tools which can be used to facilitate various aspects of publishing and scholarly communication.


Markus Kaindl is Director of Content Innovation at Springer Nature, with over 11 years of experience in science publishing. He has successfully released business knowledge graphs, developed big data analysis solutions and built platforms for research decision-makers. Currently, he is excited to explore the potential of AI in accelerating scientific communication

Catherine Welch is Chair of Strategic Management at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Aalto University, Finland. She is interested in contextualising international business research, particularly the use of qualitative research methodology and process approaches to studying firm internationalization. Her work has appeared in leading journals in international business and management, including the full range of major international business journals. Catherine is the current Book Review Editor of JIBS and is a member of the journal’s Research Methods Advisory Committee 2023-2025. She is an Associate Editor of Organizational Research Methods. She is a co-founder of the Academy of International Business (AIB) Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG). From 2022-2025 she is serving on the AIB’s board as Vice President Programs and is program chair for the academy’s annual meeting in Seoul in 2024. Currently, she is writing about the implications of AI for qualitative data analysis.

Henning Schoenenberger, Vice President Content Innovation at Springer Nature, is an accomplished leader in digital innovation and a pioneer in the early adoption of Artificial Intelligence in scholarly publishing. His achievements include the introduction of automated classification, translation, and summarization of scientific content across Springer Nature’s product and publication landscape. Henning ideated and product managed the first machine-generated research book published at Springer Nature. Henning is an alumnus of the University of Heidelberg and holds a master’s degree in Social Sciences.

Spyros Bakas is the Senior Editor for Content Innovation at Springer Nature. His current focus is on AI and prompt engineering for publishing innovations and solutions. He also has five years of experience as a scientific editor and publisher in the fields of economics, statistics, mathematics, and physical sciences for the Springer and Nature journal portfolios. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences from JLU and is an alumnus of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Economic Sciences. He is the Chair of Climate Action at Springer Nature and an EU Climate Pact Ambassador.

Charles Dhanaraj is the J. Mack Robinson Professor of International Business and Academic Director of the DBA Program at Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business. His research focuses on strategic partnerships, innovation, leadership, and digital globalization. He has published in top academic journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. As a strategy and international business expert, he has taught in executive education programs at the University of Denver, Temple University, IMD Switzerland, Indian School of Business (ISB), Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC, Brazil), Copenhagen Business School (CBS, Denmark), and Ivey Business School (Canada).