AIB SIG Webinar: Sustainability in Emerging Markets

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Theme: Sustainability in Emerging Markets

Host: AIB Emerging Markets SIG & AIB Sustainability SIG

Time: 16 March 2022, 13:30 UTC (View Local Time)

Registration Deadline: 15 March 2022

Overview: Given that substantial empirical observations and evidence suggest that sustainability issues are particularly persistent in emerging markets, it becomes ever more imperative for IB scholars (with research background in either emerging markets or sustainability) to join efforts in examining the multifaceted effects of firm activities on sustainable development in emerging markets. This webinar is the first of a series of joint initiatives between the Sustainability SIG and Emerging Market SIG, with the aim to provide a mutual space for sustainability and emerging markets scholars to share research insights and cross-fertilize ideas.

Speaker Bios:

Maoliang Bu is a Professor at Nanjing University and Adjunct Professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies). He has published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) and the Journal of Comparative Economics. He has served as a Guest Editor for the Journal of Business Ethics. Currently, he serves as an Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM), the Journal of International Management (JIM) and other journals.
Prof. Bu is also an affiliated researcher at Copenhagen Business School. Previously, he has worked as a postdoc/visiting professor at several universities such as University of Goettingen, University of Wuerzburg, University of Gothenburg, University of Groningen and Western University (Ivey Business School). He has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Helena Barnard is a professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria, South Africa). Her research interests are in how knowledge (and with it technology, organizational practices and innovation) moves between more and less developed countries, particularly in Africa. She researches both organizational mechanisms (notably emerging multinationals and internet-enabled businesses) and individual mechanisms such as scientific collaborations, doctoral training and the diaspora. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Journal of World Business and others. She was the 2017-2020 AIB Vice President for Administration, and is the founding chair of its Shared Interest Group on Emerging Markets.

Indianna D. Minto-Coy is Senior Lecturer and Academic Director (MScs) at the Mona School of Business and Management, University of the West Indies where she also leads the School’s International Business, Entrepreneurship and Strategy unit and chairs the Research Committee. Indianna also serves as a Director of GraceKennedy Ltd, one of the Caribbean’s largest multinational conglomerates, as Associate Editor for the Journal of Comparative International Management and as the Caribbean Countries Director for the Academy of International Business-Latin America and the Caribbean (AIB-LAC) Chapter.

Rob Van Tulder is full Professor of International Business-Society Management at RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam and Academic Director of the Partnerships Resource Centre. He is co-founder of the department of Business-Society Management, one of the leading departments in the world organizing research and education on the way business can create value for society either alone or through cross-sector partnerships. He advises international organizations, governments, multinational enterprises and international NGOs on issues of sustainability. His latest books include: Principles of Sustainable Business. Frameworks for Corporate Action on the SDGs (2022); Getting all the motives right (2018; Skill Sheets: an integrated approach to research, study and management, (2018)

Moderator Bios:

Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez is Full Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT, Colombia. She was the Vice-President of Administration at the Academy of International Business (AIB) (2015-2018), the regional chapter chair for Latin America and the Caribbean (AIB-LAC) (2018-2021), and board member of AIB Shared Interest Group (SIG) on Emerging Markets. She is Area Editor of the Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management (CCSM) Journal; Associate Editor of Transnational Corporations; and Editor-in-Chief of the business journal AD-minister. Her research areas are internationalization of firms from emerging economies; corporate sustainability; corporate social responsibility; and sustainable development.

Shasha Zhao is Associate Professor of International Business and Innovation at Surrey University Business School. She is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of AIB Sustainability Shared Interest Group. Her research focuses on MNE innovation and impact on sustainable development. She has published in Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Journal, among others. She is editing a Special Issue in International Business Review on MNE Innovation and Sustainable Development Goals, and in AIB Insights on Managing Sustainable Development in International Business.