Webinar: How to Qualify for the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy’s Certificate Program in IB

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Host: The AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy

Date & Time: 4 December 2023, 13:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Point of Contact: Hanna Gajewska-De Mattos (H.GajewskaDeMattos@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)

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.

Overview: If you are a doctoral student or a PhD supervisor, consider attending this webinar to learn about the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy – an opportunity for doctoral students to chart successful scholarly careers incorporating global competence. The first cohort of the Doctoral Academy has already been selected.

The AIB-CIBER Certificate in International Business is a unique professional development program that will supplement doctoral studies within the home university. It is designed and offered by the AIB-CIBER partnership, enabling doctoral students to gain international business (IB) qualifications and network globally. Doctoral students specializing in any business area are encouraged to acquire global competence while pursuing their traditional doctoral training at their home institutions.

The AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy provides training by world-class scholars in international business through in-person and online modules and workshops. The Certificate includes modules and workshops on both research content and methods as well as best teaching practices in IB. Select fellowships will be available to help defray the registration fees.


Maria Tereza Fleury is full professor of International Management at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). She is a Fellow and past president of the Academy of International Business. She is the director of the Center for International Competitiveness. She was dean of the FGV School of Business Administration (2008 -2015), and the USP -School of Economics and Business Administration  (2002- 2006). She was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University, UK; the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, Institute for Developing Economy Japan, and a visiting professor at ESSEC, France. She has published 25 books and more than 100  articles. on International Business, Strategy and Competency Management, International Strategy and Management, Human Resources Management. Her recent research focuses on emerging market and digital transformation, global value chains, and UN SDGs.

Sumit K. Kundu is a tenured Full Professor and the James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business in the College of Business at Florida International University, Miami, USA. He is the Associate Dean for International Affairs and Director for the Center for International Business Education and Research [CIBER] in the College of Business at Florida International University. Dr. Kundu has published 50+ articles in prestigious journals, namely, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, and several others. His Google Scholar Citation count is 9000+ to date. On the research front, Dr. Kundu served as a Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of International Management and Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Research. Dr. Kundu is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, Peer Review College, and a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Management.

Chris Pitelis is the Head of the Department of International Business and Professor of International Business and Sustainable Competitiveness at the University of Leeds. He is also a Life Fellow of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. He has served as the Head (Dean) of Brunel Business School, Brunel University London; Dean of the College of Business, Abu Dhabi University; Director of the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), University of Cambridge; President of the Hellenic Organization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises; Director of Studies in the Economics, the Management Studies and the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Chris is literary executor of the collected papers of Edith Penrose, a Co-Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics and Contributions to Political Economy, a member of the Cambridge Political Economy Society, Editor of the European Management Review, and on the editorial board of Management International Review. Chris has served at the editorial boards of among others, Organization Science and Organization Studies. Chris has coordinated projects and designed policies for international organizations, national governments and regions, NGOs and businesses and has taught, consulted, and trained students, business leaders and policy makers.


Hanna Gajewska-De Mattos is an Associate Professor in International Management and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She was the Chair of the AIB/Sheth Doctoral Consortium 2023 and she currently serves on the Governing Board of the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy. Hanna is a Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL) and the Nordic Research School of International Business (NORD-IB) representative for the University of Leeds. She received her PhD from the University of Leeds, funded by the European Union’s Phare ACE Scholarships Programme.