Awards Requiring an Application

Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award

Award Sponsors

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Eligibility: This award is open to members who have successfully defended their dissertation with an international business focus during the 2019 calendar year. Applicants for this award must submit a nomination packet via our online submission system by February 1, 2020.

Overview: Our premier award for superior doctoral dissertations is named in honor of AIB Fellows Mark Casson and Peter J. Buckley for both their pioneering development of internalization theory and their ongoing influence on the work of emerging IB scholars. The winner will receive both a commemorative and a $1,000 cash prize. Furthermore, all award finalists receive a travel stipend to allow them to present their research at the AIB Annual Meeting.

Application: The nomination packet should include: (1) a letter of nomination from the student’s thesis/dissertation supervisor or chair and (2) an abstract, not exceeding 1,250 words (approximately 5 pages at 250 words per page), of the successfully defended thesis or dissertation. The abstract should describe the objective of the doctoral research, along with its theoretical foundation, relation to previous research, methodology, findings, limitations, and contributions to the field of International Business. The criteria for the award are relevance and contribution to the field of International Business, quality of the theoretical framing and the methodology, and quality of the empirical work (where relevant).

Submission: Before submitting your nomination packet, please verify that it is properly formatted. The title page of your abstract should include your current affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, the name of the institution where the Ph.D. or D.B.A. was obtained, the name of your thesis advisor, and six keywords describing the topic of your dissertation. The entire packet should be saved as a single document file.

Once your file is appropriately formatted, visit the AIB Dissertation Award submission site and click on “Manuscript Submission Form” to complete the process.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Reappraising International Business in a Digital Arena: Barriers, Strategies, and Context for Internationalization of Mobile Apps
    Noman Shaheer (Ph.D. from University of South Carolina)
  • In an Era of Disruption: Multinationals’ Responses to Host Country Political Violence
    Chang Liu (Ph.D. from Indiana University)
  • Multinational Enterprises and Limits to International Growth: Links Between Domestic and Foreign Activities in a Firm’s Portfolio
    Guus Hendriks (Ph.D. from Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Nonmarket Strategies Across Complex Institutional Contexts
    Patricia Klopf (Ph.D. from WU Vienna)

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UNCTAD-AIB Award for Research on Investment and Development

Award Sponsor

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Eligibility: This award is open to PhD students and early-career researchers with no more than five years of full-time work experience. Applicants for this award must submit a previously unpublished paper with an explicit focus on policy and international development by February 15, 2020.

Overview:The UNCTAD Division of Investment and Enterprise (DIAE) and the Academy of International Business (AIB) have jointly established an award for the best young academic research work on international investment and development. Winners of this award receive a certificate of recognition at the AIB Annual Meeting, an invitation to apply for a three-month consultancy contract with UNCTAD’s Division of Investment and Enterprise, and an invitation to publish their award-winning paper in the peer-reviewed UNCTAD journal Transnational Corporations.

Full details can be found in the award’s official Call for Submissions.

Application: Eligible papers should meet the following criteria: (1) Original and innovative research; (2) Topical issues with a discussion of policy implications; (3)Focus on development (i.e. how to ensure that international investment and multinational enterprises contribute to sustainable development). The paper must not have been previously published. Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions.

Submission: Award submissions must meet the following criteria: have a word count not exceeding 12,000 words (inclusive of appendices, references, and all material); follow the Transnational Corporations guidelines for contributors; include the author(s)’s CV and an abstract not longer than 300 words.

In order to be considered for this award, submissions must be sent to unctad@aib.world by February 15, 2020.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Yamlaksira GETACHEW, Loyola Marymount University, USA
    Contract Enforcement Institutions and MNE Integration Strategies: Implications for Exit from The Least-Developed Countries
  • Guus HENDRIKS, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
    Go Out for Jobs? Foreign Investment Projects and Their Impact on Firms’ Domestic Employment Growth
  • Cindy Wilhelm & Irina HEIM, University of Reading, United Kingdom
    Extractive MNEs And Sustainable Development: A Comparative Study of a Spillover Effect in the Least Developed and The Emerging Resource-Rich Countries
  • Yuanyuan LI, Rutgers University, USA
    Rapid FDI of Emerging Market Firms: The Role of Foreign Participation
  • Robert MOORE, University of Hawaii, Hawaii
    Foreign Direct Investment Recovery in Postwar Transition Environments: The Effects of Host Country Institutions and External Development Organizations

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Program Awards

Temple/AIB Best Paper Award

Award Sponsor

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Eligibility: This award is open to members who have had a paper accepted for a competitive session at our Annual Meeting.

Overview: One finalist from each track is nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and the track chair’s assessments. An independent Best Paper Award committee reviews the finalist and chooses the winning manuscript. Announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference, the author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Is There a National Culture? Nations as Diverse Mixtures of Global Values Archetypes
    Sunil Venaik, David Midgley, and Demetris Christopoulos
  • Intra-regional Internationalization Strategies: The Effects of Agglomeration, Distance, and Experience
    Santiago Mingo, Luciano Ciravegna, and Igor Filatotchev
  • Foreign MNEs and Eco-Innovation in Local Firms: The Mediating Effect of Imitation
    Yoo Jung Ha
  • The Role of Endorsed Branding of Global Corporate and Global Product Brands for Consumers Across Nations
    Carolina Sinning and Bernhard Swoboda
  • Not Passing the Baton: Whether, How Much and When Boundary Spanning Influences the Commercialization of Innovation
    Benoit Decreton and Felipe Monteiro
  • ‘Translating’ Management Practices Across Cultures: The Role of Boundary Spanners’ Social Capital
    Madeleine Bausch, Sina Grosskopf, and Christoph Barmeyer
  • Achieving Group Work Excellence in Diverse Cohorts of Higher Education
    Flevy Lasrado
  • Location and Capabilities for Digital Internationalization
    Noman Shaheer, Sali Li, and Richard Priem
  • Board Composition Paradox: Are Board Insiders Valued Advisers or Harbingers of Agency-Cost?
    Shibashish Mukherjee and Jelle Bonestroo
  • Subnational Depth and Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms
    Arpit Raswant and Chinmay Pattnaik
  • Offshoring and Job Insecurity – Do Companies Pay a Wage Penalty for Having Offshored?
    Alina Grecu, Wolfgang Sofka, Marcus Møller Larsen, and Torben Pedersen
  • Crowdsourcing Long-Run Memories of Involuntary Migratory Displacement: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the 1947 Partition of British India
    Tarun Khanna, Karim Lakhani, Shubhangi Bhadada, Ruihan Wang, and Michael Menietti

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Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award

Eligibility: This award is open to members under 40 years of age who have had a paper accepted for a competitive session at our Annual Meeting.

Overview: Finalists are nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and their own assessments. An independent Rugman Young Scholar Award Committee reviews the finalists and chooses the winning manuscript. Announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference, the author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

2020 Award Nominees: 

  • Employment and State Incentives in Transition Economies: Are Subsidies for FDI Inefficient? The Case of Serbia
    Uros Delevic
  • Enhancing the CSR-Consumer Brand Relationship Link: The Role of Corporate Transparency
    Martin Heinberg, Yeyi Liu, and Xuan Huang
  • That’s How I Grew Up: CEO Origin and Corporate Pro-Social Behavior
    Michael Juergen Mueller
  • It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
    Carlo Brighi, Komal Kalra, and Mike Szymanski

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FIU/AIB Best Theory Paper Award

Award Sponsor

Eligibility: This award is open to all members who have had a paper with a strong theory development focus accepted for a competitive session at our Annual Meeting.

Overview: One finalist from each track will be nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and their own assessments. An independent award committee will evaluate the nominees. Announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference,  the author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Dominant Modes of Economic Coordination and Varieties in Firm Internationalization Support
    Florian Becker-Ritterspach, Knut Lange, and Matthew Allen
  • Translating Between Traditions: Setting an Agenda for Integrated Language-Sensitive Research of Global Work
    Ivan Olav Vulchanov
  • Disentangling the Impacts of CSR in Business Groups on Value of Affiliated firms: An Extended Resource-based Perspective
    Yalan Xu, Xufei Ma, and David Ahlstrom
  • Automation and Location Decisions in International Operations
    Linda Rademaker and Vegard Kolbjørnsrud
  • Individualism-Collectivism Cultural Differences in Performance Feedback Theory
    Mooweon Rhee, Valerie Alexandra, and K. Skylar Powell

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AIB Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award

Eligibility: This award is open to members who have been accepted to participate in our Sheth/AIB 2020 Doctoral Consortium.

Overview: All proposals accepted by the Doctoral Consortium Committee are evaluated based on the originality and theoretical foundations of the work, the rigor and soundness of the proposed method, and the potential contribution and impact of the proposal in advancing the field. The winner(s) receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

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Best Reviewer Award

Eligibility: This award is open to all members who have served as a reviewer for our Annual Meeting.

Overview: Each year, the Program Chair and Track Chairs identify those reviewers that have gone above and beyond the duty of reviewing manuscripts for the conference in providing quality, constructive feedback to the authors. The recipients of the Best Reviewer Award receive a certificate of recognition, are recognized in the Conference Program, and are highlighted during the Awards Session on the last day of the conference.

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Affiliated Awards

“That’s Interesting!” Award

Award Sponsor

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Overview: Sponsored by Aalto University School of Business, this award recognizes the conference paper that most effectively pushes the boundaries of our existing knowledge in the field by crossing boundaries, challenging taken-for-granted assumptions in the field, denying old “truths”, attracting the reader’s attention, and making an original argument. The author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive a plaque and a cash award at a Coffee Break sponsored by Aalto University School of Business at the conference.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Reframing Our Theoretical Perspectives on Language Differences in IB: Leveraging Fluidity and Reciprocity to Achieve Linguistic Inclusion
    Martyna Anna Sliwa, Sylwia Ciuk, and Anne-Wil Harzing
  • What Is Boiling in the Pot? on the Patent Toxicity of Globally Banned Chemicals
    Elisa Giuliani, Gianluca Biggi, and Arianna Martinelli
  • Nations within a Nation? Pandemic, Subnational Heterogeneity, and MNE Market Share in an Emerging Economy
    Arzi Adbi, Anant Mishra, and Chirantan Chatterjee
  • Same Same But Different?  How Female Entrepreneurs in Beijing, Berlin, and London Manage Gender Stereotypes
    Sonja Kristin Franzke and Fabian Jintae Froese
  • Digital Identity: Glue Among Firms in Digital Business
    Ricarda Bouncken and Roman Barwinski
  • Does an Employee’s Accent Impact Customer Participation in Services?
    David Bourdin and Christina Sichtmann

Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Research

Award Sponsor

bryant university award sponsor logo

Overview: Sponsored by the International Business program at Bryant University, this award is given to the best paper accepted to a competitive session at the AIB Annual Meeting with a research focus on Emerging Economies. The author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive a certificate and a cash award at a Coffee Break sponsored by Bryant University at the conference.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Host-Country Institutions and Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises’ CSR Performance: An Institutional Knowledge Perspective
    Ding Wang, Jiang Wei, Yang Liu, and Niels Noorderhaven
  • Digital Product Innovation in Emerging Economies: Examining the Roles of Institutional Change Speed and Diversification Strategies
    Pengxiang Zhang, Chao Niu, Sali Li, and Scott Turner
  • Informal Family Firms Across Africa: Socioemotional Wealth as a Path Towards Economic Independence Through Prosocial Crowdfunding
    Vivien E. Jancenelle, Rajshekhar G. Javalgi, and Dominic Buccieri

CUIBE Award for Best Paper on International Business Education

Award Sponsor

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Overview: Sponsored by the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), recognizes the best paper focused on undergraduate international business education being presented at the AIB Annual Conference. To be eligible the papers must have been submitted and accepted for presentation for the Special Track on Teaching International Business, and then shortlisted by the track chair as a nominee for the award. The winner receives the award at a Coffee Break sponsored by CUIBE.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Achieving Group Work Excellence in Diverse Cohorts of Higher Education
    Flevy Lasrado
  • A Multi-Country Student and Instructor Review of GlobalDNA Simulation as an Experiential Learning Tool for International Business Courses
    Frank Cotae and Jacqueline Musabende
  • Intercultural Effectiveness: Do International Experiences Move the Needle
    Iris Berdrow, Sam Woolford, Maria Skaletsky, and Allan Bird

WAIB Best Paper Award

Overview: This award recognizes the best paper focused on increasing gender awareness in international business research. To be eligible the papers must (1) be complete and finalized works that have not been accepted for publication; (2) be accepted for presentation at the annual AIB conference; (3) explicitly analyze women and/or gender as a key topic within the paper; and (4) have at least one author who is a member of WAIB. The winner receives the award at a Coffee Break sponsored by WAIB.

Submission: Eligible papers must be submitted to WAIB’s Academic Research Officer, Amir Shoham, at tud20698@temple.edu, using the subject heading “WAIB Best Paper Award” by March 10th, 2020. The winning paper will be selected by an awards committee and the author(s) will be announced at the upcoming AIB Annual Meeting and through all WAIB electronic communications: WAIB-L listserv, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award

Award Sponsors

university of leeds and university of reading logos

Eligibility: This award is open to members who have successfully defended their dissertation with an international business focus during the 2019 calendar year. Applicants for this award must submit a nomination packet via our online submission system by February 1, 2020.

Overview: Our premier award for superior doctoral dissertations is named in honor of AIB Fellows Mark Casson and Peter J. Buckley for both their pioneering development of internalization theory and their ongoing influence on the work of emerging IB scholars. The winner will receive both a commemorative and a $1,000 cash prize. Furthermore, all award finalists receive a travel stipend to allow them to present their research at the AIB Annual Meeting.

Application: The nomination packet should include: (1) a letter of nomination from the student’s thesis/dissertation supervisor or chair and (2) an abstract, not exceeding 1,250 words (approximately 5 pages at 250 words per page), of the successfully defended thesis or dissertation. The abstract should describe the objective of the doctoral research, along with its theoretical foundation, relation to previous research, methodology, findings, limitations, and contributions to the field of International Business. The criteria for the award are relevance and contribution to the field of International Business, quality of the theoretical framing and the methodology, and quality of the empirical work (where relevant).

Submission: Before submitting your nomination packet, please verify that it is properly formatted. The title page of your abstract should include your current affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, the name of the institution where the Ph.D. or D.B.A. was obtained, the name of your thesis advisor, and six keywords describing the topic of your dissertation. The entire packet should be saved as a single document file.

Once your file is appropriately formatted, visit the AIB Dissertation Award submission site and click on “Manuscript Submission Form” to complete the process.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Reappraising International Business in a Digital Arena: Barriers, Strategies, and Context for Internationalization of Mobile Apps
    Noman Shaheer (Ph.D. from University of South Carolina)
  • In an Era of Disruption: Multinationals’ Responses to Host Country Political Violence
    Chang Liu (Ph.D. from Indiana University)
  • Multinational Enterprises and Limits to International Growth: Links Between Domestic and Foreign Activities in a Firm’s Portfolio
    Guus Hendriks (Ph.D. from Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Nonmarket Strategies Across Complex Institutional Contexts
    Patricia Klopf (Ph.D. from WU Vienna)

download full call for nominations
view past winners

UNCTAD-AIB Award for Research on Investment and Development

Award Sponsor

unctad logo

Eligibility: This award is open to PhD students and early-career researchers with no more than five years of full-time work experience. Applicants for this award must submit a previously unpublished paper with an explicit focus on policy and international development by February 15, 2020.

Overview: The UNCTAD Division of Investment and Enterprise (DIAE) and the Academy of International Business (AIB) have jointly established an award for the best young academic research work on international investment and development. Winners of this award receive a certificate of recognition at the AIB Annual Meeting, an invitation to apply for a three-month consultancy contract with UNCTAD’s Division of Investment and Enterprise, and an invitation to publish their award-winning paper in the peer-reviewed UNCTAD journal Transnational Corporations.

Full details can be found in the award’s official Call for Submissions.

Application: Eligible papers should meet the following criteria: (1) Original and innovative research; (2) Topical issues with a discussion of policy implications; (3)Focus on development (i.e. how to ensure that international investment and multinational enterprises contribute to sustainable development). The paper must not have been previously published. Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions.

Submission: Award submissions must meet the following criteria: have a word count not exceeding 12,000 words (inclusive of appendices, references, and all material); follow the Transnational Corporations guidelines for contributors; include the author(s)’s CV and an abstract not longer than 300 words.

In order to be considered for this award, submissions must be sent to unctad@aib.world by February 15, 2020.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Yamlaksira GETACHEW, Loyola Marymount University, USA
    Contract Enforcement Institutions and MNE Integration Strategies: Implications for Exit from The Least-Developed Countries
  • Guus HENDRIKS, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
    Go Out for Jobs? Foreign Investment Projects and Their Impact on Firms’ Domestic Employment Growth
  • Cindy Wilhelm & Irina HEIM, University of Reading, United Kingdom
    Extractive MNEs And Sustainable Development: A Comparative Study of a Spillover Effect in the Least Developed and The Emerging Resource-Rich Countries
  • Yuanyuan LI, Rutgers University, USA
    Rapid FDI of Emerging Market Firms: The Role of Foreign Participation
  • Robert MOORE, University of Hawaii, Hawaii
    Foreign Direct Investment Recovery in Postwar Transition Environments: The Effects of Host Country Institutions and External Development Organizations

download full call for submissions
learn more about this award

AIB Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award

Eligibility: This award is open to members who have been accepted to participate in our Sheth/AIB 2020 Doctoral Consortium.

Overview: All proposals accepted by the Doctoral Consortium Committee are evaluated based on the originality and theoretical foundations of the work, the rigor and soundness of the proposed method, and the potential contribution and impact of the proposal in advancing the field. The winner(s) receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

view past winners

Temple/AIB Best Paper Award

Award Sponsor

temple university's fox school of business logo

Eligibility: This award is open to members who have had a paper accepted for a competitive session at our Annual Meeting.

Overview: One finalist from each track is nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and the track chair’s assessments. An independent Best Paper Award committee reviews the finalist and chooses the winning manuscript. Announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference, the author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Is There a National Culture? Nations as Diverse Mixtures of Global Values Archetypes
    Sunil Venaik, David Midgley, and Demetris Christopoulos
  • Intra-regional Internationalization Strategies: The Effects of Agglomeration, Distance, and Experience
    Santiago Mingo, Luciano Ciravegna, and Igor Filatotchev
  • Foreign MNEs and Eco-Innovation in Local Firms: The Mediating Effect of Imitation
    Yoo Jung Ha
  • The Role of Endorsed Branding of Global Corporate and Global Product Brands for Consumers Across Nations
    Carolina Sinning and Bernhard Swoboda
  • Not Passing the Baton: Whether, How Much and When Boundary Spanning Influences the Commercialization of Innovation
    Benoit Decreton and Felipe Monteiro
  • ‘Translating’ Management Practices Across Cultures: The Role of Boundary Spanners’ Social Capital
    Madeleine Bausch, Sina Grosskopf, and Christoph Barmeyer
  • Achieving Group Work Excellence in Diverse Cohorts of Higher Education
    Flevy Lasrado
  • Location and Capabilities for Digital Internationalization
    Noman Shaheer, Sali Li, and Richard Priem
  • Board Composition Paradox: Are Board Insiders Valued Advisers or Harbingers of Agency-Cost?
    Shibashish Mukherjee and Jelle Bonestroo
  • Subnational Depth and Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms
    Arpit Raswant and Chinmay Pattnaik
  • Offshoring and Job Insecurity – Do Companies Pay a Wage Penalty for Having Offshored?
    Alina Grecu, Wolfgang Sofka, Marcus Møller Larsen, and Torben Pedersen
  • Crowdsourcing Long-Run Memories of Involuntary Migratory Displacement: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the 1947 Partition of British India
    Tarun Khanna, Karim Lakhani, Shubhangi Bhadada, Ruihan Wang, and Michael Menietti

view past winners

Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award

Eligibility: This award is open to members under 40 years of age who have had a paper accepted for a competitive session at our Annual Meeting.

Overview: Finalists are nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and their own assessments. An independent Rugman Young Scholar Award Committee reviews the finalists and chooses the winning manuscript. Announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference, the author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Employment and State Incentives in Transition Economies: Are Subsidies for FDI Inefficient? The Case of Serbia
    Uros Delevic
  • Enhancing the CSR-Consumer Brand Relationship Link: The Role of Corporate Transparency
    Martin Heinberg, Yeyi Liu, and Xuan Huang
  • That’s How I Grew Up: CEO Origin and Corporate Pro-Social Behavior
    Michael Juergen Mueller
  • It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
    Carlo Brighi, Komal Kalra, and Mike Szymanski

view past winners

FIU/AIB Best Theory Paper Award

Award Sponsor

Eligibility: This award is open to all members who have had a paper with a strong theory development focus accepted for a competitive session at our Annual Meeting.

Overview: One finalist from each track will be nominated by the track chairs based on reviewer input and their own assessments. An independent award committee will evaluate the nominees. Announced at the Awards Session on the last day of the conference,  the author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive both a commemorative and a monetary award.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Dominant Modes of Economic Coordination and Varieties in Firm Internationalization Support
    Florian Becker-Ritterspach, Knut Lange, and Matthew Allen
  • Translating Between Traditions: Setting an Agenda for Integrated Language-Sensitive Research of Global Work
    Ivan Olav Vulchanov
  • Disentangling the Impacts of CSR in Business Groups on Value of Affiliated firms: An Extended Resource-based Perspective
    Yalan Xu, Xufei Ma, and David Ahlstrom
  • Automation and Location Decisions in International Operations
    Linda Rademaker and Vegard Kolbjørnsrud
  • Individualism-Collectivism Cultural Differences in Performance Feedback Theory
    Mooweon Rhee, Valerie Alexandra, and K. Skylar Powell

view past winners

Best Reviewer Award

Eligibility: This award is open to all members who have served as a reviewer for our Annual Meeting.

Overview: Each year, the Program Chair and Track Chairs identify those reviewers that have gone above and beyond the duty of reviewing manuscripts for the conference in providing quality, constructive feedback to the authors. The recipients of the Best Reviewer Award receive a certificate of recognition, are recognized in the Conference Program, and are highlighted during the Awards Session on the last day of the conference.

view past winners

Affiliated Awards

“That’s Interesting!” Award

Award Sponsor

aalto university award sponsor logo

Overview: Sponsored by Aalto University School of Business, this award recognizes the conference paper that most effectively pushes the boundaries of our existing knowledge in the field by crossing boundaries, challenging taken-for-granted assumptions in the field, denying old “truths”, attracting the reader’s attention, and making an original argument. The author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive a plaque and a cash award at a Coffee Break sponsored by Aalto University School of Business at the conference.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Reframing Our Theoretical Perspectives on Language Differences in IB: Leveraging Fluidity and Reciprocity to Achieve Linguistic Inclusion
    Martyna Anna Sliwa, Sylwia Ciuk, and Anne-Wil Harzing
  • What Is Boiling in the Pot? on the Patent Toxicity of Globally Banned Chemicals
    Elisa Giuliani, Gianluca Biggi, and Arianna Martinelli
  • Nations within a Nation? Pandemic, Subnational Heterogeneity, and MNE Market Share in an Emerging Economy
    Arzi Adbi, Anant Mishra, and Chirantan Chatterjee
  • Same Same But Different?  How Female Entrepreneurs in Beijing, Berlin, and London Manage Gender Stereotypes
    Sonja Kristin Franzke and Fabian Jintae Froese
  • Digital Identity: Glue Among Firms in Digital Business
    Ricarda Bouncken and Roman Barwinski
  • Does an Employee’s Accent Impact Customer Participation in Services?
    David Bourdin and Christina Sichtmann

Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Research

Award Sponsor

bryant university award sponsor logo

Overview: Sponsored by the International Business program at Bryant University, this award is given to the best paper accepted to a competitive session at the AIB Annual Meeting with a research focus on Emerging Economies. The author(s) of the winning manuscript will receive a certificate and a cash award at a Coffee Break sponsored by Bryant University at the conference.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Host-Country Institutions and Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises’ CSR Performance: An Institutional Knowledge Perspective
    Ding Wang, Jiang Wei, Yang Liu, and Niels Noorderhaven
  • Digital Product Innovation in Emerging Economies: Examining the Roles of Institutional Change Speed and Diversification Strategies
    Pengxiang Zhang, Chao Niu, Sali Li, and Scott Turner
  • Informal Family Firms Across Africa: Socioemotional Wealth as a Path Towards Economic Independence Through Prosocial Crowdfunding
    Vivien E. Jancenelle, Rajshekhar G. Javalgi, and Dominic Buccieri

CUIBE Award for Best Paper on International Business Education

Award Sponsor

cuibe award sponsor logo

Overview: Sponsored by the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), recognizes the best paper focused on undergraduate international business education being presented at the AIB Annual Conference. To be eligible the papers must have been submitted and accepted for presentation for the Special Track on Teaching International Business, and then shortlisted by the track chair as a nominee for the award. The winner receives the award at a Coffee Break sponsored by CUIBE.

2020 Award Nominees:

  • Achieving Group Work Excellence in Diverse Cohorts of Higher Education
    Flevy Lasrado
  • A Multi-Country Student and Instructor Review of GlobalDNA Simulation as an Experiential Learning Tool for International Business Courses
    Frank Cotae and Jacqueline Musabende
  • Intercultural Effectiveness: Do International Experiences Move the Needle
    Iris Berdrow, Sam Woolford, Maria Skaletsky, and Allan Bird

WAIB Best Paper Award

Overview: This award recognizes the best paper focused on increasing gender awareness in international business research. To be eligible the papers must (1) be complete and finalized works that have not been accepted for publication; (2) be accepted for presentation at the annual AIB conference; (3) explicitly analyze women and/or gender as a key topic within the paper; and (4) have at least one author who is a member of WAIB. The winner receives the award at a Coffee Break sponsored by WAIB.

Submission: Eligible papers must be submitted to WAIB’s Academic Research Officer, Amir Shoham, at tud20698@temple.edu, using the subject heading “WAIB Best Paper Award” by March 10th, 2020. The winning paper will be selected by an awards committee and the author(s) will be announced at the upcoming AIB Annual Meeting and through all WAIB electronic communications: WAIB-L listserv, Facebook, and LinkedIn.