Fast Facts

  • Consortium Date: 6 July 2023, 8am-12pm CET
  • Extended Application Deadline: 31 May 2023 (previously 1 May)
  • Consortium Organizer: Robert Grosse, Arizona State University, United States
  • Contact for Submissions & Inquiries:   

Why a Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium?

The Academy of International Business has held Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortia as part of its annual meeting for many years. The large number of attendees and positive feedback are testimony to their value to participants. These two consortia focus on issues affecting individuals early in their academic careers: the Doctoral Consortium provides guidance on how to succeed in the dissertation and job market, while the Junior Faculty Consortium offers suggestions on how to succeed with the research program and progress through promotion and tenure to become an associate and full professor, or equivalent titles.  The Senior and Mid-Career Faculty Consortium was launched online in 2021, and is moving to in-person this year.

Once individuals reach mid-career, or later in their careers, new issues emerge for which there is little guidance offered in the other two Consortia. The AIB Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium is designed as a forum for discussing how to succeed at these more advanced career stages and how to tackle the new challenges that emerge. It will analyze four issues relevant for senior and mid-career faculty: (1) research: keeping research active (2) impact: turning research into practice and having a societal impact, (3) advancement: breaking barriers and paving the way, and (4) career: university leadership, career changes, and retirement.

Who should attend the Senior and Mid-Career Faculty Consortium?

The Senior and Mid-Career Faculty Consortium is open to all members of the Academy of International Business who perceive themselves at one of these career stages. This consortium is not designed for doctoral students or junior (assistant professor or the equivalent levels). These are encouraged to register instead for the Doctoral or Junior Faculty Consortia.

Who is organizing the Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium?

This Consortium is designed and organized by the AIB Fellows. This is part of AIB Fellows’ strategy to contribute to the annual meeting and the development of future generations of scholars and Fellows. The presenters and moderators are all AIB Fellows. The primary organizer of this year’s consortium is Robert Grosse, Arizona State University.

How is the Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium structured?

The consortium is organized as four sequential panel sessions lasting 45 minutes with a 15-minute break between them. In each session, the first 25 minutes are devoted to a panel discussion in which panelists will provide their thoughts on the topic, followed by a Q&A period. In the following 20 minutes, the panelists will have a conversation with the participants on the ideas presented.

The panel sessions will cover the following four topics:

  1. Research: Keeping research active; navigating research and publishing with multi-person teams of varying ranks/cultures/geographies; changing research topics; publishing non-academic journals and books.
  2. Impact: having a societal impact; turning research into practice; joining boards; becoming involved in national and international public policy networks (e.g., UNCTAD, OECD, UN 2030 SDGs); finding opportunities for service in local communities.
  3. Advancement: identifying insider/outsider issues facing senior women/minority/cross-culture faculty; breaking barriers; mentoring and paving the way.
  4. Career: making major career changes; moving into university leadership; changing institutions and visiting appointments; transitioning into retirement and making a difference post-retirement.

Preliminary Consortium Schedule

Welcome: 08:00-08:05am

Panel 1: Research: 08:05-08:50am
Ulf Andersson, Mälardalen University
Gary Knight, Willamette University
Sumit Kundu, Florida International University
Jane Lu, City University of Hong Kong
Lorraine Eden, Texas A&M University
Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota

Panel 2: Impact: 09:05-09:50am
Timothy Devinney, Alliance Manches
Ram Mudambi, Temple University
Torben Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School
Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota

Panel 3: Advancement: 10:05-10:50am
Lorraine Eden, Texas A&M University
Gary Knight, Willamette University
Marjorie Lyles, Indiana University
Elizabeth Rose, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
Eric Tsang, University of Texas at Dallas

Panel 4: Career: 11:05-11:50am
Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University
Igor Filatotchev, King’s College London
Gary Knight, Willamette University
Donald Lessard, MIT
Bodo Schlegelmilch, WU Vienna
Eric Tsang, University of Texas at Dallas

Conclusions & Survey: 11:50am-12:00pm

How can I participate in the Senior Faculty Consortium?

Space is limited to facilitate interactions in the Q&A and breakout rooms, so please register early. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2023. To apply, please complete the online registration form and upload one three-page single-spaced document that contains a two-page curriculum vitae (include major positions, publication and accomplishments) followed by a one-page reflection on your current and future career desires/issues. Please name the MS Word or pdf document with your Last and First Name in the title file (e.g., LastnameFirstName.doc or LastnameFirstName.pdf).

You will be notified by email on or before June 10, 2023, if your registration has been accepted and will be asked to confirm your participation in the consortium. If your registration has not been accepted, your name will be placed on a waiting list. Should you need to cancel for any reason, please notify the organizer so that your seat can be given to someone on the waiting list.

To attend you need to be an active AIB member (you can check your membership status in the Online Member Portal) and have registered for AIB 2023.

Who can answer my questions about the Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium?

If you have any questions, please email the organizers, Robert Grosse (  Kindly use “AIB 2023 Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium” as the subject line for your message.