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Welcome to the AIB RM-SIG.

Mission:

“To advance the quality, diversity and understanding of research methodologies in international business, and to promote innovation in research methodologies.”

WHAT’S NEW:

RM-SIG and JIBS Webinar: Reviewing and Editing Qualitative Manuscripts: Dealing with Potential Biases

Time: 22 September 2022, 16:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Registration Deadline: 21 September 2022

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About the Webinar:

Relatively few articles are published in IB journals with qualitative data. This is surprising, given that qualitative data can reveal new theoretical pathways that are important to cross-border business. In this webinar, Pratima (Tima) Bansal will describe the unique attributes of qualitative manuscripts that require reviewers and editors to take a different approach than they take with quantitative manuscripts and move beyond their unconscious biases. This webinar offers an important step forward in inviting more qualitative research to be published in IB journals. Tima will give a brief presentation, which will be followed by a commentary from Eileen Fischer and a dialogue with participants moderated by Rebecca Piekkari and Catherine Welch.

Speakers:

Tima Bansal, Western University  & Eileen Fischer, York University

Co-Moderators:

Catherine Welch, Trinity College Dublin & Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University

Participant Bios:

Pratima (Tima) Bansal

Professor and Canada Research Chair of Business Sustainability at the Ivey Business School, Western University (London, Canada). She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Academy of Management, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Hamburg and HEC (Montreal). Her research is primarily in business sustainability, exploring the role of time, space and scale in business strategy and international business. Tima was the inaugural Deputy Editor (2016-2019) and an Associate Editor (2010-2013) of the Academy of Management Journal, handling qualitative research. During this time, she handled over 400 manuscripts. Relevant to IB, Tima has published in the Journal of International Business Studies, and Management International Review. She also sat previously on the JIBS editorial board, along with 10 other editorial boards. Tima has long advocated for more qualitative research to be published in management and IB.

Eileen Fischer

Professor of Marketing, and the Tanenbaum Chair of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, in the Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada. She also holds honorary appointments at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics and the Bayes School of Business at City University, London. Eileen is an incoming member of the Editorial Team of JIBS, where she will serve on the Research Advisory Committee.  She is also currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Marketing Research. From 2014-2017, she served as a Co-Editor of the Journal of Consumer Research. Eileen has wide-ranging research interests that span the fields of marketing, entrepreneurship and international business. She is particularly known for her expertise in qualitative research methods and has co-authored one textbook and several journal articles and book chapters on how to gather and analyze qualitative data.

Catherine Welch

Chair of Strategic Management at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Aalto University, Finland. She has a track record of launching new disciplinary conversations and advocating methodological and theoretical pluralism. She was the first author on a paper which won the 2021 Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Decade Award. Catherine’s research has concentrated on qualitative research methodology and process approaches to studying firm internationalization. Catherine is the current Book Review Editor of JIBS and a member of the journal’s Research Methods Advisory Committee. She is an Associate Editor of Organizational Research Methods. She is Vice-President, Communications, and Newsletter Editor for the Academy of InternationaI Business (AIB) Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG), of which she was a founding member, and Fellow of AIB. From 2022-2025 she will serve on the AIB’s board as Vice President Programs.

Rebecca Piekkari

Marcus Wallenberg Chair of International Business at Aalto University School of Business. She is an incoming Associate Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and sits on several editorial boards of IB and management journals. Rebecca’s recent research interests focus on translation as a perspective on IB phenomena, the shifting meaning of location for cross-border activities, as well as questions of social sustainability, diversity and inclusion in multinational corporations. She is particularly known for her expertise in qualitative research methods and language-sensitive research in IB. Together with her co-authors she won the 2021 JIBS Decade award on theorizing from case studies. Rebecca has also co-edited several handbooks and book chapters on these topics. She is Fellow of the Academy of International Business and the European International Business Academy. Together with Catherine, Rebecca will moderate the webinar.

RM-SIG Webinar: Writing a Qualitative PhD dissertation: Insights from the Winner of the 2022 Buckley and Casson AIB Best Dissertation Award

Hosts:  AIB Research Methods SIG

Time: 6 October 2022, 15:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Registration Deadline: 5 October 2022

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Overview: Hear from Katherine Tatarinov, this year’s AIB best dissertation award winner, in conversation with Hanna Gajewska-De Mattos. They will discuss how she crafted her award-winning research project and dissertation. They will cover topics such as how Katherine
  •      decided on her research methodology,
  •      selected resources to guide and justify her methodological choices
  •      went about her fieldwork and data analysis, overcoming challenges along the way
  •      approached the processes of writing up and publishing from her dissertation
  •      obtained and used advice and guidance along the way
The audience will have the opportunity to pose follow-up questions to Hanna and Katherine. Speakers Katherine Tatarinov is Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Director of the Center for Innovation & Partnerships at the Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva. Her research focuses on social innovation, digital transformation and managing the grand challenges. Katherine lectures at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and is the Managing Director of the Geneva Innovation Movement Association, where she translates her research findings into applicable insights and community building. Hanna Gajewska-De Mattos is an Associate Professor in International Management and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She currently serves as 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. Hanna received her PhD from the University of Leeds, funded by the European Union’s Phare ACE Scholarships Programme. Her research focuses on a conceptualisation of cultural difference and in particular the human processes and emotions in intercultural interaction and communication as well as qualitative research methods. She published her work in top international journals and she received the 2018 Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference Distinguished Scholar Award from the Stockholm Business School. She previously worked in the European Commission in Directorate General for Research in Brussels and she was an independent expert evaluator on a number of framework programmes in the European Commission.

Moderator

Catherine Welch is Chair  of Strategic Management at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She was previously at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has also been Distinguished Visiting Professor at Aalto University, Finland (2019-2022). She has a track record of launching new disciplinary conversations and advocating methodological and theoretical pluralism. Catherine’s research has concentrated on two areas: 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.  She was the first author on a paper which won the 2021 Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Decade Award. 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 Vice-President, Communications, and Newsletter Editor for the Academy of International Business (AIB) Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG), of which she was a founding member.   From 2022-2025 she will serve on the AIB’s board as Vice President Programs. She also serves on the AIB’s Buckley and Casson AIB Dissertation Award Committee.

Research Methods Workshops

Following AIB-Oceania Annual Research Symposium and PDW

Hosts:  AIB-Oceania Annual Research Symposium

Time: 26 November 2022

Registration Deadline: 24 October 2022 (midnight AEST)

Join us in person on 26 November 2022 for Research Workshops with outstanding instructors – Tine Köhler, Bo Nielsen and Noemi Sinkovics – visiting from interstate and overseas and hosted by QUT Faculty of Business and Law, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane Australia.

These workshops are organised in collaboration between AIB Oceania, QUT Faculty of Business and Law, the AIB Research Methods Shared Interest Group,Critical Perspectives on International Businessand Organizational Research Methods. The workshops are especially suited to higher degree research students, early career researchers, or those looking to extend their expertise in research methods. Discounted rates apply when attending and registering as an AIB member.

Choose from morning and afternoon workshops on offer, each of approx. 3 hours duration (including break):
  • Different Qualitative Coding Approaches: Choosing Methods with Purpose, with Tine Köhler
  • Multi-level Theory and Modelling, with Bo Nielsen
  • Literature Reviews in the Age of Information Overload, with Noemi Sinkovics

Registration

AIB members can register for the Workshops at a reduced rate using the AIB Member Registration link below. Those without AIB membership can either join AIB by using the AIB Member link below (you will be redirected to a Membership Subscription page) or choose to register via the Non-member Registration link below. Registration Prices for AIB members are US$18 (approx. Au$25) for one workshop and US$25 (approx. Au$35) for two workshops (1 in morning, 1 in afternoon). Prices for non-members are Au$50 for one workshop and Au$75 for two. Registration includes light refreshments.
AIB MEMBERS: REGISTER HERE
NON-AIB MEMBERS: REGISTER HERE
Location: QUT Gardens Point Campus (P Block), Brisbane, Queensland Australia – next to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, South Bank Cultural Precinct and dining, and extensive river walks.

Newsletter

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AIB 2022:

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our workshops, masterclasses and clinics which took place as part of the 2022 AIB Annual meeting in Miami.