An Introduction to Simulation for IB Research

Time: 16 November 2022, 17:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Registration Deadline: 15 November 2022

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This webinar will focus on an introduction to simulations while conducting international business research.  Facilitated by the AIB’s Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG), this webinar will include an overview of simulations.

Organizational scholars have used simulations to better understand the properties of statistical techniques. In addition to describing the benefits of simulations, this webinar will also include an example of a simulation using Stata. Finally, this webinar will offer potential applications to IB research.


Dr. Trevis Certo is the Jerry and Mary Anne Chapman Professor of Business at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He obtained his PhD from Indiana University.  Professor Certo studies how corporate governance structures and top management teams influence firm performance. His research explores these topics extensively in the context of firms undertaking initial public offerings. He also focuses on statistical techniques that help to isolate relationships of interest within large datasets. Dr. Certo has a reputation as a world-class methodologist. His work also included articles on prospectus data; panel data issues; as well various analytical techniques such as difference-in-difference models; sample selection bias and Heckman models; mediation models. Interestingly, Dr. Certo has used simulations in many of these methods articles. His research has appeared in the top journals in the discipline, including the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review.

Dr. Stewart Miller is Professor of Management at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Also, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UT Health San Antonio. His research interests include: liability of foreignness, internationalization, CSR, and research methods.  He has over 50 publications including scholarly articles, cases, teaching notes, book chapters. His articles have appeared in AMJ, SMJ, JIBS, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, GSJ, MIR, and IBR among others.  Also, he is a co-author (with H. Deresky) of the textbook, International Management (10th edition).  He is President and a Co-Founder of the AIB Research Methods SIG (RM-SIG). He was the 2020 Chapter Chair for the AIB – Southeast US Chapter Annual Conference. He is a Consulting Editor for Journal of International Business Studies.

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


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.

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.

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)

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.


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.


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.

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.

Tima Bansal, Western University
Eileen Fischer, York University

Catherine Welch, Trinity College Dublin
Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University

Recordings of past webinars can be found here

Implications of Responsible Research for International Business Scholarship and Practice

Date: Friday, 11 March 2022

Time: 10 EST; 9 CST; 8 MST; 3 pm (London); 11 pm (Beijing)

Co-sponsored by the AIB’s Research Methods – Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG), Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) global network and the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) this webinar is dedicated to various aspects of responsible research in the international business field.

The panellists will cover a variety of topics that will assist international business scholars in building a sound body of knowledge that develops theory and serves society. After brief presentations from panellists, the webinar will offer plenty of time for participants to exchange their knowledge and experiences centered on responsible research in the international business context.

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Registration is free and open to non-AIB members, but you’ve got to move quickly! Signups close Thursday, 10 March 2022.

Prof. Lorraine Eden (Texas A&M University, USA)
Prof. John McIntyre (CIBER, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Prof. Anne S. Tsui (Arizona State University, USA)

Prof. Agnieszka (Aggie) Chidlow (University of Birmingham, UK)

About the speakers

Lorraine Eden is Professor Emerita of Management and Research Professor of Law at Texas A&M University. A Canadian by birth, she received degrees in economics from Mount Allison, McGill and Dalhousie universities. Between 1995 and 2019, she taught courses on transfer pricing, multinational enterprises (MNEs) and international business at Texas A&M, where her Transfer Pricing program trained hundreds of graduate students. Dr. Eden’s research interests intersect economics, international business and public policy. Core research topics are transfer pricing, MNE strategies and structures, MNE-state relations, and shocks and responses (how shocks affect firm strategies and structures). She was 2008-2010 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies, 2017-2018 President of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and is currently 2020-2023 Dean of the AB Fellows. She received the AIB Dunning President’s Award in 2012 and the inaugural Women in AIB (WAIB) Woman of the Year award in 2016. In 2019, she was honored by the European International Business Academy, received the Medal of the City from Rennes, France, and was awarded JIBS 50th Anniversary Gold Medals for her scholarly and service contributions to the journal. One of her recent articles, Eden and Wagstaff, “Evidence-based Policymaking and the Wicked Problem of SDG 5 Gender Equality” (JIBP, 2020) received a 2021 RRBM award.

John R. McIntyre is founding Executive Director of the Georgia Tech CIBER, a national center of excellence, emphasizing the role of techoinnovation and sustainable systems in international business-related fields.  He is   Professor of Management (Strategy & Innovation Area) in the Scheller College of Business with cross appointment in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his PhD from The University of Georgia at Athens, following graduate studies at McGill, Northeastern and Strasbourg Universities. He was Research Associate and Fellow of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law, University of Georgia Law School. Author and co-editor of fifteen books, the latest:  The New Chinese Dream: Industrial Policy in the Post-Pandemic Era (Springer, 2021) and forthcoming The Role of Multinational Enterprises in Supporting the UN SDG’s (E Elgar).  Author of 120 articles in trade and academic journals. Recipient of the State of Georgia’s Governor’s International Award for international business education excellence; the university-wide Steven Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement; the French National Order of Merit (Knight) awarded by the President of France for work in promoting US-European FDI; he is currently an honorary professor at ICN Graduate Business School, University of Lorraine, near the Georgia Tech European Campus in Metz.

Anne S. Tsui is currently Motorola Professor Emerita of International Management at the Arizona State University, Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University and Fudan University, China. She is the 67th President and Fellow of the Academy of Management, 14th Editor the Academy of Management Journal, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. She co-founded the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (www.rrbm.network), an inter-disciplinary, global, grassroots movement to advance both the credibility and the usefulness of research for both business and society in the service of a better world. She has received numerous awards, including the best paper awards from AMJ, ASQ, and JOM, the Center for Creative Leadership Applied Leadership Research Award, the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award, the AoM Distinguished Service Contribution Award, and the IACMR Lifetime Contribution Award. She is the recipient of the Women in the Academy of International Business 2021 Woman of the Year Award. Dr. Tsui received PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Agnieszka (Aggie) Chidlow is Professor of International Business at the University of Birmingham (UK). Her research interests lie in the areas of location choices of firms as well as methodological issues in international business. She has received numerous awards for her research (e.g., the Danny van Den Buckle paper award from the European International Business Academy). Her work has been published widely in various leading academic journals in the field of international business such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review and International Business Review. She has extensive teaching and research experience by holding several teaching and visiting positions at various universities around the world (e.g., UK, USA, Sweden, Poland, Singapore and China) over 2 decades. Agnieszka is one of the co-founding members of the Academy of International Business Research Methods Shared Interest Group (AIB RM-SIG) and before becoming the AIB RM-SIG Vice-President for Responsible Research Methods in 2020 she was the AIB RM-SIG Vice-President Program between 2016-2020. She is also currently a Working Board Member of the Responsible Research in Business and Management Network (RRBM), a panel member of the Accreditation of MBAs (AMBA), Senior Editor for International Business Review and a member of several editorial boards of internationally recognized journals.

Writing a Convincing Methodology Section

Friday, June 4
7am New York, 12pm London, 1pm Berlin, 7pm Hong Kong

This webinar, the latest in a series facilitated by AIB’s Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG), will provide researchers at all career stages an overview of best practices for writing an effective methodology section when submitting a manuscript.

The panelists comprise journal editors and experts in research methodology. In their discussion they will cover both qualitative and quantitative research. As well as offering brief presentations from panelists, the webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions to the panel.

Registration is free and open to the public, but you’ve got to move quickly! Signups close Thursday, June 3.

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk (University of Groningen, NL)
Peter Liesch (University of Queensland, AU)
Bo Nielsen (University of Sydney, AU)
Catherine Welch (University of Sydney, AU)

Ursula F. Ott (Nottingham Business School, UK)

Multilevel Methods (MLM) in International Business Research: 

Utility and New Insights

Key Topics: 1. What is Multilevel Method and why should IB scholars care? 2. What are some pitfalls of Multilevel research and how to overcome them 3. Conceptualization and reporting of Multilevel research 4. The modeling of firm-time (within firm) data in IB research and how to interpret results 5. How to account for cross-level interactions 6. Examples of application of Multilevel methods in IB 7. Introduction to ORM forthcoming Feature Topic on MLM and statistics: The next frontier 8.

Showcase of papers from ORM Feature Topic on dynamic structural equation modeling and multiple-membership survival analysis


Mark Peterson

Sabina Nielsen

Paul Bliese

Le (Betty) Zhou

Mike Smet

Bo Nielsen (Moderator)

Doing Research During COVID: Adapting Your Research Design and Methods

December 3 2020

illustration of people examining data

Time: December 3, 9am New York, 2pm London, 3pm Berlin, 10pm Hong Kong

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2020

Overview: COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of life, including research projects. This webinar is an opportunity for researchers at all career stages to consider ways to adapt their research designs and methods to respond to these conditions. The panelists will cover a variety of research methods, including qualitative fieldwork, experiments and survey research. As well as offering brief presentations from panelists, the webinar will be an opportunity for participants to exchange their knowledge and experiences. Participants will also be directed to resources that will assist them in adapting their research projects during the pandemic period.

Key Topics:

  1. Ways of adapting fieldwork to pandemic conditions
  2. Considerations for research design and data analysis
  3. Ethical concerns for researchers during COVID-19
  4. Useful resources on researching during COVID-19


  • Pervez Ghauri, University of Birmingham
  • Melanie Nind, University of Southampton
  • Amir Qamar, University of Birmingham


  • Ursula Ott, Nottingham Trent University


Pervez Ghauri (Panelist)

Ghauri photoPervez Ghauri completed his PhD at Uppsala University (Sweden) where he also taught for several years. Currently Pervez is Professor of International Business at University of Birmingham (UK). Pervez is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Business Review (IBR) and Consulting Editor for Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). Pervez is a Fellow for both the European International Business Academy (EIBA) and the Academy of International Business (AIB), where he was also Vice President between 2008 and 2010. Pervez has published 30 books including the best seller, Research Methods in Business Studies, now in 5th edition with Cambridge University Press. He has also published more than 100 articles in top level journals.

Melanie Nind (Panelist)

Nind photoMelanie Nind, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, is Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and Director of the Centre for Research in Inclusion in the Southampton Education School. Melanie is one of the co-directors of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods where she leads research on the pedagogy of research methods learning. She is currently Principal Investigator for the ESRC-founded project ‘Changing Research Practice: Undertaking social science research in the context of Covid-19’. Melanie edits the Bloomsbury Research Methods for Education book series.

Amir Qamar (Panelist)

Qamar photoAmir Qamar is Assistant Professor in Strategic Management at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham (UK). His research interests include investigating multiplier effects within certain supply chains, the employment footprint of MNEs, ambidextrous production processes, R&D initiatives and productivity levels. Amir is also an Officer of the Academy of International Business (AIB) Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG).

Ursula Ott (Moderator)

Ott photoUrsula F. Ott is the Head of the International Business, Strategy and Decision Making Research Centre at Nottingham Business School.
She has a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Vienna. Ursula Ott’s research and teaching interests comprise strategic and interactive decision making in international organisations, collaborative relationships across culture and international negotiations. Her publications appear as books and in leading journals (Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, Sociology, International Negotiations among others). She has won Prizes and Best Paper Awards at major international conferences for the analysis of international negotiations with a game theoretical and configurational approach. She is on the committee of the AIB Research Methods SIG and its Vice President for Webinars and PhD Programmes.