Best Paper Award

This award, sponsored by the University of Sydney Business School, is given to the best paper (as selected by a committee) accepted to a competitive session at the AIB Annual Meeting that:

  • develops and/or utilizes innovative and non-traditional methodological approaches to investigate pertinent IB phenomena,
  • advances IB methodology,
  • provides creative methodological solutions to important IB problems, and
  • informs scholars in IB and beyond about methodological advancements.

Best paper Award 2018

Smita best paper award

The 2018 award for the Best Paper in Research Methods was presented in Minneapolis to

Smita Paul (University of Auckland) and

Snejina Michailova (University of Auckland)

for their paper:

‘Twitching Hands’: Network Pictures as a Visual Method for Studying the MNE

We would like to congratulate the authors, as well as all the finalists, for their achievements .


Best paper Award 2017


Best paper award 2017

The 2017 Best Research Methods Paper Award was presented during the AIB annual meeting in Dubai. Congratulations again to the winners, who were:

Lilac Nachum, City University New York

Grace Hong Hyokyoung, Michigan State University and

Grigorios Livanis, Northeastern University

for their paper:

When Near is Far and Far is Near: A Quantile Regression Model of FDI, Geographic Location and Connectivity’


Best Paper Award 2016


At the AIB 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the Best Research Methods Paper Award was presented for the first time. Congratulations again to the winners, who were:

Vasyl Taras  (University of North Carolina at Greensboro),

William Tullar (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Piers Steel (University of Calgary)

Thomas O’Neil (University of Calgary) and

Matt McLarnon (University of Calgary)

for their paper:

Free-Riding in Global Virtual Teams: An Experimental Study of Antecedents and Strategies to Minimize the Problem