Latest AIB-UKI book


Heinz Tüselmann, Stephen Buzdugan, Qi Cao, David Freund, and Sougand Golesorkhi (eds), Impact of International Business

Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice

, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN 978-1-137-56945-5], DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56946-2.

UKI Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB)

  • The UKI Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business in the UK and Ireland.
  • It is the largest chapter of the worldwide AIB


Job Opportunities

The Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds is currently offering two job opportunities.

Associate Professor in International Business

Lecturer in International Business

The closing date for applications for both posts is Monday 09 January 2017.


2017 Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 AIB-UKI conference organized jointly with the Sixth Reading IB Conference will be hosted by the University of Reading and will be held between 6 and 8 April, 2017. For more information, please go to:

As the organisers of the JOINT 44th Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter) Conference and 6th Reading International Business Conference, we are pleased to invite you to join us on 6-8 April 2017 at Henley Business School, University of Reading. The theme for the conference is - Contemporary Issues in International Business: Are we seeing the tail-end of globalization?

The merged conference will combine the best elements of both conferences. We will maintain the tradition of the AIB-UKI conferences by offering a doctoral consortium. We also seek to encourage a broader variety of papers to the parallel sessions. At the same time, we intend to maintain the Reading tradition of open-ended debates and interactive plenary sessions.

Unlike the previous AIB-UK&I meetings, this conference hosted by the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business will begin in the afternoon of the 6th April 2017 with the Doctoral Colloquium, the Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary at 5.30 pm. It will close by 5pm on the 8th April 2017.

Key Dates

Conference registration and submission of papers opens    1 November 2016

Submission for Main Conference deadline 9 December 2016
Submission for Doctoral Colloquium and panel proposals deadline  24 January 2017
Confirmation of paper acceptances   15 February 2017
Early-bird registration ends   1 March 2017
Publication of the conference programme  8 March 2017
Conference registration closing date 24 March 2017

Submission Instructions 

The Main Conference will host both competitive papers and posters. The poster session is reserved to papers that are at an early stage of development. During the submission process, authors will be asked to choose whether their paper is to be considered for a competitive or for a poster session. Accepted papers will ultimately be allocated to either types of sessions after considering suggestions of referees.
In order to maximize participation to the Conference, we may have to restrict the number of papers from the same authors to a maximum of three.
Papers submitted to the Main Conference cannot be submitted also to the Doctoral Colloquium.
Proposals for special tracks and panel sessions are welcome and should be sent to, by January 24th 2017.

Submission of papers to the Main Conference  is managed through Conftool Pro at Papers may be submitted from 1 November 2016.

Doctoral Colloquium

The Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter is organising the colloquium for students in International Business. The colloquium will be held at the Henley Business School on Thursday 6th April 2017 to accommodate the character of both conferences, and be followed by the opening plenary on Thursday evening. . 

Key dates to note:
Submission of papers opens     1 November 2016
Online paper submission closes 24 January 2017
Early-bird registration ends on  1 March 2017 (inclusive) 

For details and guidelines on the doctoral colloquium go to our website

Papers submitted to the Main Conference cannot be submitted also to the Doctoral Colloquium.

For further information please contact  Secretary of Doctoral Colloquium, Miss Jane Brittin on or Doctoral Convenor, Dr Margaret Fletcher

Symposium held at BAM annual conference in Newcastle in 2016 on Qualitative Research in IB & IM

Symposium held at BAM annual conference in Newcastle in 2016 on Qualitative Research in IB & IM - Integrating Lenses - Defying Boundaries: Towards a Contextual, Multi-Paradigmatic & Multi-lingual Understanding of IB/IM Qualitative Research. Qualitative research is particularly suited to “unpacking” IB phenomena across diverse contexts. It is consistently a methodological approach of choice for IB scholars. The Symposium sought to initiate a dialogue regarding qualitative research in IB and IM concentrating on key challenges of undertaking such research.  The slides from the presentations are available here.

BAM Special Interest Group in IB and IBNW  Workshop on Research Engagement with Users and Impact in International Business and International Management, 19 September 2016

The BAM SIG in International Business and International Management and IBNW held an event “Research engagement with users and Impact in International Business and International Management” on 19 September 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. The speakers at the event included past members of the B&M panel for REF 2104 and a director of a consultancy company. The workshop focused how to more effectively engage with a variety of users in research design, execution and dissemination to enhance the usefulness of research in International Business and thereby to develop high quality Impact. Issues connected to the assessment criteria for Impact in the next REF and the recommendations on Impact from the Stern Review of REF where also considered.  You can download the presentation by Richard Hindle, Director SWQ Group;  Nigel Driffield, Professor of Strategy and International Business Warwick Business School; and Frank McDonald, Professor of International Business, the University of Liverpool.

John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Award

AIB UKI is pleased to announce the award of two John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Awards to Prof. Peter Buckley and Prof. Mark Casson. They will receive the awards at the joint 44th AIB UKI and 6th Reading IB Conference to be held at Henley Business School from 6 to 8 April, 2017.



Prof. Peter Buckley


Prof. Mark Casson

Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Special Recognition Award 

Professor Heinz Tuselmann, MMU, has been awarded a Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Special Recognition Award during the 2016 AIB New Orleans conference. The Award is in special recognition for services rendered to the International Business scholarly community and for co-ordinating the efforts made to help raise the profile of International Business Journals in the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015.

International Business North West Network IBNW

International business researchers in North West join forces to form IB NW network.

The Quality of International Business Journals

A recent publication provides an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of IB journals:

Tüselmann, H., Sinkovics, R. and Pishchulov, G. (2016), 'Revisiting the standing of international business journals in the competitive landscape', Journal of World Business, 51(4): 487-498;

AIB UKI Conference 2016

Palgrave Best Paper Award

Irina Minodora Surdu, Kamel Mellahi, and Keith Glaister, Once bitten, not necessarily shy? The effect of organisational learning and institutional change on foreign market re-entry commitment.

Critical perspectives on international business Award

Carole Couper, Dialectical Approach to Sense Making: Developing Internationalisation Knowledge across Institutional and Linguistic Boundaries

Research in International Business and Finance Award 

Chris Jones, Yama Temouri, and Alex Cobham, Tax Haven Networks and the Role of the Big 4 Accountancy Firms

AIB UKI Conference 2016, Doctoral Colloquium Award Winners

The Michael Z. Brook Price for the best Doctoral paper:

Sophie Rieder - Goodwill Decision-Making in Multinational Corporations: Information Asymmetries and Decision-Making Authority at MNC Headquarters, Subsidiaries and Retailers

The Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work (joint winners):

Tiina Leopsky -  Value Creation in New Service Development through Customer, Subsidiary and Headquarters’ Knowledge Absorption

Joe Schembri - Which Organizational Structures for SME Opportunity Recognition and Exploitation?

Photographs of the prize winners can be found here.

Photographs from the conference are here.

2018 Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 AIB-UKI conference will be hosted by the University of Birmingham.


For previous seminars and events, visit the "Events" section