About the AIB-UKI
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 edits the Palgrave MacMillan book series and organises an annual conference aimed at academics and PhD students.
Our mission is promote the teaching and research of all areas of international business, within the framework of the worldwide AIB, and to act as a forum for the development and exchange of views on issues in international business.
All members in-good-standing of the Academy of International Business who reside and/or work within the United Kingdom are also members of the AIB-UKI Chapter. Members of the AIB who reside and/or work elsewhere in Europe will be admitted to membership of the AIB-UKI Chapter where their preference is for affiliation to the latter. Members of the AIB-UKI Chapter are subject to the Constitution and By-laws of the parent AIB organization. There shall be no separate levy of membership dues for Chapter membership in the AIB UK Chapter. All elected officers of the AIB-UKI Chapter must be AIB members in-good-standing, whose primary Chapter affiliation is with the Academy of lnternational Business in the United Kingdom & Ireland. In addition, honorary membership in the AIB-UKI Chapter will be made available in special cases. Persons will be nominated for such honorary membership by the AIB-UKI Chapter Executive Committee. Honorary members will remain ordinary members of, and pay membership fees, to, the worldwide AIB. To become a member, please click here.
What became the AIB United Kingdom & Ireland Chapter (AIB UK&I) dates back to 1973 when Michael Z Brooke of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) took the initiative to develop the International Business community in the UK. The Chapter began when Michael was requested by Vern Terpstra, the President of AIB to form a Chapter in Western Europe. Michael opted for creating a Chapter in the UK as he considered that organising a chapter for all of West Europe was too daunting. He held the inaugural meeting of AIB UK with 64 participants on a spring day in 1973 at UMIST. This meeting was Michael’s response to Lee Nehrt’s enquiry (Vern Terpstra’s successor) as to why UK members were not being recruited in greater numbers. Please click here to read our detailed history.
Executive Board Members
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