Announcement of the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International
Business Studies (JIBS) (2017 - 2019)


The Executive Board of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the
leading global scholarly association for the promotion and dissemination of
international business (IB) scholarship, is pleased to announce the next
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies.  JIBS is
the only IB journal included in both the Financial Times (FT) list of 45
journals and the UT Dallas list of top management journals.  JIBS also
earned the coveted 4* status for being recognized worldwide as 'exemplar of
excellence' in the 2015 British Academic Journal Guide. Its 2014 JCR impact
score was 3.56.


Dr. Alain Verbeke has been selected as the new JIBS Editor-in-Chief. Dr.
Verbeke is a Professor of International Business Strategy and holds the
McCaig Research Chair in Management at the Haskayne School of Business,
University of Calgary (Canada), where he also serves as Research Director of
the Strategy and Global Management Area.  The University of Calgary has been
ranked as the number one university in North America in the 'QS Top 50 under
50'. The Haskayne School of Business is one of the leading business schools
in Western Canada and home to the Global Energy Executive MBA.


Dr. Verbeke also serves as the Inaugural Alan M. Rugman Memorial Fellow at
the Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK), and is an adjunct
professor at the Solvay Business School, University of Brussels - VUB
(Belgium). He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business,
and has served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Fellows.  


Dr. Verbeke has authored or edited more than 30 books and has numerous
refereed publications, including 13 contributions in JIBS.  His academic
research agenda consists of revisiting, rethinking and augmenting the core
paradigms in strategic management and IB, especially internalization theory,
which is a joint transaction cost economics (TCE) and resource-based view
(RBV) theory of the firm, infused with entrepreneurial thinking components.
His main contributions to the field of international business (co-developed
with the late Alan Rugman) include introducing (1) the location-bound and
non-location bound FSA concepts as a joint TCE/RBV interpretation of the
national responsiveness-integration framework; (2) the subsidiary specific
advantage (SSA) concept; (3) the foundations for an IB theory of regional
strategy rather than global strategy; and (4) the bounded reliability
concept, aimed at bridging the unproductive divide between research streams
building upon the more conventional micro-foundations of either opportunism
or trust.


Following the successful term of Dr. John Cantwell as JIBS Editor-in-Chief,
Dr. Verbeke will continue on the journal's path of promoting rigorous
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. His team of Editors will
focus especially on new 'grand ideas', where the IB field can provide unique
and highly impactful, intellectual value added and can highlight when and
how internationally operating firms contribute to global prosperity, much in
line with the 'Reading School' tradition of IB research.


For more, you can also listen to a 6-minute radio interview between Alain
Verbeke and the AIB Executive Director, Tomas Hult, at the
cellence-in-international-business> globalEDGE Business Beat:




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