AIB US Southeast Annual Conference



Call for Applications

- DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2016 -

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(Please note the early deadline due to the venue all consortium participants will be notified by July 20 and must register for the conference and the cruise by August 15, 2016  If you need a letter for Visa purposes, please apply early and contact us)

Consortium Chair :
S. Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University
Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University
Hakan Saraoglu, Bryant University
Denish Shah, Georgia State University

The New Faculty Consortium is targeted towards faculty who are in the initial stages of their academic careers and who would like to gain insights about teaching, research, publishing and professional development. Faculty members who have earned their doctoral degrees and are in the first three years of their academic careers are eligible to apply.

The New Faculty Consortium is run as a development workshop and provides a forum for interaction for new and junior faculty with senior faculty about how to prosper in their academic career. The workshop will focus on strategies for effective teaching, research, and overall career strategies for developing your career path in academia. You will have a chance to interact with an exciting team of faculty colleagues through experiential discussions and informal conversations.

 The consortium will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 as part of the AIB-SE 2016 conference, on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Brilliance of the Seas' in the port of Tampa.   Although each participant will be required to register for the 2016 AIB-SE Annual Meeting, there will no additional fees for participating in this consortium.

To facilitate close personal engagement, space for this workshop is limited and participation is by application only. We expect about 20 new faculty participants. We also invite deans, department chairs, former workshop alumni and other faculty to encourage their new faculty to apply.

All submissions will be handled through the AIB-SE online submission system. Click here to access to submit your Application Your application will be handled as if it is a paper being submitted for the conference.  In the AIB-SE online submission system, select the Manuscript Submission Form and then select the track: New Faculty Consortium. Upload a short introductory cover letter introducing you and your interest in the new faculty consortium along with your CV, as a single PDF file to complete your submission. Please apply to AIB-SE through the AIB-SE 2016 Online Submission System.

Application Content Requirements:
1. A short introductory cover letter introducing you and your interest in the new faculty consortium (not more than 1 page)
2. Your curriculum vitae

Please submit above requirements as a single pdf file. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of the acceptance decisions on July 20, 2016.   All applicants must register for the conference and the cruise by August 15, 2016.  If you need a visa letter, please apply early.  To receive a Visa letter you need to apply to the consortia through the submission system and then request a visa letter by emailing AIBSE at [log in to unmask].

The Conference
AIB US Southeast (AIBSE)  is one of the largest and most active regional divisions of the Academy of International Business’s 16 worldwide chapters. AIB-SE’s annual conference centers on the presentation of the newest ideas in international business to an international audience of academic scholars and business practitioners. The conference is characterized by a strong developmental focus, providing participants with a supportive and collegial platform to discuss and develop ideas, and mentoring and helping authors enhance their papers for publication.

Over the past three years, AIB-SE ( has experienced a significant transformation and growth. AIB-SE has established itself as a valuable brand in the International Business community and the conference has become a reputable academic meeting of choice for more than 300 participants from nearly 40 countries.


Chair: S. Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University

“Unlocking the puzzle of ‘success’ in an academic career: How to be impactful, happy, and remain excited about your future?”

There is no one single prescription for achieving success in an academic career. Each of us needs to formulate what we seek from our career and balance it with other important pursuits. Yet, it may be helpful to learn about careers of others, and find out how they sought success and happiness in their own experiences. I will offer some of my experiences and recommendations for building rewarding careers in academia.

Tamer’s career includes teaching, research, and administrative positions at Georgia State University (current), Michigan State, Bradley, University of Wisconsin, and METU. In addition, he serves as a visiting professor at Leeds University Business School and the University of South Australia Business School. Tamer is a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium. Previously, he held the Gianni and Joan Montezemolo Visiting Chair at the University of Cambridge, the U.K., where he is also an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.

Tamer continues his research interests in the internationalization of the firm, global strategy, emerging markets, and buyer-seller relationships in cross-border business. Most recently, he has been researching the evolution of middle-class in rapidly transforming economies.

Tamer has authored more than two dozen books and some 200 refereed journal articles. Nevertheless, he considers his biggest academic accomplishment to be the mentoring over 35 doctoral graduates, and numerous other students.  Tamer is the founding editor of the Journal of International Marketing  and Advances in International Marketing.

While leading the CIBER at Michigan State University, Tamer spearheaded the development of now leading international business knowledge portal, globalEDGE. Tamer serves on the editorial review boards of a dozen professional journals. He is the senior author of the leading textbook, International Business: The New Realities, with G. Knight and J. Riesenberger (4th ed., 2017, Pearson).


Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University

“What it takes to be successful in research? Preparing research papers and addressing reviewer comments”

Drawing from her own experience, Dr Liu will offer some suggestions on achieving success with research projects. How to plan, implement, and submit journal articles. In particular, she will discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies of dealing with reviewer comments in the revise and resubmission process.

Associate Professor Liu studies the roles of culture and cognition in negotiation, conflict management, collaboration, teams, and relationships in multicultural settings. Her research has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Management and Organization Review, among other outlets. She is an associate editor of Journal of Business Research and guest editor of special issues of other issues on topics of on multinational companies in and from China and intercultural collaboration.

Hakan Saraoglu, Bryant University

 “A Sensible Process for a Teacher-Scholar: Complementing Teaching and Research Activities Efficiently and Effectively”

Based on his career experience, Dr. Saraoglu will describe the activities of an academic as feedback processes in a dynamic system and propose a structure that makes research and teaching form a positive feedback loop, with each activity enhancing the scope and effectiveness of each other.

Hakan Saraoglu is Professor of Finance and Coordinator of the Financial Services Program at Bryant University. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his masters and bachelor degrees from Bogazici University in Turkey. He teaches international financial management, international investments, financial modeling, and corporate finance. His research interests are in international finance, investments, and financial modeling.


Denish Shah, Georgia State University

“From Doctoral Student to a Professor: How to navigate the challenges of teaching, research, and personal life?”

In this conversation, Dr. Shah will elaborate on what challenges new/junior faculty typically encounter and how to cope with them. He will draw from his own personal experiences as well as from observations from his peers to enable new/junior faculty to better manage the crucial early years of their academic careers. More specifically, he will present some problems and solutions related to the areas of teaching, research, and managing personal life. In the past, Dr. Shah has been invited to present on similar topics at two AIM-AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortiums and a Research Workshop organized by the FGV Business School in Brazil.

Dr. Shah is the Barbara and Elmer Sunday Associate Professor of Marketing, Director of the Master of Science in Marketing program, and serves on the Academic Council of the Institute of Insight at Georgia State University. His research focuses on linking marketing strategies to the financial performance outcomes of firms. Dr. Shah’s research has been published in several top journals and has been a finalist or winner of five best paper awards and three dissertation-based awards. He is a 2015 MSI Young Scholar and recipient of four teaching excellence awards.


Stanford A. Westjohn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing & International Business
Department of Marketing 
The University of Alabama
Alston Hall
Box 870225 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 
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