The deadline for application to the Doctoral Consortium at the AIB 2017
conference in Dubai has been extended to February 10. Please see below or for the full call for
papers, and share with your students who might be interested.



AIB/Sheth Foundation Doctoral Student Consortium
July 2, 2017

Co-Chairs: Luis Dau, Northeastern University & Dan Li, Indiana University

Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017 (Extended)

The Academy of International Business is organizing a Doctoral Consortium,
which will be held from 8:30 am to 400 pm on July 2, 2017.

The Consortium will provide a unique opportunity for doctoral students to
further develop their research ideas, to learn about the challenges of
conducting international business research and building a successful
academic career in this field, and to broaden their professional networks.
The format of the Consortium will facilitate a constructive and supportive
discussion among the doctoral students and the participating faculty on
topics of broad interest such as new trends in conducting high-impact
international business research, managing the dissertation stage and the job
search process, and successful entry into the academic career. In addition,
students will receive concrete feedback on their individual current research
projects as well as ideas and guidance for their future research agenda.

The most suitable candidates for the Consortium are Ph.D. students in
international business who have completed their course work, are in the
dissertation stage of their programs, and have a relatively clear idea about
their dissertation research. While all such candidates will be considered,
preference will be given to those who have defended their dissertation
proposals. Selection criteria will also include research potential of the
dissertation topic and contribution to the disciplinary and geographical
diversity of representation. In order to make the consortium an effective
exchange forum, we will be restricting the number of participants to 40 and
will emphasize quality and diversity in the selection.

The faculty panel of the 2017 Doctoral Consortium will include a number of
accomplished and upcoming international business scholars who have an
extensive publication record, have served as editors or are members of the
editorial boards of leading academic journals, have won best dissertation or
other research awards, and have substantial experience supervising doctoral
students. (Please note: additions and changes are possible):

Ruth Aguilera, Northeastern University 
Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School 
Lorraine Eden, Texas A&M University
Luis Dau (Co-Chair), Northeastern University
Dan Li (Co-Chair), Indiana University
Jane Lu, University of Melbourne
Marjorie Lyles, Indiana University
Rajneesh Narula, University of Reading
Bill Newburry, , Florida International University
Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University
Torben Pedersen, University of Bocconi
Becky Reuber, University of Toronto 
Elizabeth Rose, University of Otago 

Tentative Program (subject to change):

There are three thematic panels in the consortium in addition to the small
group discussion of dissertation research. First, the consortium will
present a panel on how to build a high impact research program in
international business. Second, another panel will provide some helpful
insights for building successful academic careers including dissertation and
job search. Third, a panel of editors of top journals will discuss the
common mistakes that junior scholars make and will provide advice on how to
approach the publication task.

July 2, 2017

08:30 - 08:45


08:45 - 10:15

Panel: Conducting High Impact IB Research

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

Small Group Discussion of Doctoral Student Research

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and Networking (with Junior Faculty Consortium)

13:00 - 14:15

Panel: Managing the Dissertation and the Job Search Stage

14:15 - 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 - 16:00

Panel: Meet the Editors (with Junior Faculty Consortium)

Submission Requirements:

All materials have to be submitted by January 30, 2017. Please note that
late submissions or submissions that do not follow the requirements will not
be considered.

Information to Be Submitted by Advisor:

1.    Letter of nomination: The student's dissertation advisor should send a
nomination letter to the Consortium Co-Chairs (email details at the bottom
of this call). The letter should discuss the progress of the student in the
program and his/her academic performance and potential. It should state
clearly whether the applicant has defended (or is expected to defend by June
15, 2017) his/her dissertation proposal. If the student is enrolled in a
doctoral program that does not have a formal proposal defense, the
dissertation advisor's statement of approval of the proposal will suffice.

Information to Be Submitted by Student:

E-mail your application in one file to the Co-Chairs (email details at the
bottom of this call). Your application must include the following documents:

1.    Abstract of the dissertation proposal (not to exceed 4 pages, single
spaced): Please include title, author information, abstract, keywords, and
dissertation research summary. Diagrams, tables, and references should be
provided at the end of the document but do not count towards the 4-page
limit. The extended abstract should succinctly cover the research question,
theoretical background, proposed research design, and intended contribution.

2.    Resume (not to exceed 1 page): Highlight your academic and work
experience, along with publications including manuscripts under review.

AIB Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal

All participants in the Doctoral Student Consortium are eligible for the AIB
Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal. There is no separate
application process for this award. All completed applications to the
Consortium are automatically entered into the competition. The winner will
receive a plaque and a monetary award. The selection is done by the faculty
panel of the Doctoral Student Consortium and is based on the submitted
dissertation proposal abstracts. The criteria used in evaluating the
abstracts include: (a) originality and theoretical foundations of the work;
(b) rigor and soundness of the proposed methodology; and (c) potential
contribution and impact of the proposed work to advancing the field.

Application for Travel Stipend

Due to the kind support of the Sheth Foundation, several travel grants are
available for students in need of financial support to attend the
Consortium. If you would like to apply for one of these travel stipends,
please check the AIB 2017
<> Travel Stipends page
for further instructions.

Please e-mail your application for the Doctoral Consortium to both Co-Chairs
(with the subject line "AIB Doctoral Consortium"):

Luis Dau and Dan Li
Co-Chairs, AIB 2017 Doctoral Consortium
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