*2018 Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award*
The Academy of International Business (AIB) is now accepting submissions
for the Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award, sponsored
by Henley Business School, University of Reading and Centre for
International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL). The deadline for
nominations is *February 1, 2018*.

The AIB Dissertation Award for the best thesis or dissertation in
International Business is open to all Ph.D. and D.B.A. students who will
have successfully defended their theses/dissertations between January 1,
2017 and December 31, 2017. Any topic that contributes to basic or applied
knowledge in International Business, broadly defined, is eligible to
compete for this award, even if the thesis or dissertation has been
submitted to other competitions. The winner will receive a plaque and a
US$1,000 cash award. All finalists will receive a US$500 travel stipend to
facilitate the presentation of their research at the 2018 AIB Annual
Meeting in Minneapolis, USA.

The AIB Dissertation Award recognizes the tradition of Past President,
Richard Farmer, of Indiana University, who emphasized a holistic approach
to understand the environment of International Business. With new
sponsorship starting in 2013, the AIB Dissertation Award now also
recognizes the seminal contribution of Mark Casson and Peter J. Buckley for
their 1976 pioneering development of internalization theory as an
explanation of the Multinational Enterprise (MNE). In subsequent work,
Buckley and Casson have applied internalization theory to explain other
modes of international business such as international joint ventures,
licensing, offshore assembly and the global factory. Thus since 2013, the
AIB Dissertation Award recognizes the joint importance of the environment
of international business and the nature of the MNE.

The nomination packet should include: (1) a letter of nomination from the
student's thesis/dissertation supervisor or chair and (2) an abstract, not
exceeding 1,250 words (approximately 5 pages at 250 words per page), of the
successfully defended thesis or dissertation. The abstract should describe
the objective of the doctoral research, along with its theoretical
foundation, relation to previous research, methodology, findings,
limitations, and contributions to the field of International Business. The
criteria for the award are relevance and contribution to the field of
International Business, quality of the theoretical framing and the
methodology, and quality of the empirical work (where relevant).

The 2018 Buckley and Casson AIB Dissertation Award Selection Committee will
select the finalists, who will then be asked to submit their complete
theses/dissertations for review and will be expected to make presentations
at the AIB Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, USA on June 26-28, 2018.

*Submission Instructions*

Letters of nomination and the 5-page abstracts should be *uploaded
electronically* by *February 1, 2018*. Visit the AIB Dissertation Award
submission site at*
<> *and click on "Manuscript
Submission Form". Please note that you must upload your submission as *one

In the title page of your abstract, include your current affiliation,
mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, the name of the
institution where the Ph.D. or D.B.A. was obtained, the name of your thesis
advisor, and six keywords describing the topic of your dissertation.

*Sumit KunduChair, AIB Dissertation Award Selection CommitteeFlorida
International UniversityEmail: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>*

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