AIB 2021: Sustainability SIG Research Mentoring Workshop

Workshop Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021

Registration Deadline: June 10, 2021

Optional Abstract Submission Deadline: June 17, 2021

(please note: registered attendees can submit a one-page research abstract to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> by 17th June at the latest for review and comments by the Mentors. Abstract submission is optional to all registered attendees).


Who is This Event For? 

This workshop aims to benefit all AIB members with an interest in sustainability-related research, particularly those in a relatively early stage of their careers (i.e., PhD students, junior and mid-career academics). Research and publishing on topics pertaining to sustainability have become increasingly prevalent in International Business (IB). Much of sustainability research, however, is by nature interdisciplinary and has not yet become part of the IB mainstream. Thus, this workshop will offer useful knowledge and experience from well-established IB scholars (as workshop facilitators) in terms of identifying suitable topics, crafting papers, and/or selecting the most appropriate publication outlets for their research within the IB domain.

How is This Event Structured? 

This workshop consists of two parts. One part of the workshop offers participants an opportunity to get general research and publication mentoring advice and suggestions from the workshop facilitators through an interactive conversation. The other part of the workshop offers an opportunity to those participants who would like advice that is specific to a research idea or project they are working on from the workshop facilitators. <>

List of Mentors

(in alphabetical order)

Jonathan Doh

Jonathan Doh, PhD, is Associate Dean of Research, Rammrath Chair in International Business, Faculty Director of the Center for Global Leadership, and Professor of Management at the Villanova School of Business. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Management Studies and a prolific scholar and author in the fields of international business, trade, strategic management and corporate responsibility. Dr. Doh has been a visiting professor at universities in Europe and Asia and served as a trade official with the U.S. Department of Commerce, with responsibilities related to NAFTA. He has also served as Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and consulting Adviser to Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu International. He is author or co-author of more than 75 refereed articles published in leading scholarly and practitioner journals, 35 chapters in scholarly edited volumes, and a dozen teaching cases and simulations, and co-author or co-editor of eight books. Since 1998, Jonathan has presented more than 80 papers and organized or served as chair or discussant for more than 30 panel sessions at meetings of the Academy of Management (AOM), the Academy of International Business (AIB), and Strategic Management Society (SMS).

Pervez Ghauri

Pervez Ghauri is full professor of International Business at University of Birmingham, UK. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of International Business Review and Consulting Editor of Journal of International Business Studies. He has been conducting research on international marketing, international business and sustainability topics, with focus on the internationalisation process and entry strategies. In the last seven years his research focus has shifted towards the externalities of international business, specifically the activities of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging markets. His latest projects include: Social entrepreneurship; The role of multinational enterprises in poverty alleviation; Developing a digital business model for the benefit of poorer and female segments; Exploring how MNEs can create a competitive position through ethical behaviour in emerging markets. The majority of the projects above have been funded by organisations such as the; European Commission, Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) UK, Handelsbanken, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Soderbergs foundation in Sweden. To date he has raised more than €5m in research funding. He has published 30+ books and 100+ journal articles in top level journals. Some of my books have been translated in several languages and are used globally, including the USA, across Europe, China and other Asian countries.

Ans Kolk 

Ans Kolk is full professor at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands. She is Area Editor of Journal of World Business. Her areas of expertise are in corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and sustainability, especially in relation to international business. In 2009, she received the EABIS/Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer European Award (Lifetime Achievement Award), which recognises exceptional faculty who are leaders in integrating environmental and social issues into their research and teaching both on- and off-campus. In 2016, she received the Elsevier-wide Atlas award for social impact for her single-authored article 'The social responsibility of international business: From ethics and the environment to CSR and sustainable development’. Her co-authored article ‘How global is international CSR?’ was selected as the best paper published in the field in 2017 by the International Association for Business and Society. She has published in a range of international journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, Organization, World Development, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, Climate Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment. She has also written many book chapters, and published Economics of Environmental Management (Financial Times Prentice Hall) and International Business and Global Climate Change (Routledge, with Jonatan Pinkse).

Rudolf Sinkovics

Rudolf R. Sinkovics (PhD, WU-Vienna, Austria) is Professor of International Business at The University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. He is Visiting Professor at LUT University, Finland. He is co-editor-in-chief for critical perspectives on international business, Consulting editor for Journal of World Business and Associate editor for Transnational Corporations and serves on a number of editorial boards. His research writing covers issues of inter-organizational governance, the role of ICT, and research methods in international business. Current work focuses on rising powers and responsible business. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing and International Marketing Review.
Rosalie Tung

Rosalie L. Tung is Professor of International Business at Simon Fraser University (Canada).  She holds the Ming and Stella Wong Chaired Professorship.  Through an election of her peers Prof. Tung has served a five-year term on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (, including the positions of President in 2003-2004 and Past President in 2004-2005.  She has also served as the 2015-2016 President of the Academy of International Business (, the premier association of professors of international business worldwide.  She is currently Dean of the Fellows, Academy of International Business (2017-2020).   She has been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, and a Fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. She is the winner of the 1998 Vancouver YWCA Woman of the Year Award in Management, the Professions and the Trades, and is the recipient of the 1997 American Society for Advanced Global Competitiveness Research Award.  Prof. Tung has also been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Academy of Management’s Distinguished Service award, “in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding service, commitment, and dedication to the Academy of Management”.  She is also one of sixteen International Business scholars to be awarded a Gold Medal for “most substantive contributions” in the Journal of International Business Studies, the premier journal in International Business, in that journal’s first 50 years (1970-2019) of publication.

Rob van Tulder (TBC)

Rob van Tulder is a professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He has published extensively on topics of multinational enterprise strategies, high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, issues management, skills, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies. He has received numerous accolades for his intellectual and societal contributions. His latest books include ‘Getting all the motives Right’ (on driving international corporate responsibility to higher levels), ‘Managing the transition to a sustainable enterprise’ (also in Dutch), ‘Business and the Sustainable Development Goals’ (RSM series publication), “Corporate Responsibilities in Turbulent Times” (also in Chinese) and the third edition of the “Skill Sheets: An Integrated Approach to Research, Study and Management”. He is co-founder of RSM's Department of Business-Society Management, a world-leading department on the global issues surrounding sustainability. The department offers a highly successful master's specialising in sustainability. He is founder and academic director of The Partnerships Resource Centre, an expert centre bringing together leading NGOs, firms and governments in the study and management of cross-sector partnerships for the social good. He supports the creation of other expert centres around the world that try to help companies improve their sustainability strategy together with other societal stakeholders. His recent initiative has been the creation – together with the University of the Philippines – of an expert centre around ‘inclusive value chains’ (the C4C centre in Manila).

Questions can be directed to the workshop co-organizers: John Dilyard [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> and Shasha Zhao [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 


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