Research Symposium, Paper Development and Methods Workshops – 2022

Global Leadership in Context

The annual meeting of AIB-Oceania is renowned for its informal and collegial character, with excellent keynote speakers, journal editors, mentors and a developmental approach. Join us in person on 24-25 November 2022 for the Annual Research Symposium and Paper Development Workshop, hosted by QUT Faculty of Business and Law, Brisbane, Australia. On Saturday 26 November we are delighted to offer Research Methods Workshops.

AIB Member Registration is only US$55 (approx. Au$80) for the Research Symposium and PDW, including lunch and beverages on 24th and 25th, and a Symposium Dinner on 24th (subject to registration guidance). Member registration for Research Methods Workshops is US$18 for one 3-hour workshop or US$25 for two 3-hour workshops, with light refreshments included. See links below.

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LOCATION QUT Gardens Point Campus (P Block), Brisbane, Queensland Australia – next to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, South Bank Cultural Precinct and dining, and extensive river walks.

Keynote Speakers

Allan Bird is a Sr Professor ’at Goa Institute of Management. His research focuses on effective leadership and management at the intersections of culture in global contexts. Particular interests include the assessment and development of individual and organizational competencies and, more recently, diversity, inclusion and equity in intercultural interactions. Dr Bird’s publications appear in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review and Academy of Management Journal (amongst others). He is a reviewing editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. Since 2001, Dr Bird has also served as President of The Kozai Group, Inc., an international consulting firmed focused on identifying and developing exceptional talent. He has worked with companies in North America, Europe, and Japan, including AT&T, Boeing, Bose, Coca Cola, Eisai, EMC Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, GE, IBM, Medtronic, Molex, Monsanto, Nippon Express, Sharp and Watchmark.

Tine Köhler is Associate Professor for International Management at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her main research interests include cross-cultural management, cross-cultural communication and coordination, group processes, qualitative research methods, research design, meta-analysis, and regression. Her work has been published in Organizational Research Methods (ORM), Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, European Journal Work Organizational Psychology, Small Group Research (SGR), Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psychological Methods, Human Resource Management, and International Journal of Human Resource Management (amongst others). Dr Köhler is Co-Editor-in Chief at ORM and previously held Associate Editor roles at ORM and AMLE. She serves on the editorial boards of SGR, Journal of Management Studies, AMLE, Journal of Management Scientific Reports, Research Methods in Strategy and Management, and Journal of Management Education. Tine is an instructor for the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA).

Indicative Schedule

DAY 1: We meet early on Thursday 24 November for the Research Symposium. This is a full day of research paper presentations, panel sessions, insights from our invited keynote speakers and a panel of Editors. We conclude with a walk through the Botanic Gardens and an early dinner, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the tropical evening of Brisbane.

DAY 2: We continue on Friday with paper and keynote speaker presentations, and small group Paper Development Workshops in which mentors and mentees are matched. We also plan ‘spotlights’ on, for example, teaching and education, and developing research in Oceania. We’ll also hold the Annual General Meeting, with a presentation by Professor Peter Liesch on current initiatives and future directions of Academy of International Business.

Peter Liesch is Professor of International Business at the UQ Business School and President-elect for Academy of International Business. His research interests are in firm internationalization processes and international business operations in their entirety. Peter’s work appears in the Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review, among others. He was awarded a Fiftieth Anniversary Silver Medal for publications in JIBS, 2019.

DAY 3: Saturday 26 November is set aside for developmental research methods workshops. There will also be spaces available for those who wish to meet to develop cross-institutional collaborative research projects. So do consider lingering in sunny Queensland over the weekend!

Publication Opportunity: Paper presentations with appropriate fit to the editorial agenda of CPOIB will be scrutinised by members of the editorial team for a possible accelerated review process.

Participating Journal Editors & PDW Mentors

We are excited that the following Editors will join the Paper Development Workshop as mentors and panel participants, representing more than ten journals of note:

Prof. Allan Bird (Goa Institute of Management): Journal of International Business Studies, Reviewing Editor

Prof. Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University): International Business Review, Co-Editor-in-Chief; The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Co-Editor-in-Chief; Journal of World Business, Consulting Editor

Prof. Lin Cui (Australian National University): Journal of International Management, Associate Editor; International Business Review, Senior Editor

Prof. Susan Freeman (University of South Australia): International Marketing Review, Associate Editor

A/Prof. Tine Köhler (University of Melbourne): Organizational Research Methods, Co-Editor

Prof. Vikas Kumar (University of Sydney): Journal of International Management, Editor; Management and Organization Review, Senior Editor

Dr Noemi Sinkovics (University of Glasgow): Critical Perspectives on International Business, Associate Editor; Data in Brief, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Prof. William Newburry (Florida International University): AIB Insights, Editor

Prof. Siah Hwee Ang (Victoria University of Wellington): Journal of World Business, Reviewing Editor; Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Senior Editor

Prof. Hussain Rammal (University of Adelaide): Review of International Business and Strategy, Co-Editor. Journal of knowledge Management, Real Impact Editor (Oceania)

Other outstanding scholars with a wealth of current and past editorial experience and academic leadership who will also be mentors in the Paper Development Workshops include: Prof. Charles Dhanaraj (University of Denver), Prof. Lars Håkanson (Copenhagen Business School), Prof. Peter Liesch (University of Queensland), Prof Bo Nielsen (University of Sydney) and Prof. Pascalis Raimondos (QUT).

Track Chairs – Immense thanks!

Track 1: Dr Miriam Moeller ( Management, Movement and Interactions of People Across Borders

Track 2: Dr Alvin Tan ( Internationalisation and International Entrepreneurship

Track 3: Dr Lili Mi ( Strategy, Innovation and Foreign Direct Investment

Track 4: Dr Anna Earl ( Governments, Multinational Enterprise and Institutional Complexity

Track 5: Dr Sol Abdulhak ( Rethinking Distance and Globalisation

Track 6: Dr Marina Iskhakova ( Education and Research Methods in International Business

Track 7: Dr Lars Isaksson ( and Dr Maria Ilieva ( Ethical Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility and Humanitarian Perspectives

PDW Track: Prof. Sara McGaughey ( and Dr Noemi Sinkovics (


Registration is now open and available only to members of the Academy of International Business (AIB) who are current at the time of the meeting. Non-members of AIB will need to join AIB, and membership has been bundled with Registration for the Symposium. Please refer to the “Non-member Registration” button above. To separately become a member of the AIB, please visit: Regular membership is US$120 (US$40 for full-time students) and brings a host of benefits.


Please contact the AIB-Oceania 2022 Research Symposium and PDW Chair: Prof. Sara McGaughey ( or the relevant Track or PDW Chair. For local host enquiries, please contact Leanne Russell (