The European International Business Academy (EIBA) was founded in 1974 under the auspices of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and in close cooperation with the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). The Academy is a professional society for academics and practitioners with an interest in the growing field of International Business. It is distinct from many other associations in that members come from a wide variety of disciplines and functional backgrounds and share the common purpose of using the international context to cross the intellectual boundaries that so typically divide institutions of higher education.
The aim of EIBA is to serve as the core communication network for disseminating information and promoting international exchange in the field of International Business. Membership is open to individuals from Europe and elsewhere. At present, the Academy has more than 400 members from over 45 different countries representing all five continents.
EIBA organises an Annual Conference, which is hosted each year by a major European university (usually in early to mid-December). As a pre-conference activity, a Doctoral Tutorial for PhD students is organised. A series of prestigious awards is presented during the EIBA Annual Conference, such as the Gunnar Hedlund Award for best doctoral dissertation, the Copenhagen Prize for the best paper written by a young scholar in International Business, the IMR International Marketing Award, the IJoEM Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award, the IBR Best Paper of the Year Award, the Best Thesis Doctoral Award, the EIBA Fellows Research Award, and the Distinguished EIBA Honorary Fellows Award.
International Business Review (IBR) is the official journal of EIBA. Published six times a year, IBR provides a forum for academics and professionals to share the latest developments and advances in the knowledge and practice of International Business. The journal aims to foster the exchange of ideas on a range of important international subjects, and to provide stimulus for research and the further development of international perspectives. The international scope is further enhanced by the geographical spread of the contributors. Articles, all of which are refereed, comprise: empirical studies with practical applications; examinations of theoretical and methodological developments in the field of business studies; reviews of the literature in international business. The IBR Editor is Pervez Ghauri, King's College London, United Kingdom. [ISSN: 0969-5931]
Progress in International Business Research (PIBR) is an annual book series and publication outlet for quality research presented at the EIBA annual conferences. The series encompasses empirical as well as conceptual research over a broad range of international business topics, with no preference being given to any particular theoretical and/or methodological perspectives. While the series is broad in scope, each volume has a focus on a particular topic and is usually organised around the theme of the EIBA Annual Conference. The contents could include keynote speeches, panel presentations, etc., as well as some of the best papers from the conference. This book series is a much-needed channel for the dissemination of new knowledge in international business research and EIBA is proud to be involved! The current Editors of the PIBR book series are Rob van Tulder (RSM Erasmus University) and Alain Verbeke (University of Calgary); the Guest Editor is typically the EIBA Conference Chair. [ISSN: 1745-8862]
EIBA is a professional association and network for academics, business people and other individuals with an interest in the field of International Business. Benefits of EIBA membership include the IBR journal and access to useful information such as the online job market and the EIBAzine newsletter. If you teach or are conducting research in international business, or if you simply wish to be kept informed of the latest developments in your field, EIBA is for you!
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