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ANZIBA 2017 Keynote Speakers:


Opening Keynote Speaker: Patricia McDougall-Covin

Patricia McDougall-Covin Patricia McDougall-Covin is the William L. Haeberle Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Institute for International Business at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Dr. McDougall is an Academy of International Business Fellow, a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow, former Vice-President-Programs for the Academy of International Business and former Entrepreneurship Division Chair in the Academy of Management.

She and her frequent co-author are widely credited with pioneering the growing academic field of international entrepreneurship and were presented the JIBS Decade Award for their 1994 article on the early internationalization of new ventures. The award is given to the Journal of International Business Studies article that has had the most significant impact on international business research during the past decade. The Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management presented her with the Foundational Paper Award for her international entrepreneurship research.

Dr. McDougall-Covin has received several teaching and research recognitions, including Indiana University’s Trustees’ Teaching Excellence Recognition Award and the Kelley School’s Full Professor Research Excellence Award. She has co-edited four books and published numerous articles which appear in a variety of academic and professional journals, including AMJ, JBV, ETP, SMJ, JIBS, MIR and JOM. She is a current or former member of ten editorial boards. Her research has been presented in the business press, including Inc. magazine, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Her business teaching cases appear in more than twenty-five leading textbooks.



Additional Keynote Speakers:

Peter J. Buckley

Peter J Buckley is Professor of International Business and Founder Director of the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds, and founding Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds.    He has published 27 books in English, including one in German, and has published over 190 refereed articles in European, American and Japanese journals including 21 contributions to the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).  He was listed as one of the most “successful Academic Writers” in The Times Higher Education Supplement (January 2006). He was elected a Fellow of AIB in 1985 for “outstanding achievements in international business”.   He was President of the Academy of International Business 2002-04 and served as Immediate Past President 2004-06.  Most recently he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2012.


Tamer Cavusgil

Tamer Cavusgil Professor Tamer Cavusgil holds the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair at Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia, and is the Executive Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at Robson College of Business. He specializes in the internationalization of the firm, global strategy, emerging markets, and buyer-seller relationships in cross-border business. Most recently, he has been researching the evolution of middle-class in rapidly transforming economies.

Tamer’s professional career spans teaching, research and administrative responsibilities in international business and marketing at Georgia State University (2008- present), Michigan State University (1987-2008; Inaugural holder of John W. Byington Endowed Chair in Global Marketing), Bradley University (1983-87), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1978-83), and the Middle East Technical University (ODTU), Turkey (1976-78). Tamer is also a Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School. He also holds adjunct professorships at the University of Adelaide (Australia) and Xi’an Jiaotong University (China). He serves on the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

Tamer is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. In May 2014, he was inducted as Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) by the Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium, “in recognition of seminal research in, and ground breaking contributions to the field of international marketing and international business performance.” Other awards include: The Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award (2014), American Marketing Association’s Excellence in Global Marketing Research Award (2002 and 2012); Distinguished Faculty, and Ralph H. Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs (Michigan State University).









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