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Building capacity and community in international business

Welcome to the Academy of International Business - Oceania chapter.

The Academy of International Business is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. Established in 1959, the AIB has 3370 members in 94 countries. Members include scholars from leading academic institutions, consultants and practitioners.

The Oceania chapter of AIB incorporates Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. With over 170 members, the chapter facilitates networking, knowledge creation and capacity building at the local level. Our membership transcends the boundaries of single academic disciplines and managerial functions or industries, and seeks to enhance international business research, education, policy and practice.

Please explore our pages to learn more of our members, events and resources.  For more information about the Oceania chapter, contact the Chair, Professor Sara McGaughey, a member of the Executive Committee, or complete our contact form.

Join our network

The Academy currently offers individual memberships as well as institutional memberships.

Join us for the AIB Oceania chapter annual meeting

The AIB Oceania chapter annual meeting is renowned for its informal and collegial character, and typically held in November. For many academics in the region, this is the transition period between teaching and the summer ‘paper writing’ season, offering the region's international business and international management researchers the opportunity to gather as a community, to network, be reinvigorated, and gear up for a productive summer of research.

Past meetings have included a full-day research symposium followed by a professional development workshop.

The research symposium allows authors to present and receive feedback on their early-stage research ideas from peers, prior to working up papers for submission to journals or conferences.

The professional development workshop (PDW) varies in format and content each year, and is facilitated by distinguished international business academics.  Prior PDW events have focussed on refine and develop research in preparation for submission to a high-quality journal.

Early career researchers and doctoral candidates are especially welcome.

Past meetings have been hosted by:

2018    Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne, Australia

2017    University of Otago, New Zealand

2016    UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

2015    QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

2014    Charles Sturt University, Australia

2013    Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Australia

2012    Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia

2011    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

2010    Flinders University, Australia

2009    Monash University, Australia

2008    University of Sydney, Australia

AIB Oceania executive

Sara McGaughey

Professor Sara McGaughey (Chair)

Griffith University


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position vacant

Sol Abdulhak (Doctoral candidate representative)

Monash University


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Maureen Benson-Rea

Dr Maureen Benson-Rea

University of Auckland

New Zealand

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Virginia Cathro

Virginia Cathro

University of Otago

New Zealand

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Alex Eapen

Dr Alex Eapen (2019 Conference Chair)

Australian National University


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Vikas Kumar

Professor Vikas Kumar

University of Sydney


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Tom Osegowitsch

Dr Tom Osegowitsch

University of Melbourne


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Elizabeth Rose

Professor Elizabeth Rose (Past Chair)

University of Leeds

United Kingdom


Yaxi Shen

Yaxi Shen (Doctoral candidate representative)

Australian National University



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