Building capacity and community in international business

The 2019 annual meeting of AIB-Oceania is hosted and sponsored by the Research School of Management, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University.

Local Host and Meeting Co-Chair: Alex Eapen

Meeting Co-Chair: Sara McGaughey

Keynote speakers


Jean-François Hennart (PhD, Economics, University of Maryland) is Professor of International Management emeritus at Tilburg University and visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano and at Vienna University of Economics and Business. His Theory of Multinational Enterprise (1982) pioneered the application of transaction cost theory to international business. He has continued to focus on the application of transaction cost theory to the comparative study of international economic institutions such as multinational enterprises (MNEs) from developed and emerging markets, family firms, and Born Globals, and to modes of foreign market entry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and of the European International Business Academy and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Vaasa. His work in the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, and in other top journals, has been cited more than 16,000 times.


Professor Jiatao (J.T.) Li (PhD, University of Texas) is Chair Professor of Management, Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business, and Director of Center for Business Strategy and Innovation, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, strategic alliances, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on global firms and those from emerging economies. Professor Li is Fellow of Academy of International Business, and Editor (Strategy & Policy in Emerging Economies; China/Asia) for Journal of International Business Studies.  His work is highly cited and has been published regularly in premier journals such as Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewOrganization ScienceStrategic Management JournalJournal of Management, and Journal of International Business Studies, among others.

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  • Lin Cui | Australian National University
  • Sara McGaughey | Griffith University