AIB Copenhagen: JIBS silver medal and AIB Fellowship

At the AIB conference in Copenhagen in June 2019, I was awarded a JIBS silver medal as recognition for having published five or more articles in the Journal of International Business Studies. Given that there were over fifty academics receiving this honour, I thought they would be giving us a simple certificate and only do something special for the JIBS gold and platinum medalists. But no!!! We received an actual medal and it even looked quite stylish [see picture].

Of course I was proud to receive a medal, but I was even prouder that my former PhD student Sebastian Reiche also received one. Very well-deserved given that three of "my" JIBS publications were first-authored by him.

  1. Reiche B.S.; Harzing, A.W.; Pudelko, M. (2015) Why and how does shared language affect subsidiary knowledge inflows? A social identity perspective, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 46, no.5, pp. 528-551. Available online... - Publisher's version (free access!) - Related blog post - [Also incorporated in a JIBS collection on Language and selected as one of 9 articles reprinted in Language in International Business. Developing a Field.]
  2. Tenzer, H.; Pudelko, M.; Harzing, A.W. (2014) The impact of language barriers on trust formation in multinational teams, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 508-535. Available online... - Publisher's version - Related blog post - [Also incorporated in a JIBS collection on Language] - ESI top 1% most Highly Cited Paper
  3. Reiche B.S.; Kraimer, M.L.; Harzing, A.W. (2011) Why do international assignees stay? An organizational embeddedness perspective, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 521-544. Available online... - Publisher's version - Related blog post - 2011 International HRM Scholarly Award from the HR Division, Academy of Management
  4. Noorderhaven, N.G.; Harzing, A.W. (2009) Knowledge sharing and social interaction within MNEs, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 719-741. Available online... - Publisher's version - Related blog post
  5. Reiche, B.S.; Harzing, A.W.; Kraimer, M.L. (2009) The role of international assignees' social capital in creating inter-unit intellectual capital: A cross-level model, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 509-526. Available online... - Publisher's version - Related blog post
  6. Harzing, A.W. (2000) An empirical test and extension of the Bartlett and Ghoshal typology of multinational companies, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 101-120. Available online... - Publisher's version - Related blog post

Inducted as AIB Fellow

In April 2018 I had also been elected AIB Fellow. However, given that I could not attended the 2018 AIB conference I was officially "inducted" this year during the traditional Fellow's dinner. It was a great honour to be there together with my nominator Jean Boddewyn and my seconder Rosalie Tung.

The official photographer also managed to get most of the participating fellows on the group picture earlier that day, but clearly needed a very wide lens! I am third from the left on the second row.