AIB RM-SIG: Research methods in International Business

As I have argued in my earlier blogpost - Challenges in International survey research: illustrations and solutions - doing international research is much more challenging than doing domestic research; there are a multitude of practical and methodological problems. Hence I was very happy to be contacted by Catherine Welch last year with the news that the Academy of International Business (the major professional association in IB) now has a Research Methodology Special Interest Group. Its aims are to:

  • Provide AIB members with a worldwide forum for scholarly engagement about research methodologies;
  • Advance the quality, diversity and understanding of research methodologies in the AIB;
  • Provide a repository of knowledge for AIB members on the range of, and trends in, research methodologies;
  • Stimulate innovation in research methodologies and promote the use of novel methodologies;
  • Organize doctoral training and professional development opportunities for AIB members on research methodologies;
  • Alongside the AIB, assist in building the research capacity of new researchers and emerging countries and regions.

JIBS editorials

The SIG website contains a lot of useful resources, amongst which a list of relevant JIBS editorials which I have reproduced in a condensed format below.

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