Frontline IB interviews

List of all Frontline IB Conversations with female academics on one page

Since January 2021 Ilgaz Arikan has been conducting interviews with senior scholars in the field of International Business in the Frontline IB Conversations series. This video series was developed to introduce the IB community to the people behind some of the most widely cited studies in our field. The interviews are also available as podcasts on all services, including Spotify, Amazon, Google, Apple, Tune In, and iHeartRadio.

My own Frontline IB Interview

I was honoured to participate in this series and thoroughly enjoyed my interview (you can watch it here). Ilgaz is a brilliant interviewer and had designed a wonderful series of questions allowing viewers to get a real insight into these IB academics as a person, a researcher and a mentor.

The first question "what did you want to be when you were a child" was a great opener of the personal section. It was fun listening to my colleagues and learning who wanted to be a train or bus driver, ballet dancer, archeologist, oceanographer, detective, professional football player, or translator. It was also interesting to hear how many of us are fascinated by history. Here is my personal section.

The question "how would you explain your research in a country pub" was a fantastic segue to the researcher section. Some interviewees clearly had an easier time with this question than others! Here is my research section.

Finally, the mentor section with "the best piece of advice you received" and "top-3 mistakes to avoid" is a treasure trove for junior academics. Highly recommended! Here is my mentor section.

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