Frontline IB interviews
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.
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 brilliant opener of the personal section. It was great fun listening to my colleagues and learning who wanted to be a train/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.
The question "how would you explain your research in a country pub" was a fantastic segue to the researcher section. Some of us clearly had an easier time with this question than others! Finally, the mentor section with "the best piece of advice you received" and "top-3 mistakes to avoid" is a treasure trove for junior and not so junior academics. Highly recommended!
Alphabetical list of Frontline IB interviews
This is the list as of 20 January 2022. I will be adding new interviews once a month, so please check the AIB Frontline conversations webpage if you want to watch the most recent interviews.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.