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.

Aguinis, Herman Contractor, Farok Harzing, Anne-Wil Newbury, William
Alcacer, Juan Coviello, Nicole Hennart, Jean Francois Oetzel, Jennifer
Alvarez, Sharon Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro Hitt, Michael Parkhe, Arvind
Ambos, Tina Delios, Andrew Jones, Geoffrey Pedersen, Torben
Ariño, Africa Devinney, Timothy Khanna, Tarun Peng, Mike
Aycan, Zeynep Dhanaraj, Charles Kundu, Sumit Ramamurti, Ravi
Barnard, Helena Dikova, Desislava Kotabe, Mike Rangan, Subi
Barney, Jay Doh, Jonathan Kwok, Chuck Ricart, Joan
Beamish, Paul Dussauge, Pierre Lessard, Donald Rose, Elizabeth
Benito, Gabriel Eden, Lorraine Lundan, Sarianna Shaver, Myles
Birkinshaw, Julian Eisenhardt, Kathleen Lyles, Marjorie Shenkar, Oded
Brannen, Mary Yoko Foss, Nicolai Madhavan, Ravi Teagarden, Mary
Brouthers, Keith Ghauri, Pervez Madhok, Anoop Teece, David
Buckley, Peter Gibson, Cristina Maitland, Elizabeth Tung, Rosalie
Caligiuri, Paula Giroud, Axèle Meyer, Klaus Vaaler, Paul
Cantwell, John Govindarajan, Vijay Minbaeva, Dana Yeung, Bernard
Casson, Mark Grøgaard, Birgitte Monteiro, Felipe Yip, George
Chang, Sea-Jin  Grosse, Robert Mudambi, Ram Yiu, Daphne
Chi, Tailan Guillén, Mauro Nachum, Lilac Zaheer, Srilata
Child, John Gupta, Anil Narula, Rajneesh Zahra, Shaker

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