[2018] Minutes of the IM Division


Minutes of the 2018 IM Division Business Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA

1. Welcome and Introduction

Division Chair Aya Chacar welcomed all and presented the agenda for the meeting.

2. Housekeeping

The Division Chair asked attendees to check the 2017 Meeting Minutes, which were distributed via email, and the financial report.

3.   Appreciation for IM Service

The Division Chair expressed her appreciation to the EC and especially singled out PDW Jaeyong Song and Program Chair Anu Phene. She also thanked the IM Division Committee Chairs and other members for their service to the division. These included acknowledgements to Bill Newburry (Dissertation), Grazia Santagelo (Research), Mary Teagarden (Teaching), Sam Park (PWC Strategy& Eminent Scholar), Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Professional Achievement), Denise Dunlap (Social), Tanvi Kothari (Membership Drive), Alan Bird (Outreach), Yue Wang (Doctoral Student), Chei Hwee Chua (Communications), Ali Taleb (Online Teaching), and Sali Li (Online Research). 

She also thanked the members of various committees.

4. Staying in Touch with the IM Division

The Division Chair noted that there are several ways to keep in touch with the Division, including Facebook, LinkedIn (for doctoral students), the IM Division webpage, the IM Division Newsletter, and the IMD-L Listserv. These are all maintained by the Communications Committee (Chei Hwee Chua (Chair), Liena Kano (Facebook Group Manager), Everlyne Misati (Communications Officer), Charles Wankel (IMD L-list Director), Rimi Zakaria (Photography Manager). 

5.   Sponsor Recognition

Division Chair Aya Chacar thanked the eight sponsors for their significant contributions to the division’s awards.

6.   Treasurer’s Report 2017-2018

IM Division Treasurer, Malika Richards, summarized the health of the division, saying membership is solid, but has declined slightly over the last few years. We had 2,406 members as of July 2018, which is 14% of total AOM membership and are among the top 5 divisions, with an allocation of $30,966 available on January 2019 (compared with 2,537/$32,407 in 2017, 2,635/$29,485 in 2016, and 2,663/$29,793 in 2015.

She also reported on continuing and significant contributions to the division in 2018 – with $29,500 pledged by Strategy&, Amorepacific, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Florida International Univ., George Washington Univ. CIBER, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (HKUST), Northeastern Univ., Univ. of South Carolina.

This compares with the 2017 figure of $27,985 contributed by Strategy&, Florida International Univ., Northeastern Univ., China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), George Washington Univ. CIBER, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (HKUST), National Univ. of Singapore, Univ. of South Carolina, Univ. of Victoria, and Willamette Univ.

She thanked the financial contributors, noting that they make a big difference to the quality and extensiveness of our activities, and to our award offerings. Finally, she noted that the IM Division is in good shape, and that we are working to increase our membership.

She provided a financial summary for 2018 compared to prior year – balance forward, $1,087 (-$1,003, prior year); division allocation, $32,407 ($29,485, prior year); other revenue received, $15,485 ($27,985, prior year); total expenses, not available for current year ($55,379, prior year); operating funds and endowment as of 01/01, $33,494 and $65,654 for current year ($28,482 and $64,366 respectively for prior year); and, operating funds as of 12/31 is not available for current year ($1,087, prior year). In the end, she indicated that a detailed report is posted at the IM division website.

7. PDW Chair Report

PDW Chair Jaeyong Song thanked all those who contributed to the PDW program. He noted that we had 18 PDWs that had their primary sponsorship from the IM Division, covering research, teaching, and practice. In addition to the IM-sponsored PDWs, another 22 were jointly sponsored (organized by other divisions). He announced that The PDW 2018 program included Friday Boat Tour and Saturday breakfast for Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortia at Loyola University.

He recognized PDW drivers, starting with a special thanks to local host– Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University. He appreciated the organizers of the two well-received consortia– Exequiel Hernandez (Doctoral), Wilbur Chung (Junior Faculty) – noting that the quality of the panels in each of consortia was remarkable. And last but not least, he thanked Nandini Lahiri for arranging the Paper Development Workshop, along with Mona Makhija for her work with the editors. He expressed his gratitude to everyone who proposed PDW sessions and made submissions.

8. Program Chair Report

Program Chair Anu Phene reported on the IM Division Program. She thanked all the submitters for helping to make the program a great success. She noted that there were 418 papers and 29 symposia submissions and 497 reviewers from 52 countries, compared to last year’s 427 paper and 28 symposia. She thanked all of the reviewers, and detailed the program statistics:

  • Submitted: 418 papers and 29 symposia (2.88 average assignments per reviewer and 3.29 average reviews per submission)
  • Accepted: 186 Divisional papers in 44 sessions (compared to 262 papers in 62 sessions in prior year); 18 discussion papers in 5 sessions (compared to 26 discussions in prior year); 11 Lead Symposia (compared to 17 in prior year)

The program also included the Thought Leadership Café. Anu Phene thanked Ruth Aguilera, Sri Zaheer and Anthea Zhang for their contributions.


For the HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy Award, the finalists were:

“How Do Local Firms Respond to Foreign Direct Investment through International R&D?”, Jun Xia (University of Texas at Dallas); Qian Gu (Georgia State University); Marshall-Shibing Jiang (Brock University); Zhouyu Lin (Jinan University)

 “Building Entrepreneurial Orientation from Learning through Internationalization”, Anish Purkayastha (University of Sydney); Vishal K. Gupta (University of Alabama); Vikas Kumar (University of Sydney)

“Market Familiarity and Export Survival: When Experience Makes Exporting More Dynamic”, Eliane Choquette (Aarhus University)

“Leveraging New Knowledge: The Learning-By-Exporting Effect on Leading and Lagging Family Firms”, Joan Freixanet (St. Petersburg State University); Joaquin Monreal (University of Murcia); Gregorio Sanchez-Marin (University of Murcia)

“Creative Destruction Within and Across Countries: Do Culture and Connectedness Matter?”, Ikenna Stanley-Paschal Uzuegbunam (Ohio University), J Michael Geringer (Ohio University), Christian Oberst (Wells Fargo Securities, LLC)

The winners were Joan Freixanet, Joaquin Monreal and Gregorio Sanchez-Marin.

For the Best Paper in OB / HRM / OT Award, the finalists were:

“Intercultural Communication Challenges in East-East Encounters”, Hyun-Jung Lee (London School of Economics); Katsuhiko Yoshikawa (Shanghai Jiao Tong University); and Carol Wasbauer Reade (San Jose State University)

“Do Chinese Subordinates Trusst Their German Supervisors? Developing a Trust Development Model”, Joerg Bueechl (University of Tübingen); Markus Pudelko (University of Tübingen)

“The Diplomatic Spouse: Relationships between Adjustment, Social Support and Satisfaction with Life”, Svala Gudmundsdottir (University of Iceland); Thorhallur Gudlaugsson (University of Iceland); and Gylfi Dalmann Adalsteinsson (University of Iceland)

“Examining the Role of Institutions in Strategic Leadership Structures Using Configurational Analysis”, Rene Olie (Erasmus University Rotterdam); Rekha Rao-Nicholson (Newcastle University London)

“High-Performance Work Systems and Organizational Performance: The Role of Societal Culture”,

Ali Dastmalchian (Simon Fraser University); Nick Bacon (City University London); Nicola McNeil (La Trobe University); Claudia Steinke (University of Lethbridge); Paul Blyton (Cardiff University); Medha Satish Kumar (Simon Fraser University); Secil Bayraktar (Ozyegin University); Werner Auer-Rizzi (Johannes Kepler University Linz); Ali Ahmad (Tongji University); Richard Cotton (University of Victoria); Tim Craig (BlueSky Academic Services); Che Ruhana Binti Isa Ghazali Bin Musa (University of Malaya); Mohammad Habibi (Industrial Management Institute); Heh Jason Huang (National Sun Yat-Sen University); Pinar Imer (Kadir Has University); Ismail Ayman, Hayat Kabasakal (Bogazici University); Carlotta Meo Colombo (University of Pavis); Sedigeh Moghavami (University of Malaya); Tuheena Muckherjee (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur); Ningyu Tang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University); Thi Nam Thang (CFVG);Renin Varnali (Bahcesehir University)

The winners were Rene Olie and Rekha Rao-Nicholson.

For the GWU-CIBER Emerging Markets Award, the finalists were:

“Institutional Environment and the Mixed Gamble of Internationalization”, Elitsa R. Banalieva (Northeastern University); Kimberly A. Eddleston (Northeastern University); Ruihua Joy Jiang (Oakland University); Michael D. Santoro (Lehigh University)

“How Dynamic Capabilities Enhance Multinationality-Performance Relationship of Emerging Market Firms?”, Amit Karna (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad); Anish Purkayastha (University of Sydney); Sunil Sharma (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad); Dhiman Bhadra (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad)

“Active Pursuit of Passive Escape? Revisit the Linkage between IFDI and OFDI in Emerging Markets”, Renfei Gao (University of Melbourne)

“Intermediate State Capabilities and Informal Entrepreneurship: A Configurational Perspective”, Andrew Spicer (University of South Carolina); and Joshua Ault (Thunderbird Sch. of Global Management at ASU)

“Stigma Avoidance and the Delay of Foreign Exits of Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises”, Kiattichai Kalasin (National Institute of Development Administration); Klaus Meyer (Ivey Business School)

The winners were Amit Karna, Anish Purkayastha, Sunil Sharma and Dhiman Bhadra.

For the Best Paper in International Ethics, Social Responsibility, and/or Sustainability, the finalists were:

“Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? MNEs, FDI, and the Cycle of Corruption in Africa”, Aloysius Marcus Newenham-Kahindi (University of Saskatchewan); Charles Edward Stevens (Lehigh University)

“Foreign MNEs and a Proactive Social Strategy in a Local Firm: The Mediating Effect of Attention”, Yoo Jung Ha (University of York)

 “International Diversification and Corporate Social Performance: The Subsidiary Activities Impact”, Peter Williamson (Cambridge Judge Business School); Pavlos Symeou (Cyprus University of Technology); and Stelios C. Zyglidopoulos (University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School)

“Does Human Rights Protection Matter for Emerging Market Multinationals’ Ownership Strategy?”, Rekha Rao-Nicholson (Newcastle University London); and Liudmyla Svystunova (Loughborough University)

The winners were Aloysius Marcus Newenham-Kahindi and Charles Edward Stevens.

For the CGIO National University of Singapore Best Paper in International Corporate Governance Award, the finalists were:

“Bringing Nationalism into Management Research: Governance Choices in Cross-Border Collaborations”, Gokhan Ertug (Singapore Management University); Ilya Cuypers (Singapore Management University); Douglas Dow (Melbourne Business School)

“Resource Curse Effects on Emerging/Developed Economy MNE Competitiveness and Co-Evolution”, Charles Funk (Northeastern Illinois University); Len Trevino (Florida Atlantic University); and Juliet Oriaifo (Florida Atlantic University).

 “Interdependence between Corporate Governance and International Diversification: A Meta-Analysis”, Ettore Spadafora (Rochester Institute of Technology); Tatiana Kostova (University of South Carolina); and Marc Van Essen (University of South Carolina)

“I Did It My Way: An International Analysis of Deviation from Corporate Governance Norms”, Michael A. Witt (INSEAD); and Stay Fainshmidt (Florida International University)

The winners were Gokhan Ertug, Ilya Cuypers and Douglas Dow.

For the Douglas Nigh Award, the finalists were:

“Domestic Acquisitions, Institutional Heterogeneity and the Internationalization of Chinese Firms”, Yulia Muratova (Aarhus University)

“Revisiting the Monitoring Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Setting”, Nico Lehmann (University of Goettingen); and Almasa Sarabi (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

“Electoral Outcomes and Managerial Perceptions of the Business Environment”, Parasuram Balasubramanian (Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School)

“Competing for Emerging Markets: A Resource Dependence Model of Foreign Market Entry Mode”, Maurice Jerel Murphy (University of Southern California)

The winner was Maurice Jerel Murphy.

For the CEIBS Best Paper Award, all finalists for IM Division Paper Awards are also finalists for IM Division.

The winners were Kiattichai Kalasin and Klaus Meyer.

In Academy-level Recognitions:

For William H. Newman Award Nominee, the nominee was Toshimitsu Ueta

For Carolyn Dexter Award, the finalists were Hyun-Jung Lee, Katsuhiko Yoshikawa and Carol Wasbauer Reade

For Emerald Best International Symposium, the finalists were Minna Marinova Paunova and Kyle Ehrhardt

Thank you to the reviewers:

The Program Chair thanked, again, the reviewers. And she noted IM Division 2018 Best Reviewers awards, which come with a certificate, and named Eren Akkan, Jesper Edman, Jakob Müllner, Snehal Awate, Johann Fortwengel, Karishma Nagre, Benjamin Bader, Katia De Melo Galdino, Michael Nippa, Heather Berry, Renfei Gao, Sonia C. Oliveira, Moritz Botts, Tao Han, Linda Rademaker, Brent Burmester, Andreas Hartmann, Rajeev J.Sawant, Anthony Cannizzaro, Vanessa C. Hasse, Jan Schmitt, Hyundo Choi, Andreas Stefan Hundschell, Gerhard Schnyder, Eliane Choquette, Nandini Lahiri, Riki Takeuchi, Daniel Richard Clark, Nathaniel Lupton, Lisa Tang, Luis Alfonso Dau, John Mezias, Markus David Taussig, Roisin Donnelly and Gonzalo Molina Sieiro as the best reviewers for 2018.

Professional Achievement Awards/Lifetime Achievement Awards:

The Eminent Scholar Award is sponsored by Strategy&, which is the IM Division’s longest-serving sponsor. The committee consists of Sam Park (Chair), Art Kleiner and Sea-Jin Chang.  The 2018 IM Division Strategy& Eminent Scholar was Sri Zaheer, University of Minnesota. 

For FIU Emerging Scholar, the committee consists of three past division chairs (Jay Anand, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Sea-Jin Chang,). The 2018 award went to Prithwiraj Choudhury (Harvard Business School) and Sinziana Dorobantu (New York University).

The Outstanding Service to the Global Community Award, went to Stephen B. Tallman (University of Richmond)

The Amorepacific Outstanding Educator Award went to Christopher Bartlett (Harvard Business School)

For the IM Division D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University Award for the Best Dissertation, the finalists were:

“Economic Reliance on National Markets and the Corporate Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from Corporate Disaster Philanthropy”, Luis Ballesteros (George Washington University, PhD from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton)

“Institutional Voids, Investment Purposes, and Foreign Subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises”, Yamlaksira Getachew (Loyola Marymount University, PhD from University of Western Ontario)

“Essays on Emerging Multinational Enterprises’ Acquisitions in Developed Economies”, Faisal Harahap (University of Redlands, PhD from Florida International University)

“Foreign MNEs and Nonmarket Strategy”, Jin Hyung Kim (George Washington University, PhD from Harvard Business School)

The winner was Jin Hyung Kim.

The Professional Achievement Award Committee awarded a Special Recognition to Jay Anand, for his outstanding contributions to the IM Division of Academy of Management as a member of the executive committee from 2014 to 2018. 

The IM Division Team

The incoming Division Chair then introduced the members of the 2018-2019 Executive Committee: PDW Chair (Katherine Xin), Division Program Chair (Jaeyong Song), Division Chair-Elect (Anu Phene), Division Chair (Elizabeth Rose), and Immediate Past Division Chair (Aya Chacar). She noted that she looks forward to working with all the EC members in the next year to make the IM division even better. 

Future AOM Conferences

The incoming Division Chair shared dates and locations of the conferences for the next 10 years, with the 2019 conference to be held in Boston, Massachusetts.


The incoming Division Chair reminded everyone about the division social that night and thanked everyone for a great year. The meeting was then closed.

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