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HEART PROJECT - Fellowship Call for Application

Deadline: October 14th 2017 - 17.00 CET

HEART: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT is an international, inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary project providing Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships to 6 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), with the potential to become the leaders of tomorrow in the Internet of Things domain applied to the Health sector.

HEART is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie – ITN Industrial Doctorate, Grant agreement No. 766139.

The HEART research program aims for a personalized approach of mobile health coaching programs that involve the user and that are tailored to individual needs (putting the user at the HEART of the system). Programs will leverage on a health integrated activity recognition platform that can detect activities from heterogeneous data, using scalable algorithms, while safeguarding the privacy of the person. When developing such technology, special attention will be devoted to the definition of a penetration strategy for the Chinese market that ensures: i) protection of personal information and acquired sensitive data; and ii) adaption to the needs of the Chinese consumers.

The following PhD students will collaborate within the HEART ITN research program: 4 PhD students in Information&Communication Technology (ICT), 1 Phd student in legal studies and 1 Phd student in the international business domain.

For more information, please visit: 

Visiting Research Scholar Opportunity at NRBIMS within CTBU University

CTBU is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the South West of China, with suburban setting of the large city of Chongqing with enrollment range: 25,000-30,000 students. The well-funded appointment will initially be made on a three-year contract, with higher possibility of renewal for outstanding candidates.  It is a great opportunity for scholars who wants to travel internationally during summer break and conduct academic research work.

The research includes but not limited to the following subjects -

1) Management science theory and method;
2) Production service operation and reliability management;
3) Logistics and supply chain management;
4) Information and Big Data Services;
5) any other related research topics in the field of Management and International Business

Benefit Package –

1) The appointment is a 3-year term and PhD degree is required. No teaching assignment.
2) Stay at China for 30 days or more each year, Flexible time and location.
3) Reimburse round-trip air tickets (economy class, between USA and China) once a year.
4) During stay China will provide office, computer/printer, laboratory, and living dormitory.
5) We will cover medical insurance during stay in China.
6) Annual compensation is over USD20,000 and more incentives will be provided based on research performance. 

Job Requirement –
Taking our research unit as the first affiliation, and as the first author (or principal investigator or corresponding author), publish 4SSCI or SCI papers (at least two within top 25% JCR ranking in its field and as corresponding author), Review of applicants has been started. This well funded program is a rare opportunity for all active management researchers.  Interested candidates should submit a CV and a list of recent research papers and/or books prior to possible interviews in 2017AIB Conference in Dubai. In addition, two reference letters and recent CV should be sent directly to the research team lead, Dr. Charles Chen, in pdf or MS word format (CV email closing date is 6/30/2017) Thank you for your time!

Charles Chen, Ph.D., PE.
Mobile: (312) 880-9880

A New Ph.D. Programme in Global Studies at Urbino University

The University of Urbino is launching a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. Programme in Global Studies, at the crossroads of Economics, Business, Sociology, Political Science and Law. The Programme has a high quality faculty, including outstanding guests lecturers from major international universities. 

Two thematic areas will be addressed in alternate years:

  Ph.D. students in this year's thematic area, International Economic Policy, Business and Governance, will be trained to carry out research on economic, political and social relations across national borders. A specific attention will be given to:   The Ph.D. Programme is developed over three years:  

English will be the working language of the Ph.D. Programme.

Eight positions are offered in the 2017-2018 Ph.D. Programme, including six positions with scholarships covering fees and an annual tax-free stipend at standard Italian rates (€ 13,600 per year; the amount is increased by 50% for training periods outside Italy).

Introductory and background courses will be held in September-October 2017, in order to fill gaps in students’ competences in English, Economics, Business, Social Sciences, Quantitative Methods.

Courses with exams will take place at Urbino University during the first year. starting from end October 2017. They will be structured into teaching modules organised over two months periods: six weeks of half day teaching and half day studying, one week fully devoted to studying, one week of exams (written tests and/or papers).

Data Labs will provide opportunities for hands-on work on databases leading to the preparation of statistical and econometric analyses.

Seminars (with no exams) will cover highly debated and cutting edge themes – such as Inequality, Global digital economy, Born global SMEs, International finance, Environmental regulation, Fiscal and monetary policy, Welfare and social policies, International diplomacy – as well as advanced research methods and research funding strategies. Some seminars will be held in Italian.


First week of June: Opening of applications at
June 30th 2017: Applications due
Early in July: Interview of selected candidates

Information on the Ph.D. Programme and Faculty is available at the website:


Director of the Ph.D. Programme: Prof. Antonello Zanfei, DESP - University of Urbino

Post-doctoral Position in Finance/Economics Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada. The Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada, invites applications for a full time position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Finance/Economics. The successful candidate will be working on an SSHRC-funded research project on financial systems and macro-financial stability primarily with Professor Basma Majerbi, in collaboration with other researchers at McGill University, HEC Montreal, University of Geneva and the International Monetary Fund. Applicants should hold a PhD in finance or economics or be very close to receiving their PhD by the starting date of the Post-doctoral Fellowship. They should demonstrate strong potential in conducting research related to financial markets and institutions. Candidates should also demonstrate strong background in empirical research methods in financial economics and be familiar with advanced statistical software. Data management skills are an asset. Full proficiency in English is required. As part of the duties of the post-doctoral fellow, the successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the research design, data collection, empirical testing, and assist with other project-related tasks (supervising research assistants, coordinate meetings with partners, etc.). She/He will have opportunities to contribute to publishing research results in peer-reviewed international journals as well as present research findings in leading refereed conferences. No teaching requirement is associated with this position. However, candidates who wish to build up their teaching experience may be allowed to teach a course. In line with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, but applications from international candidates are strongly encouraged. The starting date of the Post-doctoral Fellowship is July 1, 2017 (negotiable). The appointment is for 12 months, renewable to a total of 24 months depending on performance. About the School The Gustavson School of Business is a growing, dynamic business school of approximately 1,100 students, faculty and staff, located on the west coast of Canada. The school is AACSB and EQUIS accredited and an early signatory to the UN Global Compact Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Gustavson’s aspiration is to cross boundaries to create: • meaningful research, • impactful learning, and • engaging relationships. Gustavson is home to the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI), a highly regarded intra-faculty centre devoted to research, teaching and community engagement in sustainability. For more information, please consult: The University of Victoria is rated as one of the best comprehensive universities in Canada, with globally recognized researchers, a strong supportive environment for research, and a commitment to teaching excellence. Victoria is located in one of the most beautiful parts of North America and enjoys a very moderate west coast climate, an active cultural scene, and easy access to all types of outdoor activities. Application procedure To apply for this position, please provide a letter of application with curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), research statement, appropriate evidence of research (a maximum of three recent publications or work in progress should be included in the application file) and the names of two referees. All the documents must be compiled into a single electronic application file. Please send your application file to Basma Majerbi ( by June 5, 2017.

Department of Economics and Management of the University of Pavia is looking for experienced candidates ( i.e. researchers having a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience ) who are interested in applying for a period of 24 months to be spent at our academic institution under the Programme Horizon 2020, Marie Sklodowska Curie Action - Individual Fellowship - financed by the European Commission (Standard European Fellowship - EF-ST). According to the EU call candidates must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies etc...) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline. Candidates have to apply to the MSCA Individual Fellowship indicating the Dept of Management of the University of Pavia as their destination. Our Department will give you the technical and administrative support to submit your application. 

The guide for applicants can be found here:

Our Department has a special expertise in the field of International Business and in the related fields of export determinants, family business internationalization, international entrepreneurship and innovation. 

For further information on our Department and on the call please contact Maria Cristina Sestu at:  Individual Fellowships support the mobility of experienced researchers, i.e. researchers having a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline (14 September 2017 h. 17 Brussels time).
For further information on the fellowship, please find below the dedicated website:

Select type of action Standard EF [MSCA - IF-EF-ST]
All the best,


Antonio Majocchi - Full Professor of International Business
Dpt. of Economics and Management
via S. Felice, 5 - I - 27100 Pavia
Tel + 39 0382 986467

Copenhagen Business School and the Department of International Economics and Management invite applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of International Business.
Examples of research areas that such a scholarship might cover include:

This is one of seven positions in a PhD cohort focused on the theme: ‘‘Multinational corporations (MNCs) in the age of anti-globalization”.  Compared to the 1980s, where MNCs flourished due to the neo-liberal turn that embraced globalization, and which did bring dynamism, wealth and leadership practices across the globe, the 2010s are characterized by increased skepticism towards globalization. This skepticism arises from increased inequality, but also technological innovation, whereby blue-collar workers are increasingly becoming redundant. It has, for instance, expressed itself in the populist revolt that underpinned the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit and it seems that the neoliberal order is now being reconfigured, with a greater focus on nationalism and national interests. There is also an increased focus on the behavior and strategies of MNCs. These issues are being addressed by governments, the EU and international organizations (IOs) such as the UN.  Thus, the aim of this PhD cohort is on the one hand, to focus on the current global challenges MNCs face, which types of strategies they adopt in response, and in what way they organize their activities, and on the other hand what the responses of IOs and governments are and what these responses imply for the strategies of MNCs. Academic research on this question can generate new insights into the relationship between firm-level decision-making by MNCs, in relation to international organizations, the EU and governments and the increasingly anti-global environment they all operate in. For more information please consult the link below:

Institute for International Business at WU Wien is currently inviting applications for one PhD position (officially called a pre-doc Teaching and Research Associate).

The Institute for International Business is one of the largest in Europe (more than 20 faculty members) with a strong focus on delivering highest quality output in research, teaching, corporate activities. Current faculty include Jan Hendrik Fisch, Guenter Stahl, Jonas Puck, Igor Filatotchev, Desislava Dikova, and Phillip Nell.  (more information on the institute here:

You will be working with Prof. Phillip Nell and his team and you are expected to pursue WU’s PhD program. The paid position includes a teaching load of two undergraduate courses per year and it will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on October 02, 2017 (commencement date subject to change). Please find more information on the position and the requirements here: (Position ref. no. 3341).

Prof. Dr. Phillip C. Nell
Professor of Global Strategy at the Institute for International Business (IIB)br> Head of Competence Center for Emerging Markets & CEE

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D1, 3rd Floor
1020 Vienna, Austria
Phone (direct): +43 (1) 31336 4535
Phone (assistant): +43 (1) 31336 4536

We are writing again to highlight the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and a number of awards and resources which might be of interest to you and Academy of International Business members.

For your immediate attention is an invitation to join our upcoming webinar, “Fulbright Opportunities in Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship” on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT. This presentation will provide a brief program overview and highlight awards in the fields of business, economics and entrepreneurship.

In addition to this presentation, you are welcome to join any of our other webinars. On Monday, May 1, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT, please join us for Research Opportunities Through the Fulbright Scholar Program. This webinar will offer an introduction to the program and the numerous research opportunities available in the 2018-19 catalog of awards.

Opportunities for the 2018-19 academic year are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in business, economics and entrepreneurship, including:

If you have any reservations in regards to the potential length of time spent abroad, many awards offer the option for Flex, which allows a grant to be split into two or three short-term stays abroad. Eligibility criteria, application guidelines, review criteria, and other resources are available on our website.  Please let me know if there is a particular country or region in which you are interested, so I may connect you to the appropriate program staff. You are also invited to join My Fulbright to receive exclusive updates, program information and application tips.  Once you are ready to apply, click here to begin an application. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you throughout the application process.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
 The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is administered by CIES, a division of IIE.

International Business Pedagogy Workshops  -  An Offering of the National CIBER Network

Hosted by Georgia State University’s
Center for International Business Education and Research


Made possible by generous sponsorship of 11 CIBERs, this annual faculty development program will again be held June 1- 4, 2017 at GSU’s Buckhead Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

This is a reminder that the April 30th deadline is fast approaching, so please register and encourage your faculty and colleagues to do the same, as soon as possible.

Who Should Participate?
Consider participating if: (1) You have a passion for teaching international business; (2) Interested in learning about latest classroom innovations; (3) You wish to update your skills, and pedagogical toolbox; and (4) Meet and be inspired by educators who have excelled in teaching.

Fellowships - Deadline has been extended to April 30, 2017!
Faculty Fellowships awards are $299 off of the conference early registration fee. Please submit a statement addressing how attendance at the workshops will benefit the faculty member and his/her institution to

Plenary workshops:  Thematic workshops:  Bonus workshops:

Poster Session: ALL participants are encouraged to share their innovative classroom teaching practices with others through the Poster Session. Top three selections are recognized with a monetary award, thanks to the sponsorship of Emerald Insight andPearson Education. Information on fees and registration are at: 

Please do not forget to book your accommodation now. You will find related information at: 
  For complete description, costs, and registration information, please visit: or send an email
  The 2017 International Business Pedagogy Workshops are a project of the CIBER Consortium. Hosted by GSU-CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at:

Brigham Young University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Maryland, University of Miami, and the University of Texas Austin.
S. Tamer Cavusgil
Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director, CIBER
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University 
+1 404.413.7284