6 February, 2008 – MBS Professor honoured by Academy of International Business
Manchester Business School's Professor Pervez Ghauri has been elected as vice president for the US-based Academy of International Business (AIB-Worldwide) for a period of two years. Since the AIB was established, in 1959, only two other British scholars (Professor Peter Buckley and Professor John Cantwell) have held this position.
The AIB is the leading association of specialists in the field of international business – it has 2953 members, in 71 different countries around the world and publishes its research via the Journal of International Business Studies.
As vice president, Professor Ghauri will provide strategic leadership to the AIB executive board and its members.
During his tenure he will lead a programme of joint seminars and conferences between Manchester Business School and AIB. He will also use his editorial experience to develop the Journal of International Business Studies.
Professor Ghuari said: "I am honoured to be elected as vice president – the AIB is renowned across the world and this is only the third time that the role has been held by a UK scholar.
"International business is a key area of expertise at Manchester Business School, and I look forward to strengthening the relationship between the two organisations."
Professor Ghauri is professor of international business at Manchester Business School. He completed his PhD from Uppsala University in Sweden, where he also taught for many years.
Two years ago he also received an Honorary Doctor of Economics degree from Turku School of Economics and Management in Finland, in recognition of the contributions made in the field of international business.
Professor Ghauri is editor in chief of International Business Review and has published more than twenty books, including the best-selling The Internationalisation of the Firm, International Marketing, International Business Negotiations and Research Methods in Business Studies.
Source: Manchester Business School press release