Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business

Jun 24, 2014

2014logoAs the host school of the Academy of International Business (AIB) 2014 Annual Meeting, the Beedie School of Business has partnered with the Globe and Mail to publish a special business report highlighting a small selection of the research papers that will be presented at the event.

The theme of the AIB 2014 Annual Meeting, which brings some 1,000 leading academics to Vancouver, is “Local Contexts in Business”, and explores the unique opportunities globalization brings for businesses to use the diversity of the world economy to their advantage.

The special report, published in the 24 June edition of the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business section, features comment from Daniel Shapiro, Dean of the Beedie School of Business, and Rosalie Tung, professor at the Beedie School of Business and incoming president elect of the AIB.

Both Shapiro and Tung comment on the relevance of the research presented at the event, which according to Shapiro, “will have a direct impact on business practices of government policy, while others will indirectly influence the business world when the knowledge is passed on to the MBA or undergraduate students, who’ll be able to later apply what they have learned.”

The report also includes comment from Linda Seymour, executive vice president and national head of commercial banking at HSBC Canada, the exclusive title sponsor of the AIB 2014 Annual Meeting.

In addition, it features summaries of six of the research papers presented at the event, including studies on Sovereign Wealth Funds, the effects of litigation proceedings between smartphone tech giants Samsung and Apple, and the challenges that language barriers offer multi-national corporations.

To read the supplement, visit, or click here to download a pdf of the print version.

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