Welcome to the Western US’s Premier Organization for International Business Scholars

The Academy of International Business US West chapter (AIB-US West) is one of 13 regional chapters, worldwide, of the Academy of International Business (aib.msu.edu). Similar to the flagship organization, the AIB-US West aims to support the scholarly, learning, and networking interests of academics and practitioners working in international business. The AIB-US West region consists of the Western United States, representing 19 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Among other activities, the AIB-US West supports an annual conference and other activities aimed at advancing research and education in international business. The AIB-US West annual conference takes provides a forum for the latest ideas in international business to a diverse audience. In addition to participants from the Western United States, the conference welcomes participants from anywhere in the world. The conference has a strong developmental focus, and provides participants with a supportive and collegial platform to discuss and develop ideas, and to mentor and help authors improve scholarly articles with a view to publication.

Our next in-person annual conference will be held March 16-18, 2023 at the Lee Business School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada. Our annual conferences feature competitive paper sessions, panels, pedagogy and other special sessions, a paper development workshop, and opportunities for networking.