The mission of AIB US West is to foster education and scholarship, as well as the development and exchange of ideas and views, in all areas of international business, within the framework of the worldwide Academy of International Business. The AIB-US West mission is achieved through the organization’s key objectives:

  • Facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among educators, and between business and academic fields.
  • Encourage and assist research activities that advance knowledge of international business operations and increase available teaching materials.
  • Provide an annual conference and website on international business.
  • Support the activities of the parent organization, the Academy of International Business, with a view to increasing membership in the Academy.

The AIB-US West is characterized by a spirit of educational development and collegiality. We offer:

  • A presenter-friendly conference setting for constructive feedback and fruitful discussion among peers;
  • Involvement of PhD students as conference presenters and reviewers;
  • Encouragement of young scholars, including undergraduate and graduate students, to develop their work and interact with accomplished researchers and educators in international business;
  • Encouragement of scholars from other countries to attend our conference and facilitate their efforts to publish in academic journals based in the United States;
  • Conference features including paper development workshops and panels.