Professor Ajai Gaur elected as a fellow of the Academy of International Business

Rutgers Business School professor Ajai Gaur was elected as a fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) joining a select group of distinguished scholars who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the advancement and development of the international business field. 

His appointment adds to Rutgers Business School's strong reputation in international business education and research with now three AIB fellows within the Management & Global Business department, including Farok Contractor, inducted as an AIB Fellow in 1995 and serving as the President of AIB in 2021-2022 and John Cantwell, inducted as an AIB Fellow in 2005 who served as the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of International Business Studies from 2010 to 2016. 

The AIB, established in 1959, is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business and policy. The organization is dedicated to nurturing and empowering a global community of scholars focused on creating, advancing, and disseminating knowledge in international business research, education, policy, and practice. Only a little over 100 members serve as AIB Fellows.

In his research, Gaur studies the distinct institutional influences on firms’ geographic and product growth strategies in diverse institutional contexts. A related focus of his research is to study institutional influences on various firm-level governance mechanisms and their strategic and performance consequences.

Empirically, he has examined firms based in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, UK, and the USA. Gaur is an author or co-author in more than 70 journal articles, case studies, and book chapters. His research has appeared in leading strategy and international business journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Management Journal amongst others.

Gaur also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business since 2019 and a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies since 2017. Previously, he served as a senior editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2014-2018), a senior editor of the Journal of World Business (2014-2018), and the President of the Asia Academy of Management for two terms from 2015 to 2019.

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