Asian Context, Global Problems: Opportunities and Challenges for Asian Management Scholars

Hosted by Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (JABES)


Keynote Speaker: PROF. AJAI GAUR

Professor, Rutgers University, USA

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Business

Past President – Asia Academy of Management

Founding member – Emerging Markets Society


Topic: "Asian Context, Global Problems: Opportunities and Challenges for Asian Management Scholars"

Biography: AJAI GAUR is a Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at Rutgers Business School. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business and a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies. In his research, Ajai studies the distinct institutional influences on firms’ international expansion strategies in different 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. Within this focus, Ajai has examined how country-level institutions affect different aspects of firms’ internationalization behavior, including international diversification, entry modes, timing, and location of foreign market entry as well as performance consequences of international expansion. Additionally, he has also examined how country-level institutions and firm-level governance arrangements affect firms’ growth strategies and performance. Empirically, he has examined firms based in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, UK and USA. Ajai has published articles in leading strategy and international business journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Global Strategy Journal and Organizational Research Methods. Ajai has been five-times winner and nine-times finalist or nominee for various awards including the AIB best dissertation proposal award, AIB best dissertation award and AIB best paper award based on scholarship.


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Time: 10:00 AM (GMT+7) - Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Place: University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City - Campus A - Add: 59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

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