Message from the Chairperson and Vice Chair (中)
On behalf of the Executive Board of the Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional (AIBSEAR) Chapter, I would like to welcome you to our official website. AIBSEAR is a part of the Academy of International Business (AIB) whose aim is to “nurturing and empowering a global community of scholars focused on creating, advancing, and disseminating knowledge in international business research, education, policy, and practice.” We, AIBSEAR, shares a similar dedication, with the focus on research and academic collaborations within the region. Nevertheless, our network of scholars and experts is not constrained by geographical area, since we actively seek collaborations from outside the region.
On this website, please find out more information about our current and past activities. Among those activities, our annual conference has consistently been organized throughout several locations within the region. This annual conference presents an opportunity for participants to present and exchange research ideas and findings with other scholars. In addition, it serves as an informal channel for strengthening and expanding our network.
When I stepped in as a Chair of AIBSEAR Chapter in late 2019, two important events happened to our chapter. Firstly, the COVID-19 pandemic gave us an immediate challenge in which alternative means to serve our members have to be explored. Secondly, The Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies (HKIBS) at Lingnan University which has served as the Chapter and Conference Secretariat for 22 years has handed this task to The Research Institute for Business (RIB) of the School of Business at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. The contributions and other supports from HKIBS are very much appreciated, including the leadership of the former Chapter Chairs, Prof. T. S. Chan and Prof. Geng Cui, both from Lingnan University.
Lastly, we would like to hear from you. We value your comments and suggestions, especially on how we can improve our services. Please feel free to contact us.
Professor Yingyot Chiaravutthi, Chair, AIBSEAR
Associate Dean for Finance and Human Resources
Mahidol University International College