Two FIU Business Professors Elected as AIB Fellows, Select Group of Distinguished Scholars

U.S. News Ranks FIU’s Undergraduate International Business Program No. 2 in the Nation

Two additional professors from FIU Business have been elected as Academy of International Business (AIB) fellows. Sumit Kundu, holder of the James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business and associate dean, international programs; and William Newburry, chair of the Department of International Business and Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, were notified of the prestigious honor in March. The induction of Kundu and Newburry as AIB fellows will bring the number of AIB fellows whose main affiliation is FIU Business to five.

Sumit K. Kundu
Sumit K. Kundu

AIB fellows are part of a select group of distinguished scholars who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to both AIB and the international business field as a whole. In addition to selecting individuals to be honored with AIB’s prestigious annual awards, AIB fellows lead special task forces and develop cutting-edge content for AIB’s global conference series.

“Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Sumit and Bill for achieving one of the highest honors that can go to an international business scholar,” said Joanne Li, dean of FIU Business. “This is another testament to the strength of our distinguished faculty and to our position as a true world leader in international business education and research.”

William Newburry
William Newburry

In addition to Kundu and Newburry, Mary Ann Von Glinow, holder of the Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management and director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at FIU Business; José de la Torre, an FIU Business emeritus professor; and Marjorie Lyles, a dean’s distinguished research fellow, are all AIB fellows. In addition, Alain Verbeke, also an FIU Business dean’s distinguished research fellow, and Mira Wilkins, an emeritus professor from FIU’s Green School of International and Public Affairs, are AIB fellows. Currently, the two institutions that have the most AIB fellows, with four, are Harvard Business School and the National University of Singapore.

U.S. New and World Report currently ranks the FIU Business undergraduate business program at No. 2 in the nation and its International MBA program at No. 8 in the nation. The college is also home to a Center for International Business Education and Research, one of just 15 such centers nationwide funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Kundu and Newburry will be inducted as AIB fellows in a virtual ceremony in June. FIU Business is the host institution for the 2021 Annual Meeting of AIB, which is widely recognized as the top conference in the field of international business.

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