Faculty engagement

The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) has created the IPBS Research Scholar award in support of faculty who provide advocacy and support for cross-cultural student experiences through international exchange. The award recognizes faculty within IPBS member schools who are active in research and scholarly activity, which is in alignment with the IPBS vision, mission and values.

Applicants for the IPBS Research Scholar must submit a CV and include a cover letter describing their proposed programme of research for the upcoming two-year period. The letter should also convey how their research and teaching aligns with the vision, mission and values of IPBS. Applicants from any discipline within the member school may apply and must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Full-Time faculty members with research activities who have also teaching responsibilities, ideally in courses that are required by students who participate in IPBS double degrees.
  2. Preference should be given to applicants who are not already holding another externally funded research appointment or project.
  3. The best suited candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following areas:
    • Past research and/or teaching record, related to global business
    • Proposed programme of research aligns with the vision, mission and values of IPBS
    • Understands and preferably demonstrates application of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in their teaching and research.

Deadline for submissions is April 1 for consideration for a July 1 start in the same year. The research scholar will be appointed for a two-year term commencing July 1 in a given year with the possibility for renewal.

For more information about the selections process and further details please contact Irena Gaul at: igaul.ipbs@gmail.com

At present, there are 3 appointed IPBS research scholars from DCU, UDLAP and ICADE with the appointment period of 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2025.

Dr. Marty Reilly from DCU – Research subject: Examining HQ-Subsidiary relationships.

Get some insights of his ongoing activities:
Marty’s research focuses on examining aspects of subsidiary evolution and how subsidiaries maintain relationships with MNE headquarters. His most recent research output was published in the Journal of International Business Studies (January, 2023) – and examines the recent trends of multinationals closing, downsizing, or relocating and the implications of this for knowledge transfer from subsidiaries in such scenarios. The contributions of this recent research is to provide new and timely insights on identity, leadership, and the mechanisms used to reinstate cooperation when employees face losing their jobs. Additionally, Marty is currently building his international network through conference attendance and examining new opportunities for data collection.

See his profile here

Dr. Elizabeth Salamanca from Universidad de las Américas Puebla
– Research Project: High-skilled immigration has become one of the most relevant mechanisms employed by developed economies to alleviate talent shortages and promote innovation and competitiveness.

Get some insights of his ongoing activities:
Elizabeth’s research focuses on high-skilled entrepreneurial migration from Mexico to the U.S. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Thunderbird International Business Review, Review of International Business and Strategy, Human Resource Development International, and The Emerald Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Latin America. Her most recent research project addresses the importance of knowledge transfer between talented people from sending and receiving migrants’ countries with the ultimate goal of creating and fostering innovation, which is one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) particularly important for emerging countries such as Mexico. Elizabeth is a nonresident scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute at Rice University, and a professor at the School of Business and Economics at the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP). She is a member of the Researchers National System (SNI) in Mexico.

See her LinkedIn profile here
See her profile on UDLAP

Dr. Carmen Valor from Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE.
– Research Subject: Emotions and personal and social change.

Get some insights of his ongoing activities:
Carmen’s research focuses on how emotions influence personal and institutional change. Her most recent research output examined how consumer emotions influenced energy transition processes, unveiling how emotions combine to shape the adoption of green energy innovations (Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 2023). Carmen is currently working on different projects involving emotions, such as the limitations and backfires of compassion, the differential role of negative emotions in crisis responses, or how interpersonal emotions influence moral organizational change. The scholarship is used for data collection, conference attendance and a research stay at NEOMA Business School.

See her LinkedIn profile here
See her profile on Comillas

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