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 BROCK with the appointment period of 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023.

Dr. Manuel F. Suárez-Barraza from UDLAP – Research subject: Research and advice on continuous improvement in organizations of the XXI century.

Get some insights of his current research projects:
Since 2019, he has been working on a project that links the concept of “improvement” between Japanese culture and Mayan culture. The main outcome was the publication of an article and a book (K’AAT-KAIZEN BOOK) with a theoretical framework to develop purpose and vision of the people. This one of the outcomes of our research line. Resources were used for the edition and printing of the book. He participated as coordinator of the Continuous Improvement and Toyota Production System track in MANUFACTURING conference Poznand, Poland, in addition to presenting two articles that were selected for the publication as a book chapter in a Springer book. The resources were used to pay the registration for the congress. Besides, he participated with one paper in the Production Operation Management Conference (POMS 2022) on-line in Japan.

Download to see his CV

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

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