About EIBA > Mission / Statutes


The European International Business Academy (EIBA) was founded in 1974 under the auspices of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and in close cooperation with the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). The Academy is a professional society for academics and practitioners with an interest in the growing field of International Business. It is distinct from many other associations in that members come from a wide variety of disciplines and functional backgrounds and share the common purpose of using an international context to cross the intellectual boundaries that so typically divide institutions of higher education.

The aim of EIBA is to serve as the core communication network for disseminating information and promoting international exchange in the field of International Business. Membership is open to individuals from Europe and elsewhere. At present, the Academy has more than 500 members from about 50 different countries representing all five continents.


EIBA organises an Annual Conference that is hosted each year by a major European university (usually in early to mid-December). As pre-conference activities, a Doctoral Tutorial and more recently a Doctoral Symposium for PhD students are organised. Numerous prestigious best paper and other recognition awards are presented during the EIBA Annual Conference, such as the Danny Van Den Bulcke Prize for the best conference paper, the Gunnar Hedlund Award for the best doctoral dissertation, the Copenhagen Business School Prize for the best paper written by a young scholar in International Business, the EIBA Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal in IB Award for the most promising paper presented at the John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial, the IBR Best Journal Paper of the Year Award, and the EIBA Distinguished Honorary Fellowship Award. (Note that not all awards and prizes are presented annually.)

ATTENTION: EIBA is seeking proposals from academic institutions to host the Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in 2021, 2022 or 2023. If you and/or your university or school would like to express an interest, please contact Prof. Lucia Piscitello via e-mail at the address lucia.piscitello@polimi.it. For more details, please refer to the Call for Proposals. DEADLINE (for full proposals): Monday, April 1, 2019.


International Business Review (IBR) is the official journal of EIBA. Published six times a year, IBR provides a forum for academics and professionals to share the latest developments and advances in the knowledge and practice of International Business. The journal aims to foster the exchange of ideas on a range of important international subjects, and to provide stimulus for research and the further development of international perspectives. The international scope is further enhanced by the geographical spread of the contributors. Articles, all of which are refereed, comprise: empirical studies with practical applications; examinations of theoretical and methodological developments in the field of business studies; reviews of the literature in international business. The IBR Editor is Pervez Ghauri (King's College London). [ISSN: 0969-5931]

Progress in International Business Research (PIBR) is an annual book series and publication outlet for quality research presented at the EIBA Annual Conference. The series encompasses empirical as well as conceptual research over a broad range of international business topics, with no preference being given to any particular theoretical and/or methodological perspectives. While the series is broad in scope, each volume has a focus on a particular topic and is usually organised around the theme of the EIBA Annual Conference. The contents could include keynote speeches, panel presentations, etc., as well as some of the best papers from the conference. This book series is a much-needed channel for the dissemination of new knowledge in international business research and EIBA is proud to be involved! The current Editors of the PIBR book series are Rob van Tulder (RSM Erasmus University) and Alain Verbeke (University of Calgary); the Guest Editor is typically the EIBA President / Conference Chair of the previous year. NOTE: As of 2017, EIBA membership includes full online access to e-PIBR for the current year. [ISSN: 1745-8862]

EIBAzine – International Business Perspectives (EIBAzine) is the European IB Academy's internal publication that started off as a semi-annual newsletter dedicated to keeping EIBA members informed of the Academy's activities and news, but which has since developed an intellectual aspect in its own right and currently includes several articles per issue written by various notable IB contributors. The recent EIBAzine Editor (3rd series) until July 2017 was Ana Tavares-Lehmann who was preceded by Filip De Beule (2nd series) – both following in the footsteps of the founder of the EIBAzine, Danny Van Den Bulcke (1st series). [ISSN: 2222-4785]


EIBA is a professional association and network for academics, business people and other individuals with an interest in the field of International Business. Benefits of annual EIBA membership include: a personal subscription to the IBR journal as well as full online e-PIBR access for the current year professional services and information such as the EIBA online job market and the EIBAzine-IBP newsletter; occasional e-mail delivery of relevant news and updates on the EIBA Annual Conference, along with other select IB announcements submitted by members. If you teach, practice, or are conducting research in international business, or if you simply wish to be kept informed of the latest developments in this field, EIBA is for you!

  • To find out more about the benefits of being an EIBA member and details concerning the current fees, as well as to apply for or renew your annual membership, please visit the EIBA Membership page. (Returning members may prefer to proceed directly to the online application form.) NOTE: As of 2017, EIBA offers lower fees for retired members (as well as for PhD students).
  • For more information or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the EIBA Secretariat.