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Present officers and Board Members

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Executive Board Members

President: Kingshuk Mukherejee
Program Chair: Malgorzata Plecka
Co-Treasurer: Kingshuk Mukherejee and Peter Geib
Editorial Board: Malgorzata Plecka, David Boggs, Chris Ziemnowicz, Gaye Acikdilli, Jonathan Kansheba, Man Zhang
Proceeding Editors: Chris Ziemnowicz, Gaye Acikdilli
Marketing and Membership Director: Gaye Acikdilli
Internship Position: Tracy Gaolese
Secretary position: N/A

King Mukherjee
Professor Kingshuk Mukherjee is the Chair of the Global Business Leadership Department at CSB/SJU, as well as the Gross Chair of the Liberal Arts. He has been with CSB/SJU since 2008. His major area of focus is Global Supply Chain Management along with Capstone Strategy courses. His areas of research include Global Supply Chain Management, Sourcing, Logistics, International Business, Strategy, and Experiential Learning. Professor Mukherjee has connected students across the globe by linking CSB/SJU with business schools in Mumbai, Kolkata, Vietnam, and other parts of the world... Read More
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Malgorzata Plecka
Program Chair
Dr. Malgorzata Plecka is an assistant professor in the Economics and Finance Department at Winona State University. She received her Ph. D. in Economics from the Poznan University of Economics and Business in Poznan, Poland. She has authored articles dealing with international economics, economics of national security, social economy, and sustainable economic development. Active member of the Association of International Business, Research, and Practice (AIBRP) since 2020 and a program chair.
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Peter Geib
Dr. Peter Geib is Emeritus Professor of International Management and currently adjunct Professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. He has widely published. His research focus is strategic management in transition economies including Central Europe and the far East. He has had a long standing interest in China. Other activities include consulting and a role in the development of international programming at Mn.State University Moorhead.
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Jonathan Kansheba
Editorial board
Dr. Jonathan Mukiza Kansheba is an Assistant Professor of international business and entrepreneurship at Thomas School of Business, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and School of Business and Law, University of Agder. He earned his PhD in International Business from the University of Agder, Norway. His main research interests include Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurial ecosystems, Innovation ecosystems, Venture capital, and Knowledge management. His research appears in Baltic Journal of Management, Journal of African Business, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Small Enterprise Research, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, China Finance Review International, etc. Jonathan is a member of the Association of International Business, Research, and Practice (AIBRP) and the Co-editor of the Journal of International Business Research and Practice since 2023.
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Gaye Acikdilli
Marketing& Membership Director; Co-proceeding Editor
Gaye Acikdilli is an Assistant Professor with the Thomas School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dr. Acikdilli’s teaching experience includes many business and marketing courses delivered at both the bachelor and master levels for more than twelve years. Dr. Acikdilli earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration at Ankara University in Turkey. Her MBA is from Baskent University which was her previous full-time faculty appointment. She brings experience from companies and trade associations. She delivered short-term courses as an exchange professor in Germany, Austria, South Korea, and Denmark. She connects business leaders to students that include presentations, team projects, and academic service-learning (S-L) opportunities. Dr. Acikdilli's research focuses on global marketing and business as well as entrepreneurship and sustainability. Her work has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, International Journal of Business & Emerging Markets, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, among others. She actively participates in international academic conferences.
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Christopher Ziemnowicz
Co—proceeding Editor
Christopher Ziemnowicz is a full Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he served for six years as Department Chair for Management, Marketing, and International Business. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from George Mason University and an MBA in International Business from American University in Washington DC. First teaching at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), he facilitated a faculty exchange program with the Social Sciences and Economics Institute at the Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw Tech). He established new business ventures and served as General Manager of a food service business in Washington, DC. He returned to teaching at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and also conducted business consulting for the Small Business Development Center at Bucknell University. He developed entrepreneurial ventures while earning a Ph.D. in management at Warsaw Tech. Returning to academe at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, he served as the Department Head for Business Administration and as the Director of the Graduate Business Programs. His next appointment was with Concord University, a part of the West Virginia State System, where he also served as the Head of the Business Division.
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Dr. Etienne Musonera
Former president, Editorial Board
Dr. Etienne Musonera is a Professor of Marketing in the School of Business, Mercer University (Atlanta, Georgia), where He teaches Marketing and Management courses in both undergraduate, graduate and Executive programs. Dr. Musonera was a William Davidson Institute Faculty Affiliate at the University of Michigan, and has taught Marketing in the Goldman & Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Program in Rwanda. He also taught Project Analysis and Design, Project Cycle, Evaluation and Audit in the Executive MBA program at the School of Finance and Banking (SFB) in Rwanda (under United Nations Development Program (UNDVP)). He has designed and conducted short course training in Marketing Strategies, Project Engineering Management, Supply Chain and Quality Management. Dr. Musonera holds a unique Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (II PhD) in both: (I): International Marketing and (II): Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University. He has a Master of Science (MSIE) in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering from Wayne State University, a Master of Science (MS) in Engineering Management from Western Michigan University. He is very active in consulting and offers a unique expertise in Marketing & Business Strategies, Foreign Direct Investment, Decision Risk Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Management, Project Engineering Management, Quality Management, and World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Best Strategies and Practices, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Dr. Musonera’ s research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness; Advances in Management; International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management; Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability; Journal of Marketing Perspectives; Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies; Journal of Business & Economic Policy; Journal of Global Business Management; Journal of International Management Studies; Journal of International Business Research and Practice; International Journal of Business Research Papers; International Journal: Innovative Marketing; International Journal of Business and Social Science and Journal of Marketing Strategy. Dr. Musonera is included in Who’s Who in Finance and Business; Marquis Who’s Who in America, and He is a lifetime Honored Member of the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals. Dr. Musonera has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry: He worked for General Motors Corporation (GM) and has held several positions such as Manufacturing Quality Systems Engineer (MQSE), Reliability Engineer (RE), and Quality Engineer (QE). He traveled to General Motors’ manufacturing plants across USA and Canada overseeing Manufacturing Quality Systems and Project Engineering activities.
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Dr. David J. Boggs
Former president, Editorial Board
Dr. David J. Boggs is a full Professor of Management at Eastern Illinois University and is the institution’s MBA program coordinator, having previously served as the Assistant Chair for EIU’s Management and Marketing disciplines. Before joining EIU, Dr. Boggs was a member of the international business faculty at Saint Louis University for eight years. He completed his PhD in International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he also has MBA, MS, and MA degrees, and received his bachelor’s degree from John Brown University. Dr. Boggs has published in the Journal of International Management, Journal of International Marketing, Multinational Business Review, Journal of International Business Research and Practice, Competitiveness Review, Marketing Intelligence & Planning, Latin American Business Review, Journal of Teaching in International Business, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and other journals. He has lived in four countries, done international business consulting work, taught in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA, and has presented his research on five continents, including for the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.
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Dr. Man Zhang
Former president, Editorial Board
Dr. Man Zhang is full professor in international business at Bowling Green State University. Her research focuses on institutional environment, international entrepreneurship, and organizational capabilities of internalization SMEs in the global context. Her publications have appeared in outlets such as Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, Multinational Business Review, Information Systems Journal, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Journal of Global Information Management, American Journal of Business, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of Asia Business Studies, etc. She is also the program coordinator of the International Business Program at BGSU, and the vice president of MBAA International.
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