Jean Boddewyn Endowment

This endowment is created in honor of the late Jean Boddewyn who served the Academy of International Business in multiple roles for over 50 years. Among the original founders of the Association for Education in International Business, Professor Boddewyn was Vice President (1975-76), and then President (1992-94) of the AIB. He was instrumental in the creation of the AIB Fellows within the AIB. He served as Dean of the AIB Fellows from 2005 to 2008. He also served as the AIB Historian.  

 Jean Boddewyn was a pathbreaking scholar in at least three areas: government-business relations; non-market strategies of MNEs, and comparative management/marketing. In addition to these roles, Professor Boddewyn was a productive author, reviewer, and Founding Editor of the International Studies of Management & Organization.         

Professor Boddewyn was born and brought up in Brussels, Belgium.  He came to the USA after having received a Fulbright Scholarship to study for his MBA at the University of Oregon. He went on to study for his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. In 1964, upon graduation, he was recruited by John Fayerweather who had joined NYU to create an International Business Major.  Jean was recruited as one of two professors responsible for creating the IB program. 

At the time he began teaching, there were no textbooks in international business.  He had to create his courses from relevant articles in international newspapers and magazines. His first courses were Comparative Marketing and International Business Systems. He taught at NYU from 1964 to 1973 at which point he moved to CUNY Baruch College, where he created an International Business major within the Marketing Department.  He taught at Baruch until his retirement in 2006.

The Sheth Foundation

Founded by Dr. Jagdish & Madhu Sheth, The Sheth Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support emerging scholarship in marketing which has significant global reach, societal focus, and thought leadership.

The Sheth Foundation is the catalyst for transformational outcomes and experiences for marketing scholars. It operates by partnering with global recipient organizations in the marketing discipline.

Women of the Academy of International Business

Founded in November 2001, Women of the Academy of International Business (WAIB) is AIB’s first officially established Shared Interest Group. Since then, WAIB has continued to develop and expand its mission, providing new means for promoting research on gender-related issues in international business, as well as supporting the professional needs of women in the field.

WAIB’s efforts are guided by three main priorities: (1) Providing a forum for networking among WAIB members, (2) facilitating academic mentorship, and (3) promoting research on gender and gender-related issues in international business.