Meet our Leaders
As AIB US Northeast’s main governing body, our leadership team is responsible for member outreach, facilitating professional development opportunities, and organizing our annual Chapter Conference.
Below, you’ll find background details on each of our team members, our roles and responsibilities, and contact information to help you connect with us online.
The Chapter Chair oversees all executive committee functions, including membership outreach, event coordination, and financial management.
Margaret A. Goralski received her PhD from the International School of Management in Paris France. Goralski is a full-time faculty member in the Entrepreneurship/Strategy Department in the Quinnipiac University School of Business (Connecticut, USA) and Coordinator of the Capstone Business Experience.
In addition to being the Chapter Chair and Treasurer of Academy of International Business US–Northeast, Goralski is Vice President of Publications for the International Academy of Business Disciplines and Editor in Chief of Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines. She is also a Board Member and Senior Fellow of the American Society for Competitiveness, an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, and a member of the UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) working group on the sustainability mindset. She has published in numerous academic journals worldwide and continues to write and publish on a vast array of topics.
Goralski has traveled the world as an international businesswoman and has spoken at many international business conferences. Goralski has recently published a book chapter entitled Permissionless Evolution of Ethics – Artificial Intelligence (AI) (Munoz & Naqvi, 2018) and is currently completing a book chapter titled Handling Resultant Unemployment from AI.
Past Program Chair
Past Program Chair
Having coordinated the program for the previous year’s chapter conference, the Past Program Chair continues to serve our leadership team in a consultancy capacity.
Denise Dunlap is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Manning School of Business. She received a PhD from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Global Strategic Management.
Prior to joining UMASS-Lowell, she taught at Northeastern University, Temple University Japan, and Widener University in undergraduate, MBA and EMBA programs. Her industry experience includes working for Fortune 500 firms like Waste Management.
Her research focuses on how global knowledge sourcing strategies matter for innovation. She is most well-known for her research on breakthrough innovations in the global, bio-pharmaceutical industry. Her work has been presented at well-respected academic conferences and international audiences such as the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development.
Her research has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of International Management, among other journals.
The Conference Chair oversees the planning and coordination of all chapter conference activities for the current year.
Crystal Jiang has over two decades of business and university experience. She is currently a Professor of Management at Bryant University. In addition to her role as an Executive Board Member of the Academy of International Business U.S. Northeast Chapter, she also serves as Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, and Caucus Committee Chair for the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Conference (2018) and Past Chair for AoM 2019.
Dr. Jiang is Lego® Series Play® (LSP) facilitator with certificate in facilitating and designing LSP workshops for business, organizational, team and personal development.
Crystal’s research has published in journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, among others. Jiang is currently a Board Member of Pakachoag Music School and Director of New Garden Foundation.
Jiang is currently a Board Member of Pakachoag Music School and Director of New Garden Foundation.
Jonathan Doh is Associate Dean of Research, Rammrath Chair in International Business, Co-Faculty Director of the Center for Global Leadership, and Professor of Management at the Villanova School of Business.
His research on globalization, emerging markets, nonmarket strategy, CSR and sustainability has been published in eight books, more than 80 refereed articles, 30 chapters, and over 100 conference papers.
Previously a trade negotiator for the U.S. government and senior advisor for Deloitte Touche, he received his PhD in strategic and international management from George Washington University. In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the AIB.
Ram Mudambi is the Frank M. Speakman Professor of Strategy at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and a Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). He serves as an Honorary Professor at the University of Leeds, UK. He has been a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University (Italy), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Uppsala University (Sweden) and the University of Sydney (Australia).
He has published over 100 research papers in the leading academic journals of the world in a range of fields including economics, business, and geography. His work has been cited over 10,000 times according to Google Scholar.
His practitioner work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the MIT Sloan Management Review and the California Management Review. His media appearances include the New York Times, National Public Radio, The Atlantic Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michigan Business Radio and numerous other radio and TV programs.
As a senior scholar in the international business field, Advisors provide professional consulting services to the chapter chair and other members of the leadership team.
Dr. John Cantwell is Distinguished Professor of International Business at Rutgers University. He was previously Professor of International Economics at the University of Reading. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, the University of the Social Sciences, Toulouse, and the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. He holds a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford (New College), an MSc degree in Economics from the University of London (Birkbeck College), and a PhD in International Business from the University of Reading, where he was appointed to his first faculty position in 1984.
John Cantwell’s main research areas are the analysis of corporate technological change and international business. He is the author of Technological Innovation and Multinational Corporations (Basil Blackwell, 1989), which remains one of the most cited books in the international business field, since it helped to inspire a new literature on the role of international networks in technology creation, which now lies at the center of the international business research area.
John Cantwell is a former President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). As well as being an AIB Fellow, in 2001 he was elected as one of four EIBA Founding Fellows, and he was the first Secretary of the EIBA Fellows from 2002 to 2007. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies from 2011 to 2016. He is also a member of the editorial review boards of seven other refereed academic journals.
John Cantwell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He lives in New York City, and in Reading when he is in the UK.
Mohammad Niamat Elahee
Mohammad Niamat Elahee Ph.D. is a professor of International Business at Quinnipiac University, CT, USA. He earned his Ph.D. with a double major in Marketing and International Business from the University of Texas Pan-American, USA and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of New Brunswick-Fredericton, Canada. He also taught at Dhaka University, Bangladesh; Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico; ESC-Rennes, France; Kedge Business School in Marseilles and in Bordeaux, France; Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, and at the Sa’dat Academy for Management Sciences in Egypt. Most recently, he was a US Fulbright Professor at Al Zaytoonah University in Amman, Jordan.
Mohammad Elahee has published in many reputed international business journals and presented in leading international and national conferences all over the world. His area of expertise includes negotiation, consumer animosity, NAFTA, and South Asian Business. Dr. Elahee is co-author of a text on International Business that is being widely used in many universities and was also translated in China. He has also co-edited a book on Iran’s reintegration with the West in the aftermath of lifting the UN sanctions. Elahee has appeared in NBC, Fox News and NPR and has published op-eds in various newspapers in the US and other countries.
His works have appeared in the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of Business Strategy, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Journal of Teaching in International Business, Competitiveness Review, European Business Review, and Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing to name a few. He is also a recipient of multiple teaching excellence awards and service awards. His consulting & industry experience includes working at Canadian Int’l. Development Agency, Deloitte & Touche, and the World Bank HQ at Washington DC.
The Program Chair oversees the development of all chapter conference programming for the current year.
Ajai Gaur is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at Rutgers Business School. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business and a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies.
In his research, Ajai studies the distinct institutional influences on firms’ international expansion strategies in different institutional contexts. A related focus of his research is to study institutional influences on various firm-level governance mechanisms and their strategic and performance consequences. Within this focus, Ajai has examined how country-level institutions affect different aspects of firms’ internationalization behavior, including international diversification, entry modes, timing, and location of foreign market entry as well as performance consequences of international expansion.
Additionally, he has also examined how country-level institutions and firm-level governance arrangements affect firms’ growth strategies and performance. Empirically, he has examined firms based in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, UK and USA.
Ajai has published articles in leading strategy and international business journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Global Strategy Journal and Organizational Research Methods. Ajai has been five-times winner and nine-times finalist or nominee for various awards including the AIB best dissertation proposal award, AIB best dissertation award and AIB best paper award based on scholarship.
Dr. Jun Li is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, previously the Academic Director of the Full-time MBA Program, and the Academic Director of MBA Programs at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics of the University of New Hampshire. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management from Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. Dr. Li teaches Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, International Business and International Management courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the lead faculty for Paul College’s MBA International Residency, a cultural & international business immersion program which takes Paul EMBA and FTMBA students to emerging markets like China.
Dr. Li’s research focuses on top management teams, founding / entrepreneurial teams, innovation, venture creation, global strategies and emerging markets. His most research examines founder learning behaviors on firm innovation in Chinese private ventures. Dr. Li’s research appears in Management Decision, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Business Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of High-Technology Management Research, and others. He is the Associate Editor for the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, and the editorial board member for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship Behavior and Research. He is an active member of several premier academic associations, such as the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of International Business, and the International Association for Chinese Management Research.
Prior to academia, Dr. Li worked with a leading Chinese commercial bank where he served as a manager and a consultant to exporting and trading companies in Shenzhen, China.