Ajay S. Gaur to deliver a keynote address at ACERE 2024!

We are delighted to announce that Ajai S. Gaur,will be delivering a key speech at ACERE 2024!

Ajai S. Gaur is a distinguished academic figure holding the position of Professor of Strategic Management and International Business. Currently serving as the Chair of the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, Ajai also boasts an additional appointment in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. His profound impact on the academic landscape is evident through his role as the Editor-in-Chief at the prestigious Journal of World Business, as well as his position as a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to research, Ajai S. Gaur was honored with the Rutgers Business School Dean’s Eminent Research Professorship for a five-year term starting in 2019. Furthermore, his dedication and scholarly achievements led to his induction as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2021.

Ajai’s research endeavors are focused on understanding the intricacies of strategic adaptation among emerging economy firms during periods of institutional transition. He has also delved into critical topics surrounding the institutional distance between various governance environments, multinational corporations’ ownership and staffing strategies, and entry mode choices in international investments. His extensive empirical research has spanned across countries including Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the UK, and the USA. Notably, his insightful research findings have been published in esteemed journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Organization Research Methods. Ajai S. Gaur’s work continues to shape the field of international business and strategic management.

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline: 20 November

Educational Forum/Industry Forum Submission Deadline: 10 December

Application for Doctoral Consortium: 10 December

PDWs Submission Deadline: 10 December

Registration Early-Bird Price: 21 December


ACERE 2024 Program Schedule

Doctoral Consortium (Monday 5th February all day)

Paper Development Workshops (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Educators/Industry Forum (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Main Conference (Tuesday 6th (from 3:30 pm), Wednesday 7th (all day), Thursday 8th (all day) – Conference begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday 6th)

Social events

Welcome Drinks at The Old Clare Hotel, Tuesday 6th February, 5:30-7:00 PM

Gala Event and Awards at MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)- Wednesday, 7th February, 6:30-10:30 PM

 Closing drinks at Aerial Conference Centre Thursday 8th February 5-6 PM


As a first-time participant and a new doctoral student just 6 months in, the conference has been extremely useful for me in terms of my own personal learning and in meeting new, liked-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my friends to apply the conference in the future.

Participant in 2023 Edition of ACERE