Marjorie A. Lyles has been selected to lead a top association of scholars and specialists in international business. She is a professor of international strategic management, Chancellor’s Professor and the OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Lyles’ appointment as president-elect of the Academy of International Business (AIB), a renowned association of scholars and specialists, begins July 1. In 2005, she was inducted to the select and prestigious position of AIB Fellow. Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to scholarly development in the field of international business. Lyles also serves as an area editor for AIB’s Journal of International Business Studies.
The Academy of International Business has nearly 3,400 members in 94 countries across the world, including scholars from global academic institutions as well as consultants, researchers and government representatives.
“I am honored and delighted to serve as president for the Academy of International Business,” said Lyles. “This association has been dear to my heart throughout my career. I look forward to helping it expand its membership from across the globe, as well as to contribute to research and networking amongst scholars on the topic of international business.”
“Professor Lyles is a leading scholar in international business,” said Ken Carow, executive associate dean for the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. “Since fall 1977, Lyles has participated in two National Science Foundation grants, published 77 peer reviewed publications, 24 book chapters, two books, and 10 pedagogical publications. She has served extensively in professional societies, including as President of the Strategic Management Society, and on the editorial boards for 10 management journals. These professional activities along with her significant contribution to teaching and expansion of international partnerships at Indiana University have culminated in her recognition as a Chancellor’s Professor and receiving the Indiana University John Ryan Award for Outstanding International Service. Professor Lyles will bring her considerable skills to expanding the importance and impact of the Academy of International Business.”
In addition to her service to AIB, Lyles is past president of the Strategic Management Society, a prestigious, global society that promotes superior research and practice in the field of strategic management. She is the first female president in the society’s 33-year history.
Hired by the Kelley School in 1977, Lyles is also the school’s first female management professor. Her teaching and research is focused on emerging markets, global strategic management, organizational learning, strategic planning systems and cooperative strategies. She is among the first U.S. business scholars to focus on China, beginning in the mid-1980s when she consulted for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Dalian, China.
Lyles has led Evening MBA students on business consulting trips to China and emerging economies for the past two decades, including countries like Brazil, Russia, Liberia and South Africa. Her international work was recognized when she received the university-wide Indiana University President’s John Ryan Award for Outstanding International Service in 2011.
In 2017, Lyles received an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School. Additionally, she was honored for lifetime achievement in 2015 when she was selected as the PWC Strategy and Eminent Scholar by the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. Lyles also was named a Chancellor’s Professor in 2013, the most notable appointment a faculty member can attain at IUPUI.