Professor Audra I. Mockaitis

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Below is a list of my university and professional service activity from 2002 to present. More information about my professional memberships and activities is included under the appropriate subheadings at the top of the page.

Roles in international conferences

In 2016 I co-chaired two panel sessions at the European International Business Academy annual meeting in Vienna, Austria (both with Lena Zander, Uppsala University):

  • One for All and (or) All for One: Leveraging Cultural Diversity with Global Team Leadership; and
  • The Benefits of Global Teams for International Organizations: HR Implications.

In 2015 I organized two symposia at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada:

  •  Team-Based Organizations in a Global World (with Lena Zander and Gundula Lücke, Uppsala University); and
  • Making a Difference with Global Leadership: What Can Firms, People and Business Schools Do? (with Lena Zander, Uppsala University, Christina Butler, Kingston University, and Markus Vodosek, German Graduate School of Management & Law).

In 2014 I co-chaired a panel session at the European International Business Academy annual meeting in Uppsala, Sweden: Team-Based Global Organizations: The Future of Global Organizing (with Lena Zander, Uppsala University and Christina Butler, Kingston University).

Track chair for the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy annual meeting. Track: Cross-Cultural Management, April 18-20, 2013, Sydney, Australia.

Track chair for the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy annual meeting. Track: Cross-Cultural Operations and Logistics, April 12-14, 2012, Adelaide, Australia.

Session Chair for the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy annual meeting, April 28-30, 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Session Chair for the Academy of International Business 2009 annual meeting: National Culture at the Core of IB Research.

Roundtable Panel Co-Chair (with Lena Zander, Stockholm School of Economics) at the Academy of International Business 2008 annual meeting. Panel: Where is cross-cultural leadership leading us? A roundtable discussion about how to tackle leadership challenges in an increasingly culturally complex world.

Program Committee member for the international conference International Business Development: Globalization, Opportunities, Challenges, May 15-16, 2008, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Track chair 2007 ANZIBA annual conference. Track: The Context of Global Business.

In 2006 I was one of the main organizers of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) annual conference as Program Chair. The conference took take place in Wellington, New Zealand on November 16-18. Conference website.

In 2004 I was one of the main organizers (member of the Program and Organizing committees) of the international conference Catalysts and Impediments of Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe, sponsored by Vilnius University from October 14-15. I also compiled the conference proceedings and edited a special issue of Research in International Business and Finance, dedicated to the conference.

I was also a Program committee member for the international CIBER and Stockholm School of Economics conference International Business in Transition Economies, held on September 9-11, 2004, in Riga, Latvia.

Academic service at Monash University

Group leader, International Business and Management (IBM) research interest group (from 2017)

Search committee member (2014)

Director, Master of International Business (MIB) Program (2012-2014)

Director, joint Master of International Business and European and International Studies (MIB/MEIS) Program (2012-2014)

Member of the Department of Management Education Committee (2012-2014)

Associate Director, Monash European and EU Centre (from 2011)

Deputy Director, Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Milestones and seminars series coordinator (2011-2012)

Academic service at Victoria University of Wellington

Postgraduate Programme Director – International Business, School of Marketing and International Business (SMIB)

Member of the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Commerce and Administration Research and Study Leave Committee  

Member of the SMIB Research Committee

Member of the SMIB Executive Committee

Search committee member

Honors program coordinator

SMIB research seminars coordinator

Member of the SMIB Human Ethics applications review committee

Member of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration Human Ethics Committee

Internal master thesis examiner

Seminars at Victoria University of Wellington

2008.     SMIB International Business brown bag seminar with L.Zander.Why do leaders do what they do? A 22-country study on leadership behavioral intent. November 19, Wellington, New Zealand

2006.    SMIB IB research seminar: Measuring the degree of internationalisation of CEE SMEs, July 24, 2006

Invited seminars and lectures

2003.   Seminar on Cross-Cultural Research Methodology for doctoral candidates in management, presented at the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Seminar on the Nuanses of International Marketing, presented to the Vilnius Marketing Executives Club in Vilnius, Lithuania

Seminar on Organizational Identity and Image, presented at the Business Training  and Consulting Center, Palanga, Lithuania

Euro Summer School Baltic Sea Region 2010: Methods, Theories and Practicalities, virtual colloquium mentor, May 19-June 13.

Academic service at Vilnius University

Chair of the Marketing section of the annual Vilnius University student academic conference

National Young Entrepreneurs competition evlauator

One of the main organizers of the Faculty of Economics international conference (2004)

Vilnius University Faculty of Economics Alumni Association founding member and Executive Board member

Master in International Business thesis defense committee member

Marketing PhD examination committee member

Undergraduate student paper defense committee member

State Examination committee member

Initiator and coordinator of a national network for PhD students in management and business administration, founder and maintainer of the network internet activities and main organizer of PhD seminars and workshops


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