After careful considerations of the current institutional and health environments, the AIB-SE board has made the decision to hold the AIB-SE 2021 annual conference as a virtual event. According to our recent survey, many AIB-SE community members are still concerned about the potential health risk as well as the uncertain institutional travel support for the conference. The board believes that holding the conference virtually will help more community members to participate in the event. Although it will be virtual, we firmly believe that this year’s theme, “Global Business Environment: Managing Risk & Resilience,” will allow participants to introduce unique perspectives and insightful research highlighting responsive and resilient strategies.
This year’s virtual event includes awards for Best Conference Paper, Best Paper by a Doctoral Student, Best Paper by a Master’s/Undergraduate Student. AIB-SE applauds service to the academy and awards Best Reviewer and Best Student Reviewer.
Benefits to conference attendees:
- Feedback – reviewer comments on submissions
- Engagement with AIB Fellows, AIB-SE Fellows, and Eminent Scholars
- Meeting new colleagues and old friends
The Submission system is now open – deadline June 25, 2021 EXTENDED to Friday, July 9th 2021.
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Registration for the conference October 21-23, 2021 will be open in August.
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Paper and panel submissions for AIB-SE 2021 are organized under the following topical tracks. Each paper or panel proposal can only be submitted to one track via the online submission system. A separate announcement will be made when the online system is activated for submissions. Please note that should a paper be accepted, at least one author must register for the conference in order for the paper to be published in the program and proceedings. For accepted panels, ALL panelists must register for the conference in order for their name to appear in the program and proceedings. Please select the track that is the best fit for your submission from the list below:
1. IB Theory, FDI, Trade and Entry Mode Strategies
This track seeks both conceptual and empirical submissions that advance our understanding of International Business theory from any disciplinary lenses. The submissions may include single- or multi-country studies that shed light on any international business phenomenon—including, but not restricted to: (1) IB theories/paradigms, (2) FDI and trade trends and their implications, and (3) entry strategies into international markets. We welcome a diverse range of topics within each of the above-mentioned themes. Papers highlighting emerging and developing markets are encouraged.
Track Chairs: Wlamir Xavier, Biola University & Chongqing Technology and Business University, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ru-Shiun Liou, University of Tampa, email@example.com
2. Entrepreneurship, SMEs, and Born Globals
This track seeks submissions that advance our understanding of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), international entrepreneurship or comparative cross cultural entrepreneurship, family firms, business groups, and the unique format of the Born Global. Of interest are the papers that explore crucial insights into “born global” firms as they grow and mature over time, how some firms internationalize early than others, and how entrepreneurship, family owned, business groups, SMEs and born globals add value to international business scholarship.
Track Chairs: Kaveh Moghaddam, University of Houston-Victoria, firstname.lastname@example.org; Saba Colakoglu, Georgia Institute of Technology, email@example.com
3. Global Strategy, Value chains and Competitiveness of the MNEs
This track invites conceptual and empirical papers focused on global supply / value chains, MNC / MNEs global business strategies, logistics, and their impact on competitiveness and performance. We encourage submissions that examine the relationship between global value chains, strategies, institutional, political and regulatory factors and how these relate to institutional or economic changes in home and host countries.
Track Chairs: Chun Zhang, The University of Vermont, firstname.lastname@example.org; Joseph Krupka, Florida State University, email@example.com
4. Governments, Institutions, Social Enterprises and Non-Profits, their roles in the New Economy
Papers that examine how the regulatory and/or political environments shape, influence and impact international firms, NGOs, and state owned enterprises. Appropriate for this track are papers dealing with institutional and political risk including regulation, policy and trade relations. Papers that offer conceptual and empirical insights on global issues, such as the impact of terrorism, climate change, health, and human rights are welcome as well.
Track Chairs: Johan Vögel, University of Pretoria, firstname.lastname@example.org; Eren Ozgen, Florida State University, email@example.com
5. International Marketing
This track invites papers that address international and global marketing issues in cross-national and cross-cultural environments such as consumer behavior, brand loyalty, relationships across borders, brand power, social media marketing, marketing analytics/metrics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. How are international firms addressing these issues? How are mangers addressing new stakeholder demands and cross-border challenges? We welcome contributions focusing on traditional aspects of international marketing. For example, international marketing strategy, market selection/segmentation, marketing mix management. We also welcome contributions focusing on global branding, country-of-origin effects, consumer-related orientations and attitudes like animosity, global identity, global consumption orientation, consumer ethnocentrism, green marketing campaigns, and others provided there is a strong international marketing positioning of the paper.
Track Chairs: Susan Forquer Gupta, Monmouth University, firstname.lastname@example.org; Brittney Bauer, Loyola University New Orleans, email@example.com
6. International Accounting, Economics, and Finance
Accounting, Economics or Finance contributions (e.g. M&As, valuation, capital flows, international investments, international portfolio management, exchange rates, transfer pricing, international trade, international political economy, international economic development, international taxation, international auditing, convergence of financial accounting standards or global performance evaluation challenges, etc.) are welcome. Papers dealing with applied or theoretical economics and/or research methods in economics, including developing theory using the tools of economics, accounting and finance are invited for this track. Papers examining accounting, finance and economic research questions such as international portfolio management, international trade and development are also appropriate for this track.
Track Chairs: Tih Koon (Alex) Tan, University of the District of Columbia, firstname.lastname@example.org; Daniel Indro, Penn State Great Valley, email@example.com
7. Culture, Organizations and Human Resources of the MNEs
This track seeks to explore ways in which MNEs operate across diverse international contexts, and how they configure themselves internally and externally. Novel forms of organization that cross geographic locations such as virtual teams, internal knowledge networks, diversity management and offshore divisional headquarters are welcome in this track. Moreover, we seek contributions that challenge conventional theories and knowledge on HRM in an international context, covering for instance Employee Relations, Expatriation, Team Management, Global Talent Management and Performance Management. Contributions may be empirical or conceptual, comparative or apply single country analysis.
Track Chairs: Edward Akoto, Henderson State University, firstname.lastname@example.org; Luis Camacho, SUNY Empire State College, email@example.com;
8. The World of International Business Education
This track seeks to contribute to effective and innovative international business/international marketing teaching and learning at the classroom and curricular level. These empirical, conceptual, or case-based submissions may include, but are not limited to, topics such as managing classroom diversity, student research, simulations, case studies, role-plays, other technology-enhanced learning activities, essential IB coursework and competencies at distinct educational levels, study abroad programs, and accreditation processes.
Track Chairs: David Baker, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, firstname.lastname@example.org; Xun Zhang, Hohai University, China, email@example.com
9. Undergraduate/Graduate Students Research
All undergraduate and master’s level submissions regardless of the topical area should be submitted to this special track for non-doctoral student work. This track is a great option for faculty who would like to expose their students who are interested in academic or research careers to the dynamics of a scholarly conference.
Track Chairs: Anshu Arora, University of the District of Columbia, firstname.lastname@example.org; Anne Marie Zwerg-Villegas, Universidad de La Sabana, email@example.com
10. Emerging Economies and Emerging Market MNEs
Emerging economies’ share of global GDP is increasing rapidly as their growth far outpaces the traditionally developed countries. This track welcomes theoretical and empirical papers that report novel explorations of issues related to doing business in an emerging market. Some examples might include research on city clusters, new business models, government-private sector cooperation, sustainability challenges, institutional weakness, varieties of capitalism or firms’ transitions from a culture of incremental innovation to a culture of breakthrough innovation. We are also interested in papers that aim to clarify to what extent emerging market multinationals can be considered unique and papers reporting work on foreign direct investment trends and strategies in and from emerging markets. Empirical papers exploring under-researched emerging markets beyond the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) in Africa, Asia, Eastern European or Latin America are particularly encouraged.
Track Chairs: Daniel Rottig, Florida Gulf Coast University, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jun Yang, Fort Hays State University, email@example.com
All submissions will be handled through the AIB-SE online submission system. All manuscripts and proposals must be submitted by June 25, 2021 EXTENDED to Friday, July 9th 2021. For up-to-date information about the conference, please see the conference website at https://us-se.aib.world/. Questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to the appropriate Track Chair(s) or to the Program Chairs.
1. Competitive Sessions – Submissions of fully developed papers are appropriate for consideration for competitive sessions. Competitive papers must be fewer than 10,000 words inclusive of all materials, including appendices and references.
2. Interactive Sessions –Shorter manuscripts or work-in-progress pieces that could benefit from informal feedback from other participants are appropriate for submission to interactive sessions. These sessions are held in roundtable discussion format that allows for interaction with other researchers with similar interests. Interactive papers should be 2,500 to no more than 5,000 words.
Please note that submitting a manuscript as a competitive paper does not necessarily mean it will end up in a competitive session. The best papers in each track will be placed into competitive sessions. Lesser-developed papers will be placed in interactive sessions. The number of competitive papers we can accept for the conference is limited. Therefore, fully- developed papers, on occasion, may be placed in interactives session due to space constraints.
3. Special Topic/Panel Sessions – We invite special topic/panel sessions, which can be in a variety of formats. Proposals for special sessions should describe the topic, session format, and its importance to international business research or education and identify all individuals (with their qualifications) who will formally participate. Panel proposals should be limited to no more than 5,000 words. Selection of special topics/ panel sessions will be limited and according to the quality of the panel, and currency of the topic. The panel sessions are also used for new topics that are important in the current IB environment where in-depth research is yet to be conducted.