2013 Annual Conference

2013 Annual Conference, October 25th – 27th

Georgia Tech – Scheller College of Business

Conference Theme: Innovation, Institutions and Emerging Markets

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2013

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter (AIB-SE, aibse.org) will be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller College of Business in Atlanta, Georgia on October 25 – 27, 2013. We invite scholars, graduate and undergraduate students as well as business practitioners to submit papers and panels addressing all international business topics. Thematic papers focusing on innovation, institutions and emerging markets are encouraged.  The program overview schedule is now available.

Why the AIB-SE Conference?

AIB-SE is the largest and most active regional chapter of the Academy of International Business’s 16 worldwide chapters. Last year, the conference attracted almost 300 participants from 39 countries. AIB-SE’s annual conference centers on the presentation of the newest ideas in international business to an international audience of academic scholars and business practitioners. The conference is characterized by a strong developmental focus, providing participants with a supportive and collegial platform to discuss and develop ideas, and helping authors enhance their papers for publication.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend AIB-SE!

1)    Develop your scholarship – At AIB-SE, you will have the opportunity to interact and network with academic scholars, business practitioners, and peers from around the world.

2)    Publish your work in leading international business journals – The best conference papers will be invited for submission to special issues of the International Journal of Emerging Markets (published by Emerald) and AIB-SE’s own journal, International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice. All accepted conference papers will be published as an abstract in the 2013 AIB-SE Conference Proceedings.

3)     Innovation, Institutions, and Emerging Markets – Emerging markets offer significant opportunities, while at the same time present firms with substantial challenges. The gala dinner keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Louis Wells of Harvard Business School, one of the founding fathers of the International Business discipline and an AIB fellow. In addition, featured plenary sessions with Jagdish Sheth and Tamer Cavusgil will enhance our understanding of emerging markets.

4)    JIBS Paper Development Special Session – Under the leadership of Dan Bello (JIBS Area Editor), AIB-SE is sponsoring an “invitation only” JIBS paper development special session. Based on recommendations of track chairs, the best papers accepted for the conference (up to nine) that fit JIBS editorial policy will be invited to a special session workshop and receive personal feedback from JIBS editors and editorial board members. Best papers authored by junior scholars who have not previously published in JIBS will be given preference.

5)    Conference Awards

  1. Best Conference Paper Award
  2. Best Thematic Conference Paper Award
  3. William J. Ziegler Best Doctoral Student Paper Award
  4. Undergraduate/Graduate Student Paper Award
  5. Best Conference Reviewer and Best Student Reviewer Awards

6)    Meet the Journal Editors – Meet the editors or consulting editors of Journal of International Business Studies, AIB Insights, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and International Business: Research, Theory, and Practice, and more share their insights on publishing in the top international business journals.

7)    Doctoral Student Consortium – Ph.D. students are invited to submit research papers and defended dissertation proposals in abbreviated format to the AIB-SE doctoral consortium. A developmental session with senior faculty will provide doctoral students the opportunity to enhance their scholarly work in preparation for publication and an academic career.

8)    Undergraduate/Graduate Student Workshop – AIB-SE seeks submissions of original international business research from undergraduate and master’s-level students. The conference will feature special sessions showcasing student research. In addition, X-Culture is a collaborative effort of international business educators from around the world who provide their students with a first-hand experience in international collaboration and cross-cultural communication. AIB-SE will include a student workshop, presentations by the best student teams, educational panels, and X-culture research presentations.

9)    Social Events – Develop friendships and collaborative opportunities with your fellow colleagues at the welcome reception, gala dinner, and field visits to Atlanta’s leading multinational corporations.

10) Experience the Capital of the South – Atlanta, Georgia! Atlanta has the third highest concentration of Fortune 500 firms in the US and is the global headquarters of Coca-Cola, Delta, and the Home Depot. It is also the home of CNN and the world-famous Atlanta Aquarium!

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta in October!

Matthew C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
AIB-SE Vice Chair &
2013 Conference Chair
Drake University – College of Business & Public Administration

Peter Magnusson Ph.D.
Program Chair &
2013 Conference Co-Chair
Florida International University

John McIntyre, Ph.D.
Local Host &
2013 Conference Co-Chair
Scheller College of Business – Georgia Institute of Technology