2013 Doctoral Student Consortium

2012 AIB-SE Doctoral Student Consortium

Submission Deadline for Doctoral Student Consortium: July 31, 2013


AIB-SE Doctoral Student Consortium

As part of the conference, AIB-SE is holding a doctoral student consortium inviting PhD students to submit research papers and/or dissertation proposals in abbreviated format. Students will receive feedback on their individual research projects as well as ideas and guidance for their future research. This intimate developmental session with senior faculty will provide doctoral students the opportunity to enhance their scholarly work in preparation for publication.

There will also be an opportunity for doctoral students to interact with participating faculty on topics of broad interest such as new trends in international business research, managing the dissertation stage and the job search process, and successful entry into the academic career. The consortium will be followed by a Meet-The-Editors session allowing doctoral students to interact with editors and publishers of academic journals. The Doctorial Student Consortium will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013.

Consortium Co-Chairs

Lance Brouthers is Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Brouthers has published extensively in, among others, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of International Marketing and he serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies. Dr. Brouthers’ research is focused on emerging markets, international entry mode, and the global business environment.

George Nakos is Professor of Marketing at Clayton State University. Dr. Nakos’ research focuses on small and medium-sized organizations and entrepreneurial activities. His work has been published in leading journals including, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of International Management, International Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, and Thunderbird International Business Review.

The most suitable candidates for the Consortium are Ph.D. students in any business discipline with an international focus. In order to make the consortium an effective exchange forum, we will restrict the number of participants and preference will be given to applicants with a high degree of IB focus, record of achievement, and/or research potential of the candidate.

Application: Please include the following in your application:

  • 1) Please provide an extented abstract (5 page maximum, double-spaced) of your dissertation or other current international business research project. This extended abstract should succinctly cover the research question, theoretical background, research design, and intended contribution(s). Diagrams, tables, and references may be provided at the end of the document but do not count toward the 5-page maximum limit.


  • 2) CV (1 page). Highlight your academic and work experience, along with publications including manuscripts under review.


  • 3) If you would like to submit the full version of the paper you may also include it at the end of your submission file – after your CV.  The full paper will not be reviewed directly, but may provide additional information to the faculty reviewers if needed.


Submission Requirements: Please submit all materials by July 31, 2013 to the conference submission system under the Doctoral Student Consortium track using the link below:


See you in October!