2012 Conference Program


We are very excited to release the program for the 2012 AIB-SE Annual Conference!

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter will be held at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 31 – November 2, 2012.

Please click on the link below to view and download the final conference program:

2012 AIB-SE Annual Conference – Final Program

Welcome to Sunny Florida!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2012 Academy of International Business Southeast USA (AIB-SE) conference, hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The AIB-SE chapter has become one of the two largest and most active worldwide chapters of the Academy of International Business, supporting an annual conference, a journal, as well as undergraduate, master and doctoral student consortia. The Chapter’s mission is to encourage and assist research activities that advance knowledge of international business, increase the available body of teaching materials, and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among educators and between international business and academic fields.

This year’s AIB-SE annual conference has delivered a record-breaking number of contributions from over 400 scholars, students and business practitioners from over 40 countries representing 6 continents. This year’s conference theme “Institutions and Emerging Markets” has particularly garnered interest from international scholars, students and practitioners from numerous emerging economies.

The specific mission of our AIB-SE annual meetings is to be “developmental” by providing our participants with the opportunity to present their work in a collegial setting, obtain and provide constructive feedback, advance their research toward submission for publication, and interact with world-class scholars, speakers, panelists and keynoters. The conference provides developmental opportunities for students, junior and senior scholars alike, and integrates international business research, teaching and practice.

This year’s meeting offers competitive and interactive paper sessions, a variety of thematic panels, a doctoral consortium, a meet-the-editors session with representatives from reputable international business journals and publications including the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), AIB Insights, AIB-SE’s own journal International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice (IBRTP) and the International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM), among several renowned other journals, a journal paper development workshop, a number of X-Culture events for undergraduate and master students from around the world, and several exciting professional development and social networking events.

These events include an exclusive tour of Port Everglades, one of the world’s largest cruise and cargo ports as well as a tour of the ‘Venice of America’ on a privately chartered yacht that will feature an extended waterside tour of Fort Lauderdale and introduce participants to the ‘Yachting Capital of the World,’ home of the world’s largest International Boat Show. Other highlights of the conference include a welcome reception with special speakers and guests, including the mayor of Fort Lauderdale John P. “Jack” Seiler and the president of Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Mary Jane Saunders, and a gala luncheon, award ceremony and keynote address by AIB Fellow Dr. Oded Shenkar.

The conference also features several awards, including: Rollins Best Conference Paper, EducAsian Best Thematic Paper, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Best X-Culture Project, Emerald Best Conference Reviewer, Monmouth University Best Student Reviewer, and the Ziegler Best Student Paper Award, which is sponsored by the University of West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados. The best student paper award is named after the late William J. Ziegler for his invaluable contributions to AIB-SE and student involvement in our annual conferences.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions and support for our annual conference. We would also like to thank all of our reviewers, authors, panelists, speakers, keynoters, organizers, student assistants, contributors and conference participants without whom this conference would not happen. Furthermore, we would like to thank the exceptional faculty and staff of Florida Atlantic University for hosting our 2012 conference and for their enthusiastic support and assistance. Last but not least, we would like to thank the excellent management and staff of the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, our official 2012 conference hotel and the oldest hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy the packed and exciting conference program, and we hope you will also find the time to visit many of Fort Lauderdale’s top attractions. We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s conference and seeing you again at our annual conferences in the years to come!

Please click on the link below to view and download the final conference program:

2012 AIB-SE Annual Conference – Final Program


Daniel Rottig, Ph.D. Vice Chair and 2012 Conference Chair, Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter | Associate Editor, AIB Insights | Department of Management | Lutgert College of Business | Florida Gulf Coast University

Matthew C. Mitchell, Ph.D. Development Director and 2012 Conference Co-Chair, Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter | College of Business and Public Administration | Drake University

Michael Mullen, Ph.D. Local Host Representative, Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter | College of Business | Florida Atlantic University