Latest AIB-UKI book

 

Heinz Tüselmann, Stephen Buzdugan, Qi Cao, David Freund, and Sougand Golesorkhi (eds), Impact of International Business

Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice

, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN 978-1-137-56945-5], DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56946-2.

UKI Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB)

  • The UKI Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business in the UK and Ireland.
  • It is the largest chapter of the worldwide AIB

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45th AIB (UK&I) Conference 2018 - International Business Strategies in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape

12 - 14 April, 2018 Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Where are we now? This is the question that academics and practitioners are presently asking themselves as the contemporary world appears to be a confusing picture, for both multinational corporations (MNCs) and their managers - not only due to a highly competitive economic environment, but also due to an uncertain and turbulent political environment.

  • With the developed West witnessing signs of fragmentation; as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union; as the United States of America begins to forge a new place for itself in the world, and as South Korea and Hong Kong face political turbulence caused by forces that appear to be beyond their control; the environments MNCs presently inhabit pose a number of significant challenges.

    Therefore, if you are interested in starting to figure out where international business is now and where it is heading, then we warmly invite you to join us at the 45th AIB-UK&I conference held at The Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham (UK) from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th April 2018.

    The UK & Ireland Chapter (UK&I) of the Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business in the UK and Ireland.

    Conference Tracks

    Download a PDF copy of the conference tracks here.

    International business strategies and firm competitiveness (Michael Mol & Sun Hye Lee)

    Research methods in international business (Pervez Ghauri & Agnieszka Chidlow)

    Economic geography and international business issues (Simon Collinson & Amir Qamar)

    Corporate governance and international business (Amon Chizema & Emma Gardner)

    Global value chain and manufacturing turbulence (Lisa De Propris & Paulina Ramirez)

    International business and CSR (Stephen Brammer & Frederik Dahlmann)

    International business history (Oded Shenkar & Thomas Buckley)

    Internationalisation from and to emerging markets (Xiaohui Liu & Yen Tran)

    Confidence, Connections, Capabilities: A focus on the soft & intangible in international venturing (Marian Jones & Melanie Hasset)

    Internationalisation of SMEs and international entrepreneurship (John Child & Linda Hsieh)

    International business, innovation and knowledge flows (Frank McDonald & Nikolaos Papageorgiadis)

    Pedagogical challenges in international business (Malika Richardson & Layla Branicki)

    International business and sustainable development (José Pla-Barber & Cristina Villar)

    International business and political instability (Grazia Santangelo & Surender Munjal)

    International and global skills management (Dana Minbaeva & Chul Chung)

    International marketing (Jorge Carneiro & Ulrike Mayrhofer)

    Submissions

    Submission of papers to both the Main Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is managed through Conftool Pro.

    In order to submit a paper:

    Please create a new Conftool account or use an existing account.

    Log into Conftool system

    Click on “your submissions”

    Select the type of contribution you want to submit

    Enter all the required details for your contribution into the submission form (marked by asterisk) and proceed

    A Contribution ID will be assigned to your submission, please use this number for future reference.

     

    Registration

    Registration for the conference is now open.


    Standard registration fees up to and including 2 March 2018:

    • Early Bird Full AIB Delegate: £325.00
    • Early Bird PhD Student: £205.00
    • Fee for accompanying person: £90.00 

    Delegates must be members of AIB on 12 April 2018. Delegates whose membership has expired on the 12 April 2018, or who are not a member of AIB on 12 April 2018, should renew their AIB membership or become an AIB member, paying the fees directly to the AIB. The link to the AIB membership can be found here: on the AIB website

     

    The membership fees are:

    • AIB  membership renewal/AIB  new membership: $100
    • Full-time Student AIB  membership renewal/AIB new membership: $50 (Proof of full-time student status is required. Full benefits and voting rights apply.)

    Deadlines

    Conference registration and submission of papers opens:  15 November 2017

    Submission for Main Conference deadline: 12 January 2018

    Submission for Doctoral Colloquium and panel proposals deadline:  26 January 2018

    Confirmation of paper acceptances:  16 February 2018

    Early-bird registration ends:  2 March 2018

    Publication of the conference programme:  16 March 2018

    Conference registration closing date: 23 March 2018

    Accommodation

     

    Preferential accommodation rates have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre, the Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre, and the Hyatt Regency Birmingham for the 12th and 13th April 2018. All of these hotels are located in the centre of Birmingham and within a walking distance to the railway station.

    Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre

    At the Holiday Inn Express the conference rate for a standard bedroom is £69.00 per night, including breakfast.

     

    Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

    At the Crowne Plaza standard bedrooms for sole occupancy are available for £85.00 per night, including breakfast. Standard bedrooms for double occupancy are available for £105.00 per night, including breakfast.

     

    In both cases a limited number of rooms are available at these rates and we would strongly recommend booking early in order to avoid disappointment.

     

    Bookings for the Crowne Plaza can be made 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday with the hotel directly when calling 0121 224 5018 or by emailing reservations@cpbhamcity.com. Out of hours bookings can be made via the Central Reservations Office on 0800 890 410.

    When making a reservation at these hotels please quote the reference code – AIB. Reservations at these rates for both the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are open until 5pm on Thursday 15th March 2018. 

    Further Details on the Holiday Inn can be found on the Holiday Inn website.

    Further Details on the Crowne Plaza can be found on the Crowne Plaze website.

    Hyatt Regency Birmingham

     

    In addition to the rooms available at the Crowne Plaza and the Holiday Inn Express, a small number of rooms have been allocated at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. The conference rate for a standard bedroom, single occupancy is £125.00 per night, including breakfast. For a standard bedroom, double occupancy, the rate is £140.00 per night, including breakfast.

    Reservations at these rates are available until Tuesday 13th March 2018.

    We would again strongly recommend booking early in order to avoid disappointment.

    Accommodation Reservations for the Hyatt can be made directly via telephone on +44 (0) 845 888 1234. When making a reservation please quote the reference code: G-BHM8

     

    Further Details on the Hyatt Regency can be found at the Hyatt Regency website.

    Executive Committee

  • 44th AIB (UK&I) & 6th Reading IB Conference 2017

    Many thanks to Prof. James Walker, Prof. Rajneesh Narula, Ms Daria Radwan and their team for organizing such a thought-provoking and enjoyable conference!


    Palgrave Macmillan (Best Conference) Prize Winner

    Congratulations to Quyen Nguyen, University, for winning the Palgrave Macmillan award for her paper on 'Finance and Exports of Foreign Subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises'

    Research in International Business and Finance Prize

    Congratulations to Michael Zisuh Ngoasong, Open University, for winning the Research in International Business and Finance prize for his paper on ‘How Do Business Models of Microfinance Institutions Encourage Entrepreneurship at the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid?’

     

    Michael Z Brooke award for the best doctoral paper:

    Congratulations to Naunghathai Intakhantee from Leeds University Business School for her paper on ‘The Values of Home-Country Political Connections in Enhancing the Firm’s OFDI Performance’. 

     

    Neil Hood and Stephen Young prize for the most original new work:


    Congratulations to Alexander Cats from Henley Business School for his paper on ‘The Dynamics of Inter-Firm Alliance Networks: A Study on the Global Semiconductor Industry’.


    Job Opportunities

    Alliance Manchester Business School

    Applications are invited for a fixed-term (ending 31 July 2019) lecturer position to fill capacity, to contribute to the research and intellectual development of international business studies and to undertake teaching activities in the field at undergraduate, postgraduate, including MBA, and executive levels. You are expected to develop research at international levels, to exhibit research leadership at the appropriate level, and to be active in raising research grant income.

    For more information, please go to: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=13900

    Deadline: 24 September 2017


    Symposium held at BAM annual conference in Newcastle in 2016 on Qualitative Research in IB & IM

    Symposium held at BAM annual conference in Newcastle in 2016 on Qualitative Research in IB & IM - Integrating Lenses - Defying Boundaries: Towards a Contextual, Multi-Paradigmatic & Multi-lingual Understanding of IB/IM Qualitative Research. Qualitative research is particularly suited to “unpacking” IB phenomena across diverse contexts. It is consistently a methodological approach of choice for IB scholars. The Symposium sought to initiate a dialogue regarding qualitative research in IB and IM concentrating on key challenges of undertaking such research.  The slides from the presentations are available here.

    BAM Special Interest Group in IB and IBNW  Workshop on Research Engagement with Users and Impact in International Business and International Management, 19 September 2016

    The BAM SIG in International Business and International Management and IBNW held an event “Research engagement with users and Impact in International Business and International Management” on 19 September 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. The speakers at the event included past members of the B&M panel for REF 2104 and a director of a consultancy company. The workshop focused how to more effectively engage with a variety of users in research design, execution and dissemination to enhance the usefulness of research in International Business and thereby to develop high quality Impact. Issues connected to the assessment criteria for Impact in the next REF and the recommendations on Impact from the Stern Review of REF where also considered.  You can download the presentation by Richard Hindle, Director SWQ Group;  Nigel Driffield, Professor of Strategy and International Business Warwick Business School; and Frank McDonald, Professor of International Business, the University of Liverpool.


    John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Award

    AIB UKI is pleased to announce the award of two John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Awards to Prof. Peter Buckley and Prof. Mark Casson. They will receive the awards at the joint 44th AIB UKI and 6th Reading IB Conference to be held at Henley Business School from 6 to 8 April, 2017.

     

               

    Prof. Peter Buckley


      

    Prof. Mark Casson

    Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Special Recognition Award 

    Professor Heinz Tuselmann, MMU, has been awarded a Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Special Recognition Award during the 2016 AIB New Orleans conference. The Award is in special recognition for services rendered to the International Business scholarly community and for co-ordinating the efforts made to help raise the profile of International Business Journals in the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015.

    International Business North West Network IBNW

    International business researchers in North West join forces to form IB NW network.

    The Quality of International Business Journals

    A recent publication provides an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of IB journals:

    Tüselmann, H., Sinkovics, R. and Pishchulov, G. (2016), 'Revisiting the standing of international business journals in the competitive landscape', Journal of World Business, 51(4): 487-498; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090951616300062

    AIB UKI Conference 2016

    Palgrave Best Paper Award

    Irina Minodora Surdu, Kamel Mellahi, and Keith Glaister, Once bitten, not necessarily shy? The effect of organisational learning and institutional change on foreign market re-entry commitment.

    Critical perspectives on international business Award

    Carole Couper, Dialectical Approach to Sense Making: Developing Internationalisation Knowledge across Institutional and Linguistic Boundaries

    Research in International Business and Finance Award 

    Chris Jones, Yama Temouri, and Alex Cobham, Tax Haven Networks and the Role of the Big 4 Accountancy Firms

    AIB UKI Conference 2016, Doctoral Colloquium Award Winners

    The Michael Z. Brook Price for the best Doctoral paper:

    Sophie Rieder - Goodwill Decision-Making in Multinational Corporations: Information Asymmetries and Decision-Making Authority at MNC Headquarters, Subsidiaries and Retailers

    The Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work (joint winners):

    Tiina Leopsky -  Value Creation in New Service Development through Customer, Subsidiary and Headquarters’ Knowledge Absorption

    Joe Schembri - Which Organizational Structures for SME Opportunity Recognition and Exploitation?

    Photographs of the prize winners can be found here.

    Photographs from the conference are here.

    2018 Conference

    We are pleased to announce that the 2018 AIB-UKI conference will be hosted by the University of Birmingham.

    Events

    For previous seminars and events, visit the "Events" section




    Due to popular demand the submission deadline  until 6 January 2017!  

    For further details and submission details visit:  http://www.henley.ac.uk/aib2017

    Proposals for special tracks and panel sessions are welcome and should be sent to aibuki2017@henley.ac.uk, by January 24th 2017.

    The conference will begin in the afternoon of the 6th April 2017 with the Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary at 5.30 pm. It will close by 5pm on the 8th April 2017.  The Doctoral Consortium will be held on the afternoon of 6 April 2017.


    Due to popular demand the submission deadline  until 6 January 2017!  

    For further details and submission details visit:  http://www.henley.ac.uk/aib2017

    Proposals for special tracks and panel sessions are welcome and should be sent to aibuki2017@henley.ac.uk, by January 24th 2017.

    The conference will begin in the afternoon of the 6th April 2017 with the Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary at 5.30 pm. It will close by 5pm on the 8th April 2017.  The Doctoral Consortium will be held on the afternoon of 6 April 2017.