47th Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference
2-4 April 2020, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Re-visiting SME and MNE Internationalisation in an era of paradox
Paper submission opens: 15th November 2019
Deadline main conference: 3rd February 2020 (extended to avoid last minute possible technical problems)
Deadline doctoral colloquium: 15th February 2020 (extended)
Deadline Adam Smith Best Doctoral Dissertation Award: 15th February 2020 (extended)
Paper acceptance announcement: 3rd of March, 2020
Early Bird registration: From 25th of February, 2020 until 8th of March, 2020
Late registration starts: 9th of March, 2020
Closing date for registration: 23rd of March
Doctoral Colloquium: 2 April 2020
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Welcome to Glasgow and to the University of Glasgow. We are pleased to be hosting the 47th Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference.
The economic and political landscape around us is changing rapidly. We have entered an era of persistent contradictions with societal and economic changes leading to major disruptions/turbulences across the globe. These pressures and changes are putting great pressure on SMEs and MNEs and their ability to internationalise and sustain their competitive advantage. Existing strategies and business models used by decision makers may seem insufficient or the least to say, are not equipped to handle these fast pace changes. International Business and Entrepreneurship [IBE] as a field, may need to reinvent itself, to accommodate for these changes and challenges into existing theories and paradigms. At the AIB UKI conference in Glasgow, we aim to tackle and debate these issues. Bringing together scholars from different parts of the world and researchers who conduct research in different regions/countries, we hope to provide important refinement and reinvention of new ideas and perspectives that would enrich and enhance the IBE field.
In line with this theme, recognising a greater need for research on this issue in international business, we are proud to welcome our keynote speakers – Prof Patricia McDougall-Covin, Mr Jonathan Slow, Prof Becky Reuber, to share their insights on SMEs and MNEs Internationalisation.
All in all, we hope that you will enjoy the conference and the city of Glasgow.
With Kind Regards,
Rose Narooz , Pavlos Dimitratos and Margaret Fletcher
Patricia McDougall-Covin is the William L. Haeberle Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Institute for International Business at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Dr. McDougall is an AIB Fellow, a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow, past Vice-President-Programs for the Academy of International Business and past Entrepreneurship Division Chair in the Academy of Management. She earned her doctorate in Strategic Management from the University of South Carolina. She and her frequent co-author, Benjamin Oviatt, are widely credited with pioneering the growing field of International Entrepreneurship. Her first published article on International Entrepreneurship appeared in 1989 in the Journal of Business Venturing. She and Ben were presented the JIBS Decade Award for their 1994 article on the early internationalisation of new ventures. USA Today and The Wall Street Journal Dr. McDougall-Covin has received several teaching and research recognitions, including Indiana University’s Trustees’ Teaching Excellence Recognition Award and the Kelley School’s Full Professor Research Excellence Award. She has co-edited four books and published numerous articles which appear in a variety of academic and professional journals, including JIBS, AMJ, JBV, ETP, SMJ, MIR, EMR and JOM. She is a current or former member of ten editorial boards. Her business teaching cases appear in more than twenty-five leading textbooks, and her research has been presented in the business press, including INC. magazine, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. As Director of the Institute for International Business, she is responsible for numerous global engagement activities. Some current projects include: a USAID funded project to strengthen entrepreneurial activities in Myanmar; a partnership with the Asia Pacific World Economic Council (APEC), which teaches women entrepreneurs in developing countries how to start and sustain their own micro-ventures; and the Global Business Institute, an entrepreneurship program for students from across the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Becky Reuber is Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada. She received her PhD from Queen’s University (Canada) and has held visiting positions at University of Glasgow, Dartmouth College (US), University of Adelaide, Australian National University, and University of Victoria (Canada). Her research examines firm-level internationalisation with an entrepreneurship lens and pays attention to the entrepreneurial behaviours underlying internationalisation. Her work has been published in the form of book chapters, policy reports and papers in journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Small Business Economics. She recently edited a collection of International Entrepreneurship research, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Becky is currently the Area Editor for International Entrepreneurship at the Journal of International Business Studies. She also serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Family Business Review. She has organized Paper Development Workshops for EIBA and the AIB-UKI and AIB-MENA chapters. She co-founded ie-scholars, a community of international entrepreneurship researchers, and led the development of its international entrepreneurship teaching material. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (UK), and has been a member of the CGA-Canada’s SME Trade Advisory Panel, The Toronto Board of Trade’s Access to Capital Task Force, The Institute of Internal Auditor’s Board of Regents, as well as VP (Programs) of the Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
Jonathan Slow leads the Economic Research function at Scottish Enterprise (SE), Scotland's national economic development agency. He has worked in Economic Development for approaching 30 years. In his time at SE, Jonathan has been involved in a variety of roles in research, strategy and operations as well as working with policy development teams in government. The work of the team is focused on gathering and presenting insights that will help SE operate effectively and shape future activities and in driving high levels of economic understanding across the organisation. Before his current research role he worked in Scottish Development International in strategy and, before that, working directly with exporting and internationalising businesses and in securing inward investment. He has also applied this knowledge to the development of the recently launched Scottish exports strategy (including developing the ACE framework that underlies the delivery model in the strategy).
Conference Chair: Rose Narooz
Conference Committee Members (Co-chairs): Pavlos Dimitratos and Margaret Fletcher
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