Paper Development Workshop
hosted by Dr. Sinéad Monaghan, Trinity Business School and Professor Esther Tippmann, National University of Galway Ireland
Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome reception with tea/coffee
9:15 – 10:00am Meet the Editors Q&A
10:00 – 12:00pm Special theme 1: Subsidiary Management
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00pm Special theme 2: International Entrepreneurship
3:00 – 3:15pm Tea/Coffee Break
3:15 – 5:15pm Special theme 3: International Economics & Finance
5:15 – 5:45pm Workshop insights from Esther, Keith and Frank
5:45 – 6pm Final comments and concluding remarks
There are no registration fees for this workshop, but all attendees must be a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB). Information on membership is available here.
We invite submissions of working and developing papers for an upcoming paper development workshop at Trinity Business School. This one-day specialised workshop, co-sponsored by Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland Chapter) and Trinity Business School, aims to further develop international business (IB) research in Ireland, by fostering greater research dialogue and knowledge exchange amongst IB research scholars, supporting the development of high-quality research papers and allowing for constructive feedback on conference papers aimed at the end of year deadlines. The workshop will also include a Meet the Editors session, where senior editors from JIBS, JWB, Human Relations and others will share their perspectives and insights on submitting to leading international journals.
International Business (IB) research has strong roots in Ireland with significant contribution to areas such as globalisation, ecosystems and clusters, MNE knowledge creation and transfer, rapid multinationalization, international human resource management, corporate governance, diversification modes and micro-foundations of subsidiary management. This research has been published in top-tier IB journals and mainstream management journals, but has also had an important role in shaping Irish policy and practice over the last thirty years. Here, we focus on three core research areas which will be facilitated by leading senior scholars with area expertise. The workshop will be structured, but highly engaged and interactive for junior faculty to meet with senior scholars.
Subsidiary Management (Professor Esther Tippmann, Senior Editor of Journal of World Business)
Home to over 1,100 susbidiaries of foreign-owned multinationals, Ireland has served as a valuable research context in which to explore subsidiary embeddedness and knowledge creation, and the characteristics and activities of localized subsidiary managers. This research stream will focus on papers that advance our understanding of subsidiary management, including aspects such as HQ-subsidiary dynamics, subsdiary initiatives and subsidiary roles and mandates.
International Entrepreneurship (Professor Keith Brouthers, Consulting Editor of Journal of International Business Studies and AIB Fellow)
International entrepreneurship explores the early and rapid internationalisation of firms as well as opportunity capture of rapidly multinationalizing firms, many of whom use Ireland as an initial location for entry to the European market. More recently, international entrepreneurship has explored aspects of how digital processes are shaping IB and globalisation. This research stream will encourage further exploration of small, high-growth internationalisation, digitization and internationalisation, entrepreneurial ecosystems and rapid growth.
International Economics & Finance (Professor Frank Barry, Professor of International Business and Economic Development)
A significant dimension of international economics and finance is the role of the MNE in terms of its financial activities and corporate governance perspective. Ireland serves as an epicentre for related research, particularly debates on tax harmonization, corporate tax rates and optimization, financial contagion, international diversification and governance modes. This stream welcomes related research to build and advance this discourse.
In the spirit of fostering community spirit, authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide constructive and developmental comments on the other papers in their session. As such, papers will be circulated to other participants in advance of the workshop.
The timing of the workshop aligns with the submission deadline for the AIB and AIB UKI conference. The AIB UKI conference includes three tracks that reflect the themes of this workshop and participants will be encouraged and supported to submit to these tracks. All papers included in this workshop will be accepted to AIB UKI. This specialized workshop will also facilitate a dedicated pre-conference workshop at AIB UKI Glasgow on April 2nd 2020 for junior faculty and PhD students.