49th AIB UK & Ireland Chapter Conference
“International Business and SDG 8 – Are we on course?”
13 – 15 April 2023, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
CALL FOR PAPERS
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
WAIB SPEED MENTORING
PAPER AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
REGISTRATION AND FEES
VENUE AND LOCATION
Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow
Paper and Career Development Workshops
EditoriaL DEsk Reviews (ELDERs) Paper Development Workshop
Date and time:
13th April 2023, 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
The aim of ELDERs Development Workshop
This paper development workshop is mainly targeted at junior authors and early career researchers. In addition to receiving developmental feedback, authors will also be provided with the opportunity to have a live conversation with selected senior editors and reviewers about their paper draft. In contrast to journal-specific paper development workshops (PDWs) where authors submit their papers to a particular target outlet, the purpose here is to engage with senior editors and reviewers from a broader range of the international business journal “tribes” and lifting the lid off the “black box” of editorship and associated reviewer perspectives.
Authors submit their paper draft by Thursday, 2 March 2023 using the ConfTool submission system (https://www.conftool.org/aibuki2023, select the “ELDERs” track). The conference organisers will handle the initial paper screening process. Although authors can indicate their preferred journals, the conference organisers will make a first assessment whether the manuscript falls within the remit of the journal and/or has potential to be developed in the direction of a particular journal. Selected manuscripts will be assigned to a journal editor and a reviewer.
How it works:
From the editors perspective: The journal editor will look at the assigned manuscript as they normally would when a paper arrives their editorial mailbox. For the purposes of this workshop, the editor will provide authors with EditoriaL DEsk Review feedback, thus indicating whether they would send the paper out for review or not. They will briefly indicate the context and rationale for this decision, and what the authors may wish to consider before submitting the paper.
From the reviewer's perspective: The selected manuscript will also be assigned to a discussant who is asked to provide more in-depth developmental feedback from a reviewer’s perspective. This feedback will be provided verbally in the ELDERs workshop with both the Editor and reviewer, representing a particular journal, being present.
Which journals and senior editorial leads are represented at the ELDERs workshop?
Academic Careers in Sustainability
Chair: Dr. Shasha Zhao, Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in International Business and Innovation, University of Surrey AIB Sustainability SIG
Panelists: Maria Ilieva and Martin Heinberg, University of Leeds
Date and time: 13th April 2023, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Pursuing an academic career in sustainability, especially paired with international business, remains challenging since the domain itself is still in its infancy. However, universities, business schools, and other stakeholders are changing and embracing this paradigm shift. Given that sustainability is a wide and emerging field, PhD students may wonder how to build a “sustainable career,” given the interdisciplinary nature of the field, its normative diversity, and rapid development. In our roundtable, PhD students, early-career scholars and more-experienced scholars gather to discuss opportunities and challenges, and exchange tips and experiences, regarding their career paths and development.