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2004 Annual Meeting
Stockholm, Sweden
July 10-13, 2004


Submission Deadline: March 15, 2004

The Editorial Board of the Journal of International Business Studies in collaboration with the AIB Program Committee is organizing a pre-conference paper development workshop for the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business in Stockholm. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2004. The main objective of the workshop is to provide an effective forum for supporting IB researchers in the development of their manuscripts for possible submission to JIBS. Workshop participants will benefit from in-depth feedback and from discussions of drafts of their papers with JIBS editors guiding the workshop and from other participants working in similar research areas. The workshop will be structured in nine parallel tracks representing the nine editorial areas of JIBS. One or more JIBS Departmental Editors and/or Consulting Editors will guide each track. The discussions will focus on constructive comments and recommendations for improving the papers. Each participant in a track must commit to read all the other papers in the track and to prepare in-depth feedback on 2-3 of the papers.

Selection for the JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop is competitive. All papers submitted to the workshop will be screened by JIBS Editors and a subset will be invited to participate. The following specific rules will guide the selection process:
  • Preference will be given to manuscripts that are suitable for potential publication in JIBS including both empirical and conceptual work. Workshop papers can be at any stage of development as long as the core argument is well articulated.
  • Special consideration will be given to manuscripts submitted to the paper development workshop, which have been nominated for the AIB Best Paper award or the Haynes Prize award.
  • In an effort to internationalize the journal further, special considerations will be given to authors from countries where English is not the primary language.
  • Papers currently under review or revision at any journal are not eligible for participation. However, conference papers can be submitted.
The workshop coordinators are Arie Lewin (Duke University) and Tatiana Kostova (University of South Carolina).

Submission is as follows. The deadline for application is March 1, 2004. Papers should not exceed 30 pages in length (25 pages in A4 format), double spaced, in 12-point font, and should follow JIBS format. The authors will be notified on the decision of whether their paper(s) have been accepted for the workshop by April 1. The papers should be submitted electronically in PDF Format to , after which they will be posted to

For additional information, please contact the workshop coordinators:

  Arie Y. Lewin
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University
Tel. (919) 660-7832/7654
  Professor Tatiana Kostova
Moore School of Management
University of South Carolina
Tel: (803) 777-3553