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AIB 2006 Annual Meeting
Beijing, China
June 23 - 26, 2006

Third Annual JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop

Sponsored by University of South Carolina CIBER

The Editorial Board of the Journal of International Business Studies in collaboration with the 2006 AIB Program Committee is happy to announce the Third JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop for the 2006 AIB Annual Meeting. The decision to institutionalize this initiative is based on the great success of the two previous workshops in Stockholm and Quebec. The overwhelming positive feedback suggested that the workshop is an effective avenue for achieving several important objectives. First, it provides a forum for supporting IB researchers in the development of their manuscripts for possible submission to JIBS. Workshop participants 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. Second, it furthers the identity of JIBS with the AIB community by directly involving JIBS editors with the publication efforts of AIB members and having as many JIBS editors as possible attend the AIB meeting.

The 2006 JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop is sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. AIB and JIBS thanks the South Carolina CIBER for their support of AIB and the field of international business.

The workshop is a whole-day event to be held on Friday, June 23, 2006. It 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.

The number of papers to be invited to the workshop is limited. 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 also 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.

Submission is as follows. The deadline for application is March 1, 2006. The papers should be submitted electronically in PDF Format to Authors must indicate the editorial area (track) that best fits their paper. 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) has been accepted for the workshop by April 1, 2006.

For additional information, please contact the workshop coordinators -- Arie Lewin (Duke University), and Tatiana Kostova (University of South Carolina).

Arie Y. Lewin
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University
Tel. (919) 660 7832/7654

Tatiana Kostova
Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
Tel. (803) 777-3553