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AIB 2007 Annual Meeting | June 25-28

Detailed Submission Instructions

1. General Submission Process

As in last year, all proposals will be submitted directly to each track via AIB's online submission system located at http://frontpage.cbs.dk/aib2007/. The submission system is now open. All manuscripts and proposals must be submitted by January 15, 2007 in your time zone. If possible, please get your submissions in early, to avoid any connectivity problems as the submission site could be extremely busy towards the deadline.

2. Selection of Track and Session Format

Authors must make two initial submission decisions: choose (1) the most appropriate track, (2) the most appropriate set of keywords, and (3) the most appropriate type of session format.

Track: The tracks for this year's conference are listed below. Please refer to the Call for Papers for further details and chair information for each track. The Call for Papers also lists the pre-determined set of keywords for each track.

  1. The Historical Dimension in International Business
  2. Theory Development and Empirical Modeling Techniques in International Business
  3. International Finance and Accounting
  4. Co-evolution of Emerging Markets (EM) and Multinational Enterprises
  5. Global Strategy
  6. International Entrepreneurship
  7. Managing People across Cultures
  8. Marketing across Countries and Cultures
  9. Global versus Local Knowledge in International Business

Type of Sessions: In Indianapolis, there will be three kinds of sessions: competitive sessions, interactive sessions, and panels.

  • Competitive Sessions - The most fully developed papers should be submitted for inclusion in competitive sessions. Competitive sessions have chairs and discussants and are more formal presentations.
  • Interactive Sessions - Interactive sessions are designed for shorter manuscripts (in research note formats) or work-in-progress pieces. Interactive sessions encourage informal, two-way interaction between the author and individuals with similar research interests.
  • Please note that submitting a manuscript as a competitive paper does not necessarily mean it will end up in a competitive session. Often times very good papers end up in an interactive session because of lack of space on the program or lack of fit with any of the existing competitive sessions.
  • Panels - In addition to individual paper submissions, AIB members may submit panel proposals. Panels are complete sessions organized as a single submission by the panel chair around a common theme. Panels may have a variety of formats. Examples include: traditional presentations of competitive or work-in-progress papers, roundtables with no formal papers, innovative presentations utilizing software or film, and professional development workshops.

3. Specific Instructions for Paper Submissions

All submissions should be made through AIB's online submission system, located at http://frontpage.cbs.dk/aib2007/. Submissions must be made on or before January 15, 2007.

  • Competitive papers must be fewer than 10,000 words inclusive of all materials (roughly 25 pages); Interactive papers should not be more than 7,500 words (roughly 19 pages).
  • Each submission must state, on its front page at the top right, the requested Track (number and title) and Session Format (competitive or interactive).
  • Each manuscript should also be accompanied by an abstract, not to exceed 150-200 words.
  • The document must be stripped of all identifying information: None of the pages (not even the first page) should list any author information and the File Properties for the documents should be cleaned to remove identifying information.
  • Submissions must be on letter paper (8.5"x11" or 216x279 mm), with double-spaced text and a font size of 11 points or larger. Please follow the JIBS Style Guide.
  • The manuscript should preferably be saved in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to ensure that reviewers see it in the intended way. A free PDF conversion tool for most file formats is available at Neevia. However, Microsoft Word files will also be accepted.
  • If submitting a Microsoft Word file, the document must be checked for viruses using an updated anti-virus software utility before submission. Free virus scanners are available at: Kaspersky and TrendMicro.

4. Specific Instructions for Panel Submissions

All submissions should be made through AIB's online submission system, located at http://frontpage.cbs.dk/aib2007/. All submissions must be made on or before January 15, 2007. Please remember to choose the "Panel" option for the Submission Type field on the submission form.

Panel proposals must be submitted by the panel chair and include:

  • A title page that includes the names and contact information for all participants and identifies their roles.
    • An abstract, not to exceed 150-200 words, that summarizes the panel (to be used in the proceedings).
    • An Overview Statement of the main issues in the panel.
    • An explanation of why the panel should be of interest to AIB members.
    • A description of the session format (e.g., paper presentations, roundtable, professional development workshop).
    • A 1-to-3 page synopsis of each presentation/activity.
    • Emails or signed letters from each participant, indicating s/he will participate if the panel is accepted.
  • Panel proposals should be no more than 6,000 words inclusive of all materials.
  • Each proposal must state, on its front page at the top right, the requested Track (number and title) and Panel Session Format.
  • Submissions must be on letter paper (8.5"x11" or 216x279 mm), with double-spaced text and a font size of 11 points or larger. Please follow the JIBS Style Guide (see http://www.jibs.net).
  • The manuscript should preferably be saved in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. A free PDF conversion tool for most file formats is available at Neevia. However, Microsoft Word files will also be accepted.

5. After Submission

Authors will be sent an automatic email confirmation message upon successful uploading of their paper on the website acknowledging receipt of their submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 24 hours of submitting your manuscript or proposal, please email the program chair at for further directions. All manuscript submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process and will be evaluated using the following criteria: interest to AIB members, analytical rigor, quantitative methods, innovativeness, and significance of conclusions. Panel proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria: interest to AIB members, quality, innovativeness, fit with conference theme, participants from multiple universities.

We will be enforcing the Rule of THREE whereby each person can participate (as author, presenter, or panelist) in no more than three slots on the program. Please note that this rule does not apply to pre-conference activities (e.g., workshops) or listings resulting from AIB officer roles.

If you need additional information or have further questions, please contact Dr. Oded Shenkar, 2007 Program Chair, .