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AIB 2009 Annual Meeting
San Diego, California, USA
June 27-30, 2009

Sixth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop

Sponsored by Texas A&M University CIBER and University of South Carolina CIBER

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2009

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The Sixth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in San Diego, California, USA from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2009, as part of the pre-conference program for the AIB annual meetings. The PDW organizer is Laszlo Tihanyi (Texas A&M University). The Workshop is being sponsored by the Texas A&M and South Carolina CIBERs and the Academy of International Business.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants with detailed feedback on their work prior to submission to the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). Last year, almost 40 JIBS editors and members of the Consulting Editors Board (CEB) and Editorial Review Board (ERB) participated.

We are inviting original papers from junior faculty members who have not previously published in JIBS. In particular, we hope to attract papers from junior scholars who are located in universities that offer limited support for international business research, trained in other disciplines (e.g., political science, organizational behavior, sociology) but are interested in conducting international business research, or are located in universities in emerging or transition economies.

TThe PDW will be structured to provide feedback to authors with research papers and researchers who are designing empirical studies on international business topics. The program will start with an introductory session by the JIBS editorial team and JIBS authors. The participants will then split into two groups. Authors of research papers will be paired with ERB and CEB guest editors for two rounds of one-on-one discussions where the guest editor will provide the author with comments on improving his/her paper. At the same time, authors with preliminary research ideas will attend a panel led by JIBS editors on theory development and study design. After a break, all participants will split into small-group sessions with JIBS editors to discuss successful publication strategies. The workshop will conclude with a lunch for all the participants.

Participation at the PDW is limited. Participants will be invited based on the quality of their submitted work. We are expecting two types of submissions, full research papers and paper ideas. Submissions should be entered online at The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2009. Research papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and follow the JIBS Style Guide. Paper ideas must be no more than 3,000 words in length and include a theoretical framework, propositions, and proposed research design. We will select paper ideas to provide solutions to typical research problems and invite their authors to the PDW. Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submission no later than March 1, 2009 and will need to confirm their participation by March 31, 2009.

We believe the PDW will provide intensive and useful feedback for authors, and facilitate networking between authors and the JIBS editors and guest editors. We hope to see you there!

Please address any questions to: , JIBS Editorial Assistant or .

Laszlo Tihanyi
JIBS PDW Organizer
Texas A&M University

Lorraine Eden
Journal of International Business Studies
Texas A&M University