Dear AIB Member:

I am writing to ask whether you would be willing to serve as a member of The Program Review Committee for the 2013 Annual AIB Meeting to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from July 3 to July 6, 2013. If you agree, please expect to receive 2 or 3 papers for review by late January and to return them by February 15, 2013.

As usual, manuscripts and panel proposals will be submitted directly to each track via the AIB online submission system . The submission system is now open and the deadline for the submission of all manuscripts and proposals is January 15, 2013.

As with the submission of papers, signing up to serve as a reviewer will be managed on the web (2013 Reviewer Signup Form). Being a reviewer is a very important and critical role to play and we invite you to actively participate in the 2013 program. Last year, over 1,000 people reviewed the manuscripts. If you have previously participated as a reviewer we encourage you to register again this year, which I am hopeful and certain you will. We also invite new reviewers to join. Also please circulate this message to whomever you think would be able and willing to contribute. As in the past years, the Track Chairs will also identify the best reviewers. The Best Reviewer for each track will be recognized at the conference in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as the conference program, conference website, and the AIB Newsletter.

To volunteer as a reviewer, please fill out the form at:
http://meetings.aib.msu.edu/aib/2013/signup.php

Please remember that you will have to choose track(s) in which you would like to review papers. This year's tracks are as follows:

  1. Institutions, Governance, and CSR
  2. International Marketing Management and Supply Chain
  3. IB Theory, FDI, and Entry Mode
  4. Global Strategy, Alliances, and Competitiveness
  5. MNC Management and Organization
  6. Innovation and Knowledge Management
  7. Doing Business in Emerging Economies
  8. Developing Country Multinational Companies
  9. Cross-cultural Management and International HRM
  10. International Economics, Finance and Accounting
  11. SMEs, Entrepreneurship, and Born Global
  12. Economic Geography and Global Value Chains
  13. Special Track: Teaching International Business
  14. Special Track: International Business Research Methods

Descriptions of these tracks and identifying keywords and phrases can be found in the 2013 Call for Papers.

I do hope that you will find the time to assist us with this most important review process, and consider submitting a paper or panel proposal yourself. The quality of our meetings critically depends on both your input and your presence for which we are most grateful. I thank you for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you in Washington DC!

Patricia McDougall-Covin
Program Chair, AIB 2013 Annual Meeting
Indiana University