In addition to the information below, please make sure you read the Author FAQ to find answers to your submission process related questions.
As in past years, all proposals must be submitted directly to each track via the AIB 2016 Online Submission System. All manuscripts and proposals must be submitted by January 15, 2016 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.
As in past years, we will be enforcing a Rule of THREE for the conference. No person may be associated (as author, co-author, or panelist) with more than three submissions for the AIB 2016 Conference. This rule does not apply to appearances in pre-conference activities (e.g., workshops, consortia, or chapter meetings), invited appearances at plenaries or special sessions, session chairs, or listings resulting from AIB officer roles.
Scholars submitting papers to AIB 2016 are expected to act professionally in their research and conference participation, following relevant professional codes of ethics and showing respect to our diverse members. This requires adhering by the following standards:
The conference organizers reserve the right to reject papers by authors not acting professionally. A random selection of papers will be submitted for plagiarism checks, and any paper will be rejected if it is assessed to violate professional standards.
Authors must make three 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: Please refer to the Call for Papers for details and chair information for each track. The Call for Papers also lists the pre-determined set of keywords for each track. All single country studies must focus on IB-relevant topics such as MNCs, international institutions, trade, global value chains, etc.
Type of Sessions: There will be three kinds of sessions: competitive sessions, interactive sessions, and panels.
Interactive Sessions - Interactive sessions are primarily designed for shorter manuscripts (in research note formats) or work-in-progress pieces which could benefit from informal feedback from other participants. They are held in a roundtable discussion format with shorter presentations which allows for an engaging interaction with other researchers with similar 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 - Panel sessions serve as discussion forums for issues of contemporary interest to IB scholars. 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: roundtables with no formal papers, innovative presentations utilizing software or film, key note and discussion with very senior scholar(s) not normally involved in AIB, and professional development workshops.
Please note that, we expect panels to allocate substantive time to a genuine interchange between the panelists, and/or between panelists and the audience. For example, panelists may each be answering or discussing questions in common (probably using at least some pre-prepared questions, with a moderator to keep the discussion on track). Submissions envisaging independent presentations in isolation from fellow panelists will normally be rejected. In your submission, please indicate how you intend to facilitate discussion.
Please Note: The Teaching International Business Special Track may have its own submission guidelines. Please follow those specific guidelines if you are submitting to that Special Track.
While designing the panel, please keep in mind that sessions at AIB conferences are constrained to 75 minutes. Please also note that only panelists that will appear in person at the conference should be listed in the 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 expect the corresponding authors to be notified of the results of the review process by March 15, 2016.
In addition to the information above, please make sure you read the Author FAQ to find answers to your submission process related questions.
If you need additional information or have further questions, please contact the 2016 Program Chair, .