AIB 2017 Annual Meeting
July 2-5, 2017
Fourteenth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop
Sunday, July 2, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERSSponsored by D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University
The Fourteenth Annual Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 8:30am to 1:30pm on Sunday, July 2, 2017, as part of the pre-conference program for the Academy of International Business (AIB) annual meetings. The PDW is the most extensive of the various JIBS outreach activities conducted by the JIBS editorial team. Organized by Alain Verbeke (JIBS Editor-in-Chief) and Stav Fainshmidt (Florida International University), the PDW involves several JIBS Editors and Editorial Review Board (ERB) Members, and is sponsored by the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.
The purpose of the PDW is to provide junior scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects in international business studies. While we hope that many of these papers will be eventually submitted to JIBS, the purpose of the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of IB research and bring new scholars into the IB field. We invite original papers from junior scholars who have not previously published in JIBS. In particular, we hope to attract papers from scholars who are located in universities in emerging and developing economies.
The PDW will be structured to provide extensive feedback to authors whose research papers have been accepted by the workshop organizers. The program will have three components. First, a 90-minutes introductory session (8:30am – 10:00am) led by members of the JIBS editorial team will discuss the manuscript review process, and various topics relevant to authors seeking to publish in JIBS or other outlets in the ecosystem of international business journals. Second, during a 120-minutes main session (10:15am – 12:15pm), groups of two authors (with substantively related papers) will be paired with groups of 2 JIBS Editors/ERB Members, whereby each individual paper will receive attention from each paired Editor/ERB Member for two times thirty minutes. The main focus will be on how to improve the papers discussed, so as to increase the probability of acceptance by a journal in the ecosystem of IB journals. Third, during lunch-time (12:30pm–1:30pm), two JIBS Editors/ERB Members will provide insight into their personal publication strategies and pathways for sustained, successful publishing.
Only a limited number of manuscripts will be accepted for the PDW. Participants will be invited based on the quality and potential intellectual contribution of their submitted work. Papers should be submitted through the JIBS Workshop Submission System located at http://meetings.aib.msu.edu/jibs/2017/. Please note that each applicant should submit only one paper. The deadline for submissions is January 30th, 2017 in the authors’ time zone. Submitted papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and follow the JIBS Style Guide (http://l.jibs.net/JIBSStyleGuide).
Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions no later than February 28th, 2017 and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by March 15th, 2017.
Please note that authors will need to register for the AIB conference in order to participate in the JIBS PDW. Also note that Junior Faculty Consortium and the Doctoral Consortium run in parallel with the JIBS PDW, therefore it will not be possible to participate in the JIBS PDW if you are participating in any of the other aforementioned events.
JIBS PDW Organizer
Florida International University
Journal of International Business Studies