CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2018

It is our pleasure to announce that we will hold the Inaugural Annual Journal of International Business Policy (JIBP) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) in Minneapolis from 8:30am – 1:30pm on Monday, June 25, 2018, as part of the pre-conference program for the AIB annual meetings. Organized by Sarianna Lundan (JIBP EIC) and Ari Van Assche (JIBP deputy EIC), the PDW involves several JIBP Editors and Editorial Review Board Members.

The purpose of the PDW is to provide scholars with developmental feedback on their submitted papers on topics related to international business policy, and particularly if they are in any of the following five policy areas:

  • International business promotion
  • Foreign business attraction
  • Industrial policy
  • Social and development policy
  • Transnational governance

Papers may focus on identifying issues or dilemmas that are relevant for a policy area. For example, an empirical study that analyzes the impact of One Belt One Road on Chinese OFDI. Or an empirical study comparing the labor standards of MNE affiliates and local firms could generate insights that are pertinent for the framing of an emerging country’s foreign business attraction and/or social and development policy. Alternatively, papers may focus on measuring the effectiveness and impact of a specific IB policy for business and the wider economy. For example, an empirical study examining the effectiveness of trade adjustment assistance could help determine the policy’s usefulness for countering trade‐related worker displacement.

The JIBP-PDW will be structured to provide developmental feedback to the authors whose research papers have been accepted by the workshop organizers. The program has three components. First, a 90-minute introductory session (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) led by members of the JIBP editorial team will discuss the manuscript review process, and various topics relevant to authors seeking to publish in JIBP. Second, during a 120-minute main session (10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.), groups of two authors (with substantively related papers) will be paired with two JIBP 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 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 JIBP-PDW. Participants will be invited based on the quality and potential intellectual contribution of their submitted work. Papers should be submitted through the JIBP Paper Development Workshop Submission System located at http://meetings.aib.msu.edu/jibp/2018/. Please note that each applicant should submit only one paper. The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2018, in the authors’ time zone. Submitted papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and follow the JIBP Style Guide. The Style Guide as well as more information on the goals and editorial policies of JIBP are available at www.jibp.net.

Submitting authors will be notified of the results of the review process by March 1st, 2018, and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by March 15th, 2018.

Please note that authors will need to register for the AIB conference in order to participate in the JIBP PDW. Also note that the Junior Faculty Consortium, the Doctoral Consortium and the JIBS PDW run in parallel with the JIBP PDW. It will therefore not be possible to participate in the JIBP PDW if participating in any of the other aforementioned events.

Please address any questions to: Ari Van Assche ().


Ari Van Assche
JIBP PDW Organizer and Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Sarianna Lundan
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Policy