Submission Deadline: February 10, 2019

International Business Review is one of the leading international journals in field of international business, and the IBR Editorial Team will be scheduling an IBR Paper Development Workshop (IBR-PDW) as part of the pre-conference programme of the AIB Annual Meeting (AIB 2019) taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 24-27 June 2019.

The purpose of the IBR-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 IBR, 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 early career researchers or junior faculty members who have not previously published or do not normally publish in International Business Review.

The IBR-PDW will begin with an introduction by Roger Strange, IBR Associate Editor. The participants will then be divided into two sub-panels, and feedback on each paper will be provided by two of the following IBR Associate Editors: Agnieszka Chidlow (University of Birmingham, UK), Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University, Australia), Mario Kafouros (University of Leeds, UK), Stewart Miller (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Roger Strange (University of Sussex, UK). The panelists will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each paper, with the aim of providing robust yet constructive feedback to the authors so that they can improve their papers to the standard required for IBR publication. The 2019 IBR-PDW will be held between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday 23 June at the conference venue (Copenhagen Business School), as part of the pre-conference activities taking place before the formal start of the AIB 2019 conference that same afternoon. Participants should therefore plan to arrive in Copenhagen the evening before.

Prospective participants in the 2019 IBR-PDW are invited to submit their paper manuscripts via the AIB submission system by 10 February 2019. Please note that each participant may make only one submission for the IBR-PDW at the AIB 2019 Conference. All authors should indicate their names, e-mails, and affiliations, on the cover page of the manuscript. Papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and should follow the IBR Guide for Authors.

Participation at the IBR-PDW is limited to 10 papers. Participants will be selected based on the quality of their submitted work, and will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions no later than 4 March. Participants will be required to confirm their participation by 31 March, and they will then be invited to submit a revised manuscript (i.e. the version to be discussed at the IBR-PDW) by 1 June.

NOTE: Participants must be registered for the AIB 2019 meeting before they confirm their attendance at the IBR-PDW.

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IBR-PDW 2019 Key Dates:

  • 10 February 2019
    Deadline for paper submissions (via AIB submission system)
  • 4 March 2019
    Notification of acceptance to successful applicants
  • 31 March 2019
    Confirmation required from successful applicants that they will attend the IBR-PDW and have duly registered for the AIB 2019 Meeting
  • 1 June 2019
    Deadline for submitting updated paper submissions (directly to Roger Strange)
  • 23 June 2019
    IBR-PDW takes place at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • 24-27 June 2019
    AIB Annual Meeting


Roger Strange
University of Sussex
IBR-PDW Organizer

Mario Kafouros
University of Leeds
Agnieszka Chidlow
University of Birmingham

Stewart Miller
University of Texas at San Antonio
Fang Lee Cooke
Monash University

Pervez Ghauri
University of Birmingham