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The First Annual Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business Studies is held on March 6th - 9th 2003 at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. The event is organized by the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and is co-sponsored by seventeen CIBERs (Centers of International Business Education and Research). This high-profile event represents the official exploration arm of JIBS.
The aims of the conference are:
  • To encourage the exploration of emerging research ideas in an innovative environment, free from the constraints of traditional conference formats
  • To facilitate open discourse
  • To legitimize the exploration of new research domains
  • To redirect or shut down outmoded themes
  • To build a community of international research scholars across both the social sciences and the functional areas of international business
The invited conference participants represent a broad cross-section of international scholarship; they range from advanced doctoral students to senior faculty and also include leading thinkers from the world of practice. At least half of the participants each year will be new to the conference, counteracting lock-in and ensuring the exploration of fresh ideas. The JIBS editorial team shall attend each conference; the aim is to maximize their sensitivity and appreciation of emerging research themes.
The opening session at the 2003 conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Robert Keohane of Duke University, on the theme of Democracy of Capital and Globalization.
Michigan State University CIBER is the host for second conference, to be held in September 2004. New conference themes are determined with input from conference attendees; program committees for future conferences are selected from past conference participants. This is perceived as a way of maintaining the community and the continuity of the conference culture.