Academy of International Business – US Midwest 2013
part of the MBAA International Conference at the
Conference: February 27- March 1, 2013
Deadline: October 19, 2012
The Academy of International Business – Midwest, as part of the MBAA
International Conference, will hold its conference on February 27 - March 1,
2013 at the beautiful and historical Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The
theme for this years’ meeting is “Relevant and Innovative: Advancing
Thoughts, Theories, and Practice in Business Disciplines” and the secondary
theme is: “Know Your Research Landscape…informed and connected to editors,
gurus, and peers”. The MBAA International conference has been dubbed the
best deal in academic conferences! Please see
international.org/> for more information!
PROGRAM CHAIR: Dr. Hamid<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Yeganeh<mailto:[log in to unmask]><mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Winona
COORDINATORS OF STUDENT TRACK: Dr. Etienne <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Musonera<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Mercer University; Dr.
Uday<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Tate<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Marshall
University; Dr. David Boggs<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Eastern Illinois
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Academicians, business professionals, government and NGO representatives,
students in higher education (particularly masters and doctoral students),
and any individual interested to learn about issues pertaining to
International Business in an ever changing global environment and to
network with conference participants should attend.
AIB-Midwest offers many advantages:
ü An excellent opportunity to present your scholarly work.
ü A large conference where you can meet with the academicians and business
professionals from around the world.
ü Publication of a Proceeding containing all papers presented at the
ü The opportunity to publish your work in The Journal of International
Business Research and Practice (JIBRP) which is cited in Cabell’s.
ü An opportunity to win many awards (Outstanding Paper Award, Best Reviewer
Awards, and Best Student Paper).
ü An opportunity to visit the beautiful Chicago metropolitan area.
ü The best value in academic conferences!
ü Two nights of music, entertainment, and fun!
PAPERS and SPECIAL SESSIONS OF PANELS, SYMPOSIA, TUTORIALS, AND WORKSHOPS:
Papers and special session proposals within a global/international context
are welcome. If you wish to conduct a special session (panel, symposium,
tutorial, or workshop), please submit a summary of at least two pages on
what you propose to do in your session and why it is of interest and
importance to Academy members. There is considerable latitude and
flexibility as to content and conduct of these special sessions. However,
you must provide your own participants (such as panel members) and any
unusual equipment needs. All paper presenters, participants of panels,
symposia, tutorials, and workshops must register and attend the meeting. An
award each will be presented to the best paper competitively reviewed within
the regular session track and the student track.
STUDENT TRACK (only authored by students) (email manuscripts to the Student
Track Chair) College students, particularly those pursuing masters and
doctoral degrees, are encouraged to submit their papers to the Student
Track. Awards will be presented to the best paper and two runner-up papers
competitively reviewed within the Student Track. Only papers solely authored
by students will be reviewed in this track; papers co-authored between
students and faculty will be reviewed in the regular track.
AIB-MIDWEST CONFERENCE PAPER REVIEWERS AND DISCUSSANTS:
You are also invited to serve as a paper/manuscript reviewer or as a
discussant. If you are interested to serve the AIB-U.S. Midwest Chapter in
one or more capacities, please email your interest to the Program Chair.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBER:
Individuals on this committee evaluate the papers and abstracts submitted
for the meeting. Please contact the Program Chair, Dr. Hamid Yeganeh at
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SESSION CHAIRPERSON OR DISCUSSANT:
Session Chairpersons introduce papers and authors in paper sessions and
introduce panelists in panel sessions and tutorials. Discussants provide
comments to authors on research papers. Please contact the Program Chair,
Dr. Hamid Yeganeh at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> for
Authors of papers selected for presentation will be notified by the end of
November 2012. For each accepted paper an author will be required to
register within four weeks of the acceptance notification to secure a place
on the program. Those whose papers are accepted for presentation might be
expected to discuss a paper.
PROCEEDINGS AND JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESEARCH AND PRACTICE:
The Academy of International Business-U.S. Midwest Chapter will publish a
Proceeding containing all papers presented at the meeting. The Proceedings
will be distributed at the conference to participants who pre-order the
International Business Proceedings at registration. In addition, the
association also publishes its own journal, The Journal of International
Business Research and Practice (JIBRP), which is cited in Cabell’s. Of those
papers selected for presentation, approximately 25% will be accepted for
publication in the JIBRP. Award winning papers in both the regular and
student tracks will be published in the JIBRP. Other papers to be published
in the JIBRP will be competitively selected by the journal’s editorial
board, and authors will be invited to submit revised papers (if needed)
based on feedback and comments received at the AIB-Midwest conference.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS AND MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Please send an electronic manuscript to the Program Chair, Dr. Hamid Yeganeh
at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Important Note: Instructions for manuscript contributors are posted at
Outstanding Paper Awards
We are very proud of our track record thus far. In 2009, our overall best
paper for AIB-Midwest claimed the Overall Best Paper award for the MBAA-
For further information, please contact the Program Chair, Hamid Yeganeh.
You may also view our website at
Hamid Yeganeh, PhD
Assistant Professor of International Business & Management College of
Business Winona State University P.O. Box 5838
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
Tel: (507) 457–2453
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