Eighth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop
Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Nagoya, Japan
Saturday, June 25, 2011


The Eighth Annual Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in Nagoya, Japan, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 25, 2011, 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 Petra Christmann (Rutgers University), the PDW involves most of the JIBS editors and many board members, and is sponsored by the AIB, South Carolina CIBER and Rutgers Business School. 


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 faculty members who have not previously published in JIBS. In particular, we hope to attract papers from scholars (1) who are located in universities in emerging economies or in universities that offer limited support for international business research, or (2) who are trained in disciplines less commonly associated with the field (e.g. human geography, political science, ethnography, or economic history) but interested in conducting international business research. 


The PDW will be structured to provide feedback to authors with research papers, and to researchers who are designing empirical studies, on international business topics. Last year, participants received feedback on their work from about 30 JIBS editors and members of the Consulting Editors Board (CEB) and Editorial Review Board (ERB). The program will start with an introductory session led by the JIBS editorial team and JIBS authors. The participants will then divide into two groups. Authors of research papers will be paired with CEB and ERB guest editors for two rounds of one-on-one discussions where the guest editor will provide the author with feedback on improving his/her paper. At the same time, authors with research ideas will attend a panel led by JIBS editors on theory development and study design. After a break, all participants will split into small-group sessions with JIBS editors to discuss successful publication strategies. The PDW will conclude with lunch for all the participants. 


Participation at the PDW is limited. Participants will be invited based on the quality of their submitted work. We are expecting two types of submissions, full research papers and paper ideas. Papers and ideas should be submitted through the JIBS Workshop Submission System located at . The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011. Research papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and follow the JIBS Style Guide ( Paper ideas must be no more than 3,000 words in length and include a theoretical framework, propositions, and proposed research design. 


Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions no later than March 10, 2011 and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by March 31, 2011. 


Please address any questions to: Pallavi Shukla, JIBS Editorial Assistant ( [log in to unmask] ) +1 973-353-5181) or Petra Christmann ( [log in to unmask] <>  ). 


Petra Christmann
JIBS PDW Organizer
Rutgers University



John Cantwell
Journal of International Business Studies
Rutgers University


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