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Dear Colleagues,

 

I have been recently asked by a major publishing company to edit another book on talent management – please see the background below: 

 

There has been a lot of “buzz” about managing expatriates.  When we say “expatriates”, we almost always mean people who are sent by their companies abroad to fulfill some kind of mission in the host environment.  The labor trends, however, show that there are more and more people going abroad by themselves to look for jobs in international companies.  Some of these people are being “pushed” by their home environment – no jobs at home, hostile atmosphere, etc.  These folks are outside of our scope of interest.  Some other people are being “pulled” by other countries – looking for better job opportunities, seeking challenges, career growth opportunities, etc.  These people are referred to as “Self-initiated Expatriates”, and normally, they are very well-educated, knowledgeable, skilled, motivated, and highly employable.  These SIEs have absolutely specific needs, wants, and drives – different from those of either domestic employees or regular expatriates.  Therefore, companies must develop some special techniques that would help them manage these SIEs and ensure that they stay with the company in the long-run.  So, we thought that it would be interesting to explore various strategies for managing talent of these expatriates and to title the book “Managing Talent of Self-initiated Expatriates: A neglected source of the global talent flow” to reflect on our intentions.


At this point, my fellow co-editor Arno Haslberger and I would like to begin with some sort of market research and ask those of you working in this area to inform me about your possible interest in contributing to our book. 

 

One-two page chapter proposals will be due on September 1, while the first draft of the chapter on January 1, 2012. 

 

As a preliminary consideration, we are thinking of making this publication suitable to both academics involved in teaching, consulting, and executive education, and practitioners who want to use talent management techniques developed by leading scholars in this area of knowledge. Please feel free to share any of your own ideas that you might have in regards to this upcoming book. 

 

Looking forward to your replies,

 

Vlad Vaiman

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Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D.

Professor of International Management

Academic Director, Graduate Programs

School of Business
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Sixth Knowledge Globalization Conference 2012
Pune, India
January 5-7, 2012

Call for papers: Managing the challenges of emerging countries
 
Call for Papers
Paper/presentation topics include but are not limited to: Global business management (finance, accounting, marketing, economics, global supply chain management, strategy, entrepreneurship, etc.), Technology/innovation (commercialization of technological innovation, technology based outsourcing, strategy in technology intensive industries, alternative energy, etc.), Health, culture & Education (mgmt. education in developing countries, cross-cultural education, health systems reform, etc.) and Ethics, Corporate Social Resp. and sustainability (ethical issues, corruption, regulation, etc.).
 
Date: January 5-7, 2012
 
Conference Venue: FLAME University, Pune, India
The conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss contemporary issues in knowledge globalization that impact business, government, society, and the economy. The goal will be to bring together researchers and practitioners who are thought leaders in their field and who originate new ideas and techniques that inspire a global following in their respective fields.
 
 
 
Submission deadline: October 31, 2011
For more information about the conference and to submit papers please visit: (http://www.kglobal.org/).
 
Organized by
Suffolk University, Boston, USA, Knowledge Globalization Institute, USA and Foundation for Liberal and Management Education, Pune, India.
 
Proceedings and Refereed Publication
Papers presented in the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Knowledge Globalization (http://www.kglobal.org/).
 
Contacts
 
Conference co-chairs: Jamshed Mistry, Suffolk University, [log in to unmask], & Arvind Agarwal,
 
Dr. Mawdudur Rahman, Professor, Suffolk University and President, Knowledge Globalization Institute, USA.  [log in to unmask],
 
Dr. Nargis Mahmud, Managing Editor, Journal of Knowledge Globalization, [log in to unmask]
 

 

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gopinath
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C. Gopinath, Ph.D.
Strategy & IB Department
Sawyer Business School, S 648
Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 20108, USA.
Ph: +617 305 1934
 
Editor, Journal of Knowledge Globalization http://www.kglobal.org/journal.html
 

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--_000_5CB47303F0006040B5CA68115738AEC83EA3D0ADsrvexchmb05adms_-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:59:31 -0400 Reply-To: Charles Wankel <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: Charles Wankel <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Call: International Business Ethics Conference - New York - OCT 2011 - Extended Deadline MIME-version: 1.0 Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_04A1_01CC6326.D4FF4CF0" This is a multipart message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_04A1_01CC6326.D4FF4CF0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit 18th Annual International Business Ethics Conference October 26-28, 2011 Hosted by St. John's University, Manhattan campus (in co-sponsorship with DePaul and Niagara universities) This annual international conference promoting business ethics is interdisciplinary encouraging submissions from all business disciplines, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology, law, etc. Presentations on the wide-range of business ethics topics are sought. However, ones in the topical area of sustainability are especially encouraged, since this will be the theme for this conference. Submissions can be on theory or practice (including case studies) as well as panel or symposium format presentations. Format for Proposals We are looking for business professionals and academics who have an interest in business ethics (in its broadest and widest sense) to submit presentation proposals. Final proposals will be selected through a blind referee process. Proposals should be at least 200 words (though full papers or lengthy proposals are helpful). You should provide contact information, ideally including: preferred email, mailing address, office and mobile or home phone numbers. You must include your institutional affiliation and position. Best papers will be invited to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics. A proceedings will be published including abstracts and completed papers. E-mail proposals before September 5, 2011 to: Dr. Patrick Flanagan, C.M. [log in to unmask] Important Dates . September 5, 2011, Extended due date for proposals . September 30, 2011, Completed full papers and abstracts for conference printing and distribution due . January 30, 2012, following the conference, participants will be invited to submit finalized papers to a special edition of the Journal of Business Ethics by this date Conference Registration The conference registration fee ($300) includes two continental breakfasts, three lunches, a welcoming reception, daily morning and afternoon refreshments and electronic distribution of conference papers and abstracts. Conference dates: October 26-28, 2011. The St. John's University Manhattan campus is two blocks from the PATH train line to Jersey City, Hoboken, and Newark, where hotel prices are quite affordable. Several suggested nearby Manhattan hotels are listed at: http://goo.gl/zEDO4 . Best regards, Charles Wankel St. John's University, New York http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~wankelc Add me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/wankelc by putting [log in to unmask] into ADD CONNECTIONS; Twitter: wankelc ; Skype: mgtprof Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education http://amzn.com/161735578X ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. ------=_NextPart_000_04A1_01CC6326.D4FF4CF0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

18th Annual International Business Ethics Conference

October 26-28, 2011

 

Hosted by St. John's University, Manhattan campus (in co-sponsorship with DePaul and Niagara universities)

 

This annual international conference promoting business ethics is interdisciplinary encouraging submissions from all business disciplines, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology, law, etc. Presentations on the wide-range of business ethics topics are sought. However, ones in the topical area of sustainability are especially encouraged, since this will be the theme for this conference.

 

Submissions can be on theory or practice (including case studies) as well as panel or symposium format presentations.

 

Format for Proposals

We are looking for business professionals and academics who have an interest in business ethics (in its broadest and widest sense) to submit presentation proposals. Final proposals will be selected through a blind referee process. Proposals should be at least 200 words (though full papers or lengthy proposals are helpful). You should provide contact information, ideally including: preferred email, mailing address, office and mobile or home phone numbers. You must include your institutional affiliation and position.

 

Best papers will be invited to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics. A proceedings will be published including abstracts and completed papers.

 

E-mail proposals before September 5, 2011 to:

Dr. Patrick Flanagan, C.M.

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Important Dates

•    September 5, 2011, Extended due date for proposals

•    September 30, 2011, Completed full papers and abstracts for conference printing and distribution due

•    January 30, 2012, following the conference, participants will be invited to submit finalized papers to a special edition of the Journal of Business Ethics by this date

 

Conference Registration

The conference registration fee ($300) includes two continental breakfasts, three lunches, a welcoming reception, daily morning and afternoon refreshments and electronic distribution of conference papers and abstracts.

 

Conference dates: October 26-28, 2011. The St. John’s University Manhattan campus is two blocks from the PATH train line to Jersey City, Hoboken, and Newark, where hotel prices are quite affordable. Several suggested nearby Manhattan hotels are listed at: http://goo.gl/zEDO4 .

 

Best regards,

Charles Wankel

St. John's University, New York

http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~wankelc

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------=_NextPart_000_04A1_01CC6326.D4FF4CF0-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:45:59 -0400 Reply-To: Ram Mudambi <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: Ram Mudambi <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Call for Papers - Global Strategy Journal In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary cf303f6996b4331704ab6b47fb --20cf303f6996b4331704ab6b47fb Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable *Call for Papers for a Special Issue Strategic Modularity and the Architecture of the Multinational Firm* Submission Deadline: October 14, 2011 Guest Editors: Gerald McDermott, University of South Carolina Ram Mudambi, Temple University Ronaldo Parente, Rutgers University-Camden A consistent trend over the last several decades has been the global disaggregation of the value chain with the consequent increase in the extent and value of transactions across firm boundaries. This has enhanced the importance of managing the firm’s internal and external linkages. Successful management of these interfaces can nurture and sustain open innovation systems, value-enhancing cooperative relationships and organizational learning. In contrast, ineffective management can result in “hollowing out” whereby firm survival is put into question. Firm architecture may be defined as how decision-making subunits are organized together within the organization (Sah and Stiglitz, 1986). One perspective on firm architecture is that of modularity: by standardizing interfaces between decision-making agents, firms can improve their capabilities in terms of learning and innovation. This is based on the idea that such processes facilitate the implementation of open systems and result in improved communication allowing for superior knowledge transfer and integration. An alternative view is that the standardization inherent in modularity increases the risk that firm’s distinctive capabilities are outsourced. Further, it may reduce the ability of the firm to interact with a diversity of partners and can be especially deleterious if the firm wishes to remain open to new groups, influences and sources of knowledge. These two contrasting perspectives draw on variety of literatures including social network theory, organizational economics and organizational learning. Analyzing and assessing these perspectives addresses crucial questions in the design and architecture of the firm. The questions raised apply with particular force the multinational enterprise (MNE) that is, by its very nature, a networked firm. The MNE creates and captures value, in the main, through superior architecture, using its network to integrate knowledge from a diversity of agents, organizations and countries. So how do firms learn? The auto industry is just one of several major industry contexts for the study of variation in the diffusion and creation of knowledge and practices. The industry has been educated for over 30 years in the virtues of the Toyota production systems including tiered supplier networks, modularity and lean production. Yet research increasingly suggests that there has been great variation in the implementation of so-called best practices, a lack of modularity and a dysfunctionality of supplier networks. At the same time, we find unexpected roles being played by non-market actors, such as universities, training centers and technology institutes.Some illustrative research themes covered by this special issue are presented below:  How does modularity and certification promote learning and knowledge transfer?  Under what conditions would firms benefit from combined diffusion of modular designs and international certification systems (ISO) and when would they not, and why?  There is a notion that MNEs can set up high end manufacturing systems virtually anywhere in the world. What are the conditions for background linkages to provide new knowledge? What are the avenues for suppliers to gain new knowledge and designs?  How would the degree of standardization of modular systems be measured and how would it affect the optimal architecture of the firm?  Has value chain disaggregation and focus on specialized activities actually simply led to the externalization of costs by the final good producers (like assemblers and brand owners) onto the suppliers?  To what degree and in which ways do we find variation across or within countries in the organizational and institutional constellations that are shaping and governing deverticalization and the new forms of learning? How have inter-firm networks and local institutions adapted to pressures for specialization and knowledge acquisition with the growth of cross-border value chains? Are patterns emerging that appear to offer superior competitive advantages for domestic and foreign firms alike? *Deadlines and Submission Instructions* The deadline for submission of papers is October 14, 2011. More information on the special issue as well as guidelines for authors appear at the GSJ website: http://gsj.strategicmanagement.net/ *Review Process* Papers will be reviewed following the regular Global Strategy Management Journal double-blind review process. *More Information:* For additional information, please contact of the following special issue editors: - Gerald McDermott, University of South Carolina, [log in to unmask] - Ram Mudambi, Temple University, [log in to unmask] - Ronaldo Parente, Rutgers University-Camden, [log in to unmask] - For questions about submitting to the special issue contact the GSJ managing editor, Lois Gast [log in to unmask] -- Ram Mudambi Professor and Perelman Senior Research Fellow Fox School of Business, Temple University Philadelphia PA 19122, USA Http://astro.temple.edu/~rmudambi Associate Editor, Global Strategy Journal http://gsj.strategicmanagement.net/ -- Ram Mudambi Professor and Perelman Senior Research Fellow Fox School of Business, Temple University Philadelphia PA 19122, USA Http://astro.temple.edu/~rmudambi Associate Editor, Global Strategy Journal http://gsj.strategicmanagement.net/ ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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Call for Papers for a Special Issue Strategic Modularity and the Architecture of the Multinational Firm

Submission Deadline: October 14, 2011

Guest Editors: Gerald McDermott, University of South Carolina

Ram Mudambi, Temple University Ronaldo Parente, Rutgers University-Camden

A consistent trend over the last several decades has been the global disaggregation of the value chain with the consequent increase in the extent and value of transactions across firm boundaries. This has enhanced the importance of managing the firm’s internal and external linkages. Successful management of these interfaces can nurture and sustain open innovation systems, value-enhancing cooperative relationships and organizational learning. In contrast, ineffective management can result in “hollowing out” whereby firm survival is put into question.

Firm architecture may be defined as how decision-making subunits are organized together within the organization (Sah and Stiglitz, 1986). One perspective on firm architecture is that of modularity: by standardizing interfaces between decision-making agents, firms can improve their capabilities in terms of learning and innovation. This is based on the idea that such processes facilitate the implementation of open systems and result in improved communication allowing for superior knowledge transfer and integration. An alternative view is that the standardization inherent in modularity increases the risk that firm’s distinctive capabilities are outsourced. Further, it may reduce the ability of the firm to interact with a diversity of partners and can be especially deleterious if the firm wishes to remain open to new groups, influences and sources of knowledge.

These two contrasting perspectives draw on variety of literatures including social network theory, organizational economics and organizational learning. Analyzing and assessing these perspectives addresses crucial questions in the design and architecture of the firm. The questions raised apply with particular force the multinational enterprise (MNE) that is, by its very nature, a networked firm. The MNE creates and captures value, in the main, through superior architecture, using its network to integrate knowledge from a diversity of agents, organizations and countries. So how do firms learn? The auto industry is just one of several major industry contexts for the study of variation in the diffusion and creation of knowledge and practices. The industry has been educated for over 30 years in the virtues of the Toyota production systems including tiered supplier networks, modularity and lean production. Yet research increasingly suggests that there has been great variation in the implementation of so-called best practices, a lack of modularity and a dysfunctionality of supplier networks. At the same time, we find unexpected roles being played by non-market actors, such as universities, training centers and technology institutes.Some illustrative research themes covered by this special issue are presented below: How does modularity and certification promote learning and knowledge transfer? Under what conditions would firms benefit from combined diffusion of modular designs

and international certification systems (ISO) and when would they not, and why? There is a notion that MNEs can set up high end manufacturing systems virtually anywhere

in the world. What are the conditions for background linkages to provide new knowledge?

What are the avenues for suppliers to gain new knowledge and designs?

How would the degree of standardization of modular systems be measured and how would it affect the optimal architecture of the firm?

Has value chain disaggregation and focus on specialized activities actually simply led to the externalization of costs by the final good producers (like assemblers and brand owners) onto the suppliers?

To what degree and in which ways do we find variation across or within countries in the organizational and institutional constellations that are shaping and governing deverticalization and the new forms of learning? How have inter-firm networks and local institutions adapted to pressures for specialization and knowledge acquisition with the growth of cross-border value chains? Are patterns emerging that appear to offer superior competitive advantages for domestic and foreign firms alike?

Deadlines and Submission Instructions

The deadline for submission of papers is October 14, 2011. More information on the special issue as well as guidelines for authors appear at the GSJ website: http://gsj.strategicmanagement.net/

Review Process

Papers will be reviewed following the regular Global Strategy Management Journal double-blind review process.

More Information:

For additional information, please contact of the following special issue editors: - Gerald McDermott, University of South Carolina, [log in to unmask] - Ram Mudambi, Temple University, [log in to unmask] - Ronaldo Parente, Rutgers University-Camden, [log in to unmask] - For questions about submitting to the special issue contact the GSJ managing editor, Lois Gast

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Fox School of Business, Temple University
Philadelphia PA 19122, USA
Http://astro.temple.edu/~rmudambi
Associate Editor, Global Strategy Journal
http://gsj.strategicmanagement.net/
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--20cf303f6996b4331704ab6b47fb-- ========================================================================Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:12:54 +0400 Reply-To: Melodena Balakrishnan <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: Melodena Balakrishnan <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Please Circulate: AIB Middle-East and North Africa Chapter Conference 2012 3rd Call for Papers: MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01CC6551.E7D33B18" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------_=_NextPart_001_01CC6551.E7D33B18 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable AIB MENA CHAPTER CONFERENCE 2012 http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/aib/ 2nd Annual AIB-MENA Conference: Second Call for Papers Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. January 13-15, 2012 You are invited to participate in the Second Academy of International Business, Middle East and North Africa (AIB MENA) Chapter Conference to be held in Dubai, UAE, on January 13-15, 2012. AIB-MENA is a professional, academic organization dedicated to serving scholars, students, managers, and consultants who are interested in advancing knowledge about the international business, and organizations operating in the MENA context. As countries within the MENA region play an increasing important role in the world economy, the need to understand, explain, and guide the operations and practices of international business and management in the MENA region becomes more and more urgent. The conference's goal is to provide a forum for scholars, industry professions and government specialists from around the world to present and be exposed to the latest research on these topics. The theme "Managing in Uncertain Times" reflects the challenges and opportunities businesses have in disruptive global market and should provide a broad scope for a variety of research that would contribute to the increasingly important knowledge on organizations and management in the MENA context. Conference Theme: Managing in Uncertain Times The dominant worldwide trend towards globalization has benefited many countries both economically and socially. However, globalization has impacted different groups differently. Since late 2008, the financial crisis began to roll across the world, the combined effects of the global slowdown and low oil prices have evidently affected the economies of the Middle East and North Africa region. Having recovered markedly in 2010, the economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa is still highly uncertain given the ongoing political turbulence that is sweeping the region. At this critical juncture, the value of globalization is now being questioned not only by a few advocate groups but by governments and societies at large and the voices favoring de-globalization are becoming stronger than ever. On the other hand, the world is unprecedentedly interconnected through a complex web of product, capital, labor, and knowledge flows. Dozens of countries, thousands of companies, and billions of people have now become part of the world of international business. The critical question is to identify what role the Middle East and North Africa region play in the global community and the level of integration and development of its member countries. As MENA moves beyond its initial economic success, organizations within the MENA region are aiming to transform themselves into competitive and responsible participants in the global marketplace. This signals a shift of developmental focus for both the governments and the organizations to prioritize innovation by harnessing human capital as the true driver for sustainable growth and change. The critical task every individual and every organization faces is to prepare for the unknown. During these challenging and uncertain times, the contributions of management and management research in business and organizations are paramount. The academic world is not isolated from the world of practice. As the world struggles with the new realities of this unprecedented financial crisis, conflict, environmental fury, demographic disparity, social media and ethics; management researchers, students and practitioners must pay attention to the role that academic theories may play in the world developments. As one of the leading business and management scholarly communities in the MENA region, the big questions for the Academy are "Do we understand the nature and the impact of these processes and do we stand ready to help companies and managers to not only survive but also thrive in a post-crisis world? How can we as international business scholars contribute to resolving the current tensions by offering ideas or even solutions for minimizing the risks of globalization while leveraging its benefits?" To address these challenges, we are inviting submissions in the following areas (1) International Business, Management, and Strategy (2) Advances in Economics, Finance, and Accounting; (3) Global Marketing Management and the Value Chain; (4) Management: People, Knowledge and Organizations (5) Education in the MENA Region (6) Business Case Studies (7) Student Research Colloquium. In addition this year we are having 4 specialist tracks: (1) Entrepreneurship; (2) Tourism & Hospitality Management (3): Islamic Finance and (4) Operations Research, Security, & MIS. The popular student track is back for Bachelors and Masters students, PhD Students are encouraged to submit to the regular program. The Case study track looks at business/practitioner cases. Each paper submission should be addressed to only one specific track (please highlight specialist tracks and case studies). Select the track closest to your proposal. Important Dates for 2nd Annual AIB-MENA Conference a. Submission Deadline: 10 September, 2011 b. Reviewer Deadline: 10 October, 2011 c. Manuscript Decisions Announcement Date: 1 November, 2011 Submission: http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/aib/details.php?sec=5,2,3 Track 1: International Business, Management, and Strategy Track Chair: Dr. Arijit Sikdar, University of Wollongong in Dubai Email: [log in to unmask] Specialist Track 1: Entrepreneurship Coordinator: Dr. Murat Erogul, Zayed University, Dubai Email: [log in to unmask] Specialist Track 2: Tourism & Hospitality Management Coordinator: Dr. Sheena Westwood, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] This track invites conceptual papers, cases and empirical research that highlight the challenges, opportunities and areas of development in the Middle East North Africa region. In this region the concept of international business is evolving into the understanding of a global business. Entrepreneurship is the driving force of the non-hydrocarbon part of the economies with up to 80% of the organizations in some countries being classified as Small and Medium Enterprises. This makes funding by angel investors important as more hydrocarbon based economies diversify. Free trade zones or export processing zones today account for approximately 20% of world trade and are a strategic part of a nation's economic success. Logistics is driving trade and the MENA ports system, for example, is dominated by the UAE. UAE currently account for up to half of the throughput. With these opportunities come the challenges of market entry - the connections or "wasta" and understanding of government regulation and applicable law. A strong refocus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and governance is taking place in both government and private sector. Issues like sustainability where some countries have the highest carbon footprint in the world are becoming more important. There are also two specialist tracks included. Specialist Track 1 focuses on Entrepreneurship: Major entrepreneurship topics include but are not limited to new venture creation, opportunity recognition, new and small firm financing strategies, new and small firm management practices, corporate venturing and innovation, and women-, minority-, and family-owned business. Submissions with international, public policy, and/or educational perspectives are encouraged. The second Specialist track focuses on Tourism & Hospitality Management. Submissions for this track includes topics such as: Arabian hospitality, Museum and heritage, indigenous tourism and products, destination tourism, education tourism, cruise and yacht-based tourism, culinary and wine tourism, event management, gastronomy and organics, human resource management in hospitality, hotel development & investment in the Middle-east, hospitality real estate, etc. Case studies on any of these topics should be submitted to the Practitioner/Case Study track. Key Areas of Research: Free trade zones; Franchisee management / Interaction with foreign firms and local counter-parts, Entrepreneurship, Logistics and market entry, International Law, Sharia Law and government regulation, Wasta, Corporate social responsibility and governance; Uncertainty in decision making/security management, Competitiveness and innovation/ R&D, Tourisms, Hospitality, Leisure, Place Marketing, Track 2: Advances in Economics, Finance, and Accounting: Track Chair: Dr. Peren Arin, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] Specialist Track 3: Islamic Finance Coordinator: Dr. Issam Tlemsani, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] The MENA region includes a group of countries whose social, political and economic developments vary significantly from one country to another. Over the last decade, the banking sector in the region has expanded strongly, particularly in the area of Islamic Banking and Finance which is now growing at 15% pa with an estimated worth of US$300 billion. A number of the GCC countries are also in the process of setting up a common currency which should lead to increased business opportunities similar to what was witnessed after the introduction of the Euro currency in the European Monetary Union in 1999. However, the region faces a number of challenges including the management of fiscal policies designed to create sufficient employment for their young and growing local populations, as well as economic diversification away from hydrocarbon based activities. According to the World Investment Report (2007), global acquisitions were valued at USD 1833 billion with cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) accounting for 89% of that value at USD 1637 billion. Though this region has some of the largest Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), SWFs from the Gulf and Asia hold only 0.2 percent of their investments in the form of FDI, with up to 75 percent concentrated in developed countries. These are just some of the key areas that highlight the need for more focus on this region, especially in the development of financial markets and institutions that will enable strong and sustainable economic growth moving forward. A specialist track focussing on Islamic Finance has been added to this track. Papers are encouraged to relate and are not restricted to the following areas: Relationship between economic development and Islamic financial sector development; Role of Islamic finance in financial sector development, Barriers to Accessing financial services and role of Islamic in enhancing financial inclusion; Comparative studies of effectiveness of national IFSD strategies and policies; Resilience, performance and stability of Islamic financial institutions and markets; Development of domestic Islamic financial infrastructures, regulation, supervision, legal framework and tax neutrality and other support institutions; Islamic finance perspectives on global financial crisis and crisis resolution; Islamic finance and international financial architecture. Key Research Areas: Micro and Macro theoretical/empirical economics, GCC Monetary Union; Free Trade Agreements, Foreign Direct Investment; Sovereign Wealth Funds; Mergers and Acquisitions; Industry based studies; Economic perspective of these developing economies and the region; SME and its relation to economic development; Regional integration; Trade; International finance and taxation; increasing financial market sophistication, Taxation issues particularly for oil-dependent economies; Capital market structure; Accounting systems - comparative studies; Mergers and Acquisitions, Islamic Finance Track 3: Global Marketing Management and the Value Chain Track Chair: Dr. Tariq Bhatti, Zayed University, Dubai Email: [log in to unmask] MENA region has interesting demographics, one of the largest percentages of young population (below 25 years) and a very diverse group of residents in the Middle-East (ME) where 70-80% are expatriates leading to a diverse customer base. Concepts like Halal Marketing are gaining more importance for successful launch of campaigns. On one hand this is a very successful luxury market and on the other hand, in some areas international brands have problems of entry due to the country of origin effect. Marketing has evolved here from simple translation of western campaigns and ideas to adaptation and now regional-bred, region centric campaigns are being adapted for markets outside the region. Besides product strategies which are adapted for the region, other marketing mix elements play a significant role. The MENA is home to some of the world's largest malls, and supply chain affects product value. For example places like UAE import more than 80% of their food. Promotion campaigns are also adapted. Some countries do not have government established postal systems and GSM penetration is high. This diversity in innovation adaptation, cultural perspectives all add to the challenges of marketing. This track will look at the practical issue of managing customers, developing loyalty and building brands. The research must have a practical outcome contributing to knowledge of consumer behaviour, understanding the market, the challenges facing marketers in building brands, developing markets and managing stakeholders in the value chain. Key Areas of Research: International and regional products, brands and branding strategies; cross national market segmentation; Standardization vs. adaptation issues; Country of origin effects; Research design challenges in International marketing from MENA region context, International marketing mix strategies for SMEs in MENA region; Service benchmarking; Sports Marketing/Sponsorships as a vehicle for creating brand value; Islamic Marketing/concept of Halal and Targeting Muslim Consumers; Women as consumers and their role in decision making; Supply chain management, sourcing Supply chain strategy and integration. Track 4: Management: People, Knowledge and Organizations Track Chair: Marsha Ludwig, and Dr. Batoul Fathi, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] Specialist Track 4: Operations Research, Security & MIS Coordinator: Dr. Batoul Fathi, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] The most significant development in the region has been the increasing emphasis on the Strategic Role played by HR. This region has the world's second fastest growing population; managing and nurturing young talent poses new challenges in this region, especially as the workforce is largely dominated by a majority expatriate population. Multi-cultural dynamics of this largely expatriate population presents new challenges requiring HR practices and policies that are culturally sensitive and equitable. In addition, women are taking a more prominent role in management and this brings unique challenges with regard to diversity management. Nurturing local talent and integrating them into the workforce is a priority. Leading and managing a divergent workforce to create a Learning Culture focused on Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Sharing and Innovation is a critical focus area for many large organizations in the region wanting to sustain their competitive position. Performance Management through integrated Performance Measurement tools is adding credibility to Organizational efforts aimed at developing and retaining a competent workforce. A specialist track on Operations Research, Security & MIS has been added. Papers submitting to this track should focuses on the management of the transformation processes that create products or services. These processes are found in all organizations including profit and non-profit organizations. Conceptual, empirical, and methodological contributions are encouraged, as are cross-functional linkages and perspectives. Major topics include operations strategy, product and service development, supply chain management, project management, and quality management, IT issues facing operations, Computing and information technologies, Decision analysis, transportation and security, Environment, energy, and natural resources, Manufacturing, service sciences, Policy modelling and public sector work, Revenue management simulation, Stochastic models, etc. A selected papers accepted by this track will also have an opportunity to present their research at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual meeting. Key Areas of Research: Leading and Managing an expatriate workforce (foreign assignments, careers, multicultural workforce); Emiratization; Knowledge Management (creation, sharing, transfer, sourcing; reverse knowledge transfer); Talent war; Learning organizations and innovations; Building Value and Competency in organizations; Modular organizations, newer forms of organization structure design and implications; Change Management; Performance Management; Women in Management; e-services, MIS, Security, Operations Research, Track 5: Education in the MENA Region Track Chair: Dr. Lydia Barza, and Lolowa AlMarzouqi, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] Educational institutions are responsible for developing the necessary skill levels required by the public and private sectors of business. This track encourages submissions that focus on all aspects of business education. These aspects include but are not limited to, curriculum, best teaching practices, and innovations in teaching and learning for future business leaders. Empirical, theoretical and practical contributions are welcome, grounded in the literature on education pedagogy that focuses on the explanation of emerging or alternative teaching methodologies. Focus is on outcome-centred approaches to teaching and learning supported by pedagogical tools and assessment techniques that foster innovation and creativity. Please plan on sharing your pedagogical experiences and innovations, so that we can all benefit from the shared experience of the many excellent educators at AIB. Key Research Areas: Challenges in business education and research in the MENA region; Innovative practices in teaching and learning; Education and Industry: Collaborative approaches to building knowledge capital; Knowledge transfer; Service learning and internship programs. Track 6: Business Case Studies (research methodology) & Practitioner Submissions: Business, Government, and Industry Perspectives Track Chair: Marc Cohen, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] Case Studies provide an excellent venue for presenting results that represent the synergistic combination of practice and research, addressing particular phenomena in real-world contexts. A Case Study could involve an in-depth, possibly longitudinal, study of a specific event or a particular problem encountered and solved. We expect the author(s) to have gained a better understanding of why the event happened as it did or why the problem occurred, and also to reflect on issues arising from the experience that should be investigated more fully and extensively. Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers. The "separate silos" of Academia and Practice continue to address need for cutting edge research that develops, investigates, and explains the many theories related to how organizations function, the manner in which they are governed, the organizational and the international cultures, and the continuing application of these findings to the practitioners of today. AIB MENA 2012 conference welcome practitioners from both industry and the public sector, with their own intellectually-focused, applied contributions to share with the researchers. This track shall provide a venue where scholars and practitioners can meet to push the envelope of their respective positions. Interestingly, an additional group of scholars and practitioners now blurs and expands these boundaries. The scholar practitioner of the past decade is now, more appropriately, the scholar + practitioner in the new millennium, developing a global web of knowledge. The inclusionary plus sign reflects the intertwined linkage of education and practice, practice and education - research, innovation, insight, and education that develop from both sides of the equation. In expanding the line between scholarship and practitioner, AIB MENA 2012 seeks submissions to explore what it means to be on either side, or both sides, of the plus sign. Are there now multiple boundaries? What is the role for scholarly research, vis--vis, the new and the existing boundaries? What is the role for practitioners in developing and/or applying research? Indeed, do scholars and practitioners share certain roles? Are there organizational and international linkages that fit the inclusionary plus sign? How do we identify and utilize these linkages today and in the future for the greater development of MENA region, and what effect do these linkages have in our various communities? Practitioner autobiography, government research, business report, and case studies developed for or based in MENA, etc. are welcomed to submit. Track 7: Student Research Colloquium Dr. Constance Van Horne, and Mariam Omran Al Hallami, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Email: [log in to unmask] The Academy of International Business MENA is organizing the colloquium for students in international business. The student research colloquium provides nascent researchers in International Business with the opportunity to present and discuss their research with a panel of distinguished scholars, in interactive sessions that are open to all conference delegates. The student research colloquium is held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. Students receive oral and written feedback from leading experts in the field on the positioning of their research, refining data collection approach and translating their work into papers. All students in different stages of their studies (Bachelor or Masters) can apply for participation in the colloquium. Doctorate students are advised to apply under regular tracks. Key Research Areas: Students papers can be submitted to any track. They must have a strong literature review. They can be conceptual, empirical or qualitative in nature. These articles can be co-authored by Sr. Academics as long as the Academic is not the fist author. All papers must have a letter from the supervisor that states the work is largely the students' work. All submissions must mark student paper. 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AIB MENA CHAPTER CONFERENCE 2012

                                                                                                            http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/aib/ 

2nd Annual AIB-MENA Conference: Second Call for Papers

Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. January 13-15, 2012

 

You are invited to participate in the Second Academy of International Business, Middle East and North Africa (AIB MENA) Chapter Conference to be held in Dubai, UAE, on January 13-15, 2012. AIB-MENA is a professional, academic organization dedicated to serving scholars, students, managers, and consultants who are interested in advancing knowledge about the international business, and organizations operating in the MENA context.

 

As countries within the MENA region play an increasing important role in the world economy, the need to understand, explain, and guide the operations and practices of international business and management in the MENA region becomes more and more urgent. The conference’s goal is to provide a forum for scholars, industry professions and government specialists from around the world to present and be exposed to the latest research on these topics. The theme “Managing in Uncertain Times” reflects the challenges and opportunities businesses have in disruptive global market and should provide a broad scope for a variety of research that would contribute to the increasingly important knowledge on organizations and management in the MENA context.

 

Conference Theme: Managing in Uncertain Times

The dominant worldwide trend towards globalization has benefited many countries both economically and socially. However, globalization has impacted different groups differently. Since late 2008, the financial crisis began to roll across the world, the combined effects of the global slowdown and low oil prices have evidently affected the economies of the Middle East and North Africa region. Having recovered markedly in 2010, the economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa is still highly uncertain given the ongoing political turbulence that is sweeping the region. At this critical juncture, the value of globalization is now being questioned not only by a few advocate groups but by governments and societies at large and the voices favoring de-globalization are becoming stronger than ever. On the other hand, the world is unprecedentedly interconnected through a complex web of product, capital, labor, and knowledge flows. Dozens of countries, thousands of companies, and billions of people have now become part of the world of international business. The critical question is to identify what role the Middle East and North Africa region play in the global community and the level of integration and development of its member countries.


As MENA moves beyond its initial economic success, organizations within the MENA region are aiming to transform themselves into competitive and responsible participants in the global marketplace. This signals a shift of developmental focus for both the governments and the organizations to prioritize innovation by harnessing human capital as the true driver for sustainable growth and change. The critical task every individual and every organization faces is to prepare for the unknown. During these challenging and uncertain times, the contributions of management and management research in business and organizations are paramount. The academic world is not isolated from the world of practice. As the world struggles with the new realities of this unprecedented financial crisis, conflict, environmental fury, demographic disparity, social media and ethics; management researchers, students and practitioners must pay attention to the role that academic theories may play in the world developments.

 

As one of the leading business and management scholarly communities in the MENA region, the big questions for the Academy are "Do we understand the nature and the impact of these processes and do we stand ready to help companies and managers to not only survive but also thrive in a post-crisis world? How can we as international business scholars contribute to resolving the current tensions by offering ideas or even solutions for minimizing the risks of globalization while leveraging its benefits?"

 

To address these challenges, we are inviting submissions in the following areas (1) International Business, Management, and Strategy (2) Advances in Economics, Finance, and Accounting; (3) Global Marketing Management and the Value Chain; (4) Management: People, Knowledge and Organizations (5) Education in the MENA Region (6) Business Case Studies (7) Student Research Colloquium.

 

In addition this year we are having 4 specialist tracks: (1) Entrepreneurship; (2) Tourism & Hospitality Management (3): Islamic Finance and (4) Operations Research, Security, & MIS. The popular student track is back for Bachelors and Masters students, PhD Students are encouraged to submit to the regular program. The Case study track looks at business/practitioner cases. Each paper submission should be addressed to only one specific track (please highlight specialist tracks and case studies). Select the track closest to your proposal.

 

Important Dates for 2nd Annual AIB-MENA Conference

 

a. Submission Deadline: 10 September, 2011

b. Reviewer Deadline: 10 October, 2011

c. Manuscript Decisions Announcement Date: 1 November, 2011

 

Submission: http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/aib/details.php?sec=5,2,3

 

Track 1: International Business, Management, and Strategy

 

Track Chair: Dr. Arijit Sikdar, University of Wollongong in Dubai

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Specialist Track 1: Entrepreneurship

Coordinator: Dr. Murat Erogul, Zayed University, Dubai

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

Specialist Track 2: Tourism & Hospitality Management

Coordinator: Dr. Sheena Westwood, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

This track invites conceptual papers, cases and empirical research that highlight the challenges, opportunities and areas of development in the Middle East North Africa region. In this region the concept of international business is evolving into the understanding of a global business. Entrepreneurship is the driving force of the non-hydrocarbon part of the economies with up to 80% of the organizations in some countries being classified as Small and Medium Enterprises.  This makes funding by angel investors important as more hydrocarbon based economies diversify. Free trade zones or export processing zones today account for approximately 20% of world trade and are a strategic part of a nation’s economic success. Logistics is driving trade and the MENA ports system, for example, is dominated by the UAE. UAE currently account for up to half of the throughput. With these opportunities come the challenges of market entry – the connections or “wasta” and understanding of government regulation and applicable law. A strong refocus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and governance is taking place in both government and private sector. Issues like sustainability where some countries have the highest carbon footprint in the world are becoming more important.

There are also two specialist tracks included. Specialist Track 1 focuses on Entrepreneurship: Major entrepreneurship topics include but are not limited to new venture creation, opportunity recognition, new and small firm financing strategies, new and small firm management practices, corporate venturing and innovation, and women-, minority-, and family-owned business. Submissions with international, public policy, and/or educational perspectives are encouraged.

The second Specialist track focuses on Tourism & Hospitality Management. Submissions for this track includes topics such as: Arabian hospitality, Museum and heritage, indigenous tourism and products, destination tourism, education tourism, cruise and yacht-based tourism, culinary and wine tourism, event management, gastronomy and organics, human resource management in hospitality, hotel development & investment in the Middle-east, hospitality real estate, etc.

Case studies on any of these topics should be submitted to the Practitioner/Case Study track.

Key Areas of Research: Free trade zones; Franchisee management / Interaction with foreign firms and local counter-parts, Entrepreneurship, Logistics and market entry, International Law, Sharia Law and government regulation, Wasta, Corporate social responsibility and governance; Uncertainty in decision making/security management, Competitiveness and innovation/ R&D, Tourisms, Hospitality, Leisure, Place Marketing,

 

 

Track 2: Advances in Economics, Finance, and Accounting:

 

Track Chair: Dr. Peren Arin, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

Specialist Track 3: Islamic Finance

Coordinator: Dr. Issam Tlemsani, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

The MENA region includes a group of countries whose social, political and economic developments vary significantly from one country to another. Over the last decade, the banking sector in the region has expanded strongly, particularly in the area of Islamic Banking and Finance  which is now growing at 15% pa with an estimated worth  of US$300 billion. A number of the GCC countries are also in the process of setting up a common currency which should lead to increased business opportunities similar to what was witnessed after the introduction of the Euro currency in the European Monetary Union in 1999. However, the region faces a number of challenges including the management of  fiscal policies designed to create sufficient employment for their young and growing local populations, as well as economic diversification away from hydrocarbon based activities. According to the World Investment Report (2007), global acquisitions were valued at USD 1833 billion with cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) accounting for 89% of that value at USD 1637 billion. Though this region has some of the largest Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), SWFs from the Gulf and Asia hold only 0.2 percent of their investments in the form of FDI, with up to 75 percent concentrated in developed countries. These are just some of the key areas that highlight the need for more focus on this region, especially in the development of financial markets and institutions that will enable strong and sustainable economic growth moving forward. 

 

A specialist track focussing on Islamic Finance has been added to this track. Papers are encouraged to relate and are not restricted to the following areas: Relationship between economic development and Islamic financial sector development; Role of Islamic finance in financial sector development, Barriers to Accessing financial services and role of Islamic in enhancing financial inclusion; Comparative studies of effectiveness of national IFSD strategies and policies; Resilience, performance and stability of Islamic financial institutions and markets; Development of domestic Islamic financial infrastructures, regulation, supervision, legal framework and tax neutrality and other support institutions; Islamic finance perspectives on global financial crisis and crisis resolution; Islamic finance and international financial architecture.

 

 Key Research Areas: Micro and Macro theoretical/empirical economics, GCC Monetary Union; Free Trade Agreements, Foreign Direct Investment; Sovereign Wealth Funds; Mergers and Acquisitions; Industry based studies; Economic perspective of these developing economies and the region; SME and its relation to economic development; Regional integration; Trade; International finance and taxation; increasing financial market sophistication, Taxation issues particularly for oil-dependent economies;  Capital market structure; Accounting systems - comparative studies; Mergers and Acquisitions, Islamic Finance

 

 

 

Track 3: Global Marketing Management and the Value Chain

 

Track Chair: Dr. Tariq Bhatti, Zayed University, Dubai

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

MENA region has interesting demographics, one of the largest percentages of young population (below 25 years) and a very diverse group of residents in the Middle-East (ME) where 70-80% are expatriates leading to a diverse customer base. Concepts like Halal Marketing are gaining more importance for successful launch of campaigns. On one hand this is a very successful luxury market and on the other hand, in some areas international brands have problems of entry due to the country of origin effect. Marketing has evolved here from simple translation of western campaigns and ideas to adaptation and now regional-bred, region centric campaigns are being adapted for markets outside the region. Besides product strategies which are adapted for the region, other marketing mix elements play a significant role. The MENA is home to some of the world’s largest malls, and supply chain affects product value. For example places like UAE import more than 80% of their food. Promotion campaigns are also adapted. Some countries do not have government established postal systems and GSM penetration is high. This diversity in innovation adaptation, cultural perspectives all add to the challenges of marketing. This track will look at the practical issue of managing customers, developing loyalty and building brands. The research must have a practical outcome contributing to knowledge of consumer behaviour, understanding the market, the challenges facing marketers in building brands, developing markets and managing stakeholders in the value chain.

Key Areas of Research: International and regional products, brands and branding strategies; cross national market segmentation; Standardization vs. adaptation issues; Country of origin effects; Research design challenges in International marketing from MENA region context, International marketing mix strategies for SMEs in MENA region; Service benchmarking; Sports Marketing/Sponsorships as a vehicle for creating brand value; Islamic Marketing/concept of Halal and Targeting Muslim Consumers; Women as consumers and their role in decision making; Supply chain management, sourcing Supply chain strategy and integration.

 

Track 4: Management: People, Knowledge and Organizations

 

Track Chair: Marsha Ludwig, and Dr. Batoul Fathi, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

Specialist Track 4: Operations Research, Security & MIS

Coordinator: Dr. Batoul Fathi, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

 The most significant development in the region has been the increasing emphasis on the Strategic Role played by HR. This region has the world’s second fastest growing population; managing and nurturing young talent poses new challenges in this region, especially as the workforce is largely dominated by a majority expatriate population. Multi-cultural dynamics of this largely expatriate population presents new challenges requiring HR practices and policies that are culturally sensitive and equitable. In addition, women are taking a more prominent role in management and this brings unique challenges with regard to diversity management. Nurturing local talent and integrating them into the workforce is a priority. Leading and managing a divergent workforce to create a Learning Culture focused on Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Sharing and Innovation is a critical focus area for many large organizations in the region wanting to sustain their competitive position. Performance Management through integrated Performance Measurement tools is adding credibility to Organizational efforts aimed at developing and retaining a competent workforce.

 

A specialist track on Operations Research, Security & MIS has been added. Papers submitting to this track should focuses on the management of the transformation processes that create products or services. These processes are found in all organizations including profit and non-profit organizations. Conceptual, empirical, and methodological contributions are encouraged, as are cross-functional linkages and perspectives. Major topics include operations strategy, product and service development, supply chain management, project management, and quality management, IT issues facing operations, Computing and information technologies, Decision analysis, transportation and security, Environment, energy, and natural resources, Manufacturing, service sciences, Policy modelling and public sector work, Revenue management simulation, Stochastic models, etc. A selected papers accepted by this track will also have an opportunity to present their research at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual meeting.

 

Key Areas of Research: Leading and Managing an expatriate workforce (foreign assignments, careers, multicultural workforce); Emiratization; Knowledge Management (creation, sharing, transfer, sourcing; reverse knowledge transfer); Talent war; Learning organizations and innovations; Building Value and Competency in organizations; Modular organizations, newer forms of organization structure design and implications; Change Management; Performance Management;  Women in Management; e-services, MIS, Security, Operations Research,

 

Track 5: Education in the MENA Region

 

Track Chair: Dr. Lydia Barza, and Lolowa AlMarzouqi, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

Educational institutions are responsible for developing the necessary skill levels required by the public and private sectors of business. This track encourages submissions that focus on all aspects of business education. These aspects include but are not limited to, curriculum, best teaching practices, and innovations in teaching and learning for future business leaders. Empirical, theoretical and practical contributions are welcome, grounded in the literature on education pedagogy that focuses on the explanation of emerging or alternative teaching methodologies. Focus is on outcome-centred approaches to teaching and learning supported by pedagogical tools and assessment techniques that foster innovation and creativity. Please plan on sharing your pedagogical experiences and innovations, so that we can all benefit from the shared experience of the many excellent educators at AIB.

 

Key Research Areas: Challenges in business education and research in the MENA region; Innovative practices in teaching and learning; Education and Industry: Collaborative approaches to building knowledge capital; Knowledge transfer; Service learning and internship programs.

 

 

 

Track 6: Business Case Studies (research methodology) & Practitioner Submissions: Business, Government, and Industry Perspectives

Track Chair: Marc Cohen, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

Case Studies provide an excellent venue for presenting results that represent the synergistic combination of practice and research, addressing particular phenomena in real-world contexts. A Case Study could involve an in-depth, possibly longitudinal, study of a specific event or a particular problem encountered and solved. We expect the author(s) to have gained a better understanding of why the event happened as it did or why the problem occurred, and also to reflect on issues arising from the experience that should be investigated more fully and extensively. Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers.

 

The “separate silos” of Academia and Practice continue to address need for cutting edge research that develops, investigates, and explains the many theories related to how organizations function, the manner in which they are governed, the organizational and the international cultures, and the continuing application of these findings to the practitioners of today. AIB MENA 2012 conference welcome practitioners from both industry and the public sector, with their own intellectually-focused, applied contributions to share with the researchers. This track shall provide a venue where scholars and practitioners can meet to push the envelope of their respective positions. Interestingly, an additional group of scholars and practitioners now blurs and expands these boundaries. The scholar practitioner of the past decade is now, more appropriately, the scholar + practitioner in the new millennium, developing a global web of knowledge. The inclusionary plus sign reflects the intertwined linkage of education and practice, practice and education - research, innovation, insight, and education that develop from both sides of the equation.

 

In expanding the line between scholarship and practitioner, AIB MENA 2012 seeks submissions to explore what it means to be on either side, or both sides, of the plus sign. Are there now multiple boundaries? What is the role for scholarly research, vis--vis, the new and the existing boundaries? What is the role for practitioners in developing and/or applying research? Indeed, do scholars and practitioners share certain roles? Are there organizational and international linkages that fit the inclusionary plus sign? How do we identify and utilize these linkages today and in the future for the greater development of MENA region, and what effect do these linkages have in our various communities? Practitioner autobiography, government research, business report, and case studies developed for or based in MENA, etc. are welcomed to submit.

 

 

Track 7: Student Research Colloquium

 

Dr. Constance Van Horne, and Mariam Omran Al Hallami, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Email: [log in to unmask]

 

The Academy of International Business MENA is organizing the colloquium for students in international business. The student research colloquium provides nascent researchers in International Business with the opportunity to present and discuss their research with a panel of distinguished scholars, in interactive sessions that are open to all conference delegates. The student research colloquium is held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. Students receive oral and written feedback from leading experts in the field on the positioning of their research, refining data collection approach and translating their work into papers. All students in different stages of their studies (Bachelor or Masters) can apply for participation in the colloquium. Doctorate students are advised to apply under regular tracks.

Key Research Areas: Students papers can be submitted to any track. They must have a strong literature review. They can be conceptual, empirical or qualitative in nature. These articles can be co-authored by Sr. Academics as long as the Academic is not the fist author. All papers must have a letter from the supervisor that states the work is largely the students’ work. All submissions must mark student paper.

 

 

Yourssincerely,

 

 

Victor Z Huang PhD

2012 Program Chair

AIB-MENA

 

College of Business Sciences,

Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

P.O.Box 4783

United Arab Emirates

Tel: 00971(0)2 599 3826

Fax: 00971(0)2 599 3561

Mobile: 00971(0) 509058619

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Web: www.zu.ac.ae 

Conference Website: http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/aib/ 

 

 

 

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------_=_NextPart_001_01CC6551.E7D33B18-- ========================================================================Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 15:45:27 -0400 Reply-To: Mai Thi Thanh Thai <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: Mai Thi Thanh Thai <[log in to unmask]> Organization: Mai Thi Thanh Thai Subject: Reminder: Call for papers: Entrepreneurial migration: its characteristics, causes and effects Comments: To: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask] MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_009E_01CC6599.83A12700" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_009E_01CC6599.83A12700 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Entrepreneurial migration: its characteristics, causes and effects _____ Special issue call for papers from Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy Guest Editors Professor Mai Thi Thanh Thai: HEC Montral Professor Ekaterina Turkina: HEC Montral The forces of the current globalizing economy intensify entrepreneurial migration, which on one hand contributes to business formation and diversity of enterprising communities, but on the other hand poses certain challenges for host countries as well as for home countries. Entrepreneurs as migrants, immigrant communities, and their connections with their home countries are under-represented in the entrepreneurship literature. Therefore, the aim of the current call for papers is to provide an in-depth assessment of the causes, effects and processes in the domain of entrepreneurial migration in the modern economy. This special issue seeks to compile a collection of papers that can contribute to the development of an exciting new research agenda geared towards assessment of entrepreneurial migration and the role of immigrant communities in a 21st century global economy. Topics appropriate to this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following: Global political economy of entrepreneurial migration flows Causes of entrepreneurial migration: socio-economic, political, cultural reasons Connection to home country communities as a source of entrepreneurial opportunities Immigrant entrepreneurs : community partnership and networking The role of female entrepreneurs in immigrant communities The effects of immigrant entrepreneurship on the institutional profile of the host country (effects on the normative, cognitive or/and regulatory contexts) Cultural background of an immigrant entrepreneur and its influence on the way business is conducted in the host country (cultural effects on business practices) Policies to encourage value-added and high-growth entrepreneurship in immigrant communities The role of expatriates in international entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial migration, immigrant communities and opportunities in developing countries Entrepreneurial migration and knowledge and technology transfer The role of communities of returned entrepreneurs in the internationalization of their home economy The guest editors welcome research papers that offer valuable new insights or present new approaches to any of the above or related topics. Papers that are either conceptually or empirically-based, employ a range of methodological approaches and offer an international dimension with valuable cross country/cross sectoral comparisons are also encouraged. Case studies that platform any of the above topics may also be submitted. Expressions of interest in the form of an abstract and authors full contact information should be emailed to the guest editors by 30 August 2011 ([log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]). Authors who are invited to submit their full papers will be required to format their manuscript according to the journal guidelines (see journals website for details:http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.ht m?id=jec) and submit to the guest editors by 30 December 2011through our online submission system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jec. All papers will be subject to double blind review. Contact details Professor Mai Thi Thanh Thai: [log in to unmask] (+1-514-340-1069) Department of International Business, HEC Montral 3000, chemin de la Cte-Sainte-Catherine, Montral (Qubec), H3T 2A7, Canada Professor Ekaterina Turkina: [log in to unmask] (+1-514-340-731) Department of International Business, HEC Montral 3000, chemin de la Cte-Sainte-Catherine, Montral (Qubec), H3T 2A7, Canada ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. ------=_NextPart_000_009E_01CC6599.83A12700 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Entrepreneurial migration: its characteristics, causes and effects


Special issue call for papers from Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

Guest Editors

Professor Mai Thi Thanh Thai:  HEC Montral
Professor Ekaterina Turkina: HEC Montral


The forces of the current globalizing economy intensify entrepreneurial migration, which on one hand contributes to business formation and diversity of enterprising communities, but on the other hand poses certain challenges for host countries as well as for home countries. Entrepreneurs as migrants, immigrant communities, and their connections with their home countries are under-represented in the entrepreneurship literature. Therefore, the aim of the current call for papers is to provide an in-depth assessment of the causes, effects and processes in the domain of entrepreneurial migration in the modern economy. 
This special issue seeks to compile a collection of papers that can contribute to the development of an exciting new research agenda geared towards assessment of entrepreneurial migration and the role of immigrant communities in a 21st century global economy.  Topics appropriate to this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:


• Global political economy of entrepreneurial migration flows
• Causes of entrepreneurial migration: socio-economic, political, cultural reasons
• Connection to home country communities as a source of entrepreneurial opportunities
• Immigrant entrepreneurs : community partnership and networking  
• The role of female entrepreneurs in immigrant communities
• The effects of immigrant entrepreneurship on the institutional profile of the host country   (effects on the normative, cognitive or/and regulatory contexts)
• Cultural background of an immigrant entrepreneur and its influence on the way business is   conducted in the host country (cultural effects on business practices)
• Policies to encourage value-added and high-growth entrepreneurship in immigrant communities
• The role of expatriates in international entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurial migration, immigrant communities and opportunities in developing countries
• Entrepreneurial migration and knowledge and technology transfer
• The role of communities of returned entrepreneurs in the internationalization of their home    economy

The guest editors welcome research papers that offer valuable new insights or present new approaches to any of the above or related topics. Papers that are either conceptually or empirically-based, employ a range of methodological approaches and offer an international dimension with valuable cross country/cross sectoral comparisons are also encouraged. Case studies that platform any of the above topics may also be submitted.

Expressions of interest in the form of an abstract and authors’ full contact information should be emailed to the guest editors by 30 August 2011 ([log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]). Authors who are invited to submit their full papers will be required to format their manuscript according to the journal guidelines (see journal’s website for details:http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jec) and submit to the guest editors by 30 December 2011through our online submission system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jec. All papers will be subject to double blind review.


Contact details

Professor Mai Thi Thanh Thai: [log in to unmask] (+1-514-340-1069)
Department of International Business, HEC Montral
3000, chemin de la Cte-Sainte-Catherine, Montral (Qubec), H3T 2A7, Canada

Professor Ekaterina Turkina: [log in to unmask] (+1-514-340-731)
Department of International Business, HEC Montral
3000, chemin de la Cte-Sainte-Catherine, Montral (Qubec), H3T 2A7, Canada

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------=_NextPart_000_009E_01CC6599.83A12700-- ========================================================================Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 09:54:07 -0400 Reply-To: Mai Thi Thanh Thai <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: Mai Thi Thanh Thai <[log in to unmask]> Organization: Mai Thi Thanh Thai Subject: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS (abstract by September 15, 2011) MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_002A_01CC6568.6EBF3290" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_002A_01CC6568.6EBF3290 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY: MODELS, APPROACHES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Editors: Mai Thi Thanh Thai and Ekaterina Turkina, Department of International Business, HEC Montreal We are working with Routledge Publisher to edit a book on entrepreneurship in the informal economy and we would like to seek your contributions. The book will provide insights into the activities carried out by entrepreneurs in the informal economic sector in different countries and regions, causes and effects of entrepreneurship in the informal economy, and the types of interventions needed. The book will also discuss the linkages between informal entrepreneurship and economic development and provide recommendations for policymakers on how and when informal economy can be formalized, what sectors should be formalized and what can stay informal. The book consists of three parts. The first part will serve as an introduction and present a cross-country analysis of the informal entrepreneurship including socio-economic, politico-administrative, cultural and institutional effects on informal entrepreneurship. The second part will contain in-depth country or region studies of informal entrepreneurship. Chapters in this section must be empirical studies that can be either qualitative or quantitative. And the third part will focus on policy implications. The book is targeted to policy makers, educators and students in Public Administration and Entrepreneurship programs, NGOs, international organizations, and general public who are interested in informal entrepreneurship. We are planning to have the book completed before the next Academy of Management meeting so that we can make grand publicity for the book since the theme of the next AOM meeting is informal economy. If you are interested in contributing a chapter to this book, please provide us with the information requested below by September 15, 2011. Thank you. AUTHOR(S ) FULL NAME : AFFILIATION: CONTACT INFORMATION: (Phone and email address) BRIEF BIO OF AUTHOR(S): (One paragraph description will do) POTENTIAL TITLE OF BOOK CHAPTER: DESCRIPTION OF BOOK CHAPTER CONTENT: (Please describe the phenomenon covered in your potential chapter, geographical focus, and your study approach. We strongly encourage submissions for the second part of the book) VALUE: (Briefly describe how your chapters contents contribute to a heightened understanding or appreciation of entrepreneurship in the informal economy) PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: Book chapter proposals received: September 15, 2011 Notification of accepted chapter proposals: October 15, 2011 Receipt of full book chapters: January 15, 2012 Chapter authors receive reviews with feedback: February 15, 2012 Final revisions due: April 15, 2012 Book release: Summer 2012 Please send proposals and inquiries to both: Mai Thi Thanh Thai: [log in to unmask]; Ekaterina Turkina: [log in to unmask] DETAILED OUTLINE OF THE BOOK Part I: Introduction Importance of informal economy; determinants of informal entrepreneurship; challenges of managing the informal economy Part II: Informal entrepreneurship around the world Country/region studies (qualitative or quantitative papers). We aim to have balanced coverage of country examples from five continents. (We aim to get committed authors for at least 10 chapters). Part III: Implications Lessons learned; conditions under which the benefits of informal entrepreneurial activity outweigh the disadvantages; perspectives for formalization of informal sectors; policy recommendations, etc. Mai Thai, M.B.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of International Business, HEC Montral 3000, chemin de la Cte-Sainte-Catherine, Montral (Qubec), H3T 2A7, Canada Office phone: (+1) (514) 340-6188; Mobile: (+1) (514) 627 1569; Fax: (+1) (514) 340-6987; Email: [log in to unmask]; Webpage: www.hec.ca/en/profs/mai-thi-thanh.thai.html ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. ------=_NextPart_000_002A_01CC6568.6EBF3290 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY:  MODELS, APPROACHES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Editors: Mai Thi Thanh Thai and Ekaterina Turkina, Department of International Business, HEC Montreal

We are working with Routledge Publisher to edit a book on entrepreneurship in the informal economy and we would like to seek your contributions. The book will provide insights into the activities carried out by entrepreneurs in the informal economic sector in different countries and regions, causes and effects of entrepreneurship in the informal economy, and the types of interventions needed. The book will also discuss the linkages between informal entrepreneurship and economic development and provide recommendations for policymakers on how and when informal economy can be formalized, what sectors should be formalized and what can stay informal.

 

The book consists of three parts. The first part will serve as an introduction and present a cross-country analysis of the informal entrepreneurship including socio-economic, politico-administrative, cultural and institutional effects on informal entrepreneurship. The second part will contain in-depth country or region studies of informal entrepreneurship. Chapters in this section must be empirical studies that can be either qualitative or quantitative. And the third part will focus on policy implications.

 

The book is targeted to policy makers, educators and students in Public Administration and Entrepreneurship programs, NGOs, international organizations, and general public who are interested in informal entrepreneurship. We are planning to have the book completed before the next Academy of Management meeting so that we can make grand publicity for the book since the theme of the next AOM meeting is informal economy.

 

If you are interested in contributing a chapter to this book, please provide us with the information requested below by September 15, 2011. Thank you.

AUTHOR(S ) FULL NAME :

AFFILIATION:

CONTACT INFORMATION: (Phone and email address)

BRIEF BIO OF AUTHOR(S): (One paragraph description will do)

POTENTIAL TITLE OF BOOK CHAPTER:

DESCRIPTION OF BOOK CHAPTER CONTENT: (Please describe the phenomenon covered in your potential chapter, geographical focus, and your study approach. We strongly encourage submissions for the second part of the book)

VALUE: (Briefly describe how your chapter’s contents contribute to a heightened understanding or appreciation of entrepreneurship in the informal economy)

PUBLICATION SCHEDULE:

Book chapter proposals received: September 15, 2011

Notification of accepted chapter proposalsOctober 15, 2011

Receipt of full book chapters: January 15, 2012

Chapter authors receive reviews with feedbackFebruary 15, 2012

Final revisions due: April 15, 2012

Book release:  Summer 2012

Please send proposals and inquiries to both:

Mai Thi Thanh Thai: [log in to unmask];

Ekaterina Turkina: [log in to unmask]

 

DETAILED OUTLINE OF THE BOOK

Part I: Introduction

Importance of informal economy; determinants of informal entrepreneurship; challenges of managing the informal economy

Part II: Informal entrepreneurship around the world

Country/region studies (qualitative or quantitative papers). We aim to have balanced coverage of country examples from five continents. (We aim to get committed authors for at least 10 chapters).

Part III: Implications

Lessons learned; conditions under which the benefits of informal entrepreneurial activity outweigh the disadvantages; perspectives for formalization of informal sectors; policy recommendations, etc.

 

 

 

Mai Thai, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of International Business, HEC Montral

3000, chemin de la Cte-Sainte-Catherine, Montral (Qubec), H3T 2A7, Canada

Office phone: (+1) (514) 340-6188; Mobile: (+1) (514) 627 1569; Fax: (+1) (514) 340-6987;

Email: [log in to unmask]; Webpage: www.hec.ca/en/profs/mai-thi-thanh.thai.html

 

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  2. Frontiers of research in international business   

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Pages 186-189
Ram Mudambi, Tim Swift

 
  4. Comparative strategic management: An emergent field in international management   Original Research Article

Pages 190-200
Yadong Luo, Jinyun Sun, Stephanie Lu Wang

 
  5. Communities, alliances, networks and knowledge in multinational firms: A micro-analytic framework   Original Research Article

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Stephen Tallman, Aya S. Chacar

 
  6. Complex technological capabilities in emerging economy firms: The role of organizational relationships   Original Research Article

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Anna Lamin, Denise Dunlap

 
  7. Subsidiary embeddedness as a determinant of divisional headquarters involvement in innovation transfer processes   Original Research Article

Pages 229-242
Henrik Dellestrand

 
  8. Performance effects of MNC headquarters–subsidiary conflict and the role of boundary spanners: The case of headquarter initiative rejection   Original Research Article

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Andreas Schotter, Paul W. Beamish

 

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--------------000609000409050706090405-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:33:39 -0400 Reply-To: "Griffith, David" <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: "Griffith, David" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Reminder: Call for papers: Internationalization Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_46FB772CE32EB64F9BA1B47095B5EF29046631294CEEEXV1busmsue_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_46FB772CE32EB64F9BA1B47095B5EF29046631294CEEEXV1busmsue_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Call for Papers: Special Issue Internationalization during Times of Changing Markets Journal of International Marketing Internationalization is a process of firm expansion into new markets. Although a great deal of work has been engaged to enhance our understanding of firm internationalization, the importance of marketing and marketing related topics are often overlooked, thus leaving international marketing scholars and practitioners with an incomplete understanding of the marketing side of this important issue. As such, the purpose of this special issue is to focus our attention on the importance of marketing and marketing related topics associated with internationalization and its process. It is hoped through this special issue, greater theoretical and methodological understanding can be gained pertaining to the marketing aspects of internationalization. Manuscripts may be conceptual or empirical. All manuscripts should work to make a substantive contribution to the international marketing literature as well as the practice of international marketing. Topics could include, but are not limited to: * New theoretical foundations for understanding internationalization * A marketing perspective for the measurement of internationalization * Internationalization as a means to address the base-of-the pyramid * Internationalization's relationship with sustainability * Corporate social responsibility during internationalization * Global market segmentation and internationalization * Forward and backward internationalization: Entering and leaving markets * Internationalization and market opportunity analysis * Managing marketing knowledge during internationalization * Managing cross-market knowledge flows during internationalization * Contingent market factors influencing internationalization effectiveness * Internationalization efforts of emerging market firms * The role of culture during internationalization * Market orientation's role in internationalization efforts * The role of marketing managers in firm internationalization * The marketing side of the born global vs. internationalization discussion * Social media and internationalization * Behavioral decision theory and market opportunity assessment for internationalization * Organizational theory and internationalization efforts * Institutional theory's role in explaining internationalization * Cross-disciplinary interfaces with marketing during internationalization * Branding challenges during internationalization * The relationship of product diffusion and internationalization * Internationalization and new product development: Extending existing products or creating new products Deadline for Submission: February 10, 2012. Guidelines for the Journal of International Marketing can be found at: http://www.marketingpower.com/jim. Manuscripts should be submitted at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ama_jim. All manuscripts will be entered into the review process beginning February 11, 2012. Questions pertaining to the Special Issue should be direct to: Dr. David A. Griffith The John W. Byington Endowed Chair in Global Marketing Editor, Journal of International Marketing Director, Ph.D. Program in Marketing Professor of Marketing Department of Marketing The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management Michigan State University N370 North Business Complex East Lansing, MI 48824-1122 Phone: 517.432.6429 Fax: 517.432.1112 e-mail: [log in to unmask] http://www.msu.edu/~griff296/ ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. --_000_46FB772CE32EB64F9BA1B47095B5EF29046631294CEEEXV1busmsue_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Call for Papers: Special Issue

 

Internationalization during Times of Changing Markets

Journal of International Marketing

 

Internationalization is a process of firm expansion into new markets. Although a great deal of work has been engaged to enhance our understanding of firm internationalization, the importance of marketing and marketing related topics are often overlooked, thus leaving international marketing scholars and practitioners with an incomplete understanding of the marketing side of this important issue. As such, the purpose of this special issue is to focus our attention on the importance of marketing and marketing related topics associated with internationalization and its process. It is hoped through this special issue, greater theoretical and methodological understanding can be gained pertaining to the marketing aspects of internationalization.

 

Manuscripts may be conceptual or empirical. All manuscripts should work to make a substantive contribution to the international marketing literature as well as the practice of international marketing.


Topics could include, but are not limited to:

 

·                     New theoretical foundations for understanding internationalization

·                     A marketing perspective for the measurement of internationalization

·                     Internationalization as a means to address the base-of-the pyramid

·                     Internationalization’s relationship with sustainability

·                     Corporate social responsibility during internationalization

·                     Global market segmentation and internationalization

·                     Forward and backward internationalization: Entering and leaving markets

·                     Internationalization and market opportunity analysis

·                     Managing marketing knowledge during internationalization

·                     Managing cross-market knowledge flows during internationalization

·                     Contingent market factors influencing internationalization effectiveness

·                     Internationalization efforts of emerging market firms

·                     The role of culture during internationalization

·                     Market orientation’s role in internationalization efforts

·                     The role of marketing managers in firm internationalization

·                     The marketing side of the born global vs. internationalization discussion

·                     Social media and internationalization

·                     Behavioral decision theory and market opportunity assessment for internationalization

·                     Organizational theory and internationalization efforts

·                     Institutional theory’s role in explaining internationalization

·                     Cross-disciplinary interfaces with marketing during internationalization

·                     Branding challenges during internationalization

·                     The relationship of product diffusion and internationalization

·                     Internationalization and new product development: Extending existing products or creating new products

 

Deadline for Submission: February 10, 2012.

 

Guidelines for the Journal of International Marketing can be found at: http://www.marketingpower.com/jim.

 

Manuscripts should be submitted at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ama_jim.

 

All manuscripts will be entered into the review process beginning February 11, 2012.

 

Questions pertaining to the Special Issue should be direct to:

 

Dr. David A. Griffith

The John W. Byington Endowed Chair in Global Marketing

Editor, Journal of International Marketing

Director, Ph.D. Program in Marketing

Professor of Marketing

Department of Marketing

The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Michigan State University

N370 North Business Complex

East Lansing, MI 48824-1122

Phone: 517.432.6429

Fax: 517.432.1112

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--_000_46FB772CE32EB64F9BA1B47095B5EF29046631294CEEEXV1busmsue_-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:20:52 +0000 Reply-To: "Moore, Fiona" <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: "Moore, Fiona" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Call for teaching fellows at Royal Holloway, University of London Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable MIME-Version: 1.0 Royal Holloway, University of London urgently needs teaching fellows for the 2011-12 school year to teach on the Masters' in International HRM. Royal Holloway is part of the University of London Group, and the School of Management has a lively and engaged faculty and a diverse and international student body. Contact the MScIHRM programme director, Chris Reees ([log in to unmask]) for more information. Kind regards, Fiona Moore --- Dr Fiona Moore School of Management Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Tel. +44 1784 276116 Fax. +44 1784 276100 Web. http://tinyurl.com/fionamoore Read my JIBS article for free at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/journal/v42/n5/pdf/jibs201111a.pdf ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. ========================================================================Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:27:20 +0000 Reply-To: "Sauermann, Henry" <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: "Sauermann, Henry" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: tenure-track position at Georgia Tech In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_89595DA44B2F5F4BAAD802CBA85D429D1ACF007Faeatlgtrmbx01gt_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_89595DA44B2F5F4BAAD802CBA85D429D1ACF007Faeatlgtrmbx01gt_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Tenure-Track Position in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and/or International Business The strategic management area at Georgia Tech's College of Management (COM) seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track or tenured appointment for fall 2012 in one of the following areas: (1) strategic management, (2) entrepreneurship, or (3) international business. The minimum requirements are: a Ph.D. in those disciplines and/or related area, outstanding research, demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and excellent recommendations, which will be the primary criteria for selecting candidates. We seek research-active individuals who address interesting and important real-world phenomena using a theoretical lens grounded in economics or sociology, and rigorous empirical methods. The faculty will begin reviewing applications October 31, 2011. To be assured full consideration, please send the following documents electronically to [log in to unmask] no later than October 31, 2011. 1. A cover letter and vita indicating your education, relevant experience, research publications and research interests. 2. Three letters of recommendation with your name in the filename (e.g., "Smith, John - Letter of Recommendation 1.pdf"). Please make sure that your name also appears in the body of the letter of recommendation. 3. Two (2) samples of your research; either research papers and/or your dissertation proposal; with your name in the file name (e.g., "Smith, John - Research Sample 1.pdf"). Please make sure that your name also appears on the title page of the research sample. *Packages sent by mail will not be accepted. All documents must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. As part of our recruiting process, we seek to obtain statistical information on our applicants which is voluntary. Please complete the form found at: http://mgt.gatech.edu/downloads/ga_tech_disclosure.doc, and e-mail it to [log in to unmask]. About Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech's College of Management is, when considering all business schools, ranked 23th by U.S. News and top 30 by Business Week, and top 25 in Forbes among public schools. The College of Management (COM) is housed in a new, state of the art $55million facility, which is part of the $260 million building complex of Technology Square in midtown Atlanta (including in addition to Georgia Tech's Business School, the GT Conference Center and Hotel, the Global Learning Center, the Economic Development Institute, and the Advanced Technology and Development Center (ATDC), one of the leading incubators in the United States). COM is the home of an NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training program, Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER), as well as a US Department of Education funded Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Additional information about Georgia Tech's COM and its faculty is available at: http://mgt.gatech.edu/. The Strategic Management area represents a strong community of active researchers pursuing a diversity of interests (See http://mgt.gatech.edu/fac_research/acad_areas/stg_mgt.html for more information). The Georgia Institute of Technology (http://www.gatech.edu) is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education. Georgia Tech consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States. In a world that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching and advanced research to define the technological university of the 21st century. Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, which values diversity. Henry Sauermann Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Georgia Institute of Technology College of Management 800, W. Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: 404-385-4883 http://mgt.gatech.edu/directory/faculty/sauermann/index.html SSRN Author page: http://ssrn.com/author=1142729 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. --_000_89595DA44B2F5F4BAAD802CBA85D429D1ACF007Faeatlgtrmbx01gt_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Tenure-Track Position in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and/or International Business

 

The strategic management area at Georgia Tech’s College of Management (COM) seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track or tenured appointment for fall 2012 in one of the following areas:  (1) strategic management, (2) entrepreneurship, or (3) international business.  The minimum requirements are: a Ph.D. in those disciplines and/or related area, outstanding research, demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and excellent recommendations, which will be the primary criteria for selecting candidates. We seek research-active individuals who address interesting and important real-world phenomena using a theoretical lens grounded in economics or sociology, and rigorous empirical methods. The faculty will begin reviewing applications October 31, 2011.

 

To be assured full consideration, please send the following documents electronically to [log in to unmask] no later than October 31, 2011.

  1. A cover letter and vita indicating your education, relevant experience, research publications and research interests.
  2. Three letters of recommendation with your name in the filename (e.g., “Smith, John – Letter of Recommendation 1.pdf”). Please make sure that your name also appears in the body of the letter of recommendation.
  3. Two (2) samples of your research; either research papers and/or your dissertation proposal; with your name in the file name (e.g., “Smith, John – Research Sample 1.pdf”).  Please make sure that your name also appears on the title page of the research sample.

 

*Packages sent by mail will not be accepted. All documents must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

 

As part of our recruiting process, we seek to obtain statistical information on our applicants which is voluntary. Please complete the form found at:  http://mgt.gatech.edu/downloads/ga_tech_disclosure.doc, and e-mail it to [log in to unmask].

 

About Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech’s College of Management is, when considering all business schools, ranked 23th by U.S. News and top 30 by Business Week, and top 25 in Forbes among public schools.  The College of Management (COM) is housed in a new, state of the art $55million facility, which is part of the $260 million building complex of Technology Square in midtown Atlanta (including in addition to Georgia Tech’s Business School, the GT Conference Center and Hotel, the Global Learning Center, the Economic Development Institute, and the Advanced Technology and Development Center (ATDC), one of the leading incubators in the United States).  COM is the home of an NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training program, Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER), as well as a US Department of Education funded Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Additional information about Georgia Tech’s COM and its faculty is available at: http://mgt.gatech.edu/.  The Strategic Management area represents a strong community of active researchers pursuing a diversity of interests (See http://mgt.gatech.edu/fac_research/acad_areas/stg_mgt.html for more information).

 

The Georgia Institute of Technology (http://www.gatech.edu) is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.  Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.  Georgia Tech consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States.  In a world that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching and advanced research to define the technological university of the 21st century.

 

 

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, which values diversity.

 

Henry Sauermann

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Management

800, W. Peachtree St.

Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: 404-385-4883

http://mgt.gatech.edu/directory/faculty/sauermann/index.html

SSRN Author page: http://ssrn.com/author=1142729 

 

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--_000_89595DA44B2F5F4BAAD802CBA85D429D1ACF007Faeatlgtrmbx01gt_-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:13:05 +0000 Reply-To: "Schlegelmilch, Bodo B." <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Academy of International Business List <[log in to unmask]> From: "Schlegelmilch, Bodo B." <[log in to unmask]> Subject: open position: Teaching and Research Associate (PhD Fellowship) Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_E39F5647164C6947B0AAEAD5842522FE0DC02Bmbx6adwuwienacat_" MIME-Version: 1.0 --_000_E39F5647164C6947B0AAEAD5842522FE0DC02Bmbx6adwuwienacat_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Teaching and Research Associate (PhD Fellowship) The Institute for International Marketing Management (IMM) at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) is currently inviting applications for a 6-year research associate position and doctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will provide support to the IMM Institute in teaching and administrative work while pursuing an active program of academic research. English is the working language of the group. Requirements: Candidates must possess a university degree in marketing, business administration, psychology or related disciplines; a high standard of English; basic skills in qualitative and quantitative methods; and have an interest in international marketing management and strategy. Members of the IMM team have published in leading journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics and Strategic Management Journal. The group maintains a strong collaborative atmosphere with research-oriented programs for doctoral students and regularly hosts academic visitors from major American, European and Asian universities. Established in 1898, Vienna University of Economics and Business has over 25,000 students and 400 full time faculty. The university offers Bachelors, Masters, Executive Masters, and PhD programs in traditional and specialized areas. Its EQUIS accreditation, granted to just over 100 universities worldwide, and numerous excellent international rankings (including the Financial Times) confirm the high quality of WU and its programs. The university maintains partnerships with 220 universities on all continents and has strong ties to the business community. Vienna is a major center of business for the region and serves as the gateway to Central and Eastern Europe. The city hosts the European Regional Headquarters of more than 200 major multinational firms and a variety of international organizations including the UN Atomic Energy Agency, UNIDO, and OPEC. Vienna offers exceptional attractions in music, art, and popular culture, as well as world-class dining and a high standard of living. Vienna is consistently ranked as one of the worlds most livable cities by Mercer Consulting/The Economist. Informal inquiries should be directed to Professor Bodo B. Schlegelmilch, phone: +43 1 313 36 5103, email [log in to unmask]. To apply please visit the following link: http://www.wu.ac.at/jobs. Applicants are advised to register and upload their application documents online. Please specify the vacancy classification number 1853. The online job listing appears as 75% (30 hours/week) Teaching and Research Associate position (pre-doc). To be considered for the position, your application including curriculum vitae must be received by 5 October 2011. ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. --_000_E39F5647164C6947B0AAEAD5842522FE0DC02Bmbx6adwuwienacat_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Teaching and Research Associate (PhD Fellowship)

 

 

The Institute for International Marketing Management (IMM) at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) is currently inviting applications for a 6-year research associate position and doctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will provide support to the IMM Institute in teaching and administrative work while pursuing an active program of academic research. English is the working language of the group.

 

Requirements: Candidates must possess a university degree in marketing, business administration, psychology or related disciplines; a high standard of English; basic skills in qualitative and quantitative methods; and have an interest in international marketing management and strategy.

 

Members of the IMM team have published in leading journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics and Strategic Management Journal. The group maintains a strong collaborative atmosphere with research-oriented programs for doctoral students and regularly hosts academic visitors from major American, European and Asian universities.

 

Established in 1898, Vienna University of Economics and Business has over 25,000 students and 400 full time faculty. The university offers Bachelors, Masters, Executive Masters, and PhD programs in traditional and specialized areas. Its EQUIS accreditation, granted to just over 100 universities worldwide, and numerous excellent international rankings (including the Financial Times) confirm the high quality of WU and its programs. The university maintains partnerships with 220 universities on all continents and has strong ties to the business community.

 

Vienna is a major center of business for the region and serves as the gateway to Central and Eastern Europe. The city hosts the European Regional Headquarters of more than 200 major multinational firms and a variety of international organizations including the UN Atomic Energy Agency, UNIDO, and OPEC. Vienna offers exceptional attractions in music, art, and popular culture, as well as world-class dining and a high standard of living. Vienna is consistently ranked as one of the worlds most livable cities by Mercer Consulting/The Economist.

 

Informal inquiries should be directed to Professor Bodo B. Schlegelmilch, phone: +43 1 313 36 5103, email [log in to unmask].

 

To apply please visit the following link: http://www.wu.ac.at/jobs. Applicants are advised to register and upload their application documents online. Please specify the vacancy classification number 1853. The online job listing appears as 75% (30 hours/week) Teaching and Research Associate position (pre-doc). To be considered for the position, your application including curriculum vitae must be received by 5 October 2011.

 

 

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