AIB-LAT Conference 2012 Internationalization, Innovation and Sustainability of MNCs in Latin America Miami, Florida - April 20-21, 2012 Dear AIB Members, We would like to invite you to submit your work to our next AIB Latin America (AIB-LAT) Conference, to take place in Miami, Florida on April 20-21, 2012. As global and regional integration move forward, it has become imperative for firms to be simultaneously innovative and sustainable when setting up operations in new countries and markets. Innovation and sustainability have become imperative to success: MNCs need to constantly innovate with better processes, technologies, products, and ideas and also match, in a long-term perspective, the markets, institutions, economies, stakeholders and societies that they reach. In this line, the Latin American Chapter of the Academy of International Business is pleased to announce that the conference "Internationalization, Innovation and Sustainability of MNCs in Latin America" will be held in Miami at Florida International University on April 20-21, 2012. This year's AIB-LAT conference aims to promote the best and latest research findings and theoretical developments in the field of Internationalization, Innovation and Sustainability of MNCs in the region. We expect to answer some critical questions that IB academics and practitioners are dealing with today: What is the relation between IB, innovation, and sustainability? What are the main forces shaping these perspectives? How can MNCs be innovative and sustainable at the same time, and operate successfully in the varying contexts that they reach? How can MNCs respond to the growing needs of the regional markets through innovative processes, products and services?... We cordially invite you to share your experience in this field of research, by submitting empirical and conceptual papers explicitly or implicitly related to the theme of the conference. While the theme focuses on Latin America, we welcome papers from other emerging markets to allow for a comparative perspective. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Abstract Submission: We invite abstracts describing papers or panels that you intend to present at the AIB-LAT Annual Meeting in 2012. Paper presentation abstracts should be between 500 and 800 words. For paper abstracts, please do not include personal identifying information in the abstract. This information (e.g., name of author(s), email address, institution, mailing address, etc.) will be entered separately in the paper review system. All paper abstracts will be subject to a double blind peer review process. The abstract submissions for panel presentations should include the following: title of the panel, names of panelists, institutions, a 500-800 word abstract describing the overall panel objective(s), and a 500-800 word abstract for each paper or presentation included in the symposium. Panel proposals will be subject to a single blind peer review process since a portion of the decision process will relate to the qualifications of the panelists. Submissions can be sent through the submission system at the following address: http://meetings.aib.msu.edu/lat/2012/ KEY DATES: Abstract submission: November 30, 2011 Abstract acceptance: December 15, 2011 Full paper submission: January 28, 2012 Full paper acceptance: February 20, 2012 AIB-LAT Best Paper Awards: The 10 best conference papers will be considered for publication: The two best manuscripts will be considered for publication in INNOVAR (SSCI Indexed) during 2012, and the remaining 8 manuscripts will be considered for publication in an edited Latin American AIB book series being published by Palgrave MacMillan. We would also like to invite you to sign up as a reviewer for the conference at: http://meetings.aib.msu.edu/lat/2012/signup.php. For up-to-date information about the conference, submission instructions, an online copy of the call for papers, information about the scientific committee and a call for reviewers, please check the AIB-LAT chapter website at http://www.aib-lat.org. Kind regards, Leonardo Liberman, Conference Chair William Newburry, Scientific Chair AIB-LAT Conference 2012 ____ 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.