Call for paper for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the


Academy of International Business- US Northeast Chapter

October 11 – 13, 2012



CIBER, University of Connecticut and CIBER, Temple University, Pennsylvania


Theme: Business Without Borders



John F Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University


Submission Deadline:  May 31, 2012


Conference Co-Chairs: Khawaja Mamun and Jing’an Tang

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The 2012 Annual Meeting of the AIB-US Northeast Chapter will be held October 11 – 13, 2012 at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.



Competitive papers, extended abstracts, and proposals for special sessions are invited for the topic areas listed below. Papers and proposals in other business related areas are welcome as well. Papers focusing on the “Business without Borders” will, however, be given special consideration. Submissions will be blind refereed and a select number of papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Publication in the proceedings does not preclude subsequent publication in other journals when proper acknowledgements are made. A few selected papers from the conference will also be published at the Journal of International Comparative Management and the special edition of the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.


By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) certifies that it is not copyrighted or previously published, has not been presented or accepted or is not currently under review for presentation at another professional meeting. At least one author must register for the conference. If more than one author presents the paper, each presenter must register. 


Doctoral and other students are encouraged to submit papers. There is a special discount on registration fee for doctoral students. A limited number of invited papers will also be presented by some distinguished academics.



Abstracts (up to one page) and work-in-progress papers (3-4 pages) describing an ongoing research project or study can be submitted. However, such papers will not be considered for publication in the conference proceedings.



Proposals for special sessions (symposia or panels) focusing on a single issue, single country, or single region are welcome. Any such special session would have a moderator and 3-4 presenters offering their unique perspectives. A proposal for a special session should not exceed three pages and should include the topic and purpose of the session, the names and affiliations of participants, complete address of all presenters including phone, fax and emails. The duration of a special session will be up to 75 minutes. All presenters of a special session must register for the conference and be present at the time of the presentation.


All papers, extended abstracts, and proposals for special sessions must be received electronically on or before Thursday, May 31, 2012.



There will be a Best Paper Award that will be given during the Award Luncheon on October 13. There will also be a Best Student Paper Award. A committee will select the winners. All papers submitted before the deadline will automatically be considered for the Best Paper Award.




Accounting Challenges in Global Economy

Karen Cascini, Sacred Heart University

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Business Ethics, Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility

Andra Gumbus, Sacred Heart University

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Doing Business in China

Zhen Pan, Nanjing Normal University

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Emerging Markets

Steven Chang, Long Island University

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Entrepreneurship & Business Innovations

Vishal Gupta, Binghamton University

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Global Supply Chain and Operations Management

Omar Salgado, ITESM, Mexico

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International Economics and Economic Development

Hiranya Nath, Sam Houston State University

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International Finance, Financial Services and Financial Markets

Abu Amin, Sacred Heart University

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Management of Global Workforce 

Carrie Picardi, Sacred Heart University

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Marketing in Digital Age

Iryna Pentina, University of Toledo

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The Network Organization and Information System

Kittipong Laosethakul, Sacred Heart University

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Organizational Behavior and Leading Across Cultures

Michael Zhang, Sacred Heart University

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Pedagogical Challenges in Teaching International Business

Saeb Al Ganideh, Al Zaytoona University, Jordan

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Strategic Issues in Global Business

Crystal Jiang, Bryant University

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All submissions will be handled through the AIBNE online submission system. All manuscripts and proposals must be submitted in a single Microsoft Word document containing all exhibits and figures by May 31, 2012.


Electronic submissions will be acknowledged by return e-mail upon receipt. Acceptance decisions will be made by July 15. Specific instructions will be sent to the authors with the acceptance notification.


The deadline for pre-registration is August 15. The pre-registration is $250 ($150 for students). An additional $50 will be charged for late registration. Registration includes a reception, two breakfasts, refreshment between sessions, and the award luncheon.

Please refer to the detailed submission instructions page for additional information on how to prepare and submit your submission. For up-to-date information about the conference and related events, please check the conference website at the following address:

Any questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to the track chairs or the conference chairs Khawaja Mamun or Jing’an Tang at [log in to unmask]



The Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway Hotel at Trumbull has provided a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate ($99). For reservations call 1- 800-228-9290 or 1-203-378-1400 before September 11, 2012 and state that you are attending the AIBNE conference hosted by Sacred Heart University. Further information will be provided with the acceptance material and will also be available on the conference website.



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