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2012 Annual Conference, October 31 - November 2Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Hosted by: Florida Atlantic University

Conference Theme: Institutions and Emerging Markets

Conference Website: www.aibse.org

Final Submission Deadline:  June 30, 2012
 

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter (AIB-SE) will be held at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 31 – November 2, 2012. We invite scholars, graduate and undergraduate students as well as business practitioners to submit papers, panels and presentation proposals addressing international business topics in general, and thematic papers focusing on emerging markets are encouraged. Please visit our website www.aibse.org for more information.

The Conference

AIB-SE is one of the two largest and most active regional divisions of the Academy of International Business’s 16 worldwide divisions. AIB-SE’s annual conference centers on the presentation of the newest ideas in international business to an international audience of academic scholars and business practitioners. The conference is characterized by a strong developmental focus, providing participants with a supportive and collegial platform to discuss and develop ideas, and mentoring and helping authors enhance their papers for publication.

The 2012 conference theme is “Institutions and Emerging Markets” and our keynote speaker will be AIB Fellow Dr. Oded Shenkar. The conference will be hosted by Florida Atlantic University, a renowned nationally-ranked research university and southeast Florida’s oldest public university. The official conference hotel is the The Riverside, Fort Lauderdale’s oldest hotel. The Riverside Hotel is located in short walking distance (0.3 miles / 500 meters) from Florida Atlantic University’s downtown campus (our 2012 conference location) on the famous Las Olas Boulevard, right on the Intercoastal Waterway with direct access to Fort Lauderdale Beach and to the many canals and waterways that gave Fort Lauderdale the nickname “Venice of America”.

The conference will feature competitive and interactive paper sessions, panel discussions on and around our annual theme, a doctoral student consortium and meet-the-editors session, a journal paper development workshop with the International Journal of Emerging Markets, sponsored by Emerald, a welcome reception by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance including a tour of the Fort Lauderdale port (the second largest cruise port in the world and one of the world’s largest cargo ports), a dinner cruise on Fort Lauderdale’s waterways, and several social networking events including our annual welcome reception, dinner gala and award ceremony and annual luncheon. All accepted conference papers will be published in the 2012 AIB-SE Conference Proceedings and the best papers will be invited for submission to two special journal issues, one thematic issue on emerging markets published by Emerald’s International Journal of Emerging Markets and a special issue by AIB-SE’s own journal, International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice. The conference will further feature several awards, including an overall best conference paper award, a best thematic paper award on emerging markets, two best student paper awards (undergraduate and graduate), an overall best conference reviewer award as well as a best student reviewer award. These awards come with cash prices and AIB-SE may also award travel stipends for scholars and students from low-income countries and for students accepted for the doctoral student consortium to facilitate their attendance of the conference.

Last year’s conference, which was held on the campus of Rollins College in Orlando, was attended by participants from 25 countries representing 6 continents and we are looking forward to building on this great success at this year’s conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the conference website at www.aibse.org.


Why AIB-SE Conference?
(1) Opportunity to present your work, interact and network with academic scholars, business practitioneers, and peers from around the world and learn from renowned scholars such as Dr. Oded Shenkar, who will keynote at our 2012 conference.

(2) Opportunity to be published in several international business journals. We will invite the best conference papers for submissions to two special journal issues, one with the International Journal of Emerging Markets (published by Emerald) and one with AIB-SE’s own journal, International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice.

(3) Opportunity to attend the 2012 Journal Paper Development Workshop, sponsored by Emerald’s International Journal of Emerging Markets, which provides an opportunity for authors to develop their papers for submission to the special issue on Emerging Markets and meet with the editor in chief, Dr. Ilan Alon, and the guest editors of the special issue.

(4) All accepted conference papers and defended dissertation proposals will be published in the 2012 Academy of International Business Southeast USA Conference Proceedings.

(5) Opportunity to win several prestigious awards, including the 2012 Best Overall Conference Paper Award and the Best Thematic Conference Paper Award. Each award includes a cash price for the award winner. In addition, students have the opportunity to win one of our William J. Ziegler Best Student Paper Awards, one for undergraduate and one for graduate student papers. Both awards include a cash stipend for the winner.

(6) Opportunity to win one of our 2012 Best Reviewer Awards for Best Conference Reviewer and Best Student Reviewer. Each award includes a cash price for the award winner.

(7) Enjoy the tropical weather and many tourist attractions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the fall!

Additional Benefit: The annual meeting of the Southern Management Association (SMA) will be held concurrently with our conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and so allows participants to attend two conferences on one travel budget.

Doctoral Student Consortium
As part of the conference, AIB-SE will hold a doctoral student consortium inviting PhD students to submit research papers and defended dissertation proposals in abbreviated format. A developmental session with senior faculty will provide doctoral students the opportunity to enhance their scholarly work in preparation for publication. AIB-SE will also organize a meet-the-editors session allowing doctoral students to interact with editors and publishers of academic journals. For more information, please visit the conference website at www.aibse.org and contact the Consortium Chair, Dr. Mike Mullen at [log in to unmask]  

Submission Instructions
All papers and panel proposals should be submitted electronically via the AIB-SE’s online submission website atwww.aibse.org/conference/submission by June 30, 2012. There are five types of submissions: (1) competitivepapers, (2) interactive papers, (3) thematic papers on emerging markets, (4) student papers, and (5) panel proposals. The aforementioned submission website includes a description for each of these submission types. To be included in the official conference program, at least one author of each paper and all members of a panel proposal must register by September 15, 2012. Papers must conform to the Instructions for Authors of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).

Call for Reviewers
If you are interested in serving as a reviewer and win one of our best reviewer awards, which include cash prices for the award winners, please sign up online at out reviewer page at www.aibse.org/conference/call-for-reviewers

Call for Conference Sponsors
AIB-SE solicits sponsorships from colleges, universities, and corporations to provide financial support for the annual meeting. By sponsoring, you gain recognition and visibility for your organization. Learn more about our sponsorship tiers at our 2012 sponsorship page at www.aibse.org/conference/conference-sponsors and by contacting the 2012 AIB-SE Chair, Dr. Ilan Alon or the 2012 conference chairs, Dr. Daniel Rottig and Dr. Matthew Mitchell at [log in to unmask] 


We look forward to seeing you in Sunny Florida!  

AIB-SE Chairs and Conference Organizers


Ilan Alon, Ph.D.  
AIB-SE Chair and Cornell Chair of International Business
Director, The China and India Centers
Rollins College and Harvard University
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Daniel Rottig, Ph.D.
AIB-SE Vice Chair and 2012 Conference Chair
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy
Lutgert College of Business - Florida Gulf Coast University 
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Matthew C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
AIB-SE Development Director and 2012 Conference Co-Chair
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy
College of Business and Public Administration - Drake University
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Mike Mullen, Ph.D.
Local Host Representative and Chair of Doctoral Student Consortium
Professor of International Business and Marketing
College of Business - Florida Atlantic University 
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2012 AIB-SE Sponsors

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For more information, please visit AIB-SE’s website at: www.aibse.org

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