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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:
Deadline for Paper and Panel Submissions: June 30, 2012

Call for Applications

2012 AIB-SE Doctoral Student Consortium
Submission Deadline for Doctoral Student Consortium: July 31, 2012

The Conference
The Academy of International Business Southeast USA (AIB-SE) is one of the two largest and most active regional divisions of the AIB’s 16 worldwide divisions. AIB-SE’s 2012 annual conference will be held on October 31 - November 2, 2012 at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA and 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. For more information, please visit the conference website at
AIB-SE Doctoral Student Consortium
As part of the conference, AIB-SE is holding a doctoral student consortium inviting PhD students to submit research papers and defended dissertation proposals in abbreviated format. Students will receive feedback on their individual research projects as well as ideas and guidance for their future research agenda. This developmental session with senior faculty will provide doctoral students the opportunity to enhance their scholarly work in preparation for publication. There will also be some time for doctoral students to interact with participating faculty on topics of broad interest such as new trends in international business research, managing the dissertation stage and the job search process, and successful entry into the academic career. The Consortium will be followed by a Meet-The-Editors session allowing doctoral students to interact with editors and publishers of academic journals. The Doctorial Student Consortium and Meet the Editors session will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 
The most suitable candidates for the Consortium are Ph.D. students in any business discipline with an international focus who have completed their course work, are in the dissertation stage of their programs, and have a relatively clear idea about their dissertation research or other international research project. In order to make the consortium an effective exchange forum, we will restrict the number of participants and will emphasize quality and research potential of the dissertation/research topic.


Dr. Michael R. Mullen, Professor of Marketing & International Business, Florida Atlantic  
University and
Dr.  John R. McIntyre, Professor of Management & Executive Director, CIBER, Georgia Tech
Faculty Panel:

Dr. Daniel C. Bello
, Barbara & Elmer Sunday Endowed Professor, Institute of International Business, Georgia State University, USA
Dr. William (Bill) Newburry, Sun Trust Bank Professor in International Business, Florida International University
Dr. Mark Peterson, Professor of International Management at FAU and Hofstede Chair in Cultural Diversity at Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Dr. Taco Reus, Associate Professor, Dept. Business-Society Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dr. Mikael Søndergaard, Associate Professor, University of AarhusDenmark.
Submission Requirements: 
Please submit all materials by July 31, 2012.
Letter of Nomination from Advisor: The student's dissertation advisor should send a brief nomination letter to Prof. Michael Mullen, Florida Atlantic University, E-mail: [log in to unmask]. The letter should discuss the progress of the student in the program and his/her academic performance and potential.
Application from Doctoral Student: Your application should include an Abstract (3-5 page, double-space) and CV (1 page) in one file (see below). Please e-mail your application to Prof. Mike Mullen at [log in to unmask].

1)         Abstract (3-5 page, double-space) of the dissertation or other current international business research project. This extended abstract should succinctly cover the research question, theoretical background, proposed research design, and intended contribution(s). Diagrams, tables, and references should be provided at the end of the document but do not count towards the 5-page maximum limit.

2)         CV (1 page). Highlight your academic and work experience, along with publications including manuscripts under review.

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