Dear colleagues,

We would like to remind you that the deadline for taking part in the “1st Pavia Paper Development Workshop (PPDW)” in International Business is approaching. The Workshop  will be held in Pavia, 26th September 2013 organised by the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Pavia (Italy).

The aim of the workshop is to provide young researchers in international business (IB) who seek to publish in leading international journals an opportunity to discuss their papers with a distinguished international faculty who will give constructive feedback so as to enhance the likelihood of their publication.

The faculty for the PPDW includes the following IB scholars:

Jean-François HENNART (Chairperson)

Faculty of Economics, University of Pavia, Italy; Queen's University Management School, Belfast, UK, Singapore Management University, Singapore and CREB, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

- Lars Hċkanson – Dept. of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School (DK)

- Antonio Majocchi - Dept. of Economics and Management, University of Pavia (Italy)

- Roger Strange – Dept. of Business and Management – University of Sussex (UK)

- Antonella Zucchella - Dept. of Economics and Management, University of Pavia (Italy)

Audience: The workshop is open to all scholars who seek to publish in the field of international business, with preference given to young researchers. Attendance at the workshop is welcome and open to anyone interested in the field of IB as audience. There is no fee for the workshop, but participants are required to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Format: The workshop will be held on Thursday 26th September. Each scholar will present their paper, followed by comments and feedback from the primary discussant, and from other members of the faculty panel. Given time constraints, there will be no open discussion with the audience.

Selection process: Applicants are asked to send by 10th June 2013 to the following email address: [log in to unmask] a three-page abstract of the paper and a brief CV.

Please check the following website for further information about the selection process, guidelines, participation, and for practical information about accomodation, travel and organisational matters.


Kind regards,


Antonio Majocchi & Antonella Zucchella

Department of Economics and Management

University of Pavia

Via S. Felice, 5

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