Dear Colleagues,

If you came to the AIB Turkey 2013 Annual Conference, you must have realized the tremendous opportunity and some unique challenges of operating in a region like the MENA. Less than 2% of the total research published in Business, Management and Accounting journals are from MENA (this is excluding the countries of Turkey and Israel). AIBMENA, the chapter focusing on the Middle East North Africa Region recently published a special issue in the International Journal of Emerging Markets of some of its best conference papers:  Do have a look if this region interests you and you would like to get involved in research. There are plenty of opportunities for collaboration and mentorship as this region gains importance in the international business community. Watch this space for our call for our next conference!



Founder & President of Academy of International Business: Middle East North Africa Chapter

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International Journal of Emerging Markets, Volume 8, Issue 3
Special issue: Perspectives from the MENA Region



Methods to increase research output: some tips looking at the MENA region

Authors: Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan
Article Type: Conceptual paper
Keywords: Business, Management accounting, MENA, North Africa, Promotion criteria, Publications, Relevance gap, Research output, Research work, The Middle East
Page Numbers: 215 - 239
Year: 2013


The determinants of foreign direct investment in the Middle East North Africa region

Authors: Tim Rogmans, Haico Ebbers
Article Type: Research paper
Keywords: Emerging markets, Foreign direct investment, Institutions, International investments, Middle East, Natural resources, North Africa, Political risk
Page Numbers: 240 - 257
Year: 2013


Socio-demographic factors and network configuration among MENA entrepreneurs

Authors: Victor Zengyu Huang, Anup Nandialath, Abdulkareem Kassim Alsayaghi, Emine Esra Karadeniz
Article Type: Research paper
Keywords: Advisory networks, Demographics, Entrepreneurial phases, Entrepreneurialism, MENA, Middle East, Networks, North Africa, Socio-demographics, Start-ups
Page Numbers: 258 - 281
Year: 2013


Investigating ethical perceptions of short-term earnings management practices

Authors: Leonie Jooste
Article Type: Research paper
Keywords: Accounting education, Bruns and Merchant study, Business managers, Curricula, Earnings management, Ethics, Personal values, Students, Universities
Page Numbers: 282 - 299
Year: 2013


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