Dear AIB Members and friends,

Please find below and attached the call for papers for this year's
Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) conference in Bangkok,
Thailand, during 29 October - 1 November 2014. We look forward to your
paper submissions and hope that we will be able to welcome as many of you
as possible. Please also pass the call for papers to your colleagues and
your local mailing lists.

For more information, please visit or email:
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Best wishes,

Pavida Pananond

(Chair of the organizing committee)

Thammasat Business School

Thammasat University

2 Prachan Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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*Call for papers*

*31st Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference*

*Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand*

*29 October - 1 November 2014*


*Conference Theme *

Regional and inter-regional economic integration efforts are an important
feature of today's global business. The changing landscape following the
rapid proliferation of regional groupings across the world poses new
challenges for business practices and strategies as well as for
governments.  Despite the mixed fortunes of integrated regional groupings,
such as the European Union, the limited progress in multilateral economic
collaboration puts renewed emphasis on regional mechanisms. Regional
integration intensifies the interactive globalizing and localizing forces
for global, regional and local businesses. While closer integration
facilitates cross-border transactions, it also accentuates differences in
institutions, culture, resources and human capital between regions of the

The expected increase in trade and investment within and among regional
groupings provides new opportunities to organize business geographically.
Closer ties are encouraged through the formal institutional and governance
structure of established regional bodies, such as the European Union (EU),
the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
At the same time, multinational firms' dispersion of activities within and
across regions informally heightens intra- and inter-regional trade and
investment. With value creation dispersed around the world, regional
groupings provide opportunities for firms to deepen their linkages and
networks through offshoring and outsourcing activities in developed and
emerging economies.

Increasing interactions among businesses across regions present
opportunities for established multinational enterprises to widen their
global reach. Concurrently, they allow newcomer multinationals rising from
many emerging markets to accelerate their catch-up by becoming regional and
later global players. Closer collaboration among countries within the same
or across regions similarly presents challenges for governments on how to
position their economy to benefit from the deepening and widening of global
value chains in many industries.

*Call for Papers *

As a regional hub of an increasingly connected Asia, Bangkok is a naturally
fitting location to host the 31st Annual EAMSA Conference. We invite
business and management scholars to explore how businesses, governments and
societies respond to regional integration as a key feature of the global
business landscape.

While we encourage papers that address the conference theme, we also
welcome papers that fall outside of the main conference theme but deal with
issues of international business in Europe and Asia and the interactions
between the two regions.

Thus, we invite submissions that make a contribution through
interdisciplinary approaches to the interaction among regional integration,
value chains and multinational firms. We invite theoretical/conceptual
papers and empirical work that draw on qualitative or quantitative methods
or an innovative combination of both. Potential themes include, but are not
limited to:

- Internationalization of Asian multinationals

- Regional integration and its impact on firm strategy

- Role of Asia and Europe in multinational firm networks

- Regional and global value chains

- Intra- and inter-regional value chains and multinational firms' strategies

- Regional free trade agreements and corporate behavior

- The role of formal and informal institutions on regionalization

- Knowledge management in multinational firms

- Regional cultural intelligence

*Conference Venue and Program*

The conference will take place at Thammasat Business School's 's riverfront
building at the Tha Prachan campus in old town Bangkok. In addition to the
paper sessions, participants are invited to join a company visit,
conference dinner, welcome reception as well as a cultural program after
the end of the conference. For more information, please visit or email: [log in to unmask]

*Deadlines and Submission Procedure *

Deadline for paper submission: 15 July 2014

Paper acceptance notification date: 31 August 2014

Conference dates: 29 October - 1 November 2014

There are three types of sessions for individual paper submissions. We
therefore encourage established scholars and young/new scholars to present
and discuss their research in progress in these sessions. Please select the
most appropriate type of session format from the following:

*Competitive Papers: *The most complete papers should be submitted for
inclusion in competitive sessions (maximum of 9,000 words inclusive of all
materials, including appendices and references).

*Workshop/Interactive Papers: *Papers in progress should be submitted for
workshop sessions (maximum of 5,000 words inclusive of all materials,
including appendices and references).

*PhD Track:* PhD candidates and other young scholars are invited to present
their work at various stages of progress (from the proposal stage to
post-fieldwork analysis, with a maximum of 5,000 words).

All competitive paper submissions will be subject to a double-blind review
process with two reviewers, whereas workshop papers and PhD track papers
will be evaluated by one reviewer. Paper evaluation will be based on the
following criteria: relevance to the conference theme and to international
business issues in Europe and Asia; analytical rigor; methods applied;
originality; and significance of conclusions.

Full papers should reach the conference academic coordinator by 15 July
2014. This deadline will not be extended. Paper submission is managed by
Easy Chair.

To submit a paper, please go to:

*Awards and Publications*

All accepted papers are included in full length in the conference
proceedings. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their
work to a Special Issue of Asian Business & Management. Awards are given to
the best paper and the best reviewer. In addition, the best paper receives
a prize from Palgrave Macmillan.

*Organizing Committee*

Pavida Pananond, Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University (Chair)

Claes-Göran Alvstam - School of Business, Economics and Law, University of

Axèle Giroud - UNCTAD/University of Manchester

Martin Hemmert - School of Business, Korea University

Rajah Rasiah - Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

Patnaree Srisuphaolarn - Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University

Pavida Pananond, PhD
Associate Professor of International Business
Department of International Business, Logistics & Transport
Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University
2 Prachan Road, Bangkok 10200
Tel: +66 2 613 2231
Fax: +66 2 225 2109
Email: [log in to unmask]

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