Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to take part in the “2nd Pavia Paper Development Workshop (PPDW)” in International Business that will be held in Pavia, 19th September 2014 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 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

- Antonio Majocchi

- Roger Strange

- Antonella Zucchella


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.

: The workshop will be held on Friday 19 September. Each scholar will present a 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 6th June 2014 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

Department of Economics and Management

University of Pavia

Via S. Felice, 5

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