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*THE ASSOCIATION OF JAPANESE BUSINESS STUDIES*

*CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS*

*June 26-27, 2015 - BENGALURU, INDIA*

*Extended Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015*

*Submission Deadline: February 16, 2015*

*Program Chair**: Carol Reade, San Josť State University*



AJBS will hold its 28th Annual Meeting in cooperation with the Academy of
International Business (AIB) in Bengaluru, India. The combined conference
will run from June 26th through June 30th. The AJBS conference is June
26-27 (full day June 26th and half day June 27th) and the AIB conference is
June 27-30, 2015).  The Program Chair for this year's conference is Carol
Reade, San Josť State University, USA.

*About AJBS:* From its genesis as an informal network in 1982, AJBS was
officially organized and held its first conference at the Wharton Business
School in January, 1987. AJBS holds annual conferences at venues throughout
the world, providing an opportunity for discussion of current developments
and research on a range of business, public policy and teaching issues
related to Japan. Papers for AJBS conference presentation are double blind
peer reviewed. Accepted papers are considered for publication in the
journal, *Asian Business & Management* (ABM). AJBS welcomes scholars,
students and practitioners from all disciplinary backgrounds who are
interested in Japanese business issues.

Why should you participate in both (AJBS and AIB) conferences?  With one
trip, you can attend both the most prestigious professional meeting in
international business and an intimate conference that focuses specifically
on Japanese business issues. The AJBS conference provides additional
opportunities for journal publication and best paper awards, as detailed
below.

*Paper Submission:* Authors may submit papers to either or both
conferences. AJBS will consider submissions that have already been
presented elsewhere, but not published in a journal or book. Authors are
encouraged to consider submitting a paper tailored to the specialized
audience at the AJBS conference as well as a modified version appropriate
for the wider audience at AIB. As done in past years, we also plan to have
one session run by AJBS at the AIB conference.

*Submission Deadline:* *Monday,* *February 16, 2015*.  You can submit your
paper via http://meetings.aib.msu.edu/AJBS/2015/. We kindly ask you to
upload your paper in MS-Word format. Submissions must be on letter paper
(8.5"x11" or 216x279 mm), with double-spaced text and a font size of 11
points or larger. Please follow the JIBS style guide (
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/style_guide.html).

Please submit papers in MS-Word format (if MS-Word format is not available,
please use a basic text format that can be easily converted to MS-Word.
Please do not submit papers in PDF format.). To facilitate the blind review
process, remove ALL author-identifying information from the papers. Papers
will be double-blind reviewed, with the conference papers selected and
authors notified by early April, 2015.

*Conference Registration:* Registration for the conference will include a
specially-discounted combined (AJBS plus AIB) conference fee, a one-year
membership to AJBS (if not already a member) and a one-year
subscription to *Asian
Business & Management*.

*Asian Business & Management:* In 2003 AJBS established a partnership with
the journal *Asian Business & Management* (ABM), published by Palgrave
Macmillan in the U.K. As in recent years, the editor of ABM, together with
the AJBS conference committee, will select several papers from this year's
conference program to be considered for publication in ABM.

*Palgrave Macmillan - AJBS Best Paper Award: * Palgrave Macmillan has
sponsored a 'Best Paper' prize at the annual AJBS meetings. The Best Paper
Committee will review the finalist papers and select the winning paper.
For further information: Information on the Bengaluru, India meeting venue
and AIB conference is available at http://aib.msu.edu/events/2015/. For
questions regarding conference papers and submissions, please contact Carol
Reade ([log in to unmask]). For questions or comments regarding AJBS or
conference registration, please contact [log in to unmask] or the AJBS
President, Gary Knight ([log in to unmask]).

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