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March 10, 2015
European International Business Academy (EIBA)

41st EIBA Annual Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

December 1-3, 2015

Conference website: <>
Submission deadline: April 30, 2015

Dear EIBA Colleagues & Friends,

We are pleased to invite IB scholars and PhD students to submit papers to the EIBA 2015 Conference, to be held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in Brazil, December 1-3, 2015 (with post-conference events taking place on December 4-5, 2015).

The deadline for submissions, April 30, 2015, is earlier than usual this year in order to allow EIBA 2015 delegates the benefits of greater flexibility and lower costs when making their travel arrangements.

The conference venue PUC-Rio is located in the middle of a rain forest, yet just a few minutes away from the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. The organizers have posted special logistical info and instructions on the EIBA 2015 Rio website to assist delegates and facilitate commuting from the airport to hotels as well as to / from the conference venue.

The EIBA Annual Conference is famous for its enjoyable gala dinner – with good food and drink being served throughout the EIBA award presentations, followed by music and dancing to cap off and celebrate the conference amongst colleagues and friends. In Rio de Janeiro, we will gladly continue the EIBA tradition and hope to even surpass your expectations!

More details on EIBA 2015 and regular updates can be found on the conference website: <>
The theme of the EIBA 2015 conference is International Business after the BRIC’s Rush.
Submissions to EIBA 2015 are invited for the following tracks:

Theme track: International business after the BRIC’s rush

Developments in IB theory

International marketing

FDI in and from emerging market economies

SMEs, international new ventures and international entrepreneurship

International finance, accounting and corporate governance

International HRM and cross-cultural management

Foreign entry mode and management of the value chain

Headquarters-subsidiary relations, knowledge transfer and inter-firm spill-overs

MNEs, institutional environment, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development

MNE strategy and organization

International networks and alliances

Special track: Methods in international business research

Special track: Teaching international business

For your convenience, please find linked here the flyer of the EIBA 2015 call for papers <>. (You can also download this document from the conference website – see the last item listed under 'Submissions'.)

All suitable submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed. Accepted papers for both competitive and interactive sessions will be included in the EIBA 2015 conference proceedings. Detailed guidelines for the submission of papers and competitive panels – as well as the calls for reviewers and session chairs – are posted on the conference website: <>. (The submission site opened on February 1st.)

To date, the featured speakers for EIBA 2015 Rio are: Pervez Ghauri (opening plenary on “MNE – Government interaction”), Peter Buckley (session on “Internalisation theory and emerging country multinationals”), and Tamer Cavusgil (session on “Theory and relevance in our research: One more time”). In addition, editors of leading IB journals will chair several interesting panels. The conference will also include panels of debates between distinguished academicians and experienced practitioners.

EIBA 2015 pre-conference activities include two journal Paper Development Workshops (IBR and JIBS), as well as a doctoral program consisting of the 29th John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial along with the 4th EIBA Doctoral Symposium. EIBA 2015 will also feature and host two 2-day Research Methods Workshops as post-conference activities (to be held in parallel on December 4-5, 2015): one on Quantitative methods, led by Adamantios Diamantopoulos, and another on Qualitative methods, led by Catherine Welch. (Please note that there is an an additional cost on top of the conference registration fee for these last two workshops.)

There will be two Meet the Editors panels at EIBA 2015, led by editors of leading IB journals. One panel will address “How to Publish on International Business”, to be chaired by Pervez Ghauri (International Business Review), Jonathan Doh (Journal of World Business) and Torben Pedersen (Global Strategy Journal). The other panel will focus on “International Marketing Research”, to be chaired by Pervez Ghauri (International Business Review) and Constantine Katsikeas (Journal of International Marketing). The names of other editors participating in the EIBA 2015 Meet the Editors panels will be announced soon.

The EIBA 2015 organizers are pleased to be able to offer some stipend grants to PhD students, to help cover part of their travel expenses to Rio de Janeiro; more details and eligibility requirements will be announced on the conference website soon.

For all questions and inquiries related to EIBA 2015 Rio, please contact us at: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
The EIBA Annual Conference provides a professional yet friendly atmosphere where prominent IB scholars, PhD students, faculty, scholars and practitioners of all ages, interact freely and learn from one another. Come join us in Rio de Janeiro this coming December and enjoy the academic excellence, the many networking opportunities, and most of all the fun of participating in EIBA conferences!

We look forward to receiving your submissions for EIBA 2015 soon. Again, note that the deadline is earlier this year: April 30, 2015. (The submission deadline for both doctoral events is: May 31, 2015.)

Please don't hesitate to circulate this announcement throughout your own networks – much appreciated!

With best regards,

Jorge Carneiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Claude Obadia, ESCE Paris, France
EIBA 2015 Conference Chairs

Tel: +32 2 226 66 65 | Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
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