September 11, 2015



European International Business Academy (EIBA)

41st EIBA Annual Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

December 1-3, 2015

Conference website:

Early-bird Registration: September 15, 2015 – deadline next week!

EIBA 2015 Rio [graphic link]




We invite IB scholars, practitioners, and PhD students, to join us at the 41st EIBA Annual Conference! EIBA 2015 will take place at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in Brazil, on the dates December 1-3, 2015 (with post-conference workshops to be held on December 4-5, 2015). The theme of the EIBA 2015 conference is: International Business after the BRIC’s Rush.


The decisions for the EIBA 2015 submissions were released at the end of June – and the Rio organisers are currently working together with the track chairs to prepare an academic program that is sure to please all participants. Note that the deadlines & dates are earlier this year to allow participants the convenience and benefits of greater flexibility and lower costs when making their travel arrangements. (For an overview of the conference calendar, please refer to the IMPORTANT DATES webpage.)


Online registration for EIBA 2015 Rio and its surrounding conference activities is open! Note that for an accepted paper/poster to be included in the conference program, at least one of its authors must have registered for the conference by September 15, 2015 (the early-bird deadline). EIBA 2015 Rio received a record number of submissions (by more than 1,000 authors from over 60 countries) – so a record number of conference delegates is expected. You are encouraged to register early to benefit from the lower fees!


The following fees apply to the EIBA 2015 Rio Conference:

·         Early bird REGULAR fee (until September 15): € 475 EUR

·         Early bird STUDENT fee (until September 15): € 240 EUR

·         REGULAR fee (after September 15): € 525 EUR

·         STUDENT fee (after September 15): € 290 EUR

·         Accompanying Person (Gala Dinner only): € 90 EUR (limited seats – first-registered, first-served)

·         Research Methods Workshop: € 400 EUR (REGULAR fee) / € 250 EUR (STUDENT fee)
(2 parallel post-conference events on December 4-5; limited seats – first-registered, first-served)

Please CLICK HERE to register for EIBA 2015 Rio !





The EIBA 2015 Rio conference fee includes: conference participation; welcome reception; lunches & coffee breaks; gala dinner & awards ceremony; conference handbook & proceedings (including both the competitive and interactive papers as well as the extended abstracts of posters); EIBA membership for 2016 (including a one-year personal print subscription to the International Business Review).


There are reduced fees for PhD students (with valid proof of status), as well as a special fee for those persons accompanying registered delegates who wish to attend the gala dinner (only), but who will not be participating in the EIBA 2015 Rio academic program.


Please note that after the early-bird registration deadline date (September 15, 2015), the conference fees will be subject to a surcharge of € 50 EUR (for PhD Students as well as Regular delegates).


More information is available on the REGISTRATION page of the EIBA 2015 Rio conference website.





For more details on EIBA 2015 Rio and to discover the many featured program highlights, you are invited to consult the frequently-updated conference website at the following links (among others):

·         EIBA 2015 Rio Home Page

·         Featured Speakers

·         Poster Sessions ( featuring expert advice from an IB Dream Team)

·         Doctoral Program

o    29th John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial

o    4th EIBA Doctoral Symposium

·         Paper Development Workshops ( acceptance notifications: as of Septermber 10, 2015)

o    IBR-PDW


·         Research Methods Workshops ( limited seats: first-registered, first-served)

o    Quantitative-RMW: Methods & Scaling

o    Qualitative-RMW: Main Phases & Decisions

·         PIBR Volume #11 Call for Chapters

For an overview of the EIBA 2015 Rio program, please refer to the
PRELIMINARY AGENDA. Details on plenary sessions and panels will be posted on the conference website soon. (TIP: You will find more info and updates on the webpages related to the EIBA 2015 Rio program under the CONFERENCE INFO menu.)





Please consult the EIBA 2015 Rio conference website at the VISAS page to check whether or not citizens of your country need a visa to visit Brazil. (As this procedure could take several days, weeks, or even months, if a visa is required, best to make your application early and arrange your travel accordingly.)


Information about travel in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro can be found under the TRAVEL & HOTELS menu, and hotel suggestions on the CONFERENCE HOTELS webpage. You are strongly advised to book your hotels & flights well in advance in order to benefit from potentially lower rates.





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 kindly posted LOGISTICS 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. (See also related menu items under VENUE and TRAVEL & HOTELS.)


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 event amongst colleagues and friends. In Rio de Janeiro, we will gladly continue the EIBA tradition and hope to even surpass your expectations!


The EIBA Annual Conference provides a professional yet warm and friendly family atmosphere where prominent IB scholars, PhD students, faculty, scholars and practitioners of all ages, are able to interact freely, exchange ideas, and learn from one another. Do come to EIBA 2015 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 the EIBA Annual Conference!


More details and frequent updates are posted on the EIBA 2015 Rio website:


For any questions or concerns related to the conference, please contact us at: [log in to unmask].


We look forward to receiving your online registration for EIBA 2015 soon – and to warmly welcoming you to the 41st EIBA Annual Conference in Rio de Janeiro this coming December!



With best regards,

Jorge Carneiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil

Claude Obadia, ESCE Paris, France

EIBA 2015 Conference Chairs

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