The AIB India Chapter will hold its annual conference April 21-23, 2016, in Indore, India, and the submission deadline is January 15, 2016. For submission instructions, please see the text of the conference brochure below or download the PDF from


Conference Theme:

The AIB-India 2016 conference invites papers working on the theme of South-South FDI. The research questions may include inquiries: Do firms from emerging markets (EM) possess an advantage over global MNEs when entering into other EM? What is the impact of South-South trade/FDI on IB scholarship? Questions of interests may include the analysis at country level, industry level, as well as firm and subsidiary or individual managerial level.

Submissions on the following tracks are also welcome.

Conference Tracks:

Business groups and EM MNEs

Innovation in Emerging Economies

Competitiveness of EM firms

Institutional and Political Environment of IB

Digital Transformation and Online Markets in IB

International Marketing, Cross-Cultural Marketing, Social Communities

Emerging Economies and Emerging Economy MNEs

International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior       

Global Strategy, M&As and Competitiveness                                



The Geography of International Business and Global Value Chains

Internationalization of SMEs and Born Globals

Theories of the MNE and of FDI


Doctoral (Research) Track

The doctoral research track is planned to give an orientation to the aspiring faculty members/faculty members/doctoral students pursuing PhD in different universities and schools in India and abroad.  The track is planned to include basics of research, application of research technology and discussions of contemporary research topics. The participants are expected to present their own research ideas and themes during the workshop and attend the technical sessions of the track.

Paper Submission

Submission is now open and will remain so until 31st December 2015. All competitive papers will be double-blind reviewed. Copies of all papers will be supplied on CD-ROM. For more Information, please contact:

Conference in charge:

Prof. Prashant Salwan

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Prof. Manish Popli

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Submission Guidelines:

1.         Papers should be emailed to [log in to unmask]

2.         Each paper can be submitted to only one track. At the time of submission, submitted papers must not have been published or accepted for publication.




3.         We do not allow any changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper after the submission deadline.

4.         Authors must make two initial submission decisions: choose (1) the most appropriate track (Presentation/Poster), (2) the most appropriate set of keywords.

5.         Formatting guidelines:

a. Full papers (Presentation Papers) must be fewer than 10,000 words inclusive of all materials, including appendices and references. Poster papers should be equal to or less than 7,500 words.

b. Figures, graphs, tables, appendices and references should follow the JIBS Style Guide.

c. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5" × 11" page setting. References can be single spaced.

d. Number all pages of the paper.

e. Each submission must state, on its front page at the top right, the requested Track (number and title) and Session Format (Presentation or Poster).

f. Each manuscript should also be accompanied by an abstract, not to exceed 150-200 words.

g. All manuscripts must be in English.

h. The document must be stripped of all identifying information: None of the pages (not even the first page) should list any author information and the File Properties for the documents should be cleaned to remove identifying information.

6.     Rule of THREE: No person may be associated (as author or co-author) with more than three submissions.

Important Dates

Submission of Full Paper                :  15th January 2016

Notification of Acceptance             :  15th February 2016

Conference                                     :  22nd-23rd April 2016

Doctoral Student PDW                   : 21st April 2016

                 Registration Charges

                 Students                                          : Rs. 3000

                 Faculty Members                           : Rs. 5000

                 (Please note that the registration fees includes conference kit, boarding and lodging at IIM Indore campus)


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