44th AIB-UKI annual Conference

Organised jointly with

Sixth Reading IB Conference

Contemporary Issues in International Business: Are we seeing the tail-end of globalization?


6-8 April 2017


Venue: Henley Business School at the University of Reading, UK


We are delighted to be hosting the 2017 AIB-UKI Annual Conference, jointly organized with the Sixth Reading IB Conference.


The merged conference will combine the best elements of both conferences. We will maintain the tradition of the AIB-UKI conferences by offering a doctoral consortium, and dedicated sessions for early career and doctoral researchers. We also seek to encourage a broader variety of papers to the parallel sessions. At the same time, we intend to maintain the Reading tradition of open-ended debates and interactive plenary sessions.

As we enter 2017, we are faced with growing uncertainty and sociology-economic challenges that suggest we may be seeing the tail-end of globalization: Zero growth, the panama papers, an immigration push-back, Brexit, Donald Trump, a new debt crisis, social unrest, even a possible recession. We contend that globalization is not an unstoppable force, and there are costs of maintaining globalization's momentum. Society is inertial in accepting the new realities that come with globalization: less control over the ‘domestic’ economy, widespread use of international transfer pricing, the free movement of people, growing inequality. Our debate panelists will discuss what this means for international business from various perspectives.


To accommodate the character of both conferences,  The Doctoral Colloquium will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 6 April 2017. Potential attendees to please note. This will be followed by the opening plenary at 6pm, followed by the opening reception.

Key dates
Conference registration  opens: 1 November 2016

Submission of papers closes: 9 December 2016

Confirmation of paper acceptances: 6 February 2017

Publication of the conference programme : 15 February 2017

Registration and Fees
Standard Delegate Conference Registration Fee  up to and including 1 March 2017

AIB current members−£315
Full-time PhD students−£195

For further details visit us at:  www.henley.ac.uk/aib2017


Rajneesh Narula
The John H. Dunning Chair of International Business
Henley Business School



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